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Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements


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17 Intangible assets - pre-publication

17 Intangible assets - pre-publication
All figures in millions 2005 2004 2003
Cost
At beginning of year 1,109 1,104 1,189
Exchange differences 112 (63) (90)
Acquisition through business combination 27 - -
Additions 222 181 173
Disposals (113) (113) (168)
At end of year 1,357 1,109 1,104
Amortisation
At beginning of year (753) (742) (809)
Exchange differences (87) 44 57
Acquisition through business combination (12) - -
Charge for the year (192) (168) (158)
Disposals 113 113 168
At end of year (931) (753) (742)
Carrying amounts
At end of year 426 356 362

Amortisation is included in the income statement in cost of goods sold.

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