Dreaming of a city … ACTIVITIES REPORT 2012
Dreaming of … 8
an open, accessible city
A coherent parking policy gives city authorities a tool to manage traffic flow, make inner cities more attractive and strengthen economic viability.
12 an intermodal city
Car parks at intermodal junctions provide smooth and trouble-free transfer from one mode of transport to another, whether it’s bus, tram, bike or train. Smart payment solutions further enhance this experience.
16 a sustainable city
Efficient car parks are good for the environment: they reduce the volume of traffic in the inner city and thus lower emissions of CO2.
20 a fair city
Free parking shifts hidden costs onto the whole of society. It’s much fairer if users pay a reasonable price for their parking spaces.
24 an inviting city
Car parks are a city’s welcome mat. A pleasant, safe, welcoming and client-friendly car park immediately sets the right tone.
28 a warm-hearted city
Interparking has its feet rooted in urban society. With us, successful entrepreneurship goes hand-in-hand with care for people and the environment. 32 34 36 38 40 46 48 50
Board of directors and management Management Report Consolidated balance sheet Consolidated profit and loss statement Appendices to the consolidated accounts Balance sheet Interparking S.A. Profit & loss statement Interparking S.A. Statutory auditor’s report
3 Foreword In 2012 the European and global economy continued to sail through choppy waters. Yet Interparking performed more than adequately: sales increased by 3,7 percent and operating results remained strong and stable. For this I want to thank first and foremost our customers and end-users for the trust they have shown in us. I thank our employees for the outstanding work that they have performed – sometimes in difficult circumstances. In 2012 we strengthened our activities in the European countries where we were already present – the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Spain and Italy. At the same time we launched our operations in Poland via our subsidiary Poland Car Parking (PCP). Furthermore, we opened our first car park in Romania; on the university square in Bucharest. Of course, it is our goal to continue to strengthen our presence in these nine countries. As such, we are maintaining our strategy of careful but ambitious growth, according to the inkstain principle. This should enable us to optimise synergies and develop intelligent pricing structures such as yield management. Interparking is not only spreading its activities in a geographical sense. We continue to prefer spreading our activities over several types of car parks: in city centres, hospitals and shopping centres, at railway stations and airports, in touristic destinations etc. In this regard we are giving greater focus to car parks at intermodal junctions. This fits into a modern vision of mobility in which different means of transport – on foot, bicycle, motorbike, car, bus, tram, metro, airplane – fit together seamlessly. This is why Interparking is continuing to invest in intermodal payment cards (Pcard+). These allow our customers to pay not only for their parking space, but also for the shared bicycle (Villo!) and public transport, as the cards are compatible with the Brussels MOBIB network, for example. As market leader in the European car park sector, in 2012 Interparking continued to invest in the quality of its car parks. These efforts were rewarded with 126 European Standard Parking Awards (ESPA). In parallel we are investing in electric charging stations and our fleet of electric maintenance vehicles. That these efforts are effective is clearly demonstrated by the fact that Interparking Belgium, France and the Netherlands were all certified as carbon neutral at the beginning of 2013. In 2013 Interparking continues to invest in top-quality and environmentallyfriendly car parks, in order to ensure that cities are accessible, pleasant places to live in, and economically viable. Our 2.065 car park professionals in nine European countries are ready to outdo themselves once more! Roland Cracco Managing Director
Our achievements Belgium
Operational achievements + 3 new car parks: •D iscount Parking car park (Brussels Airport) • Oesterparking car park A + B (Bruges) • Bicycle Parking C entrumZand (Bruges) + Renovations or redesigns: • Pavillions car park CentrumZand (Bruges) + Under construction: • Hopmarkt car park (Aalst) Technical achievements + New control room in Antwerp + Continuing roll-out of our own card technology (Pcard+ with RFID) + 30 electric charging stations for electric vehicles
The Netherlands Operational achievements + 2 new car parks: •Z uidpark car park (Amsterdam) • Argentinië car park (Amsterdam) + Under construction: • Markthal car park (Rotterdam) Technical achievements 79 electric charging stations for electric vehicles Awards and certificates + 4 new European Standard Parking Awards
For 55 years Interparking has been designing, developing and managing public car parks; ‘off-street’ and more recently also ‘on-street’. In this period we have grown to become a European leader in the car park business. We have created a wide range of car parks: in the inner city; on the outskirts and at stations, airports and other intermodal junctions; and at hospitals, shopping centres and office complexes. Interparking operates in nine European countries. Our strategy is based on three pillars: mobility, quality and ecology. Every day our 2.065 employees serve the 85 million clients who annually use our 656 car parks in 350 cities.
France Operational achievements + 1 new car park: •A lhambra car park (Paris) + Renovations or redesigns: • Ferrage car park (Cannes) • Parc Suquet Forville car park (Cannes) + Under construction: • Les Cordeliers (Albi) • Sulzer (Nice) Technical achievements + Energy-efficient lighting + 17 electric charging stations for electric vehicles Awards and certificates + Interparking France awarded the ‘CO2-neutral’ certificate Various + Cooperation with Renault for electric charging stations in Palais des Festival car park (Cannes), supplemented by car-sharing during the Film Festival. + Crazy Prices and special parking spaces for P Card holders.
First car park, created for the occasion of the World Exhibition in Brussels: Car Park 58.
Germany Operational achievements + 43 new car parks: •1 8 Woolworth car parks in 16 cities • 7 car parks in Berlin • 2 car parks in Hamburg • 2 car parks in Zwickau • Bhf. Amberg (Amberg) • Dammer Tor Carré (Aschaffenburg) • Atrium (Bamberg) • Bad Godesberg RS (Bonn) • Galerie (Buchholz) • Bhf. UCI (Duisburg) • Bhf. Giessen (Giessen) • Kronengarten (Hilden) • Opernpassage (Keulen) • Löhrstrasse (Koblenz) • City Parkhaus (Limburg an der Lahn) • Bhf. Ludwigsburg (Ludwigsburg)
First foreign car park: Schouwburg car park in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
in 2012 Austria
bf. Alicenstrasse (Mainz) H Hbf. Tiefgarage (Ulm) + 3 acquisitions: • Lungengasse (Keulen) • Parkhaus Zentrum (Zwickau) • Dürreplatz/Weinheim Galerie (Weinheim) + Under construction: • Car parks in Berlin • Car parks in Hamburg Technical achievements + Free Contipark Smartphone app + 39 electric charging stations for electric vehicles Awards and certificates +T he Luisenplatz car park (Potsdam – Berlin) wins the ‘ADAC car park test 2012’ + 8 new European Standard Parking Awards • •
Operational achievements + 4 new car parks: •C ity Center (Salzburg) • Lehen IM 34 Interspar (Salzburg) • Unipark Nonntal (Salzburg) • KZP-zone (Zell am See) Awards and certificates + 3 new European Standard Parking Awards
Italy Operational achievements + Renovations or redesigns: •T ronchetto car park (Venice) + Under construction: • Project Recanati: a combination of ‘on-street’ and ‘off-street’ parking.
