In line with the best practice provision 1.4.3. of the Code, the Management Board declares to the best of its knowledge that:
the management report provides sufficient insight into the operation of the internal risk management and control systems, see the risk management section;
these systems provide reasonable assurance that the financial reporting is free from material misstatement, see the risk management section;
it is justified that the financial reporting is prepared on a going concern basis, see section 1.1.3; and
the management report contains material risks and uncertainties that are relevant to the going concern assumption for a period of 12 months after the management report was prepared, see section 1.1.3.
Material inaccuracies, fraud, or unlawful acts can occur despite the internal risk management and control systems. The systems therefore do not provide absolute certainty that objectives will be achieved, but are designed so that financial reporting is free from material misstatement.
In addition, in line with Article 5:25c of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act and to the best of their knowledge, the Management Board declares that:
the financial statements provide a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the company and of its consolidated companies;
the report of the Management Board provides a true and fair view of the situation as at the balance sheet date, the company’s progress during the financial year and that of its associated companies, the results of which are included in the financial statements. The report of the Management Board describes the actual risks the company faces.
Amersfoort, 16 March 2023
B. F. Aangenendt, CEO
E. H. Slijkhuis, CFO