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Auditor Report of 3M India Ltd.

Mar 31, 2017

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR''S REPORT

To the Members of 3M India Limited Report on the Ind AS Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying Ind AS financial statements of 3M India Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March 2017, the statement of Profit and Loss (including other comprehensive income), the statement of cash flows and the statement of changes in equity for the year then ended, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information (herein after referred to as "Ind AS financial statements")

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

The Company''s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation of these Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance including other comprehensive income, cash flows and changes in equity of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) prescribed under Section 133 of the Act, read with relevant rules issued there under.

This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls, that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, relevant to the preparation and presentation of the Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor''s Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these Ind AS financial statements based on our audit.

We have taken into account the provisions of the Act, the accounting and auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made there under.

We conducted our audit of the Ind AS financial statements in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the Ind AS financial statements are free from material misstatement.

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

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the Ind AS financial statements.

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid Ind AS financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India including the Ind AS, of the financial position of the Company as at 31 March 2017 and its financial performance including other comprehensive income, its cash flows and the changes in equity for the year ended on that date.

Other matters

The comparative financial information of the Company for the year ended 31 March 2016 and the transition date opening balance sheet as at 1 April 2015 included in these Ind AS financial statements, are based on the previously issued statutory financial statements prepared in accordance with the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 audited by the predecessor auditor whose report for the year ended 31 March 2016 and 31 March 2015 dated 27 May 2016 and 29 May 2015 respectively expressed an unmodified opinion on those financial statements, as adjusted for the differences in the accounting principles adopted by the Company on transition to the Ind AS, which have been audited by us.

Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. 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 the "Annexure A", a statement on the matters specified in the paragraph 3 and 4 of the Order.

2. 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 best of 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 the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The Balance Sheet, the statement of Profit and Loss, the statement of Cash Flows and the statement of changes in equity dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion, the aforesaid Ind AS financial statements comply with the India Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with relevant rules issued there under;

(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the Directors as on 31 March 2017 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the Directors is disqualified as on 31 March 2017 from being appointed as a Director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act;

(f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate report in "Annexure B"; and

(g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor''s Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in our opinion and 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 financial position in its Ind AS financial statements

- Refer note 36 and 39 to the Ind AS financial statements.

ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses - Refer note 36 to the Ind AS financial statements.

iii. There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.

iv. The Company has provided requisite disclosures in the financial statements as to holdings as well as dealings in Specified Bank Notes during the period from 8 November 2016 to 30 December 2016. Based on audit procedures and relying on the management representation we report that the disclosures are in accordance with books of account maintained by the Company and as produced to us by the Management - Refer note 34.

With reference to the Annexure A referred to in paragraph 1 in Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements of the Independent Auditor''s Report to the Members of the Company on the Ind AS financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2017, we report that:

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

(b) The Company has a regular programme of physical verification of its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are physically verified in a phased manner over a period of three years. In our opinion, the periodicity of physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, certain fixed assets have been physically verified during the year and no material discrepancies were observed on such verification.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the title deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of the Company. Also refer explanatory note (a) of Note 4 to the Ind AS financial statements.

(ii) The inventory, except goods-in-transit and stocks lying with third parties has been physically verified by the Management during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of such physical verification is reasonable. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification between the physical stock and the book records were not material. For stocks lying with third parties at the year end, written confirmations have been obtained by the management.

(iii) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms, limited liability partnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act. Accordingly paragraph 3 (iii) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not granted any loans or made any investments, or provided any guarantees or security to parties covered under the provisions of Section 185 and 186 of the Act. Accordingly paragraph 3(iv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(v) According to information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits from the public in accordance with the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Act and the rules framed there under.

(vi) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules prescribed by the Central Government of India for maintenance of cost records under section 148(1) of the Act in respect of products manufactured and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. However, we have not made a detailed examination of the records.

(vii) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the

Company, amounts deducted/ accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales-tax, Service tax, Duty of customs, Duty of excise, Value added tax, Cess and any other material statutory dues have generally been regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities.

According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales-tax, Service-tax, Duty of customs, Duty of excise, Value added tax, Cess and any other material statutory dues were in arrears as at 31 March 2017 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable except dues in relation to tax deducted at source as shown in the Statement below:

Statement of arrears of statutory dues outstanding for more than six months:

Name of the Statute

Nature of the dues

Amount (Rs in Lakhs)

Period to which the amount relates

Due date

Date of payment

Income-tax Act, 1961

Tax deducted at source (TDS)

15.94

2013-14 to 2016-17

Various dates

Not paid

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, the particulars of dues of Income-tax, Sales-tax, Service-tax, Duty of customs, Duty of excise and Value added tax as at 31 March 2017 which have not been deposited by the Company on account of disputes are mentioned in Appendix-1.