Spain Technical achievements + New control room in Barcelona +6 electric charging stations for electric vehicles Awards and certificates + 2 new European Standard Parking Awards
Poland Operational achievements + 2 new car parks: •C opernicus Airport car park (Wrocław) • Shopping centre Mokotow Gallery (Warschau) + Renovations or redesigns: • Expansion to Lech Walesa Airport car park (Gdansk) Technical achievements + 2 electric charging stations for electric vehicles
Romania Operational achievements + 1 new car park: •P iata Universitatii car park (Bucharest) Technical achievements +2 electric charging stations for electric vehicles
Start of activities in Germany under the name Parkhaus Europa-Center GmbH, which Interparking operates today as Contipark.
Creation of the Uniparc subsidiary in France.
Start of activities in Austria, with Contipark Austria.
Acquisition of 50% of Contipark Spain, which later becomes Interparking Hispania.
6 Belgium 10 cities 71 car parks 42.094 spaces 48 car parks with ESPA
Interparking, a European group 9 countries 350 cities 656 car parks 2 065 employees 290 313 parking spaces 85 million clients in 2012
Netherlands 19 cities 49 car parks 22.109 spaces 15 car parks with ESPA
France 5 cities 24 car parks 13.021 spaces 7 car parks with ESPA
Spain 21 cities 50 car parks 20.991 spaces 10 car parks with ESPA
First hospital car park in the Netherlands: Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem.
Italy 105 cities 6 car parks 69.794 spaces
Interparking Belgium launches the P Card.
Start of operations in Italy, through the acquisition of the Tronchetto car park in Venice.
Interparking’s German subsidiary Contipark signs a cooperation agreement with Deutsche Bahn.
Germany 175 cities 399 car parks 98.717 spaces 43 car parks with ESPA
Poland 6 cities 12 car parks 8.190 spaces
Austria 8 cities 44 car parks 14.972 spaces 3 car parks with ESPA
126 ESPA awards
Romania 1 city 1 car park 425 spaces
As a long-term investor, Interparking is committed to quality in its car parks. Recognition has come our way: no fewer than 126 of our operations have been granted the European Standard Parking Award (ESPA) by the European Parking Association (EPA). Car parks wishing to gain an ESPA certificate are assessed against a detailed checklist. Aspects such as lighting, ease of use, safety, comfort, size and payment systems are thoroughly screened.
First concession contract signed in Bucharest, Romania.
Implementation of the first electric charging stations, in Knokke, Belgium.
Purchase of Poland Car Parking in Poland.
Interparking Belgium becomes 100% c arbon neutral, the target of the whole group.
Interparking opens its first bicycle park, in Bruges.
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of an open, accessible city VIABLE CENTRES Parking on the outskirts, downtown, underground or on-street? A coherent parking policy enables city authorities to control traffic flow, make city centres more attractive and promote economic vitality.
ities do everything to keep their centres accessible, viable and economically vigorous. Congested inner cities are detrimental, as are run-down city centres and shopping centres. A sophisticated parking policy keeps cities accessible and flourishing. It regulates and modulates traffic, so that mobility is enhanced, inner cities remain attractive, and the economic vitality of city centres is boosted.
systems and sufficient underground car parks in the centre absorb motorists who otherwise drive around looking for a parking space. Car parks for hospitals, business centres and shopping centres capture incoming visitors, staff and shoppers. Finally, car parks next to railways and airports enable motorists to quickly switch to a different mode of transport.
Mix of solutions
Parking and city marketing
A differentiated parking policy requires a balanced mix of tailored solutions. Cheaper car parks on the outskirts near to tram, bus or metro stops keep cars out of the city centre. Efficient parking guidance
An increasing number of cities are realising that their parking policy forms a crucial part of their city marketing. Smooth parking guidance systems and inviting, comfortable car parks give visitors the feeling
that they are welcome. This positively affects their first impression of the city. When visitors can easily and safely park their cars, they will shop more often and longer – and happily return.
Accessible and attractive Interparking partners closely with local authorities and organisations wishing to develop such a coherent parking policy. We adapt public (off-street) car parks and on-street parking to the location: our car parks must make the destination accessible and attractive. It’s no coincidence that we are also present in tourist hot-spots such as Bruges, Venice or Cannes. Here, our strategically located car parks lessen
10 the impact of road traffic and keep the touristic centres attractive and economically viable.
Easily accessible shopping and business centres We also develop and implement customised car parks in shopping centres, event sites (congress centres, theatres) and office
Easy parking in downtown Bucharest Safe and comfortable parking in the vibrant centre of Bucharest? Thanks to Interparking, it is now possible. In this city of 2.7 million inhabitants, we opened our first car park in Romania – Bucharest’s first modern underground car park. The underground ‘Piata Universitatii’ car park has 425 spaces on three levels and is located in a highly strategic location. It’s situated on one of the busy thoroughfares, next to a metro station and right in the historical city centre – close to the pedestrian area of old Bucharest, the University, the National Theatre, the Coltea Hospital and several museums. The car park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It has charging stations for electric cars and energy-efficient sensor-controlled lights. Thanks to this underground car park, University Square – which previously was always jammed with parked cars – has been restored to a spacious and inviting town square.
Making Recanati more attractive for Recanati is a hilly town of about 21,000 inhabitants in the eastern part of Italy (Marche region), not far from the Adriatic Sea. It is best known as the birthplace of the world-famous Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi. In the coming years the centre of Recanati will undergo a radical metamorphosis. The urban renewal project Centro Città 2.0 will make the historic heart more attractive and accessible. Recanati suffers from an acute shortage of parking places. A parking policy therefore has a key role to play in the project. At the
11 complexes. We guide users quickly and easily from the car park to the entrance of the building, and pay attention to signs that are easy to read and smart payment options. We also ensure that parking is not an obstacle, so that personnel and visitors do not waste time.
Caring for hospitals Hospital complexes are
tourists edge of a central pedestrian zone, close to a new access road, Interparking has created 116 ‘on-street’ parking spaces, of which 16 are reserved for buses and camper vans. In the historic heart, 413 additional parking spaces are on the street. Near the access road, Interparking is building a two-storey underground car park with 300 parking bays. The car park will be completely integrated into the surroundings – it will be below a new park with trees, greenery and fountains. Lifts will take visitors from the car park directly to the Piazza Leopardi, the city’s central square.
continually growing in size and are increasingly concentrated in and around major cities, which increases the pressure on parking. Efficient and spacious car parks are therefore vital. Patients, visitors, physicians and medical staff already have enough to think about – Interparking ensures that they can park without further concerns.
