29. Provisions

in thousands of EUR

Legal and regulatory

Warranty

Employee-related

Share based payments

Other

Total

At 1 January 2015

4,650

7,613

4,354

37,276

2,677

56,570

Movements in 2015

Addition to provision

18,804

3,502

1,457

2,440

911

27,114

Reversal of provision

- 1,353

- 468

- 479

- 28,278

- 565

- 31,143

Utilized during the year

- 134

- 2,412

- 964

- 9,809

- 511

- 13,830

Other movements

-

391

-

- 818

- 391

- 818

Exchange differences

- 294

6

- 74

65

- 131

- 428

At 31 December 2015

21,673

8,632

4,294

876

1,990

37,465

Non-current

1,870

5,810

2,750

-

852

11,282

Current

19,803

2,822

1,544

876

1,138

26,183

At 31 December 2015

21,673

8,632

4,294

876

1,990

37,465

At 1 January 2016

21,673

8,632

4,294

876

1,990

37,465

Movements in 2016

Acquisitions

-

-

-

-

58

58

Addition to provision

4,373

2,692

3,759

95

580

11,499

Reversal of provision

- 1,237

- 1,215

- 491

-

- 238

- 3,181

Utilized during the year

- 3,134

- 2,134

- 928

- 755

- 594

- 7,545

Other movements

-

153

-

-

- 153

-

Exchange differences

130

- 7

- 49

-

5

79

At 31 December 2016

21,805

8,121

6,585

216

1,648

38,375

Non-current

1,987

5,055

4,871

-

419

12,332

Current

19,818

3,066

1,714

216

1,229

26,043

At 31 December 2016

21,805

8,121

6,585

216

1,648

38,375

Legal and regulatory

In June 2009, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) began investigations into certain optical suppliers and optical retailers active in the branded sunglasses and branded frames sector in France, including the Group. The authorities are investigating whether these parties have entered into vertical restraints in relation to the distribution of branded sunglasses and branded frames. In May 2015, the Company received a statement of objections (‘notification de griefs’) from the FCA, which contains the FCA’s preliminary position on alleged anti-competitive practices and does not prejudice its final decision. If the FCA concludes that there was a violation, it will impose a fine, which may be contested in court. GrandVision has examined the FCA’s preliminary findings reported in the statement of objections and an adequate provision has been booked by the Group determined by an assessment of the probability and amount of potential liability. The Company received an official report (“Rapport”) from the FCA on 22 July 2016, reconfirming the accusation and confirming GrandVision’s assumptions of the probability and amount of the potential liability. The Company responded to this report in a timely way on 26 October 2016. On 15 December 2016, a hearing was held before the FCA during which all parties were given the opportunity to defend their case. The FCA has not yet made its decision following this hearing.

Secondly, the provision relates to the Group's ongoing tax risk management process in which it determines potential fiscal claims on VAT and other taxes in various countries. The addition in 2016 mainly relates to VAT and other tax risks in Austria and Germany.

Warranty

The Group provides warranty along with the sales of its products. Warranty provision exists to cover possible future expenses that may be incurred rectifying defects in, or providing replacements for, products the Group has sold.

Employee-related

The provisions mostly relate to employee termination benefits. The additions in 2016 relate mainly to benefits for certain employees in the Netherlands.

Share-based payment plans

Refer to note 30.

Other provisions

'Other provisions' mostly include decommissioning liabilities for returning a store or office to its original state.