Notes to the Annual Accounts
1.1 General Information
The present annual accounts of MCH Group Ltd. with head office in Basel have been drawn up in accordance with the Swiss commercial accounting and financial reporting legislation (Title 32 of the Swiss Code of Obligations). The main accounting and valuation principles applied that are not prescribed by law are described below.
1.2 Valuation principles
Assets are valued at no more than acquisition cost. All assets and liabilities denoted in foreign currencies are translated at the exchange rates applicable on the balance sheet date. The resulting exchange rate differences are included on the income statement. Any unrealised exchange gains are deferred and reported under the item “Accrued expenses and deferred income”. Income and expenses denominated in foreign currencies and all transactions in foreign currencies are translated at the exchange rates applicable on the individual transaction dates.
1.3 Non-inclusion of a cash flow statement and further details in the notes
MCH Group Ltd. draws up group accounts in accordance with a recognised accounting standard (Swiss GAAP FER). In accordance with the statutory provisions, it has thus dispensed with the inclusion of details of interest-bearing liabilities and auditing fees and also with the presentation of a cash flow statement in the notes to the present annual accounts.