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of an intermodal city PARKING AT TRANSFER HUBS Travelling increasingly involves switching – from car to train to bicycle; from car to plane to taxi. Car parks at intermodal junctions provide smooth and trouble-free transfer from one mode of transport to another,whether it’s bus, tram, bike or train. Smart payment solutions further enhance this experience.
ar parks are increasingly growing to become hubs in a mobility network: alongside a ‘normal’ car park could also be a bike park, a bus or tram stop, a railway station, a place to car share or charge up an electric car etc. Such intermodal junctions help travellers to easily fit individual pieces of their journey together, with total freedom of movement.
Freedom of movement Alternatively, consider car parks in the outskirts of the city center, where motorists can easily transfer to public transport. A dense public transport network can tempt motor-
ists to park their cars and ride into the city by tram, bus or metro, thereby helping to free the city of congestion. Furthermore, modern railway stations include car and bike parks to enhance connectivity by tram, bus or metro.
Seamless switching The switch from private cars to public transport will become attractive when motorists are offered safe, easily accessible and clearly signposted car parks, close to airports and train, bus and metro stations. Allowing commuters to use their parking card to pay for public transport is another important incentive for
the use of intermodal transport. Indeed, it allows them to transfer quickly and painlessly from one mode of transport to another.
Client-friendly payment Interparking’s compatible payment systems guarantee ease of those payments. In Brussels, clients can use their Pcard+ – a debit card with a microchip – to pay in the car park as well as on the tram, bus and metro, and they can even use the same card to rent a bike and re-charge their electric car. This solution will soon be extended throughout the rest of Belgium. Users will then be able
to use their Pcard+ to pay for their public transport ticket or subscription (bus, metro, train, tram). With the Pcard+, Interparking puts the client in pole position, not the car park: we do everything to grant him or her as much freedom of movement as possible.
Cooperation These smart payment solutions rely on partnerships with public transport companies. In Germany we work closely with Deutsche Bahn. The car parks at the main railway stations are run by DB BahnPark, a Joint Venture of Deutsche Bahn and Contipark, the German subsidiary of Interparking. Rail passengers get a preferential rate in the car park and can use a combined train and car park subscription.
15 The switch from private cars to public transport will only become attractive when motorists are offered safe, easily accessible and clearly indicated car parks.
Bruges Bike Park Gdansk: First Kiss & Fly Zones Some 10 kilometres outside Gdansk, the Polish city on the Baltic Sea, lies Gdansk Lech Wałesa Airport. Poland Car Parking – Interparking’s Polish subsidiary – has been managing the airport car park since 2001. It’s been enlarged several times, and currently has 1229 parking bays. In 2012 the entire car park
was revamped and a new car park management system was immediately put into use. The redesign created two Kiss & Fly Zones, a novelty in Poland. Together they offer 106 car park spaces, where cars can enjoy up to 10 minutes of free parking. Interparking is currently studying the possibility of a new 750-space car park.
Anyone wanting to stroll or shop in the centre of Bruges can now park their bike in a safe and dry place. Interparking has opened a bike park on level -1 of the Centrum ‘t Zand car park. This bike park is centrally located, easy to use, secure and free. It has room for 164 bicycles, is open 24 hours a day all year round, and is under constant camera surveillance. Whoever wants to use the bike park only needs a Pcard+. The Pcard+ gives cyclists access to a bicycle lift which takes them to the bike park on level -1. They use the card to open the security gate of the bike park and put their bike with a single click into one of the 164 safe bicycle racks. When they return to their bike, they simply use the Pcard+ to unlock their bike.
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of a sustainable city ECOLOGY Efficient car parks are good for the environment: they reduce the volume of traffic in the inner city and thus lower emissions of CO2. We operate our car parks in an as environmentally friendly way as possible. Furthermore, the Interparking Group is striving to become completely carbon neutral.
Cannes turns green In Cannes, Interparking currently has three car parks equipped with charging stations for electric cars: parkings Palais des Festivals, Lamy and Forville. Thanks to a partnership with Renault, the maintenance teams in Cannes have an electric Kangoo at their disposal. This partnership will be extended to the car parks at Nice and Fontainebleau. In 2012 Interparking France became completely carbon neutral. This is due to a wide range of measures to improve its ecological
footprint: LED lighting, motion detectors, frequency controllers on the ventilation systems, new commercial vehicles that emit less than 100 grams of CO2, video conferences that cut the number of trips between Cannes and Paris, etcetera. Interparking France has other ‘green’ initiatives in the pipeline. One example is the development of a car sharing system together with Renault: customers commuting between Cannes, Nice and Menton will be able to do so by sharing an electric car.
18 In our car parks, we ourselves work in a manner that is as energy efficient and environmentally friendly as possible.
ar parks in the outskirts of the city center as well as intermodal junctions reduce traffic congestion in the city – and thus also the pressure of traffic on the environment. Motorists driving around aimlessly, looking for a parking spot, account for 30 to 50 percent of traffic in the city. Efficient parking guidance systems help them to find a parking space quickly and easily, and cut their fuel consumption and emissions of CO2.
Promoting the electric car We fully support the growth of the CO2-free electric car by offering more electric charging stations. Drivers can charge car for free while being parked.
Energy efficient and environmentally friendly We don’t only promote green solutions for our customers. In our car parks, we ourselves work in a manner that is as energy efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. Various initiatives contribute to this. For all renovations and new projects we apply the best technical solutions and energetic concepts. We use as much green power as possible, which we generate ourselves – wherever possible – by installing photovoltaic cells on car park rooftops. Motion detectors switch the lights off when they do
not register movement. Internal parking guidance systems direct drivers to a parking space. This increases the speed of finding a free parking space and reduces CO2 emissions. Our intervention teams move around on foot, by bicycle or electric car. We also use ecofriendly paint for signage and opt for a forced air ventilation system.
Target: Carbon neutral In every country where it operates, Interparking’s goal is to become completely carbon neutral. In Belgium this is the case since the beginning of 2011. Interparking France went carbon neutral in 2012, followed by Interparking Netherlands in early 2013.
Zuidpark, Amsterdam The Zuidpark car park is Interparking Netherlands’ fourth parking facility in Amsterdam. It has room for 450 cars and is right next to the Zuidpark business park, which is committed to sustainable entrepreneurship. The energy-efficient complex has a green roof, with space for urban farming. Zuidpark also hosts the largest charging station for electric cars in Europe, with 40 regular charging stations and four fast-chargers. Anyone recharging their car only pays the car park fee – the
electricity is free. Parking Zuidpark is also a base for TAXI-E, a newcomer in the market for electric taxis. In several car parks Interparking Netherlands provides charging stations for electric cars. In this way we are playing a role in the growth of energy-efficient vehicles. Interparking Netherlands is also committed to sustainable development as an organisation: in 2013 Interparking Netherlands became completely carbon neutral.
