voestalpine AG and its Group companies (hereinafter referred to as the “Group”) are primarily engaged in the production, processing, and distribution of materials made of steel and in research and development in the areas of metallurgy, metal processing, and materials technology.
voestalpine AG is the Group’s ultimate parent company and prepares the consolidated financial statements. It is registered in the commercial register of Linz and has its registered office in voestalpine-Strasse 1, 4020 Linz, Austria. The shares of voestalpine AG are listed on the stock exchange in Vienna, Austria.
The consolidated financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2012, (including comparative figures for the year ended March 31, 2011) have been prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as published by the International Accounting Standard Board (IASB) and adopted by the European Union.
The consolidated financial statements are presented in euros (= functional currency of the parent company) rounded to the nearest thousand.
The consolidated income statement has been prepared using the cost-of-sales method.
The Management Board of voestalpine AG approved the consolidated financial statements and authorized the consolidated financial statements for submission to the Supervisory Board on May 16, 2011.