47. Auditors’ fees

Companies in the Nordzucker Group purchased services for EUR 404 thousand (previous year: EUR 352 thousand) from Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Stuttgart, in connection with the statutory audit of financial statements for the Nordzucker Group and Nordzucker AG, as well as tax advisory services for EUR 76 thousand (previous year: EUR 136 thousand) and other services for EUR 269 thousand (previous year: EUR 412 thousand).