1. Accounting PoliciesAudited information
Introduction. The statutory financial statements of Clariant Ltd comply with the regulations on financial accounting of the Swiss Code of Obligations.
Revenue recognition. Interest income is recognized on a time proportion basis, taking into account the principal outstanding and the effective rate over the period to maturity, when it is determined that such income will accrue to the company. Dividends are recognized when the right to receive payment is established.
Exchange rate differences. Balance sheet items denominated in foreign currencies are converted at year-end exchange rates. Realized exchange gains and losses as well as unrealized exchange losses are recorded in the income statement.
Intangible assets. Patents are capitalized at cost and amortized on a straight-line basis to the income statement over their estimated useful lives with a maximum of 20 years. Capital increase costs are directly charged to the income statement.
The Board of Directors approved the stand-alone financial statements of Clariant Ltd for issue on 11 February 2020. It will be subject to approval by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for 30 March 2020.