6. Other operating costs

Following is a breakdown of other operating costs:

(€ thousand) 2012 2011
Costs for services rendered by Group companies and other related parties  27,207 32,707
Costs for services rendered by third parties  26,965 23,922
Compensation component from stock option and stock grant plans 8,689 12,014
Leases and rentals 4,017 3,051
Purchase of goods 744 702
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment 1,856 1,788
Amortization of intangible assets 148 132
Misc. operating costs 6,633 6,157
Total other operating costs 76,259 80,473

Costs for services rendered by Group companies primarily consisted of support and consulting services in the administrative area, as well as IT systems, public relations, payroll, security, real estate and internal audit services (see Note 29).

Costs for services rendered by third parties principally included legal, administrative, financial and IT services.

For 2012, compensation for the directors and statutory auditors of Fiat S.p.A. totaled €6,071 thousand and €238 thousand, respectively. For directors, that compensation includes fees approved by shareholders, as well as compensation set by the Board of Directors for directors with specific responsibilities.

The compensation component from stock option and stock grant plans represents the notional cost of options granted to the Chief Executive Officer (see Note 18).

Miscellaneous operating costs consist of membership fees and contributions to trade associations, indirect taxes and duties (property tax, non-deductible sales tax, etc.), prior year expenses and other minor charges.

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