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Aspinwall & Company Ltd. (ASPINWALL) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

TO THE MEMBERS OF ASPINWALL AND COMPANY LIMITED

Report on the Standalone Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of ASPINWALLCOMPANY LIMITED ("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31stMarch 2016 the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement for the yearthen ended and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatoryinformation.

Management's Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation ofthese standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financialposition financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with theaccounting principles generally accepted in India including the Accounting Standardsprescribed under section

133 of the Act as applicable.

This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records inaccordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company andfor preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application ofappropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable andprudent; and design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financialcontrols that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness ofthe accounting records relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financialstatements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whetherdue to fraud or error.

Auditors' Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone financial statementsbased on our audit.

We have taken into account the provisions of the Act the accounting and auditingstandards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under theprovisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder and the Order under section 143 (11)of the Act.

We conducted our audit of the standalone financial statements in accordance with theStandards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards requirethat we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtainreasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from materialmisstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts andthe disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on theauditor's judgment including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of thefinancial statements whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments theauditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company's preparation of thefinancial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit proceduresthat are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating theappropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accountingestimates made by the Company's Directors as well as evaluating the overall presentationof the financial statements.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our audit opinion on the standalone financial statements.

Opinion

I n our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the aforesaid standalone financial statements give the information requiredby the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with theaccounting principles generally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Companyas at 31 March 2016 and its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by Section 143(3) of the Act we report that:

(a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the bestof our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit.

(b) In our opinion proper books of account as required by law have been kept by theCompany so far as it appears from our examination of those books (c) The Balance Sheetthe Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report arein agreement with the books of account.

(d) In our opinion the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with theAccounting Standards prescribed under section 133 of the Act as applicable.

(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31stMarch 2016 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors isdisqualified as on 31stMarch 2016 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section164 (2) of the Act.

(f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financialreporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls refer to ourseparate Report in "Annexure A". Our report expresses an unmodified opinion onthe adequacy and operating effectiveness of the Company's internal financial controls overfinancial reporting.

(h) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor's Report inaccordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules 2014 in our opinionand to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us:

i) The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financialposition in its financial statements - Refer Note 27.1 (i) to thefinancial statements; ii)The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts for whichthere were any material foreseeable losses. iii) There has been no delay in transferringamounts required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by theCompany.

2. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order 2016 ("the Order")issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act we give in"Annexure B" a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of theOrder.

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells
CharteredAccountants
(Firm's Registration Number: 008072S)
SoV-
M. K. Ananthanarayanan
Kochi Partne r
26th May2016. (Membershi p Number: 19521)

ANNEXURE "A" TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT

(Referred to in paragraph 1(f) under 'Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' section of our report of even date)

Report on the Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting under Clause (i) ofSub-section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act2013("theAct")

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting ofAspinwall and Company Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2016inconjunction with our audit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for theyear ended on that date.

Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Company's management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internalfinancial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteriaestablished by the Company considering the essential components of internal control statedin the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reportingissued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. These responsibilities includethe design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls thatwere operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its businessincluding adherence to company's policies the safeguarding of its assets the preventionand detection of frauds and errors the accuracy and completeness of the accountingrecords and the timely preparation of reliable financial information as required underthe Companies Act2013.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols over financial reporting based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordancewith the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting(the "Guidance Note") issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Indiaand the Standards on Auditing prescribed under Section 143(10) of the Companies Act 2013to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls. Those Standards andthe Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and performthe audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financialcontrols over financial reporting was established and maintained and if such controlsoperated effectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy ofthe internal financial controls system over financial reporting and their operatingeffectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting includedobtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reportingassessing the risk that a material weakness exists and testing and evaluating the designand operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The proceduresselected depend on the auditor's judgement including the assessment of the risks ofmaterial misstatement of the financial statements whether due to fraud or error.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our audit opinion on the Company's internal financial controls systemover financial reporting.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

A company's internal financial control over financial reporting is a process designedto provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and thepreparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generallyaccepted accounting principles. A company's internal financial control over financialreporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance ofrecords that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions anddispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance thattransactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements inaccordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receipts andexpenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorisations ofmanagement and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regardingprevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition use or disposition of thecompany's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls over financialreporting including the possibility of collusion or improper management override ofcontrols material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected.Also projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls over financialreporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial controlover financial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or thatthe degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion n I our opinion to the best of our information and according to theexplanations given to us the Company has in all material respects an adequate internalfinancial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controlsover financial reporting were operating effectively as at March 31 2016 based on theinternal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company consideringthe essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit ofInternal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India.

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells
Chartered Accountants
(Firm's Registration Number: 008072S)
Sd/-
M. K.Ananthanarayanan
Kochi Partne r
26th May 2016. (Membershi p Number: 19521)

ANNEXURE "B" TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT

(Referred to in paragraph 2 under 'Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements'section of our report of even date)

(i) (a) The The Company has maintained proper records showing full particularsincluding quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) Some of the fixed assets were physically verified during the year by the Managementin accordance with a programme of verification which in our opinion provides for physicalverification of all the fixed assets at reasonable intervals. According to the informationand explanations given to us no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) With respect to immovable properties of acquired land and buildings that arefreehold according to the information and explanations given to us and the recordsexamined by us and based on the examination of registered sale deed/transferdeed/conveyance deed/court orders approving scheme of arrangements/amalgamations providedto us we report that the title deeds of such immovable properties are held in the nameof the Company as at the balance sheet date.

