7 Personnel expenses
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in CHF thousands

2008

2007

+/– %

Salaries and bonuses

–133'985

–141'694

–5.4

Contributions to retirement plans

–15'517

–12'580

23.3

Other social contributions

–10'480

–9'819

6.7

Other personnel expenses

–6'867

–6'966

–1.4

Capitalised personnel expenses

851

1'029

–17.3

Total personnel expenses

–165'998

–170'030

–2.4

The average headcount of LLB Group, adjusted to consider part-time staff, amounted to 977 in 2008 and 843 in 2007.