Opinion

In our opinion:

  • the Group financial statements give a true and fair view, in accordance with IFRSs as adopted for use in the European Union, of the state of the Group’s affairs as at 31 December 2008 and of the Group’s profit for the year then ended;
  • the parent company financial statements give a true and fair view, in accordance with United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice, of the state of the parent company’s affairs as at 31 December 2008;
  • the Group and parent company financial statements have been properly prepared in accordance with the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991; and
  • the part of the directors’ remuneration report to be audited has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the UK Companies Act 1985, that would have applied if WPP plc were a UK incorporated company.

Separate opinion in relation to IFRS:

As explained in the accounting policies to the financial statements, the Group, in addition to complying with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union, has also complied with the IFRSs as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board. In our opinion the Group financial statements give a true and fair view, in accordance with IFRSs, of the state of the Group’s affairs as at 31 December 2008 and of its profit for the year then ended.

Deloitte LLP

Chartered Accountants

London, United Kingdom
14 April 2009

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