Other payables

(€ million) 31.12.2011 31.12.2010
Payables arising out of direct insurance operations 3,578.4 3,917.0
Payables arising out of reinsurance operations 725.3 691.7
Other payables 3,303.3 3,041.3
Payables to employees 953.8 938.2
Provision for defined benefit plans (employee severance pay) 108.4 117.4
Payables to clients and suppliers 1,121.7 913.6
Social security 156.9 135.8
Other payables 962.4 936.3
Total 7,607.0 7,650.0

The other payables, which amounted to € 160.5 million, were related to real estate activities and are mainly due within a year.