Independent Auditors Report
To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of Icelandair Group hf.
Report on the Consolidated Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying consolidated financial statements of Icelandair Group hf. and its subsidiaries, (the "Group"), which comprise the consolidated balance sheet as at December 31, 2007, and the consolidated income statement, consolidated statement of changes in equity and consolidated statement of cash flows for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes.
We have also audited the pro forma financial information presented in the consolidated income statement and consolidated statement of cash flows and the related disclosures made in the notes to these consolidated financial statements, which have been compiled on the basis described in note 2e to these consolidated financial statements, for illustrative purposes only, to provide information about how the Group's operations and cash flows might have been if the acquisition of Icelandair Group hf. had been effective at the beginning of the year 2006.
Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements
Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these consolidated financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the EU. This responsibility includes: designing, implementing and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatements, whether due to fraud or error; selecting and applying appropriate accounting policies; and making accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances. Management is also responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the pro forma financial information presented in these consolidated financial statements on the basis described in note 2e to these consolidated financial statements.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audit and to express an opinion as to the proper compilation of the pro forma financial information. We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those standards require that we comply with relevant ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors' judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements 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 entity's internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting principles used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation
of the financial statements.
We planned and performed our work so as to obtain the information and explanations we considered necessary in order to provide us with reasonable assurance that the pro forma financial information has been properly compiled on the basis stated.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opnion.
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements give a true and fair view of the consolidated financial position of Icelandair Group hf. as at 31 December 2007, and of its consolidated financial performance and its consolidated cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the EU.
In our opinion, the pro forma financial information has been properly compiled on the basis stated in Note 2e to these consolidated financial statements. Without qualifying our opinion, we draw attention to Note 2e, which states that the pro forma financial information is not necessarily indicative of the operations and cash flows that would have been attained if the acquisition of Icelandair Group hf. had indeed taken place at the beginning of the year 2006.
Jón S. Helgason
Guðný H. Guðmundsdóttir
Reykjavík, 21 February 2008