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The Allianz Group prepares its accounts according to § 315a of the German Commercial Code (“Handelsgesetzbuch – HGB”) on the basis of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted within the European Union. The annual financial statements of Allianz SE are prepared in accordance with German law, in particular the HGB.

Appointment of the auditor

In compliance with the special legal provisions acc. to § 341 k of the German Commercial Code (HGB) applying to insurance companies, the statutory auditor and the auditor for the review of the half-year report are appointed by the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE and not by the Annual General Meeting.

Audit of annual accounts and consolidated financial statements 2016

The Supervisory Board has appointed KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (KPMG) as statutory auditor for the annual Allianz SE and consolidated financial statements, as well as for the review of the half-yearly financial report of the fiscal year 2016.

KPMG audited the financial statements of Allianz SE and the Allianz Group as well as the respective management reports. They issued an auditor’s report without any reservations. You can find the auditor’s report in the Annual Report 2016 of Allianz Group on page 146 as well as in the Annual Report 2016 of Allianz SE on page 76. KPMG performed a review of the half-yearly financial report. The third-quarter results were subject to a voluntary review by KPMG.

Further information

Principal accountant fees and services of the auditor are listed in the Annual Report 2016 of Allianz Group on page 138.

For fiscal 2017 the Supervisory Board has appointed KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft as auditor again. In accordance with the new legal requirements an audit firm rotation from the fiscal year 2018 will take place.

Annual Reports of Allianz Group and Allianz SE

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