Other Provisions  

12/31/201412/31/2015
in € millionsof which
> 1 year
AdditionsReversalUsageOther effectsChange of consolidation scopeAccrued interestof which
> 1 year
Restructuring1472042(14)(92)21867
Onerous contracts1421679(5)(93)212515
Litigation1266518(25)(9)(5)10557
Guarantees and warranties1674(2)(8)142410
Sales and distribution113(3)(1)111
Other employee benefits266(2)(2)2(1)29
Other863531(18)(13)28833
554143183(69)(218)16(1)3468122

In accordance with IAS 37, restructuring provisions include termination benefits and other costs relating to the discontinuation of business activities. Provisions in the amount of €86 million (previous year: €147 million) are recognized for various restructuring programs within the Bertelsmann Group, including for structurally declining businesses such as print, replication, clubs and direct marketing. Due to a lack of economic perspectives, a decision was made in June 2014 to gradually terminate the activities of the German-language club businesses, reported under Corporate Investments, by the end of 2015; the related provision recognized in 2014 amounted to €18 million (previous year: €22 million) as of December 31, 2015. Provisions of €24 million and €10 million were recognized in the financial year 2015 for additional restructuring programs within the Arvato and Gruner + Jahr divisions.
The provisions for onerous contracts concern RTL Group in the amount of €93 million (previous year: €111 million) and were recognized mainly for program rights, including sports events in the amount of €7 million (previous year: €16 million). A total of €49 million (previous year: €67 million) relates to Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and another €41 million (previous year: €42 million) to Groupe M6. Additions related to provisions for onerous contracts total €52 million for movies and series and €7 million for sports events.
Provisions for litigation totaling €92 million (previous year: €111 million) also pertain mainly to RTL Group companies. They cover expected losses from partly multiannual court proceedings and extrajudicial disputes. Please refer to the risk report in the Combined Management Report for information on antitrust litigation.
The other provisions include a provision in the amount of €27 million (previous year: €30 million) for compensation obligations from pension entitlements for employees at the Prinovis location in Ahrensburg, toward Axel Springer SE.