Approval of the annual financial statements
The annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2006, which appear in the directors' report, group financial statements and company financial statements were approved by the board of directors on 25 August 2006.
The directors are responsible for the fair presentation to shareholders of the affairs of the company and of the group as at the end of the financial year, and of the results for the period, as set out in the annual financial statements. The directors are responsible for the overall co-ordination of the preparation and presentation, and approval of the financial statements. Responsibility for the initial preparation of these statements has been delegated to the officers of the company and the group.
The auditors are responsible for auditing and reporting on the financial statements in the course of executing their statutory duties. The financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, conform with applicable accounting standards and are presented applying consistent accounting policies, supported by reasonable and prudent judgements and estimates. To discharge this responsibility, the group maintains accounting and administrative control systems designed to provide reasonable assurance that assets are safeguarded and that transactions are executed and recorded in accordance with generally accepted business practices and procedures. The accounting policies of the group are set out on pages 124 to 133 of this report.
Statement by group secretary
I, the undersigned, in my capacity as Group Secretary, do hereby confirm that for the financial year ended 30 June 2006, Implats has lodged with the Registrar of Companies all such returns as are required of a public company in terms of the Companies Act 61 of 1973, as amended, and that all such returns are true, correct and up to date.
Independent auditors' report to the members of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited
We have audited the annual financial statements and group annual financial statements of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited set out in the directors' report, group financial statements and company financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2006. These financial statements are the responsibility of the companys directors. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the company and of the group at 30 June 2006, and the results of their operations and cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and in the manner required by the Companies Act of South Africa.
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited - Annual Report 2006