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1 Endorsement advice progress report Accounting Regulatory Committee 23 March 2015

2 EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March Endorsement advice of IFRS 9

3 Time table December 2014: EFRAG Board approves scope of assessment and time-table End of April 2015: Publication of Draft endorsement advice - Launch of public consultation End of July 2015: Publication of Final endorsement advice EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March 20153

4 Structure of the endorsement advice Cover letter summarising main conclusions reached and stating endorsement advice No longer a standard text, summary of main conclusions leading to the advice Appendix 1: Understanding the changes brought by IFRS 9 – USUAL description provided by EFRAG Appendix 2: Assessing whether IFRS 9 meets the technical endorsement criteria – USUAL assessment including specific requests (prudence, relevance for long term investors…) Appendix 3: Assessing whether IFRS 9 is conducive to the European public good – NEW except for the costs/benefits analysis Appendix 4: Responding to supplementary specific requests, i.e. availability of European carve-out and inter-action between IFRS 9 and IFRS 4 – EC requests (answers to other requests are included in Appendix 2 or 3) EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March 20154

5 Is IFRS 9 is conducive to the European public good? To respond to this question, EFRAG is assessing in particular whether: IFRS 9 is an improvement over IAS 39 IFRS 9 achieves a satisfactory cost/benefit trade-off IFRS 9 does not create level playing field concerns IFRS 9 does not hinder financial stability (and eventually contributes to financial stability) IFRS 9 improves investor protection IFRS 9 may trigger changes in issuer and investor behaviours and what consequences these changes may have (including possible effects on lending) EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March 20155

6 6 Endorsement advice of IFRS 15

7 Process To provide its endorsement advice, EFRAG has: Followed up on issues identified during the field test of the Exposure Draft; Issued draft endorsement advice; Considered comments provided by 4 National Standard Setters and 9 preparers; Considered the effective date; Concluded on assessment of whether IFRS 15 met the endorsement criteria in the IAS Regulation. 7EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March 2015

8 Is IFRS 15 conducive to the European public good? EFRAG has concluded that IFRS 15 is conducive to the European public good: –IFRS 15 enhances transparency of financial reporting on revenue which could lead to reduction of cost of capital; –IFRS 15 meets a reasonable cost/benefit trade- off; –IFRS 15 does not raise level playing field concern as it is the result of a joint project with the FASB; and –IFRS 15 does not raise any concern that it could have negative side-effects. EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March 20158

9 Advice EFRAG assesses that IFRS 15: Is not contrary to the principle of ‘true and fair view’; Meets the criteria of understandability, relevance, reliability and comparability required of the financial information; Is conducive to the European public good; and Should be applied as of the date set by the IASB. 9EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March 2015

10 10 Endorsement advice of Amendments to IAS 27 The equity method

11 Proposed amendments to IAS  In August 2014 the IASB published Amendments to IAS 27 Equity Method in Separate Financial Statements – which are effective from 1 January 2016  The amendments will allow entities to use the equity method to account for investments in subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates in their separate financial statements.  With the amendments an entity can account for its investments in subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates either at cost, at fair value or using the equity method. EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March 2015

12 EFRAG’s Advice to the European Commission 12  EFRAG supported the adoption of the Amendments and recommended its endorsement to the European Commission.  EFRAG's assessment was that the amendments:  meet technical criteria for EU endorsement;  are likely to be neutral for many preparers; and  are likely to benefit users of separate financial statements, despite the potential negative effects of adding an accounting policy option. EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March 2015

13 13 Endorsement advice of Amendments to IFRS 10 and IAS 28 Sale or contribution of an asset to an investee

14 Proposed amendments to IFRS 10 and IAS  In September 2014, the IASB issued Amendments to IFRS 10 and IAS 28 on Sale or Contribution of Assets between an Investor and its Associate or Joint Venture – effective date of 1 January 2016  It addresses the inconsistency between the requirements in IFRS 10 and IAS 28 (2011) for transactions in which an entity sells part of its interest in a subsidiary to an associate or joint venture and retains an investment, in the former subsidiary, that is accounted for under the equity method. EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March 2015

15 How did the IASB address this inconsistency? 15  The IASB changed IFRS 10 and IAS 28 to require that the gains or losses resulting from the sale or contribution of an asset or subsidiary to an associate or joint venture shall be:  recognised in full if the asset or subsidiary contains a business; and  partially recognised if the asset or subsidiary does not contain a business. EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March 2015

