5. Net general expenses

In the first nine months of 2015 net general expenses amount to €14.1 million, a decrease of €0.4 million compared to the corresponding period of the prior year (€14.5 million).
The balance includes the cost of EXOR’s Stock Option Plans of approximately €2.4 million (in line with the same period of the prior year).
Additional details are provided on capital issued and reserves attributable to owners of the parent in the following Note 11.

Details of the main items are as follows:

  9 months to September 30   Quarter III
€ million
2015   2014   Change
  2015 2014 Change
Personnel costs
(5.3)   (5.8)   0.5   (1.6) (1.7) 0.1
Compensation to and other costs relating to directors
(3.9)   (4.0)   0.1   (1.3) (1.4) 0.1
Purchases of goods and services
(4.6)   (4.4)   (0.2)   (1.7) (1.4) (0.3)
Other operating expenses, net of revenues and cost recoveries
(0.3)   (0.3)   0.0   0.0 0.1 (0.1)
Total (14.1)   (14.5)   0.4   (4.6) (4.4) (0.2)
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