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Deutsche Telekom AG - Interim Group report - January 1 to September 30, 2011

64 General and administrative expenses. Q3 2011 millions of € Q3 2010 millions of € Change % Q1 – Q3 2011 millions of € Q1 – Q3 2010 millions of € Change % FY 2010 millions of € General and administrative expenses (1,141) (1,069) (6.7) (3,437) (3,341) (2.9) (4,672) General and administrative expenses in the first three quarters of 2011 included increased expenses for civil servant early retirement arrangements of EUR 0.2 billion. Other operating income/expenses. Q3 2011 millions of € Q3 2010 millions of € Change % Q1 – Q3 2011 millions of € Q1 – Q3 2010 millions of € Change % FY 2010 millions of € Other operating income 284 366 (22.4) 867 1,008 (14.0) 1,444 Other operating expenses (156) (386) 59.6 (613) (1,114) 45.0 (2,778) Other operating income remained essentially at the same level in the first three quarters of 2011 as in the prior-year period. Other operating expenses decreased by EUR 0.5 billion year-on-year on account of the expenses of EUR 0.4 billion incurred in the prior-year period as a result of the deconsolidation of T-Mobile UK. Profit/loss from financial activities. Q3 2011 millions of € Q3 2010 millions of € Change % Q1 – Q3 2011 millions of € Q1 – Q3 2010 millions of € Change % FY 2010 millions of € Profit (loss) from financial activities (554) (751) 26.2 (1,951) (2,120) 8.0 (2,803) Finance costs (574) (673) 14.7 (1,743) (1,914) 8.9 (2,499) Interest income 62 67 (7.5) 195 285 (31.6) 346 Interest expense (636) (740) 14.1 (1,938) (2,199) 11.9 (2,845) Share of profit (loss) of associates and joint ventures accounted for using the equity method (16) (53) 69.8 (33) (76) 56.6 (56) Other financial income (expense) 36 (25) n. a. (175) (130) (34.6) (248) Loss from financial activities decreased by EUR 0.2 billion in the first three quarters compared with the prior-year period. This was due to a decrease in finance costs of EUR 0.2 billion.