20 Dreaming … of a fair city
FLEXIBLE PRICING FORMULAS Free parking shifts hidden costs onto the whole of society. Motorists parking in the city take up valuable and expensive space and inevitably put pressure on the environment. This could be offset by a fair price.
ost motorists like free parking. But free parking does not exist. Whoever parks in the city, occupies space that’s in short supply, emits CO2, produces noise, and affects the quality of the city experience. With free parking all the direct and indirect costs are passed onto society. Is it not fairer that the user of a parking space pays a reasonable price?
Regulating traffic flow Paying car parks help to regulate traffic. They minimise the number of cars looking for a parking spot,
cut congestion and promote traffic flow, so that noise and pollution are reduced. Their regulating role depends on a combination of factors: strategic location, size, but also pricing. If the price is right, we can ensure that car parks can optimise their regulating role.
Tailor-made Pricing should be customised. To implement a well-formulated pricing, information is needed about visitor segments, customer expectations and preconceived mobility goals that the pricing strategy must help achieve.
Flexible formulas in Germany and Belgium Contipark Germany and Interparking Belgium want to attract new clients and reward existing ones. For example, in some car parks, P Card holders get a discount of 10 percent. We develop intelligent and flexible tariffs for shortand long-term parking. This involves sophisticated tariffs that are continually optimised. Our in-depth knowledge of the market allows us to differentiate and analyse various customer segments.
A carefree trip to the cinema in Brussels and Antwerp In Antwerp and Brussels, Interparking uses particularly attractive rates for those who want to visit the city centre to watch a movie. Thanks to an agreement with the UGC cinema chain, cinema-goers now pay only 2.50 euros for 3 hours parking. They simply show their parking ticket at the box office. The special rate is valid from 6 pm to 2 am, and throughout Sundays and public holidays. In its car parks in Antwerp, close to the Stadsschouwburg and other theatres, Interparking uses
an advantageous evening rate which is ideal for those who want to combine an evening of theatre with a bite to eat and a drink: between 6pm and 2am they can park for a maximum price of only 5.90 euros. For some car parks in Brussels, Interparking Belgium has introduced a very advantageous night rate. From 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. an automatic evening rate of € 5 is applicable. This rate also applies to anyone who wants to enjoy an evening at the theatre, regardless of the duration of the show.
Incentives Financial incentives can help, for example by guiding street parkers to underground car parks. These incentives can discourage or correctly attract long-term parkers. Differentiated rates in a certain parking zone can help to connect car parks to the right customer segments.
Innovations Technological innovations make it possible to implement dynamic pricing formulas. Interparking also invests strongly in ICT solutions to increase the payment convenience for clients and enhance the smooth inflow and outflow to car parks.
If the price is right, we can ensure that car parks can optimise their regulating role.
Stress-free parking in the hospital For many people, hospitals are associated with stress, anxiety, worry and tension. Patients, staff and visitors want to park as speedily as possible, without having to worry about rapidly rising parking rates. In Vic (Catalunya), Interparking manages the General Hospital’s car park.
The rates are calculated to minimise the impact on staff, patients and visitors. Staff can park for free. The rates are gradated: the first 20 minutes are free and then the rate gradually increases. Special rates are available for those who need overnight parking and for the emergency services.
Dreaming … of an inviting city
SAFE, PLEASANT, EFFICIENT
Car parks are a city’s welcome mat. They often are a first introduction to a city. A pleasant, safe, welcoming and client-friendly car park immediately sets the right tone.
ar parks are no longer grey bunkers. Interparking offers its clients comfortable, safe, properly lighted, maintained and sign-posted car parks, stylishly integrated into their environment.
car parks are monitored around the clock and managed from central control rooms, to give clients immediate technical assistance at any time.
Finger on the pulse Quality requirements Interparking’s car parks meet the latest quality requirements: inviting and clearly visible entrances and exits, optimal layout, spacious parking bays, attractive pictograms and colour codes to indicate the levels, smooth floors with clearly visible markings, no-nonsense directions to ensure smooth inflow and outflow, and efficient, userfriendly equipment. More and more
Through customer satisfaction surveys – using anonymous customer testing as well as surveys – we keep our finger on the pulse of our clients. This gives us a good idea of what clients want from us and how they evaluate us. Usually the results are positive, but every study gives each car park an action list of improvements. Through education and trainings we try to raise the level of our service.
26 More and more car parks are monitored around the clock and managed from central control rooms.
Extra safety, thanks to central control rooms How to ensure safe parking and immediately provide assistance with technical problems, even at night and weekends? This is possible thanks to a central control room. By using the latest technology, in principle a car park can be managed and monitored completely remotely. In practice, the presence of staff in the car park is very important for comfort and a sense of security for our customers. A control room provides very valuable additional support. If, for example, a member of staff is busy at level −2,
he cannot see what is going on at level −3. Should an incident occur, the operator in the control room can warn the supervisor and take appropriate action remotely. The control rooms are in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Clients experiencing problems are connected directly to operators in the control room via the intercom at the ticket machine or the information point at the barrier. Via security cameras the operators can observe incidents and directly help
customers with their problem: raise barriers, open gates, print a ticket remotely, and so on. If the problem cannot be solved from the control room, a mobile team can immediately be dispatched. Interparking has central control rooms in Belgium, Germany, France and more recently in Spain, where already three car parks – two in Valencia and one in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) – are managed from a control room in Barcelona.
Once more, Contipark has the best car park Every year ADAC – the largest car club in Germany and Europe – picks the best car park in Germany. The nominated car parks are screened according to criteria such as usability, accessibility, safety and pricing. In 2012 the winner was the Luisenplatz underground car park in Potsdam, near the Brandenburg Gate, a car park with 278 spaces. The car park is owned by Contipark, Interparking’s German subsidiary. A Contipark car park also received an ADAC award in 2010 and 2011. ADAC commended the Luisenplatz car park as being convenient, inviting, clean, bright and sizeable. The parking bays are spacious and there are no disturbing pillars. Bonus points were given for its clear signage, the visitor’s toilets and the attractive rates.
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of a warm-hearted city CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY A company is not an island. Interparking has its feet rooted in urban society and also wants to contribute to a sustainable society. With us, successful entrepreneurship goes hand-in-hand with care for people and the environment.
orporate social responsibility aims to create added value in three dimensions: Profit, Planet and People. These are the three pillars that support sustainability. At Interparking, successful business goes hand in hand with caring for people and the environment. We are committed to making the cities of tomorrow accessible to traffic and at the same time attractive, viable, warm and welcoming for people.
the impact of the business on the environment – Interparking is committed to ease the negative impact of traffic on the environment and works toward environmentallyfriendly, energy-efficient and carbon neutral operations. We contribute to actions for ecological awareness and continually offer more charging stations for electric cars. For our clients we promote green solutions while we ourselves are increasingly energy-conscious.