Immovable properties of land and buildings that have been taken on with banks assecurity for term loans are held in the name of the Company based on the Mortgage deedexecuted between the bank and the Company for which confirmations have been obtained fromrespective bankers.

I n respect of immovable properties of land included in Plantation Land andDevelopment that have been taken on long term lease and disclosed as fixed asset in thefinancial statements the lease agreements are in the name of the Company.

(ii) As explained to us the inventories were physically verified during the year bythe Management at reasonable intervals and no material discrepancies were noticed onphysical verification.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company hasgranted loans secured or unsecured to wholly owned subsidiary companies in respect ofwhich: (a) The terms and conditions of the grant of such loans arein our opinion primafacie not prejudicial to the Company's interest.

(b) Schedule of repayment of principal and payment of interest has been stipulated andthe repayments are due of principal and interest thereon during the financial year2017-18.

(c) In respect of loan granted by the company in an earlier year to a wholly ownedsubsidiary company schedule of repayment of principal and payment of interest has beenstipulated and the repayments are due during the financial years 2016-17 and 2017-18.

(d) There is no overdue amount remaining outstanding as at the balance sheet date.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has complied with the provisions of Sections 185 and 186 of the Companies Act2013 in respect of grant of loans making investments and providing guarantees andsecurities as applicable.

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notaccepted any deposit during the year.

(vi) The maintenance of cost records has been specified by the Central Government undersection 148(1) of the Companies Act2013 to Rubber Coir and Coffee Industries. We havebroadly reviewed the cost records maintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies(Cost Records and Audit) Rules 2014 as amended prescribed by the Central Governmentunder sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Companies Act 2013 and are of the opinionthat prima facie the prescribed cost records have been made and maintained. We havehowever not made a detailed examination of the cost records with a view to determinewhether they are accurate or complete.

(vii) According to the information and explanations given to us in respect ofstatutory dues:

(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed statutory duesincluding Provident Fund Employees' State Insurance Income-tax Sales Tax Service Tax Customs Duty Excise Duty Value Added Tax cess and other material statutory duesapplicable to it to the appropriate authorities.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund Employees'State Insurance Income-tax Sales Tax Service Tax Customs Duty Excise Duty ValueAdded Tax cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at March 31 2016 for aperiod of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) Details of dues of Income-tax Sales Tax Service Tax Customs Duty Excise Dutyand Value Added Tax which have not been deposited as on March 31 2016 on account ofdisputes are given below:

Name of Statute Nature of Dues Forum where Dispute is pending Period to which the amount relates Amount involved
Finance Act1994 and Service Tax and Penalty (Excluding additional Customs Excise and Service Tax April 2002 to March 2012 2010
Service Tax Rules 1 994 penalty and Interest f i any) Service Tax and Appellate Tribunal Commissioner
FinanceAct 1 994 and Penalty (Excluding (Appeals) March 2013 April 2007 to 65
ServiceTaxRules 1 994
Kerala Value Added Tax Act 2003 Kerala Value Added Tax Deputy Commissioner CommercialTaxes Kochi Assessment Year 2007 - 08 37
The Kerala Agricul- Agricultural In- Deputy Commis- sioner (Appeals)
tural Income Tax Act 1991 come Tax and in- terest thereon Commercial Tax es Kochi Assessment Year 2013- 14 18

(viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usthe Company has not defaulted in the repayment of loans or borrowings to financialinstitutions and banks. The Company has not issued any debentures.

(ix) The Company has not raised moneys by way of initial public offer or further publicoffer (including debt instruments) as on the balance sheet date. The term loans raised bythe company from banks have been applied by the Company during the year for the purposesfor which they were raised other than temporary deployment pending application ofproceeds.

(x) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us no fraud by the Company and no material fraud on the Company by its officersor employees has been noticed or reported during the year.

xi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has paid / provided managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisiteapprovals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the CompaniesAct 2013.

(xii) The Company is not a Nidhi Company and hence reporting under clause (xii) of theOrder is not applicable.

(xiii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usthe Company is in compliance with Section 177 and 188 of the Companies Act2013 whereapplicable for all transactions with the related parties and the details of related partytransactions have been disclosed in the financial statements etc. as required by theapplicable accounting standards.

(xiv) During the year the Company has not made any preferential allotment or privateplacement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures and hence reporting underclause (xiv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(xv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usduring the year the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with itsdirectors or directors of its subsidiary company or persons connected with them and henceprovisions of section 192 of the Companies Act 2013 are not applicable.

(xvi) The Company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the ReserveBank of India Act 1934.

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells
Chartered Accountants
(Firm's Registration Number: 008072S)
Sd/-
M. K. ANANTHANARAYANAN
Kochi Partne r
26th May 2016. (Membershi p Number: 19521)

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