1. Accounting principles

The consolidated financial statements as of 28 February 2014 for Nordzucker AG (Küchenstrasse 9, 38100 Braunschweig, Germany) have been prepared in accordance with Sec. 315a HGB (German Commercial Code) in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) adopted and published by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) or the IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRS IC) as applicable in the European Union (EU-IFRS) and with supplementary provisions of German commercial law. The financial statements comply fully with EU-IFRS and give a true and fair view of the net assets, financial and earnings position of Nordzucker AG and its consolidated subsidiaries, associated companies and joint ventures (hereinafter known as ‘Nordzucker Group’ or ‘Group’).

As the parent company of the Group, Nordzucker AG is entered in the commercial register at Braunschweig Local Court (HRB 2936).

The consolidated financial statements of Nordzucker AG, audited by Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Stuttgart, and issued with an unqualified opinion, are published in the German Federal Gazette. The annual report can be viewed on the Nordzucker AG website (www.nordzucker.de).

The reporting currency is the Euro, with amounts reported in thousands of Euros (in EUR thousands).

The consolidated financial statements of Nordzucker AG will be released by the Board of Management via passing it to the Supervisory Board on 22 May 2014.