(38) Audit fees

In 2013, total audit fees of €2,151 thousand (2012: €2,429 thousand) for the auditor of the consolidated financial statements of the LANXESS Group were recognized as expenses. Of this amount, €1,333 thousand (2012: €1,292 thousand) related to the auditing of financial statements, €485 thousand (2012: €916 thousand) to audit-related services and €333 thousand (2012: €221 thousand) to other services rendered to Group companies. The fees for financial statements audit services comprise all fees, including incidental expenses, paid or to be paid for the audits of the consolidated financial statements of the LANXESS Group and the mandatory financial statements of LANXESS AG and its German subsidiaries.