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Part of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management´s Analysis

30 -- Services provided by the external auditor

BASF Group companies have used the following services from KPMG:

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Million €

2008

2007

Annual audit

19.8

19.1

Thereof domestic

6.3

6.2

Audit-related services

0.4

0.4

Thereof domestic

0.2

0.1

Tax consultation services

.

0.1

Thereof domestic

Other services

0.3

0.4

Thereof domestic

0.3

0.3

 

20.5

20.0

Of this amount, €7.8 million in 2008 and €6.6 million in 2007 related to fees for annual audits paid to KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (formerly KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft) and its affiliated companies. As of October 1, 2008, the KPMG companies in Germany, Spain and Great Britain merged. The KPMG companies in Germany and Great Britain had already merged as of October 1, 2007.

The annual audit related to the audit of the annual financial statements of the BASF Group as well as the legally required audit of the financial statements of BASF SE and the consolidated subsidiary companies and joint ventures.

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