Accounting principles

The consolidated financial statements for NCAB Group have been prepared in accordance with the Swedish Annual Accounts Act, Recommendation RFR 1 Supplementary Financial Reporting Rules for Corporate Groups of the Swedish Financial Reporting Board, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the interpretations of the IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRS IC), as adopted by the EU. The financial statements have been prepared using the cost method, except with regard to financial assets and liabilities (including derivatives and contingent considerations), which have been measured at fair value through profit or loss.

The preparation of financial statements in compliance with IFRS requires the use of critical accounting estimates. Management is also required to make certain judgements in applying the Group’s accounting policies.