Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
1. Reporting entity
2. Basis of preparation
(a) Statement of compliance
(b) Basis of measurement
(c) Functional and presentation currency
(d) Use of estimates and judgements
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Annual Report 2016
Heineken N.V. (the 'Company') is a company domiciled in the Netherlands. The address of the Company's registered office is Tweede
Weteringplantsoen 21, Amsterdam. The consolidated financial statements of the Company as at and for the year ended 31 December 2016
comprise the Company, its subsidiaries (together referred to as 'HEINEKEN' and individually as 'HEINEKEN' entities) and HEINEKEN's interest in
jointly controlled entities and associates. The Company is registered in the Trade Register of Amsterdam No. 33011433. HEINEKEN is primarily
involved in the brewing and selling of beer.
The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as endorsed
by the European Union (EU) and also comply with the financial reporting requirements included in Part 9 of Book 2 of the Dutch Civil Code.
All standards and interpretations issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the International Financial Reporting
Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) effective year-end 2016 have been adopted by the EU. Consequently, the accounting policies applied by the
Company also comply fully with IFRS as issued by the IASB.
The consolidated financial statements have been prepared by the Executive Board of the Company and authorised for issue on 14 February 2017
and will be submitted for adoption to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 20 April 2017.
The consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis unless otherwise indicated.
The methods used to measure fair values are discussed further in notes 3 and 4.
These consolidated financial statements are presented in Euro, which is the Company's functional currency. All financial information presented
in Euro has been rounded to the nearest million unless stated otherwise.
The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with IFRS requires management to make judgements, estimates and
assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, income and expenses.
Actual results may differ from these estimates.
Estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Revisions to accounting estimates are recognised in the period in which
the estimates are revised and in any future periods affected.
In particular, information about assumptions and estimation uncertainties and critical judgements in applying accounting policies that have the
most significant effect on the amounts recognised in the consolidated financial statements are described in the following notes:
Note 6 Acquisitions and disposals of subsidiaries and non-controlling interests
Note 15 Intangible assets
Note 16 Investments in associates and joint ventures
Note 17 Other investments and receivables
Note 18 Deferred tax assets and liabilities
Note 26 Employee benefits
Note 28 Provisions
Note 29 Trade and other payables
Note 30 Financial risk management and financial instruments
Note 32 Contingencies.