(viii) The Company does not have any loans or borrowings from any financial institution or banks or Government, nor has it issued any debentures. Accordingly, para 3(viii) of the Order is not applicable.

(ix) The Company did not raise any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instrument) and term loans during the year.

(x) According to the information and explanations given to us, no material fraud on the Company by its officers and employees or fraud by the Company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on examination of the records of the Company, the Company has paid/ provided for managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V to the Act.

(xii) According to the information and explanations given to us, in our opinion the Company is not a Nidhi Company as prescribed under Section 406 of the Act. Accordingly, para 3(xii) of the Order is not applicable.

(xiii) According, to the information and explanations given to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, all transactions with the related parties are in compliance with Section 177 and 188 of the Act, where applicable, and details of such transactions have been disclosed in the Ind AS financial statements as required by the applicable accounting standards.

(xiv) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, the Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or issued fully or partly convertible debentures during the year. Accordingly, para 3(xiv) of the Order is not applicable.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, the Company has not entered into non-cash transactions with Directors or persons connected with him. Accordingly, para 3(xv) of the Order is not applicable.

(xvi) According to the information and explanations given to us and in our opinion the Company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

Statute / Nature of dues

Demand amount (Rs. in lakhs)

Payment

under

protest

Net amount (Rs. in lakhs)

Period to which it pertains

Forum where the dispute is pending

Income tax

1,579.57

566.25

1,013.32

2005-2013

Income Tax appellate tribunal

4,955.52

544.85

4,410.67

2010-2015

Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

Sales tax/

Value added tax / Central Sales tax

18,930.16

1,032.07

17,898.09

2005-2012

Deputy Commissioner of Commercial taxes

8,523.30

227.83

8,295.47

2007-2014

Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Taxes

343.27

196.59

146.68

2003-2011

Joint / Senior commissioner of Commercial taxes / Appeals

724.64

-

724.64

2010-2012

Value Added Tax Officer

916.65

418.63

498.02

2011-2013

Sales Tax appellate tribunal

1,019.84

-

1,019.84

2010-2013

Excise and Taxation Officer - cum Assessing Authority

Excise (including service tax)

1,803.52

215.37

1,588.15

2009-2015

Customs, Excise and service tax appellate tribunal

Custom duty

1,961.51

-

1,961.51

2005-2010

Customs, Excise and service tax appellate tribunal

8,007.49

50.00

7,957.49

2011-2014

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence

Report on the Internal Financial Controls under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act")

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of 3M India Limited ("the Company") as of 31 March 2017 in conjunction with our audit of the Ind AS financial statements of the Company for the year ended on that date.

Management''s Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Company''s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internal financial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting ("Guidance Note") issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). These responsibilities include the design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business, including adherence to Company''s policies, the safeguarding of its assets, the prevention and detection of frauds and errors, the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, and the timely preparation of reliable financial information, as required under the Act.

Auditors'' Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company''s internal financial controls over financial reporting based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note and the Standards on Auditing, issued by ICAI and deemed to be prescribed under section 143(10) of the Act, to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls, both applicable to an audit of Internal Financial Controls and, both issued by the ICAI. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financial controls over financial reporting was established and maintained and if such controls operated effectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy of the internal financial controls system over financial reporting and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the Ind AS financial statements, whether due to fraud or error.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the Company''s internal financial controls system over financial reporting

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting

A company''s internal financial control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of Ind AS financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company''s internal financial control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that:

(i) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company;

(ii) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and

(iii) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company''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 financial reporting, including the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controls, material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected. Also, projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls over financial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial control over financial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion

In our opinion, the Company has, in all material respects, an adequate internal financial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controls over financial reporting were operating effectively as at 31 March 2017, based on the internal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note issued by ICAI.

For B S R & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

Firm Registration No: 101248W/W-100022

Amit Somani

Place : Mumbai Partner

Date : May 26, 2017 Membership Number: 060154


Mar 31, 2014

1. We have audited the accompanying financial statements of 3M India Limited (the "Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2014, and the Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information, which we have signed under reference to this report.

