Note A: General information

The financial statements of Akzo Nobel N.V. have been prepared using the option of Article 362 of Book 2 of the Dutch Civil Code, meaning that the accounting principles used are the same as for the Consolidated financial statements. Foreign currency amounts have been translated, assets and liabilities have been valued, and net income has been determined in accordance with the principles of valuation and determination of income presented in Note 1 of the Consolidated financial statements. For the Company financial statements, revenue mainly concerns service contracts and royalty related revenue from third parties; other income mainly concerns intercompany royalty income. Subsidiaries of Akzo Nobel N.V. are accounted for using the equity method, based on the pronouncements of the Dutch Accounting Standards Board.

The remuneration paragraph is included in Note 25 of the Consolidated financial statements.