Other information

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 25 May 2012 are entitled to the final dividend for the financial year 2011. The results of Triodos Bank NV 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 2011, 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)





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 financial statements

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Triodos Bank NV, Zeist, which are included on pages 40 to 117 of this report, which comprise the consolidated and company balance sheet as at 31 December 2011, 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 the financial statements and for the preparation of the executive board 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 financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor’s responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements 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 financial statements are free from 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 auditor’s judgment, 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 policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, 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 give a true and fair view of the financial position of Triodos Bank NV as at 31 December 2011 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 management board report, to the extent we can assess, has been prepared in accordance with part 9 of Book 2 of this Code, and if the information as required under Section 2:392 sub 1 at b – h has been annexed. Further, we report that the management board report, to the extent we can assess, is consistent with the financial statements as required by Section 2:391 sub 4 of the Netherlands Civil Code.

Amstelveen, 27 February 2012

P.A.M. de Wit RA