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Allianz Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2012    Allianz Group Chair and committees of the Supervisory Board – as of 31 December 2012 Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dr. Helmut Perlet Deputy Chairmen Dr. Wulf Bernotat, Rolf Zimmermann Standing Committee Dr. Helmut Perlet (Chairman), Dr. Wulf Bernotat, Prof. Dr. Renate Köcher, Gabriele Burkhardt-Berg, Rolf Zimmermann Personnel Committee Dr. Helmut Perlet (Chairman), Christine Bosse, Rolf Zimmermann Audit Committee Dr. Wulf Bernotat (Chairman), Igor Landau, Dr. Helmut Perlet, Jean-Jacques Cette, Ira Gloe-Semler Risk Committee Dr. Helmut Perlet (Chairman), Christine Bosse, Peter Denis Sutherland, Dante Barban, Franz Heiß Nomination Committee Dr. Helmut Perlet (Chairman), Prof. Dr. Renate Köcher, Peter Denis Sutherland AUDIT OF ANNUAL ACCOUNTS AND CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS In compliance with the special legal provisions applying to insurance companies, the statutory ­auditor and the auditor for the review of the half-yearly financial report are appointed by the Super- visoryBoardof­AllianzSEandnotby theAGM. TheSupervisory Board has appointed KPMGas statutory auditor for the annual accounts and the consolidated financial statements as well as for the review of the half-yearly financial report. KPMG audited the financial statements of ­Allianz SE and ­Allianz Group as well as the respective management reports. They issued an audit opinion without any reser­vations. The consolidated financial statements were prepared on the basis of the international financial reporting standards (IFRS), as applied in the European Union. KPMG performed a review of the half-yearly and quarterly financial reports. All Supervisory Board members received the documentation relating to the annual financial state- ments and the auditor’s reports from KPMG for the 2012 fiscal year on schedule. The provisional financialstatementsandKPMG’sauditresultswerediscussedintheAuditCommitteeon19 February 2013 and in the plenary session of the Supervisory Board on 20 February 2013. The final financial statements and KPMG’s audit reports were reviewed on 14 March 2013 by the Audit Committee ­and in the Supervisory Board plenary session. The auditors participated in these discussions and presented the main results from the audit. No material weaknesses in the internal financial reporting control process were discovered. There were no circumstances that might give cause for concern about the auditor’s independence. 46