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Profit appropriation

As set out in the Articles of Association, the appropriation of profit is as follows:

‘Part of the profit as reported in the adopted profit and loss account shall be used by the Executive Board to form or add to the reserves to the extent that this is deemed desirable. The remaining profit shall be distributed to the shareholders, unless the General Meeting decides otherwise.’

All depository receipts issued up to and including 17 May 2013 are entitled to the final dividend for the financial year 2012. The results of Triodos Bank N.V. are taken into consideration in the issue price.

The proposed appropriation of profit is based on the number of depository receipts issued as at 31 December 2012, minus the number of depository receipts purchased by Triodos Bank. The final proposal will be submitted at the Annual General Meeting of Depository Receipt Holders.

The proposed appropriation of profit (in thousands of EUR) is as follows:

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Amounts in thousands of EUR




Net profit


Addition to the other reserves






Dividend (EUR 1.95 per depository receipt)




Subsequent event

On February 1, 2013 The Dutch Minister of Finance announced that the Dutch Government will levy a non-recurrent resolution tax of EUR 1 billion on Dutch banks in 2014. We have estimated that our share will be around EUR 8 million. The ex-ante DGS contributions scheduled for July 1, 2013 will be deferred for two years.


In addition to its head office in The Netherlands, Triodos Bank has branches in Belgium, the United Kingdom, Spain and Germany.

Independent auditor’s report

To the annual general meeting of depository receipt holders of Triodos Bank N.V.

Report on the annual accounts

We have audited the accompanying annual accounts 2012 of Triodos Bank N.V., Zeist, which are included on pages 45 to 133 of this annual report, which comprise the consolidated and company balance sheet as at 31 December 2012, the consolidated and company profit and loss account for the year then ended and the notes, comprising a summary of the accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management’s responsibility

Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these annual accounts and for the preparation of the annual report, both in accordance with Part 9 of Book 2 of the Netherlands Civil Code. Furthermore, management is responsible for such internal control as it determines is necessary to enable the preparation of the annual accounts that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor’s responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these annual accounts based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with Dutch law, including the Dutch Standards on Auditing. This requires that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the annual accounts are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the annual accounts. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the annual accounts, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the Company’s preparation and fair presentation of the annual accounts 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 Company’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the annual accounts.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.


In our opinion, the annual accounts give a true and fair view of the financial position of Triodos Bank N.V. as at 31 December 2012 and of its result for the year then ended in accordance with Part 9 of Book 2 of the Netherlands Civil Code.

Report on other legal and regulatory requirements

Pursuant to the legal requirements under Section 2:393 sub 5 at e and f of the Netherlands Civil Code, we have no deficiencies to report as a result of our examination whether the annual report, to the extent we can assess, has been prepared in accordance with Part 9 of Book 2 of this Code, and whether the information as required under Section 2:392 sub 1 at b–h has been annexed. Further, we report that the annual report, to the extent we can assess, is consistent with the annual accounts as required by Section 2:391 sub 4 of the Netherlands Civil Code.

Amstelveen, 26 February 2013

P.A.M. de Wit RA