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Notes to the financial statements

6. Employee numbers and costs

The average number of employees, excluding contractors and associates' employees and including a proportionate share of employees within joint venture entities, was:

Thousand 2009 2008
By segment(1)    
Platinum 58 56
Copper 4 4
Nickel 2 1
Iron Ore and Manganese 7 7
Metallurgical Coal 3 4
Thermal Coal 9 9
Other Mining and Industrial 22 22
Corporate Activities and Unallocated Costs 2 2
  107 105
(1)
Due to the portfolio and management structure changes announced in October 2009, the segments have changed from those reported at 31 December 2008. Comparatives have been reclassified to align with current year presentation.

The average number of employees by principal location of employment was:

Thousand 2009 2008
South Africa 83 79
Other Africa 1 1
Europe 9 10
North America 1 1
South America 9 9
Australia and Asia 4 5
  107 105

Payroll costs in respect of the employees included in the tables above were:

US$ million 2009 2008(1)
Wages and salaries 3,321 2,817
Social security costs 168 157
Defined contribution plans 193 143
Defined benefit plans 36 49
Other post employment benefits 6 7
Share-based payments 205 155
Total payroll costs 3,929 3,328
Reconciliation:    
Less: Employee costs capitalised (82) (28)
Less: Employee costs included within operating special items (113) (19)
Employee costs included in operating costs 3,734 3,281
(1)
Comparatives have been aligned with current year presentation, which is inclusive of amounts capitalised and amounts included within operating special items.

In accordance with IAS 24 Related Party Disclosures, key management personnel are those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of the Group, directly or indirectly, including any director (executive and non-executive) of the Group.

Compensation for key management was as follows:

US$ million 2009 2008
Salaries and short term employee benefits 14 20
Post employment benefits 2 2
Termination benefits 10 2
National insurance and social security 2 3
Share-based payments 11 11
  39 38

Key management includes members of the Board and the Executive Committee. The composition of key management personnel has changed following the portfolio and management structure changes announced in October 2009.

Disclosure of directors' emoluments, pension entitlements, share options and long term incentive plan awards required by the Companies Act 2006 and those specified for audit by Regulation 11 and Schedule 8 of the Large and Medium-Sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008 are included in the Remuneration report.

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Annual Report 2009