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AAK Annual Report 2016

Auditor’s report To the general meeting of the shareholders of AAK AB (publ.), corporate identity number 556669-2850 85 Report on the annual accounts and consolidated accounts Opinions We have audited the annual accounts and consolidated accounts of AAK AB (publ.) for the year 2016 except for the corporate governance statement on pages 79–83. The annual accounts and consolidated accounts of the company are included on pages 37–84, in this document. In our opinion, the annual accounts have been prepared in accordance with the Annual Accounts Act and present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of parent company as of December 31, 2016 and its financial performance and cash flow for the year then ended in accordance with the Annual Accounts Act. The consolidated accounts have been prepared in accordance with the Annual Accounts Act and present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the group as of December 31, 2016 and their financial performance and cash flow for the year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as adopted by the EU, and the Annual Accounts Act. Our opinions do not cover the corporate governance statement on pages 79–83. The statutory administration report is consistent with the other parts of the annual accounts and consolidated accounts. We therefore recommend that the general meeting of shareholders adopts the income statement and balance sheet for the parent company and the group. Basis for Opinions We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (ISA) and generally accepted auditing standards in Sweden. Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditor’s Responsibility section. We are independent of the parent company and the group in accordance with professional ethics for accountants in Sweden and have otherwise fulfilled our ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinions. Our audit approach Audit scope We designed our audit by determining materiality and assessing the risks of material misstatement in the annual accounts and consolidated accounts. In particular, we considered where management made sub- MHFWLYHMXGJHPHQWVIRUHDPSOHLQUHVSHFWRIVLJQLILFDQWDFFRXQWLQJHVWL- mates that involved making assumptions and considering future events that are inherently uncertain. As in all of our audits, we also addressed the risk of management override of internal controls, including among other matters consideration of whether there was evidence of bias that represented a risk of material misstatement due to fraud. We tailored the scope of our audit in order to perform sufficient work to enable us to provide an opinion on the annual accounts and consolidated accounts as a whole, taking into account the structure of the Group, the accounting processes and controls, and the industry in which the group operates. Materiality The scope of our audit was influenced by our application of materiality. An audit is designed to obtain reasonable assurance whether the annual accounts and consolidated accounts are free from material misstatement. Misstatements may arise due to fraud or error. They are considered material if individually or in aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of the annual accounts and consolidated accounts. %DVHGRQRXUSURIHVVLRQDOMXGJHPHQWZHGHWHUPLQHGFHUWDLQTXDQWL- tative thresholds for materiality, including the overall materiality for the annual accounts and consolidated accounts as a whole. These, together with qualitative considerations, helped us to determine the scope of our audit and the nature, timing and extent of our audit procedures and to evaluate the effect of misstatements, both individually and in aggregate on the annual accounts and consolidated accounts as a whole. Key audit matters Key audit matters of the audit are those matters that, in our professional MXGJPHQWZHUHPRVWVLJQLILFDQWLQRXUDXGLWRIWKHDQQXDODFFRXQWV and consolidated accounts of the current period. These matters were addressed in our audit of, and in forming our opinion thereon, the annual accounts and consolidated accounts as a whole, but we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters.


AAK Annual Report 2016
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