4. Net general expenses

Net general expenses in the first half of 2014 amount to €10.1 million and show a decrease of €1.8 million compared to the corresponding period of the prior year (€11.9 million).

These expenses include the notional cost of the EXOR stock option plans for approximately €1.7 million (€2.4 million in the first half of 2013). The reduction of €0.7 million is attributable to the forfeiture of the options on the Stock Option Plan EXOR 2008-2019 and the Stock Option Plan EXOR 2012-2021. Further details are provided in Note 9 on equity.

Details of the main items of net general expenses are as follows:

€ million Half I 2014 Half I 2013 Change
Personnel costs (4.1) (5.6) 1.5
Compensation to and other costs relating to directors (2.6) (2.7) 0.1
Purchases of goods and services (3.0) (3.5) 0.5
Other operating expenses. net of revenues and cost recoveries (0.4) (0.1) (0.3)
Total (10.1) (11.9) 1.8
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