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6. Employee benefit expenses
       
MEUR 2010 2009
Wages and salaries 773 735
Pension costs    
  Defined benefit plans 12 12
  Other pension and past service costs 51 58
Other compulsory personnel costs 112 106
Total 948 910
       
Salaries paid to the management are specified in Note 29.
       
Wages and salaries include bonus salaries paid, based on the bonus scheme 2007 and a provision for expenses arising from bonus schemes 2008 and 2009, totalling EUR 18 million (6). These bonus schemes are tied to the price development of the company’s share.
       
The 2007 bonus scheme comprised 662,500 bonus rights. The 2008 bonus scheme comprises 800,000 bonus rights and the 2009 bonus scheme 841,500 bonus rights. The bonus payments for the bonus scheme 2007 were based on the share price development during a two-year and nine months period on the basis of a share price of EUR 22.63 with the maximum bonus amount per bonus right being EUR 9.00. In the 2008 and 2009 bonus schemes, the bonus payment is based on the share price development during a two-year period, for the bonus scheme 2008 on the basis of a share price of EUR 23.04 and for the bonus scheme 2009 on the basis of a share price of EUR 28.47. Both bonus schemes 2008 and 2009 are taking into account a 50% dividend payout and the paid bonuses can not exceed EUR 15.00 per bonus right.
       
       
    2010 2009
Personnel on average 18 000 18 830