Profit, Planet …
Profit stands for a corporation’s economic return on investment and financial health. Planet represents
People stands for the social dimension of entrepreneurship: the consequences of business actions for
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Interparking has its feet firmly rooted in urban society. Therefore we support goals that move the whole community forward.
Sponsorship of wheelchair tennis people both inside and outside the company. Our employees are the key to our success. Interparking creates local jobs, a pleasant work environment, comprehensive training opportunities and a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers. Interparking has its feet rooted in urban society. In the cities where we operate, we support goals that help the entire local community: projects for equal opportunities, the homeless, sports for p eople with disabilities, cultural and
touristic events, social initiatives, NGOs, patient groups and so on. This indeed is our role in society: to ensure that cities are vibrant places where people can meet. Consequently Interparking Belgium and Brussels supports the SAMU Social organisation, which shelters and advises homeless people. Interparking sponsored the purchase of an electric Renault Kangoo, which SAMU Social uses to transport food packages and homeless people.
In 2012 the Salzburg Tennis Club organised the 20th International Wheelchair Tennis Open Tournament. Eighty tennis players from 18 countries participated in this well-known and world-leading wheelchair tennis event. Contipark Austria is a loyal sponsor of the event. The sponsorship reinforces the social involvement of Interparking, and dovetails our concern for equality and diversity. With our support, we hope to contribute to the professionalisation of wheelchair tennis. Contipark also supports initiatives to help disadvantaged children and encourage them to participate in education even from a young age.
Multi-coloured Interparking In its recruitment policy, Interparking resolutely opts for diversity. After all, the clients of our car parks are increasingly diverse – and this should be reflected in our workforce. We want to give everyone equal opportunities regardless of gender, socio-cultural or ethnic background, education, sexual orientation, age, disability and so on. Only competencies and qualities count. This is why Interparking Belgium gives all its employees the opportunity to develop themselves and grow in his or
her job. To help them do this, we also invest in their training. For example, in 2006 in Brussels we founded the Interparking School. Here, newly recruited staff are p repared for positions in our car parks: they learn the proper functional and client-oriented attitudes, and also receive a technical education. Experienced employees are also offered courses in the Interparking School; for example, on the latest developments in parking technology or how to work in an environmentallyfriendly manner.
Board Of Directors
Executive Committee Corporate Management
A Claude De Clercq Honorary Chairman Baudouin Ruquois Honorary Managing Director 1 Yves De Clercq* Chairman 2 Serge Fautré Vice-Chairman 3 Roland Cracco** Managing Director 4 Alain De Coster Director 5 Philippe Latour Director 6 Michel Mathieu Director 7 Xavier Pierlet*** Director 8 Jean-François van Hecke**** Director 9 Marc Van Begin***** Director
Yves De Clercq Serge Fautré Xavier Pierlet Jean-François Van Hecke
Roland Cracco Managing Director Elisabeth Roberti Secretary General Edouard de Vaucleroy Chief Financial Officer Ilse De Graeve Budget & Control Koen Mackens Acquisitions & Marketing Olivier Maes IT Manager Marc Iannetta International Audit Manager
* Manager of CVA Yves De Clercq ** Manager of SPRL K ingsdale Consulting *** Manager of SPRL X avier Pierlet **** Manager of HECKE Partners S.A. ***** Manager of SPRL Marc Van Begin
Operational Management Michael Kesseler Germany / Austria Contipark Parkgaragen GmbH Rankestraße, 13 – 10789 Berlin T: 49-30-25 00 970 Contipark International Austria GmbH Reichenhaller Straße, 8 – 5020 Salzburg T: 43-662-80990-0
Davide Fornasiero (ad interim) Deputy General Manager Acquisitions Italy Interparking Italia S.R.L. Isola Nuova del Tronchetto 33/M 30135 Venezia T: 39-041-520 75 55
Nik Subramanian Belgium S.A. Interparking N.V. Bisschopsstraat,1 – 1000 Brussels T: 32-2-549 58 11
Johan Tol Netherlands Interparking Nederland B.V. Weena point A – Weena, 710-712 3014 DA Rotterdam (Postbus 501 – 3000 AM Rotterdam) T: 31-10-217 09 70
Marc Grasset France Interparking France S.A. Rue de Gramont, 30 – 75002 Paris T: 33-1-55 04 66 00
Robert Falecki Poland Poland Car Parking Sp. z o.o. 59/6 Koszykowa Str. 00-660 Warszawa, Polska T: 48-22-629 59 44
Ernesto Piera Spain / Romania Interparking Hispania S.A. Calle Valencia, 93 3° 2a 08029 Barcelona T: 34-93-451 66 24 Square Parking S.R.L. 010898 Str Fagaras, nr 6, Sector 1 T: 40-21-311 56 54
34 Management Report ON THE CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNTS FOR THE 2012 FINANCIAL YEAR
Dear Sirs, We have the pleasure of presenting to you the consolidated accounts of the Interparking Group as at 31 December 2012. Despite the current global crisis and the fact that several western continental European countries are in recession, the Group saw its revenues grow over the last fiscal period while it maintained its EBITDA virtually unchanged. Our Group’s activity is clearly linked to the economic trends affecting the European countries in which we are active and, more particularly, to private consumption indices. However, our diversification and long-term investment policy has ensured that our income is characterised by recognised stability thanks to the variety of needs with which our car park operations are a ssociated (city centres, leisure, shopping, work, airports, train stations, hospitals, etc.) and the variety of
the policies pursued by the cities and regions in which we operate in Europe. In 2012, Interparking’s business increased in Germany, Austria and France whereas revenue in Spain, Italy and Belgium decreased overall. However, the Group’s consolidated sales increased overall from €317.4 million in 2011 to €329.2 million, that is, growth of 3.7%. What is more, in order to strengthen its diversification, Interparking confirmed its entry into Central Europe via the opening of a car park in the centre of Bucharest at the end of the year. As of 31 December 2012, and including this new acquisition, Interparking operates 656 car parks with nearly 290,000 parking places in 350 cities in nine European Union countries, of which seven are in Euroland. This compares to 613 car parks and 284,000 parking places in 2011.
