We confirm that to the best of our knowledge:
- the condensed set of financial statements has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 ‘Interim Financial Reporting’;
- the interim management report and note 20 includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.7R (indication of important events during the first six months and description of principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year); and
- the interim management report and note 18 includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.8R (disclosure of related party transactions and changes therein).
Signed on behalf of the Board on 21 August 2008.
P W G Richardson
Group finance director