16 EFRAG’s Advice to the European Commission 16 In the light of the interactions between the Amendments to IFRS 10 and IAS 28 and the IASB’s forthcoming Exposure Draft, and their common effective date, EFRAG recommended to the European Commission to postpone the endorsement process relating to the published amendments until the new amendments are completed. In January 2015, the IASB tentatively decided to correct an identified contradiction between the amendments to IFRS 10 and IAS 28 and paragraph 32 of IAS 28. It also decided to include these corrections within a forthcoming Exposure Draft and to postpone the effective date of the amendments to IFRS 10 and IAS 28. EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March 2015

17 17 Endorsement advice of Annual Amendments

18 Annual Improvements to IFRSs Cycle In September 2014, the IASB issued the Annual Improvements to IFRSs 2012–2014 Cycle (‘the Amendments’). The Amendments include changes to four Standards that aim to clarify current guidance in them. They are therefore not expected to have any effect other than assisting for greater consistency in application of IFRS The Amendments become effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January Earlier application is permitted, however entities shall disclose that fact. EFRAG published its endorsement advice on 4 February 2015 where it assesses that the amendments meet all endorsement criteria in the IAS Regulation EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March

19 Annual Improvements to IFRSs Cycle – Summary AMENDMENTCLARIFICATION IFRS 5 Non-current Assets held for Sale and Discontinued Operations: Change of Disposal Method These amendments clarify that no re-measurement gain or loss is accounted for in the statement(s) of profit or loss or other comprehensive income due to the reclassification of an asset (or disposal group) directly from being ‘held for sale’ to being ‘held for distribution to owners’ (or vice versa). In addition, they clarify that current requirements in IFRS 5 should be applied in both the situations above. IFRS 7 Financial Instruments - Disclosures: Servicing contracts These amendments clarify when servicing contracts constitute continuing involvement for the purposes of applying the disclosure requirements in paragraph 42C of IFRS 7. IFRS 7 Financial Instruments - Disclosures: Applicability of the Amendments to IFRS 7 on offsetting financial assets and financial liabilities to condensed interim financial statements These amendments clarify that the additional disclosures that were introduced by the Amendments to IFRS 7 Disclosure–Offsetting Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities are not required in interim periods after the year of their initial application unless required by IAS 34. IAS 19 Employee Benefits: Discount rate - regional market issue These amendments clarify that the high quality corporate bonds used to estimate the discount rate should be determined considering the same currency in which the benefits are to be paid. IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting: Disclosure of information ‘elsewhere in the interim financial report’ These amendments clarify that the ‘other disclosures’ required by paragraph 16A of IAS 34 shall be presented either in the interim financial statements or incorporated by cross-reference from the interim financial statements to some other statement that is available to users of the financial statements on the same terms as the interim financial statements and at the same time. EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March

20 EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March Endorsement advice of Amendment to IFRS 10 Investment entities - Applying the consolidation exemption

21 Amendments to IFRS 10, IFRS 12 and IAS  In December 2014 the IASB published Investment Entities: Applying the Consolidation Exception (Amendments to IFRS 10, IFRS 12 and IAS 28). The Amendments are effective from 1 January Earlier application is permitted  The amendments aim at clarifying how the exception from consolidation for investment entities – amendment to IFRS 10 issued in October 2012 – should apply, in order to remedy to divergent practices  EFRAG’s draft endorsement advice is work in progress

22 What do the Amendments clarify? 22  The Amendments :  Confirm that the exemption from consolidation applies also when the ultimate or intermediate parent is an investment entity that measures all its subsidiaries at fair value  Clarify that only directly held subsidiaries that provide investment-related services are to be consolidated by an investment entity

23 Impact of the exemption from presenting consolidated financial statements 23 Ultimate or intermediate parent: is a non- investment entity is an investment entity and presents: consolidated financial statements separate financial statements as its only financial statements Subsidiary –is an intermediate parent entity, and is a non-investment entity and presents consolidated financial statements A. Exemption is already available D. Exemption is already available G. Exemption clarified by the Amendments is an investment entity and presents separate financial statements as its only statements B. Exemption is already available E. Exemption is already available H. Exemption clarified by the Amendments is an investment entity, presents consolidated financial statements because it consolidates at least one servicing subsidiary C. Exemption is already available F. Exemption is already available I. Exemption clarified by the Amendments

24 EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March What do the Amendments determine/ clarify (2)?  Confirm that the exemption from equity accounting applies also when the ultimate or intermediate parent is an investment entity that measures all its subsidiaries at fair value  Allow the equity method to be applied by a non- investment entity investor to reflect an investment entity investee accounting for its subsidiaries at fair value  Clarify that an investment entity that measures all of its subsidiaries at fair value should provide the disclosures required by IFRS 12 in respect to investment entities

25 EFRAG receives financial support of the European Union-DG FISMA. The contents of this presentation is the sole responsibility of EFRAG and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union. Thank you for your attention! And now… Questions?…and answers! EFRAG - Endorsement advice progress report - ARC meeting 23 March


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