The main specific risk that could affect the Group’s development is that associated with car access and the commercial, economic and cultural appeal of the sites where our car parks are established. Interparking therefore favours operations in quality cities that have a strong and d iversified appeal. The Group made new investments in major cities in 2012, including Paris, Berlin, Bruges, Cologne and Nice. One of the main challenges facing our company is the diversity of mobility policies and the stakes involved in access to city centres. This had a particularly strong impact over the last fiscal year which saw some large cities take measures to make access by car more difficult. On the other hand, many medium-sized cities want to facilitate access and parking to improve their economic appeal. This has resulted in new contracts for Interparking, notably with Fontainebleau,
35 Over the last fiscal period, the Group saw its revenues grow while it maintained its EBITDA virtually unchanged.
Menton, Aalst and Recanati. These new operations will contribute to the revenues of future fiscal periods. Faced with customers whose purchasing power is under pressure, Interparking has developed new products like “Discount” parking at Zaventem and it has continued to implement its dynamic pricing policy at a number of its car parks. In order to meet the quality requirements of our customers, the Group has invested substantial amounts over the past several fiscal periods to improve signalling and user comfort and safety. As of the end of 2012, 126 of the Group’s car parks had been awarded with the ESPA (European Standard Parking Award) quality certification delivered by the EPA (European Parking Association). Interparking is taking steps to meet these challenges by developing dynamic panel systems and partnerships with public transport companies and cities.
The Group continued to step up the use of remote management centres in 2012, particularly in France and Spain, a s well as the development of multi-car park products. The company is continuing its environmental efforts, notably by providing recharging stations for electric cars, by carrying out energy audits and by purchasing green energy. At the end of 2012, the Group’s Belgian, French and Dutch operations were all CO2 neutral. These items impacted the company’s operational expenses resulting in a consolidated Group EBITDA of €103.0 million compared to €104.2 million last year. Net financial charges, excluding depreciation on consolidation variances, fell by 4% from €11.8 million in 2011 to €11.3 million in 2012. This decrease in expenses was primarily due to lower interest rates. The Group has hedging contracts on a portion of its loans in Belgium and Spain to protect itself against potential rate increases.
The Group’s net debt is very low at €307 million, that is, nearly three times EBITDA. This contributes to the Group’s stability and strong capitalisation. Taking into account depreciation which increased by 4.2%, earnings before tax were €38.2 million in 2012 compared to €39.3 million the previous year. The Group’s share in after-tax earnings was €22.7 million in 2012 compared to €31.6 million in 2011. This difference is primarily due to an exceptional gain of €8.3 million from the sale of the Naberpassage car park to the city of Groningen in 2011 as part of the city centre renewal. No major event has occurred since the accounts for the 2012 financial year were closed that would be such as to significantly impact the company’s financial situation and results. Brussels, 20 February 2013 Board of directors
36 Consolidated balance sheet ASSETS in ,000 €
Fixed assets I. Formation expenses II. Intangible assets III. Consolidation differences
IV. Tangible assets
a. Land and buildings
b. Plant, machinery and equipment c. Furniture and vehicles
e. Other tangible assets
f. Assets under construction and advance payments
V. Financial assets
a. Companies valued by the equity method
d. Leasing and other similar rights
- Participation b. Other companies
- Participations, shares and units
- amounts receivable
Current assets VI. Amounts receivable after more than one year a. Trade receivables b. Other amounts receivable c. Deferred taxes VII. Inventories and contracts in progress a. Inventories
VIII. Amounts receivable within the year
a. Trade debtors
b. Other amounts receivable
IX. Treasury investments
a. Own shares b. Other investments and deposits X. Cash at bank and in hand XI. Deferred charges and accrued income Total assets
LIABILITIES in ,000 €
Capital and reserves
I. Share capital
a. Issued capital
II. Share premium account
IV. Consolidated reserves
b. Uncalled capital
V. Consolidation differences VI. Translation differences
VII. Investment grants
VIII. Minority interests
Provisions a. Provisions for liabilities and charges
- Pensions and similar obligations
- Taxes - Others liabilities and charges b. Taxation, including deferred taxation
X. Amounts payable after more than one year
a. Financial debts
- Subordinated loans
- Unsubordinated debenture loans
- Banks and financial institutions
- Leasing and other similar obligations
- Other loans
b. Trade debts
d. Other debts XI. Amounts payable after more than one year a. Amounts > one year which are payable within the year b. Financial debts - Banks and financial institutions - Other loans c. Trade debts d. Advances received on orders in hand e. Taxation, remuneration and social security - Taxes
f. Other amounts payable
XII. Accrued charges and deferred income
- Remunerations and social security costs
38 Consolidated profit and loss statement in ,000 €
I. Operating income
d. Other operating income II. Operating charges a. Raw materials and consumables
c. Remunerations, social security costs and pensions
d. Depreciation of and other amounts written off formation expenses, intangible and tangible fixed assets
b. Services and other goods
e. Amounts written off stocks f. Provisions for liabilities and charges
g. Other operating charges
III. Operating profit
IV. Financial income a. Income from financial assets b. Income from current assets c. Other financial income
a. Debt charges
b. Depreciation on consolidation adjustments
V. Financial charges
c. A mounts written off current assets other than those mentioned under II. e. d. Other financial charges VI. Current income before tax
39 in ,000 €
a. Write-back of amounts written off on intangible and tangible fixed assets
b. W rite-back of amounts written off on financial assets
c. Write-back of provisions for extraordinary liabilities and charges
c. Amounts written off financial fixed assets
d. Provisions for extraordinary liabilities and charges
VII. Extraordinary income
d. Capital gains on disposal of fixed assets e. Other extraordinary income VIII. Extraordinary charges a. Extraordinary depreciation and amounts written off on formation expenses, intangible fixed assets
e. Capital losses on disposal of fixed assets
a. W ithdrawals from deferred and latent taxation reserve
f. Other extraordinary charges IX. Profit or loss for the period before taxation
XI. Income taxes
b. Transfers to deferred and latent taxation reserve
b. Adjustment of income taxes and write-back of tax provisions XII. Profit or loss for the period
XIII. P roportion of the profit from companies valued by the equity method
b. Losses Consolidated profit Third party share of the profit Group share of the profit
40 Appendices to the consolidated accounts SCOPE OF CONSOLIDATION I. L ist of fully consolidated companies in the Group
of the Group
Servipark International S.A.
BE 458 245 915
BE 441 030 096
Uniparc Belgique S.A.
BE 427 825 725
BE 406 391 002
Parking Kouter N.V.
BE 460 024 775
Parking Monnaie S.A.
BE 403 459 721
Centre 58 S.A.
BE 812 274 337
Contipark Parkgaragen GmbH
Parking Bowling Green GmbH
Contipark Parkgarage Marienplatz
München GmbH Contipark Parkgaragen Kurhaus Wiesbaden GmbH
Parking Roosevelt N.V.
BE 406 715 456
Parking 2 Portes S.A.
BE 403 317 486
Ö Park Garagen GmbH
Interparking France S.A.
Interparking Services S.A.S
Uniparc Cannes S.N.C.
GmbH & Co KG Salzburg
Interparking Hispania S.A.
Interparking Lleidatana S.A.
Alpha Parking S.R.L.
SC Square Parking S.R.L.
Poland Car Parking sp zoo
Contipark International Austria GmbH
Serviparc France S.A.S.
GmbH & Co.KG
Parc Sulzer S.A.S.
