Financial Statements

9. Selling, general and administrative expenses

Group
52 weeks ended
1 May 2011
52 weeks ended
2 May 2010
£m £m
Staff costs 30.8 15.1
Operating lease payments 11.9 7.3
Depreciation and amortisation 7.9 4.2
Other (including rates, service charges and professional fees) 35.0 21.0
Selling, general and administrative expenses before exceptional items 85.6 47.6
Costs incurred in relation to the acquisition of SuperGroup Europe BVBA 0.7
Costs incurred in relation to financial and operational restructuring, and the initial public offering 3.8
Total selling, general and administrative expenses 86.3 51.4

Exceptional costs consist of £0.7m of professional advisors' fees relating to the acquisition of SuperGroup Europe BVBA. The exceptional costs for 2010 of £3.8m consist of professional advisors' fees relating to the listing on the London Stock Exchange in March 2010, but which are not directly attributable to the issue of new shares and so cannot be deducted from the share premium account.