Note A: General information

Akzo Nobel N.V. is a company headquartered in the Netherlands. The address of our registered office is Christian Neefestraat 2, Amsterdam; the Chamber of Commerce number is 09007809.

The financial statements of Akzo Nobel N.V. have been prepared in accordance with Part 9 of Book 2 of the Dutch Civil Code, making use of the option of Article 362 of the 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 of the Consolidated financial statements.

For the Company financial statements, revenue mainly concerns service contracts and royalty related revenue from third parties; other income mainly concerns intercompany royalty income. Subsidiaries of Akzo Nobel N.V. are accounted for using the equity method, based on the pronouncements of the Dutch Accounting Standards Board.

The remuneration paragraph is included in Note 26 of the Consolidated financial statements. The number of employees having a contract with the Company at year-end 2020 was 6 (2019: 7). All employees are based in the Netherlands.

Akzo Nobel N.V. is head of the Dutch fiscal unity. Members of the fiscal unity are taxed as if they are taxable on a standalone basis.