Held to maturity investments

(€ million) 31.12.2011 31.12.2010
Quoted bonds 5,269.3 4,523.4
Other held to maturity investments 24.0 21.5
Total 5,293.3 4,544.9

The Group limits the use of this category only to high rating quoted bonds, that the Group companies are able to hold till maturity. The increase between December 2010 and December 2011 is mainly due to government bond subscriptions made by the Group companies.

The fair value of the held to maturity investments amounted to € 5,296.6 million, of which € 5,272.6 represented by quoted bonds.