Employees

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The personnel expenses are structured as follows:

in th. euros   2008   2007
Wages and salaries   185,961   173,176
Social security contributions and expenses for pension schemes and support   31,749   30,077
Total personnel expenses   217,710   203,253

The employee numbers in the Bechtle Group break down as follows in total as of the balance sheet date and on an annual average:

    31.12.2008   31.12.2007   2008   2007
Full-time staff   4,056   3,921   3,971   3,805
Apprentices   281   257   246   232
Employees on parental leave or miliatary or
national service
  68   72   71   66
Assistants   107   114   113   114
Total   4,512   4,364   4,401   4,217

Of the average number of full-time employees listed above, 64 (prior year: 68) are directors or members of the executive boards of subsidiaries.

The employee numbers (excl. auxiliaries) break down by segments and regions as follows:

    31.12.2008   31.12.2007   2008   2007
System house & managed services   3,450   3,303   3,309   3,224
Domestic   2,830   2,680   2,708   2,609
Abroad   620   623   601   615
IT-E-Commerce   955   947   979   879
Domestic   339   356   370   332
Abroad   616   591   609   547

The employee numbers (excl. employees on maternity leave or on military/civilian service and excl. auxiliaries) break down by functional areas as follows:

    31.12.2008   31.12.2007   2008   2007
Service   2,121   2,103   2,070   2,026
Sales   1,353   1,313   1,330   1,280
Administration   863   762   817   731