Note A: General information
The financial statements of Akzo Nobel N.V. have been prepared using the option of section 362 of Book 2 of the Netherlands Civil Code, meaning that the accounting principles used are the same as for the Consolidated financial statements. Foreign currency amounts have been translated, assets and liabilities have been valued, and net income has been determined in accordance with the principles of valuation and determination of income presented in Note 1 to the Consolidated financial statements. Subsidiaries of Akzo Nobel N.V. are accounted for using the equity method.
As the financial data of Akzo Nobel N.V. are included in the Consolidated financial statements, the statement of income of Akzo Nobel N.V. is condensed in conformity with section 402 of Book 2 of the Netherlands Civil Code. The remuneration paragraph is included in Note 22 of the Consolidated financial statements.