Sarbanes-Oxley section 404

The provisions of section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act require the Company’s management to report on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting in its Annual Report on Form 20-F which is filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The 2007 assessment and related report from the external auditors confirmed that the Company’s internal control over financial reporting was effective and included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended 31 December 2007. The 2008 assessment and related report will be included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F that will be published in the coming months.