Interparking Nederland B.V.
Interparking Security B.V.
Uniparc Nederland B.V.
Interparking Italia S.R.L.
Interparking Servizi S.R.L.
Centre 85 Parkgaragen und
II. List of companies consolidated by the equity method
Immo TGV S.A.
Servipark Deutschland GmbH
DB BahnPark GmbH
BE 434 655 515
41 V. Scope of consolidation The consolidated accounts were produced according to the principles outlined in the Royal Decree of 6 March 1990 on consolidated accounts. As well as the accounts of the parent company, the consolidated accounts are containing the accounts of subsidiaries, for which various methods have been used: a. F ull consolidation The companies of which the Group controls at least 50% of the share capital and which it manages on a day-to-day basis, are consolidated according to the full integration method. b. P roportional consolidation The companies which the Group controls jointly are consolidated according to the proportional integration method. c. E quity method The companies in which the Group directly or indirectly holds between 10% and 49% of the capital and which it does not manage on a day-to-day basis are consolidated using the equity method. d. U nconsolidated companies Interests below 10% are not included within the scope of consolidation. The same applies to the companies in liquidation or in constitution.
VI. Criteria used for valuations in the consolidated accounts A. T he valuation rules used by INTERPARKING S.A. as outlined in the appendices of the annual accounts, are applicable to the consolidated accounts subject to the following conditions: • The rates of depreciation of intangible and tangible assets: the accelerated depreciation mentioned in the company accounts of the Belgian companies within the Group are retreated as linear depreciations of the same duration in the consolidated accounts in order to take account of the economic lifetime of these assets. • The consolidation adjustments: at the time of integration of a new subsidiary into the consolidated balance sheet, or when an additional shareholding is acquired, the book value of shares and interests in these companies acquired by companies already included in the consolidation is compared to the share of capital and reserves that it represents, taking into account a re-assessment of the value of assets and liabilities where necessary. A consolidation difference is therefore calculated. If it is negative, it is recorded on the liabilities side of the balance sheet in the section
“consolidation differences”. If it is positive, it is recorded on the assets side of the balance sheet in the section “consolidation differences”. • The valuation rules applied by non-Belgian companies are not amended unless they represent a significant interest except for the leasing contracts. The closing rate is used as the method for translating balance sheet accounts, except the profit for the financial year which is converted at the average rate, and the average rate for the translation of the profit and loss accounts. Only positive consolidation adjustments are subject to annual amortisation and these are charged to a profit and loss account over a 20-year period (5% per annum). This amortisation is justified by the contribution, in a long-term perspective, of these sums to the increase in profits of the Group. Equity shall correspond with non-consolidated purchase price under deduction of appropriate write-down. Dividends relating to these are accrued in the year of their receipt. The value of corporate securities necessitating a re-appreciation of value shall correspond with the size of their contribution to the net situation of the issuing company, including the results of the financial year. The employees of the Group collect pensions according to the retirement systems provided by law and the practices of the countries in which the Group companies carry out their activity. In the event that formal retirement plans already exist and payments relating to these plans are made by the Group, the engagements concerned shall constitute an allowance. With regard to any possible early retirement agreements negotiated by some companies, the necessary allowances shall be organised, and the residual payments shall be re-evaluated, on a yearly basis. The financial statements of consolidated companies are closed on 31 December 2012. Closing rate
B. T he deffered taxes are recorded on all the temporary differences, coming from charges and income included or excluded from the accounting result but deductible or reinstalled in the tax basis of the exercise in which these differences will reverse. Variable posting method is applied. The deffered taxes are calculated on the last known rate at the date of the accounts.
42 VII. Statement of formation expenses Opening balance
Movements in the year:
- New expenses incurred
- Changes in scope
- Other movements
VIII. Statement of intangible assets a. Acquisition value Opening balance
Movements in the year: - Acquisitions - Sales and disposals - Currency translation effect - Transfers from one heading to another - Other movements Closing balance
c. Depreciations and amounts written-down Opening balance Movements in the period: - Recorded - Written back as superfluous
Net book value
- Sales and disposals - Currency translation effect - Transfers from one heading to another - Other movements
43 IX. Statement of tangible fixed assets a. Acquisition value
Land and building
Plant machinery and equipment
Furniture and vehicule
Leasing and similar rights
Other tangible fixed assets
Assets under construction
Movements during the period: - Acquisitions - Sales and disposals - Transfers from one heading to another - Other movements
b. Revaluation surpluses
- Written down after sales and disposals
- Transfers from one heading to another
Closing net book value
c. Depreciations and amounts written-down Opening balance Movements during the period: - Recorded - Written back as superfluous
- Currency translation effect - Other movements
X. Statement of financial assets a. Acquisition value Opening balance
Companies valued by the equity method
Movements during the period: - Acquisitions - Sales and disposals - Other movements Closing balance
c. Amounts written down Opening balance Movements during the period: - Recorded - Written down after Sales and disposals Closing balance e. Movements in the capital and reserves Opening balance - Group share of the profit - Other movements Closing balance Closing net book value
44 XI. Statement of consolidated reserves Opening balance
Movements during the period: - Profit of the group to allocate
- Dividend to shareholders
- Other movements
XII. Statement of consolidation differences Opening balance
Positive consolidation differences
Negative consolidation differences
Movements during the period: - Changes in the scope due to an increase of percentage - Changes in the scope due to a decrease of percentage - Write downs - Other movements
Due within one year
Between one and 5 years
More than 5 years
XIII. Statement of amounts payable a. Breakdown Financial debts 1. Subordinated loans / debentures
4. Amounts due to credit institutions
5. Other loans
4. Amounts due to credit institutions
2. Unsubordinated loans / debentures 3. Leasing and similar obligations
Other debts b. Secured liabilities
Operating income per countries
in million €
45 XIV. Operating profit a. Operating income per countries
1. Geographic breakdown - Belgium
in million €
b. Staff costs 1. Fully consolidated companies Average number of staff
- Salaried employees
- Hourly paid workers
Staff costs (in thousand Euro)
in million €
XV. Rights and commitments not reflected in the balance sheet A2.
Amount of real guarantees granted or irrevocably promised by the companies included in the consolidation on their shareholders assets, to secure respectively the debts and commitments : - in favour of the companies included in the consolidation a) Purchase commitments for fixed assets
a) C ommitmentsresulting from interest rates derivatives
b) Transfer commitments for fixed assets A7.
- in favour of third parties A4.
