General aspects

These financial statements were prepared according to the ­provisions of the Swiss Law on Accounting and Financial ­Reporting (32nd title of the Swiss Code of Obligations). Where not prescribed by law, the significant accounting and valuation principles applied are described below.

Non-current assets

Non-current assets include long-term loans and investments. Loans granted in foreign currencies are translated at the exchange rate applicable on the balance sheet date; unrealized losses are recorded, but unrealized profits are not recognized. Investments are valued at their acquisition cost adjusted for impairment losses, if any.

Treasury shares

Treasury shares are recognized at historical costs and deducted from shareholders’ equity at the time of acquisition. In case of a resale, the gain or loss is recognized through equity.

Long-term interest-bearing liabilities

Interest-bearing liabilities are recognized in the balance sheet at nominal value. Issue costs for financial debts are capitalized and amortized on a straight-line basis over the financial debt maturity period.

Foregoing a cash flow statement and additional disclosures in the notes

As Cicor Technologies Ltd. has prepared its consolidated financial statements in accordance with a recognized accounting standard (Swiss GAAP FER), it has decided to forego presenting additional information on interest-bearing liabilities and audit fees in the notes as well as a cash flow statement in accordance with the law.

Derivative financial instruments

Derivative financial instruments for hedging balance sheet items are stated at fair value upon conclusion of the contract and are shown under other current receivables third parties and financial liabilities third parties. Consequently, the derivative financial instruments are valued at market value at each end of period whereas non-realized gains and losses are recognized in the financial result. The market values of the derivative financial instruments are derived from the market prices at the end of the period. To hedge currency risks, the Group can make use of foreign exchange forwards.

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