«ATLAS ESTATES LIMITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2012 Atlas Estates Limited Martello Court Admiral Park St Peter Port ...»
Non-executive Directors do not participate in the Warrant Instrument.
Details of the terms of appointment for those who served as non-executive Directors during the year are:
Property Manager On signing the Property Management Agreement, the Company looked to structure a remuneration package that combined a basic fee element with performance related rewards that motivate the Property Manager (Atlas Management Company Limited “AMC”) and align their interests with the performance and growth of the business and the long term enhancement of shareholder value.
Basic fee In consideration of the services to be provided by AMC, AMC will receive an annual management fee of 2 per cent. of the previous year’s closing adjusted NAV (less any un-invested net proceeds of the IPO or any subsequent equity capital raising).
In addition, AMC is entitled to be reimbursed by the Company for all costs and expenses incurred by it in the performance of its obligations under the Property Management Agreement (not including its own internal operating costs). In consideration of the services provided, AMC received a management fee of €1.9 million for the year ended 31 December 2012 (2011: €2.7 million).
31ATLAS ESTATES LIMITEDPerformance fee
In addition, AMC will receive a performance fee payable if the Total Shareholder Return in any year exceeds 12 per cent (adjusted to make up for any prior years where the Total Shareholder Return was negative – the “Hurdle Rate”). Once this threshold is exceeded, AMC is entitled to receive a fee equal to 25 per cent of the amount by which the Total Shareholder Return for the relevant financial period exceeds the Hurdle Rate for such period multiplied by the previous year’s closing adjusted NAV after the deduction of any dividends declared or to be declared but not yet paid in respect of that period.
One third of any performance fee payable to AMC under the agreement may, at the option of the Company, be paid in the form of new Ordinary Shares issued to AMC at a price equal to the average closing price of the Company’s shares for the 45 days prior to the date of issue of such shares. This option may not be exercised where it would trigger an obligation to make a mandatory offer for the Company pursuant to the City Code.
AMC performance fee payment AMC’s performance fee in respect of the financial years ended 31 December 2012 and 31 December 2011 was €nil.
Term and Termination The Property Management Agreement is to run for an initial seven year term from 24 February 2006. Since the Company did not serve notice to Property Manager by 28 August 2012, the Agreement continues indefinitely after 24 February
2013. Currently the Agreement may be terminated on 12 months’ notice by either party.
The agreement may be terminated at any time for reasons of material breach by either party not remedied within a 90 day period (21 days if the breach relates to non-payment of sums due to the Property Manager) or on the insolvency of either party. The Company may also terminate the Agreement in the event that any of the AMC Shareholders sells (other than to certain categories of intra-group permitted transferees) more than 49 per cent. of their respective shareholdings in AMC as at the date of Admission or in the event that the AMC Shareholders (or their permitted transferees) between them cease to own collectively at least 75 per cent of the issued share capital of AMC. The Company also has the right to terminate the agreement in the event that it becomes tax resident in the United Kingdom for any reason. Upon termination of this Agreement, the Manager shall be entitled to receive all fees and other moneys accrued to it (and unpaid) and a performance fee.
Share schemes On 23 February 2006 the Company executed and adopted a Warrant Instrument providing for the issue of warrants over 5,114,153 ordinary shares. Following the exercise of the Greenshoe on 15 March 2006, an additional Warrant Instrument was executed and adopted to provide for the issue of warrants over a further 373,965 ordinary shares. The Warrants are exercisable from the period commencing 1 March 2007 and expire on the earlier of: (i) 28 February 2013; or, (ii) upon an offer or becoming entitled to acquire the entire issued share capital of the Company.
The exercise price of each of the Warrants is £3.41 (€4.20 as at 31 December 2012). The exercise price and number of Ordinary Shares relating to such Warrants will be subject to adjustment in respect of dilution events, including the payment by the Company of cash or special dividends, any amalgamation, reorganisation, reclassification, consolidation, merger or sale of all or substantially all of the Group’s assets and other dilutive events. The Warrants are freely transferable.
The warrants have been issued at nil cost to the recipients with an exercise price of £3.41 per share. These warrants are exercisable at any time during the period commencing on admission to trading on AIM (1 March 2006) and ending on the seventh anniversary of such admission. There are no performance criteria for execution and execution can be undertaken on or after the date of exercise as detailed above or immediately upon a Change of Control of the Company.
None of the terms and conditions of the warrants has been varied in the period.
No Directors have been issued warrants over the shares in any other Group company.
During the year to 31 December 2012, the market price of the ordinary shares ranged between PLN 1.26 and PLN 2.30 on WSE.
Approval The Board approved the Remuneration Report without amendment. This report was approved by the Board of Directors
on 21 March 2013 and signed on its behalf by:
Andrew Fox Chairman 21 March 2013
The Board of Directors of Atlas Estates Limited confirms that, to the best knowledge, annual financial statements together with comparative figures have been prepared in accordance with applicable accounting standards and give a true and fair view of the state of affairs and the financial result of the Group for the period.
