Telekom Austria Group uses EBITDA comparable and EBITDA (incl. impairment and restructuring charges) to better evaluate trends in the Company’s underlying operations. EBITDA comparable comprises EBITDA adjusted for expenses of the restructuring program in the segment Austria and impairment charges, if applicable. The restructuring program includes social plans for employees whose employment will be terminated in a socially responsible way, and expenses for the future compensation of civil servants, who will no longer provide services for Telekom Austria Group but who cannot be terminated due to their status as civil servants. Furthermore expenses for the transfer of civil servants to the Austrian government are adjusted in this line item. Employee expenses for the first half 2010 were adjusted by EUR 13.7 million related to restructuring expenses. For details on restructuring expenses for the first half 2011 see “provisions and accrued liabilities”.