Balance sheet Interparking S.A. ASSETS in ,000 €
Fixed assets I. Formation expenses
II. Intangible assets
III. Tangible assets
a. Land and buildings
IV. Financial assets
a. Affiliated entreprises
b. Other entreprises linked by participating interests
- Participations interests
b. Plant, machinery and equipment c. Furniture and vehicles d. Leasing and similar rights e. Other tangible assets f. Assets under construction and advance payments
- Participations interests - Amounts receivable
- Amounts receivable c. Other financial assets - Shares and units - Amounts receivable and cash guarantees Current assets
V. Amounts receivable after more than one year
b. Other amounts receivable
VI. Inventories and contracts in progress
VII. Amounts receivable within the year
a. Trade debtors
b. Other amounts receivable
VIII. Treasury investments
a. Own shares
b. Other investments and deposits
IX. Cash at bank and in hand
X. Deferred charges and accrued income
47 LIABILITIES in ,000 €
Share capital and reserves
I. Share capital
II. Share premium account
a. Legal reserve
c. Intaxed reserves
V. Reported profit
a. Provisions for liabilities and charges
- Pensions and similar obligations
VIII. Amounts payable after more than one year
a. Financial debts
b. Unavailable reserves
VI. Investment grants
b. Taxation, including deferred taxation
- Subordinated loans
- Unsubordinated debentures
- Leasing and other similar obligations
- Banks and financial institutions
- Other loans
d. Other amounts payable IX. Amounts payable after more than one year a. A mounts > one year which are payable within the year b. Financial debts - Banks and financial institutions
c. Trade debts
e. T axation, remuneration and social security
- Remunerations and social security costs
f. Other amounts payable
X. Accrued charges and deferred income
- Other loans
48 Profit & Loss statement Interparking S.A. in ,000 €
I. Operating income
d. Other operating income II. Operating charges
b. Services and other goods
c. Remunerations, social security costs and pensions
d. D epreciation of and other amounts written off formation expenses, intangible and tangible fixed assets
a. Raw materials and consumables
e. Amounts written off stocks contracts in progress and trade debtors f. Provisions for liabilities and charges
III. Operating profit
IV. Financial income
a. Income from financial fixed assets
g. Other operating charges
b. Income from current assets c. Other financial income V. Financial charges a. Debt charges
b. A mounts written off current assets other than those mentioned under II. e c. Other financial charges
a. Adjustments to depreciation of and to other amounts written off intangible and tangible fixed assets intangible and tangible fixed assets
b. A djustments to amounts written off financial fixed assets financial assets
c. Adjustments to provisions for extraordinary liabilities and charges
VI. Current income before tax
VII. Extraordinary income
d. Capital gains on disposal of fixed assets e. Other extraordinary income
49 in ,000 €
b. Amounts written off financial fixed assets
c. Provisions for extraordinary liabilities and charges
d. Losses on disposal of fixed assets
e. Other extraordinary charges
VIII. Extraordinary charges a. Amounts written off formation expenses, intangible and tangible assets
IX. Profit or loss for the financial year
a. Withdrawals from taxation period, including deferred taxation
XI. Income taxes
b. Transfers including deferred taxation
b. A djustment of income taxes and write-back of tax provisions XII. Current income before tax
a. Withdrawals to untaxed reserves
b. Transfer from untaxed reserves XIV. Profit or loss of the period
Valuation rules • Merger goodwill is depreciated over a 20 year period. • Tangible assets are recorded at their purchase or cost price. • Annual depreciation is calculated according to a depreciation plan based on the linear or degressive method. • Financial assets are valued at purchase price, possibly less write-downs in the case of participations, and at their nominal value in the case of amounts receivable featuring in this section, as well as amounts receivable after more than one year.
• Amounts receivable within the year are valued at their nominal value. Treasury investments are valued at their purchase price. • Provisions are made for amounts written off where necessary and under the conditions stipulated by law with regard to assets liable to depreciation. • Amount falling due after more than one year and within one year are classified in terms of their nominal value according to the balances evidenced in the accounts. • Provisions will be made if necessary.
50 Statutory Auditor’s
STATUTORY AUDITOR’S REPORT TO THE GENERAL MEETING OF INTERPARKING SA FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2012
Free translation of unqualified statutory auditor’s report originally prepared in french and dutch
n accordance with the legal requirements, we report to you on the performance of our mandate of statutory auditor. This report includes our report on the consolidated accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012, as defined below, as well as our report on other legal and regulatory requirements.
Report on the consolidated accounts We have audited the consolidated accounts of Interparking SA (‘the company’) and its subsidiaries (jointly ‘the group’) for the year ended 31 December 2012, prepared in accordance with the financial reporting framework applicable in Belgium. These consolidated accounts comprise the consolidated balance sheet as at 31 December 2012, the consolidated income statement for the year then ended and notes. The total of the consolidated balance sheet amounts
to EUR 783.763.356,24 and the consolidated income statement shows a profit (group share) for the year of EUR 22.670.819,30. Board of directors responsibility for the preparation of the consolidated accounts The board of directors is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these consolidated accounts in accordance with the financial reporting framework applicable in Belgium, and for such internal control as the board of directors determines, is necessary to enable the preparation of consolidated accounts that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. Statutory auditor’s responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated accounts based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance
with International Standards on Auditing. Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated accounts are free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated accounts. The procedures selected depend on the statutory auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the consolidated accounts, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the statutory auditor considers internal control relevant to the group’s preparation and fair presentation of the consolidated accounts in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the group’s internal control. An audit also
includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by the board of directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the consolidated accounts. We have obtained from the company’s officials and the board of directors the explanations and information necessary for performing our audit. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our unqualified opinion. Unqualified Opinion In our opinion, the consolidated accounts give a true and fair view of the group’s equity and consolidated financial position as at 31 December 2012 and of its consolidated financial performance for the year then ended in accordance with the financial reporting framework applicable in Belgium.
Report on other legal and regulatory requirements The board of directors is responsible for the preparation and the content of the annual report on the consolidated accounts. In the framework of our mandate our responsibility is, in all material aspects, to verify compliance with certain legal and regulatory requirements. On this basis, we provide the following additional comment
which does not modify our opinion on the consolidated accounts: •T he annual report on the consolidated accounts includes the information required by law, is consistent, in all material aspects, with the consolidated accounts and does not present any material inconsistencies with the information that we became aware of during the performance of our mandate. Kontich, 1 March 2013
KPMG Réviseurs d’Entreprises/ Bedrijfsrevisoren Statutory auditor represented by
Bossaert Moreau Saman & C° SPRL Commissaris represented by
Filip De Bock Michel Lange Réviseur d’Entreprises/ Réviseur d’Entreprises/ Bedrijfsrevisor Bedrijfsrevisor
Paul Moreau Réviseur d’Entreprises/ Bedrijfsrevisor
S.A. Interparking N.V. European headquarters 1, Rue de l’Évêque, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgique Bisschopsstraat 1, 1000 Brussel, België T +32 2 549 58 11 – F +32 2 511 02 09 www.interparking.com S.A. Interparking N.V. is a 90% subsidiary of AG Real Estate www.agrealestate.eu