© Rolls-Royce Group plc 2004
Company law requires the directors to prepare financial statements for each financial
year which give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company and of the
Group and of the profit or loss for that period.
In preparing those financial statements, the directors are required to:
i) select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently;
ii) make judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent;
iii) state whether applicable accounting standards have been followed, subject to any
material departures disclosed and explained in the financial statements; and
iv) prepare the financial statements on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate
to presume that the Company and the Group will continue in business.
The directors are responsible for keeping proper accounting records which disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the Company and to enable them to ensure that the financial statements comply with the Companies Act 1985. They have general responsibility for taking such steps as are reasonably open to them to safeguard the assets of the Group and to prevent and detect fraud and other irregularities.