Deutsche Post AG is a listed corporation domiciled in Germany.
The accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial statements as at 30 September 2009 were prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and related interpretations issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) for interim financial reporting, as adopted by the European Union. These interim financial statements thus include all information and disclosures required by IFRS to be presented in condensed interim financial statements.
Preparation of the condensed consolidated interim financial statements for interim financial reporting in accordance with IAS 34 requires the Board of Management to exercise judgement and make estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies in the Group and the presentation of assets, liabilities, income and expenses. Actual amounts may differ from these estimates. The results obtained thus far in financial year 2009 are not necessarily an indication of the further development of the course of business.
The accounting policies applied to the condensed consolidated interim financial statements are generally based on the same accounting policies used in the consolidated financial statements for financial year 2008, with the exception of the new or amended accounting pronouncements required to be applied since financial year 2009.
With the application of IAS 1 (Presentation of Financial Statements) (revised 2007), the consolidated interim financial statements contain, in addition to the income statement, a statement reconciling profit or loss to total comprehensive income and presenting components of other comprehensive income.
IFRS 8 (Operating Segments) was applied for the first time in financial year 2009; further details can be found in Note 12.
The following Standards, amendments to Standards and Interpretations are also required to be applied as of 1 January 2009, but do not have any material effect on the consolidated interim financial statements:
For further information on the accounting policies applied, please refer to the consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2008, on which these interim financial statements are based.
The accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial statements have not been audited.