Report of the Statutory Auditor
Report of the Statutory Auditor on the Financial Statements to the General Meeting of Shareholders of Swisscom Ltd, Ittigen (Berne)
Report of the Statutory Auditor on the Financial Statements
As statutory auditor, we have audited the accompanying financial statements on pages 214 to 220 of Swisscom Ltd, which comprise the income statement, balance sheet and notes for the year ended 31 December 2015.
Board of Directors’ Responsibility
The board of directors is responsible for the preparation of the financial statements in accordance with the requirements of Swiss law and the company’s articles of incorporation. This responsibility includes designing, implementing and maintaining an internal control system relevant to the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. The board of directors is further responsible for selecting and applying appropriate accounting policies and making accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s 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 the internal control system relevant to the entity’s preparation 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 system. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. 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 financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2015 comply with Swiss law and the company’s articles of incorporation.
Report on Other Legal Requirements
Gümligen-Berne, 3 February 2016