8.4 Statutory Auditors' special reports
8.4.1 Statutory Auditors’ special report on related party agreements
Annual General Meeting held to approve the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021
This is a translation into English of a report issued in French and it is provided solely for the convenience of English-speaking users. This report should be read in conjunction with, and construed in accordance with, French law and professional standards applicable in France.
To the Annual General Meeting of Edenred,
In our capacity as statutory auditors of your Company, we hereby present to you our report on related party agreements.
We are required to inform you, on the basis of the information provided to us, of the terms and conditions of those agreements indicated to us, or that we may have identified in the performance of our engagement, as well as the reasons justifying why they benefit the Company. We are not required to give our opinion as to whether they are beneficial or appropriate or to ascertain the existence of other agreements. It is your responsibility, in accordance with Article R. 225-31 of the French Commercial Code (Code de commerce), to assess the relevance of these agreements prior to their approval.
We are also required, where applicable, to inform you in accordance with Article R. 225-31 of the French Commercial Code (Code de commerce) of the continuation of the implementation, during the year ended December 31, 2021, of the agreements previously approved by the Annual General Meeting.
We performed those procedures which we deemed necessary in compliance with professional guidance issued by the French Institute of Statutory Auditors (Compagnie nationale des commissaires aux comptes) relating to this type of engagement. These procedures consisted in verifying the consistency of the information provided to us with the relevant source documents.
Agreements submitted for approval to the Annual General Meeting
We hereby inform you that we have not been notified of any agreements authorized during the year ended December 31, 2021 to be submitted to the Annual General Meeting for approval in accordance with Article L. 225-38 of the French Commercial Code (Code de commerce).
Agreements previously approved by the Annual General Meeting
We hereby inform you that we have not been notified of any agreements previously approved by the Annual General Meeting, whose implementation continued during the year ended December 31, 2021
Paris-La Défense, March 18, 2022
The Statutory Auditors
French original signed by
DELOITTE & ASSOCIES
Patrick E. Suissa
ERNST & YOUNG Audit