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Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

17. Intangible assets – Pre-publication

All figures in millions 2007 2006
Cost
At beginning of year 1,152 1,357
Exchange differences (7) (148)
Transfers 6
Additions 230 213
Disposals (125) (280)
Acquisition through business combination 19 4
Transfer to non-current assets held for sale (5)
At end of year 1,264 1,152
Amortisation
At beginning of year (750) (931)
Exchange differences 1 111
Charge for the year (192) (210)
Disposals 125 280
Acquisition through business combination (1)
Transfer to non-current assets held for sale 3
At end of year (814) (750)
Carrying amounts
At end of year 450 402

Included in the above are pre-publication assets amounting to 292m (2006: 243m) which will be realised in more than 12 months.

Amortisation is included in the income statement in cost of goods sold. There was no amortisation relating to discontinued operations in 2007 and 2006.

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