Transparent accounting and financial communications

Lufthansa prepares its consolidated financial statements and interim reports in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), taking account of interpretations by the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (IFRS IC) as applicable in the European Union (EU). The individual financial statements for Deutsche Lufthansa AG, which are required by law and are definitive for the dividend payment, are prepared according to the German Commercial Code (HGB). PricewaterhouseCoopers Aktiengesellschaft Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in Dusseldorf has been appointed to audit the financial statements for 2011. The auditors’ fees for the 2011 financial year are summarised in the Notes to the consolidated financial statements, “Note 52”.

Lufthansa informs shareholders, analysts and the general public in a timely and equitable manner. More information on these activities can be found in the chapter “Lufthansa share” and on our website

Trading in Lufthansa shares, or in financial instruments based on them, in particular options or derivatives, by members of the Executive Board, Supervisory Board and members of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board – known as directors’ dealings – are announced straight away as soon as a threshold of EUR 5,000 is exceeded in the calendar year. This also applies to people and companies closely related to the group mentioned above. The value of all shares, options or derivatives held by members of the Executive and Supervisory Boards does not exceed that of 1 per cent of all shares issued by the Company.