The directors are responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the group annual financial statements and annual financial statements of Nedbank Group Limited, comprising the balance sheets at 31 December 2008; the income statements, the statements of changes in equity and cashflow statements for the year then ended; the notes to the financial statements, which include a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes; and the directors report in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and in the manner required by the Companies Act of South Africa.
The directors responsibility includes designing, implementing and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements so as to be free from material misstatement, whether owing to fraud or error; selecting and applying appropriate accounting policies; and making accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.
The directors responsibility also includes maintaining adequate accounting records and an effective system of risk management, as well as preparing the supplementary schedules included in these financial statements.
The directors have made an assessment of the groups and companys ability to continue as going concerns and there is no reason to believe that the group and company will not be going concerns in the year ahead.
The auditors are responsible for reporting on whether the group annual financial statements and annual financial statements are fairly presented in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework.
APPROVAL OF GROUP ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The group annual financial statements and annual financial statements of Nedbank Group Limited,as identified in the first paragraph, were approved by the Nedbank Group Board of Directors on 25 February 2009 and are signed on its behalf by:
|Dr RJ Khoza||TA Boardman|
|25 February 2009|