To the shareholders of Colt Group S.A.
Report on the consolidated financial statements
We have audited the accompanying consolidated financial statements of Colt Group S.A. (the "Company") and its subsidiaries (the "Group") which comprise the consolidated statement of financial position as at 31 December 2012 and the consolidated income statement, consolidated statement of comprehensive income, consolidated statement of changes in shareholders' equity, consolidated statement of cash flows for the year then ended and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.
Board of Directors' responsibility for the consolidated financial statements
The Board of Directors is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these consolidated financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union, and for such internal control as the Board of Directors determines is necessary to enable the preparation of consolidated financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
Responsibility of the "Réviseur d'entreprises agréé"
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing as adopted for Luxembourg by the "Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier". Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the consolidated financial statements are free from material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the judgment of the "Réviseur d'entreprises agréé" including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the consolidated financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the "Réviseur d'entreprises agréé" considers internal control relevant to the entity's preparation and fair presentation of the consolidated financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by the Board of Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the consolidated financial statements.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
In our opinion, these consolidated financial statements give a true and fair view of the consolidated financial position of the Group as of 31 December 2012, and of its consolidated financial performance and its consolidated cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union.
Report on other legal and regulatory requirements
The Report of Board of Directors, which is the responsibility of the Board of Directors, is consistent with the consolidated financial statements.
The accompanying Corporate Governance Statement which is the responsibility of the Board of Directors, is consistent with the consolidated financial statements and includes the information required by the law.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Société coopérative
Luxembourg, 27 February 2013