With regard to an article published yesterday evening, we would like to make the following corrections:
The Consolidated Financial Statements in accordance with IFRS are for Wirecard Group only. Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft audited the Consolidated Financial Statements and Group Management Reports for the financial years 2017 and 2018 with an unqualified auditor’s opinion.
Notwithstanding, the local stand-alone Financial Statements 2017 were audited based on local GAAP (SFRS). Due to the restrictions given by the investigation in Singapore (and not as mistakenly suggested in the article by irregularities), files were partially not available which led to the fact that the local auditor was unable to conclude a final audit opinion based on local accounting standards. However, the local Financial Statements were duly audited within thisscope.
These restrictions were not relevant for the audit of the Consolidated Financial Statements in accordance with IFRS. The unqualified auditor’s opinions of Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft with regard to the Consolidated Financial Statements and Group Management Reports for the financial years 2017 and 2018 remain unaffected.
All reporting obligations have been followed properly including the auditor’s opinion on the local stand-alone Financial Statements 2017, which has been filed with the Singaporean Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority. The reporting of the stand-alone Financial Statements for the financial year 2018 is close to completion.