As auditors of the Group, we have audited the consolidated financial statements (income statement, statement of comprehensive income, balance sheet, statement of changes in equity, statement of cash flows and notes) and the consolidated management report of Liechtensteinische Landesbank Aktiengesellschaft for the year ended 31 December 2009.
These consolidated financial statements and the consolidated management report are the responsibility of the Board of Directors. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audit. We confirm that we meet the legal requirements concerning professional qualification and independence.
Our audit was conducted in accordance with auditing standards promulgated by the profession in Liechtenstein and with the International Standards on Auditing, which require that an audit be planned and performed to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements and the consolidated management report are free from material misstatement. We have examined on a test basis evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. We have also assessed the account ing principles used, significant estimates made and the overall consolidated financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements give a true and fair view of the financial position, the results of operations and the cash flows in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and comply with Liechtenstein law.
The consolidated management report is in accordance with the consolidated financial statements.
We recommend that the consolidated financial statements submitted to you be approved.
St. Gallen, 2 March 2010