|Issued capital at 1 January 2010||1,209,015,874|
|Treasury shares acquired||–769,794|
|Treasury shares issued||769,794|
|Issued capital at 30 June 2010||1,209,015,874|
In the first quarter of 2010, Deutsche Post AG acquired 769,794 shares at a total price of €10 million, including transaction costs, under the authorisation issued on 21 April 2009 to settle entitlements due under the new bonus programme for executives (Share Matching Scheme). Consequently, issued capital was reduced by the notional value of the shares purchased. The average purchase price per share was €12.96. The notional value of the treasury shares is deducted from issued capital and the difference between the notional value and the reported value of the treasury shares is deducted from retained earnings. Issued capital increased again, by €769,794, when 769,794 shares were issued to executives in April 2010. Changes in treasury shares are presented in the statement of changes in equity.