The Directors and Property Mangers Reports in this annual report give a true and fair view of the situation on the reporting date and of the developments during the financial year, and include a description of the major risks and uncertainties.
Declaration concerning election of the Company’s auditor for the annual audit of the financial statement The Company’s auditor has been elected according to applicable rules. The audit firm and its chartered accountants engaged in the audit of the financial statements of Atlas Estates Limited meet the objectives to present an objective and independent report.
Andrew Fox Chairman Mark Chasey Director Guy Indig Director 21 March 2013
We have audited the financial statements of Atlas Estates Limited for the year ended 31 December 2012 which comprise the Statement of Comprehensive Income, the Balance Sheet, the Cash Flow Statement, the Statement of Changes in Equity and the related notes 1 to 19. The financial reporting framework that has been applied in their preparation is applicable law and International Financial Reporting Standards (‘IFRS’) This report is made solely to the company's members, as a body, in accordance with Section 262 of the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008. Our audit work is undertaken so that we might state to the company's members those matters we are required to state to them in an auditor's report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the company and the company's members as a body, for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed.
Respective responsibilities of the directors and auditor As explained more fully in the Directors' Responsibilities Statement within the Directors' Report, the directors are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements and for being satisfied that they give a true and fair view.
Our responsibility is to audit and express an opinion on the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland).Those standards require us to comply with the Auditing Practices Board’s (APB’s) Ethical Standards for Auditors.
Scope of the audit of the financial statements An audit involves obtaining evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements sufficient to give reasonable assurance that the financial statements are free from material misstatement, whether caused by fraud or error. This includes an assessment of: whether the accounting policies are appropriate to the company’s circumstances and have been consistently applied and adequately disclosed; the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by the directors; and the overall presentation of the financial statements. In addition, we read all the financial and non-financial information in the Chairmans’ Statement, Review of the Property Manager and Directors' Report to identify material inconsistencies with the audited financial statements. If we become aware of any apparent misstatements or inconsistencies we consider the implications for our report.
Opinion on the financial statements
In our opinion the financial statements:
have been properly prepared in accordance with IFRS; and • have been properly prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008.
• Matters on which we are required to report by exception We have nothing to report in respect of the following matters where the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 requires us to
report to you if, in our opinion:
the financial statements are not in agreement with the accounting records; or • we have failed to obtain all the information and explanations, which, to the best of our knowledge and belief, • are necessary for the purposes of our audit.
Matthew White (senior statutory auditor) For and on behalf of BDO LLP, statutory auditor London, United Kingdom 21 March 2013 BDO LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC305127).
The notes on pages 40 to 54 form part of these financial statements. The financial statements on pages 36 to 54 were
approved by the Board of Directors on 21 March 2013 and signed on its behalf by:
STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTING POLICIESYear ended 31 December 2012 Basis of preparation These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with applicable Guernsey law and International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and IFRIC interpretations adopted by the European Union and therefore comply with Article 4 of the EU IAS Regulation. The financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis and on a historical cost basis as amended by the revaluation of land and buildings and investment property.
The principal accounting policies are set out below. These policies have been consistently applied to all the years presented, unless otherwise stated.
The going concern of the Company is dependent on the going concern of its subsidiaries. As described in the Chairman’s Statement and in the Review of the Property Manager, the economic environment still continues to present a lot of challenges for the Company and its management. Nevertheless the Company has reported a profit for the year of €6.2 million compared to prior year loss of €39.7 million.
The Directors consider that the outlook presents ongoing challenges in terms of the markets in which the Group operates, the effect of fluctuating exchange rates in the functional currencies of the Group and the availability of bank financing for the Group.
As at 31 December 2012 the Group held land and building assets with a market value of €304.2 million, compared to external debt of €205.9 million. Subject to the time lag in realising the value in these assets in order to generate cash, this “loan to value ratio” gives a strong indication of the Group’s ability to generate sufficient cash in order to meet its financial obligations as they fall due. Any land and building assets and associated debts which are ring-fenced in unique, specific, corporate vehicles, which are subject to repossession by the bank in case of a default of loan terms would clear the outstanding debt and not result in additional financial liabilities for the Company or for the Group. There are also unencumbered assets which could potentially be leveraged to raise additional finance.
In assessing the going concern basis of preparation of the consolidated and the Company financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2012, the directors have taken into account the status of current negotiations on loans. These are disclosed in the Review of Property Manager and proves positive prospects for an improvement in expected repayments. The Company has also continued to provide funds to service interest and capital repayments on these loans on behalf of its subsidiary companies.
Nevertheless, the Directors are aware that the liquidity position of the company has been and still continues to be tight. The company so far has been successful in managing its cash position carefully and will continue to do so, despite the various pressures. Managing this situation will require the Company to delicately manage its ongoing operations and relationships with its lending banks.
The Group’s forecasts and projections have been prepared taking into account the economic environment and its challenges and the mitigating factors referred to above. These forecasts take into account reasonably possible development in trading performance, potential sales of properties and the future financing of the Group. They show that the Group will have sufficient facilities for its ongoing operations.