10. Other Operating Income

Other operating income was comprised as follows:

Other Operating Income

 

 

2014

 

2015

 

 

€ million

 

€ million

2014 figures restated

Gains on retirements of noncurrent assets

 

133

 

137

Reversal of impairment losses on receivables

 

23

 

32

Reversals of unutilized provisions

 

44

 

25

Gains from derivatives

 

149

 

272

Miscellaneous operating income

 

361

 

644

Total

 

710

 

1,110

of which special items

 

118

 

336

Gains from the retirements of noncurrent assets included a €53 million gain from the sale of trademark rights for the Biovital™, Benerva™, Bactine™ and ProPlus™ brands (Consumer Health segment). In addition, a €29 million gain was realized on the sale of transfer rights by Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH. In the CropScience segment, a gain of €19 million was received from the sale of a parcel of land in Tolichowki, India. In the Covestro segment, the sale of the polyurethanes production site in Anyer, Indonesia, yielded a gain of €13 million, and a €6 million gain resulted from the sale of a parcel of land in Nanjing, China.

Miscellaneous operating income included €314 million in claims against Dow AgroSciences LLC, United States, for damages and royalty payments resulting from the infringement of Bayer’s rights to the Liberty Link™ weed control system (CropScience segment). Also reflected here is a €16 million compensation payment for a production shortfall in Toulouse, France. A €12 million gain was realized by Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH from the sale of noncapitalized transfer rights.

In 2014, gains from the retirements of noncurrent assets included a gain of €80 million in the Consumer Health segment from the divestiture of the Interventional device business to Boston Scientific Corporation, Natick, Massachusetts, United States. A gain of €9 million was also incurred from the sale of transfer rights by Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH. The Consumer Health segment recorded a gain of €10 million from the termination of the licensing and distribution agreement for the pain reliever Flector™. The sale of the Monroe production site in Argentina and the Xochimilco site in Mexico resulted in gains of €9 million and €6 million, respectively, in the Pharmaceuticals segment.

The miscellaneous operating income in 2014 included a gain of €35 million in the Pharmaceuticals segment resulting from the pre-existing partnership between Algeta ASA, Norway, and Bayer to develop and commercialize radium‑223 dichloride. A gain of €21 million was recorded from the divestiture of the Consumer Health products Bronkaid™ and Neo-Synephrine™. A gain of €18 million resulted from the divestiture of the pharmaceutical product Betapace™. Also reflected in this item was income of €64 million from insurance reimbursements.