Retained earnings include the reserve for treasury shares, which changed as follows:
|Balance at 1 January||0||0|
|Treasury shares acquired||0||–9|
|Treasury shares issued||0||8|
|Balance at 31 December 2009/30 September 2010||0||–1|
Changes in treasury shares are presented in the statement of changes in equity.
A dividend of €725 million was distributed in financial year 2010 for 2009. In the previous year, the dividend payment for 2008 also amounted to €725 million. This corresponds to a dividend per share of €0.60 in both years.