Audit Report

To the annual meeting of the shareholders of AB Svenska Spel

Corporate registration number 556460-1812

Report on the annual accounts and consolidated accounts

We have audited the annual accounts and consolidated accounts of AB Svenska Spel for the financial year 1 January 2015–31 December 2015, with the exception of the Corporate Governance Report on pages 57–61. The annual accounts and consolidated accounts of the Company are included in the printed version of this document on pages 44–94.

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors and the CEO for the annual accounts and consolidated accounts

The Board of Directors and the CEO are responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these annual accounts in accordance with the Annual Accounts Act and of the consolidated accounts in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards, as adopted by the EU, and the Annual Accounts Act, and for such internal control as the Board of Directors and the CEO determine is necessary to enable the preparation of annual accounts and consolidated accounts that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor’s responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these annual accounts and consolidated accounts based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing and generally accepted auditing standards in Sweden. Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the annual accounts and consolidated accounts are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the annual accounts and consolidated accounts. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the annual accounts and consolidated accounts, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the Company’s preparation and fair presentation of the annual accounts and consolidated accounts in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by the Board of Directors and the CEO, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the annual accounts and consolidated accounts.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinions.

Opinions

In our opinion, the annual accounts have been prepared in accordance with the Annual Accounts Act and present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Parent Company as of 31 December 2015 and of its financial per­formance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with the Annual Accounts Act. The consolidated accounts have been prepared in accordance with the Annual Accounts Act and present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Group as of 31 December 2015 and of its financial performance and cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, as adopted by the EU, and the Annual Accounts Act.

The Corporate Governance Report on pages 57–61 is not included in our opinion. The statutory Directors’ Report is consistent with the other parts of the annual accounts and consolidated accounts.

We therefore recommend that the annual meeting of shareholders adopt the income statement and balance sheet for the Parent Company and the Group.

Report on other legal and regulatory requirements

In addition to our audit of the annual accounts and consolidated accounts, we have examined the proposed appropriations of the Company’s profit or loss and the administration of the Board of Directors and the CEO of AB Svenska Spel for the financial year from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015. We also performed a statutory review of the Corporate Governance Report.

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors and the CEO

The Board of Directors is responsible for the proposal concerning the appropriation of the Company’s profit or loss, and the Board of Directors and the CEO are responsible for administration under the Companies Act and that the Corporate Governance Report on pages 57–61 has been prepared in compliance with the Annual Accounts Act.

Auditor’s responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion with reasonable assurance on the proposed appropriations of the Company’s profit or loss and on the administration based on our audit. We conducted the audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards in Sweden.

As a basis for our opinion on the Board of Directors’ proposed appropriations of the Company’s profit or loss, we examined the Board of Directors’ reasoned statement and a selection of supporting evidence in order to be able to assess whether the proposal is in accordance with the Companies Act.

As a basis for our opinion concerning discharge from liability, in addition to our audit of the annual accounts and consolidated accounts, we examined significant decisions, actions taken and the circumstances of the company to determine whether any member of the Board of Directors or the CEO is liable to the Company. We also examined whether any member of the Board of Directors or the CEO has, in any other way, acted in contravention of the Companies Act, the Annual Accounts Act or the Articles of Association. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinions.

Furthermore, we have read the Corporate Governance Report and based on that reading and our knowledge of the Company and the Group we believe that we have a sufficient basis for our opinions. This means that our statutory examination of the Corporate Governance Report is different and substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing and generally accepted auditing standards in Sweden.

Opinions

We recommend to the annual meeting of shareholders that the profit be appropriated in accordance with the proposal in the statutory Directors’ Report and that the members of the Board of Directors and the CEO be discharged from liability for the financial year.

A Corporate Governance Report has been prepared, and its statutory content is consistent with the other parts of the annual accounts and consolidated accounts.

 

Stockholm, 7 March 2016

Deloitte AB

Jonas Ståhlberg
Authorised Public Accountant