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

2. The Company''s Management is responsible for the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the Accounting Standards notified under the Companies Act, 1956 (the "Act") read with the General Circular 15/2013 dated September 13, 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013. This responsibility includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditors'' Responsibility

3. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing and other applicable authoritative pronouncements issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

4. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence, about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors'' judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditors consider internal control relevant to the Company''s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements 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 entity''s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by Management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

5. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

Opinion

6. In our opinion, and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the accompanying financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

(a) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2014;

(b) in the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and

(c) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

7. As required by ''the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003'', as amended by ''the Companies (Auditor''s Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004'', issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of section 227 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Order"), and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

8. As required by section 227(3) of the Act, we report that:

(a) We have obtained all the information and explanations which, to the best of our knowledge and belief, were necessary for the purpose of our audit;

(b) In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the Accounting Standards notified under the Companies Act, 1956 read with the General Circular 15/2013 dated September 13, 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013;

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2014, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2014, from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 274 of the Act.

ANNEXURE TO INDEPENDENT AUDITORS'' REPORT Referred to in paragraph 7 of the Independent Auditors'' Report of even date to the members of 3M India Limited on the financial statements as of and for the year ended March 31, 2014.

i. (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation, of fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of 3 years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies have been noticed on such verification.

(c) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fixed assets has not been disposed off by the Company during the year.

ii. (a) The inventory excluding stocks with third parties has been physically verified by the Management during the year. In respect of inventory lying with third parties, these have substantially been confirmed by them. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

iii. (a) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 4(iii)(b),(c) and (d) of the said Order are not applicable to the Company.

(b) The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 4(iii) (f) and (g) of the said Order are not applicable to the Company.

iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, having regard to the explanation that, except for certain items of fixed assets which are of special/ proprietary nature for which suitable alternative sources do not exist, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory, fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across nor have been informed of any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the aforesaid internal control system.

v. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, there have been no contracts or arrangements that need to be entered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

(b) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are no transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements exceeding the value of Rupees Five Lakhs in respect of any party during the year.

vi. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under.

vii. In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with its size and the nature of its business.

viii. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company in respect of products where, pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government of India, the maintenance of cost records has been prescribed under clause (d) of sub- section (1) of Section 209 of the Act, and are of the opinion that, prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

ix. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues in respect of professional tax, service tax, and income tax, though there has been a slight delay in a few cases , and is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees'' state insurance, sales tax, wealth tax, customs duty, excise duty and other material statutory dues , as applicable, with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, there are no dues of wealth-tax which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. The particulars of dues of income tax, sales tax, service tax, excise duty and customs duty as at March 31, 2014 which have not been deposited on account of a dispute, are as follows:

Name of the Nature of dues Demand Payment statute Amount under protest (Rs. in Lakhs) (Rs. in Lakhs)

The Income Tax Act, Income Tax 242.42 83.71 1961 and Interest

The Income Tax Act, Income Tax 386.59 - 1961 and Interest

The Income Tax Act, Income Tax 94.26 - 1961 and Interest

The Income Tax Act, Income Tax 776.88 - 1961 and Interest

The Income Tax Act, Income Tax and 133.40 - 1961 Interest

Customs Act, 1962 Customs Duty, 1,961.51 - Interest and penalty

The West Bengal Value Added Tax Value Added (VAT) 18.82 - Tax Rules, 2005 0.63 -

9.86 -

The Central Sales Central Sales Tax Tax (West Bengal) (CST) 16.25 - Rules, 1958 20.04 -

25.56 -

The Bombay Bombay Sales Tax Act, 1959 Sales Tax (BST) 65.31 20.00

59.07 20.00

The Central Sales Tax Central Sales (Bombay) Rules, 1957 Tax (CST) 0.50 0.20

36.78 12.00

Maharashtra Value Value Added Added Tax Act, 2002 Tax (VAT), interest 539.50 16.08 and penalty 1,406.66 48.04

3,565.54 47.81

1,709.87 16.78

Central Sales Tax Act, Central Sales 1956 (Central Sales Tax (CST) 101.11 - Tax (Bombay) 61.31 - Rules, 1957) 677.71 -

870.57 -

Central Sales Tax Central Sales 12.36 - Act, 1956 Tax (CST)

Central Sales Tax Central Sales 420.06 - Act, 1956 Tax (CST)

Central Sales Tax Central Sales 8.47 - Act, 1956 Tax (CST)

Central Sales Tax Central Sales 3.68 - Act, 1956 Tax (CST)

Uttar Pradesh Value Added 51.00 - Value Added Tax Tax (VAT) Act, 2008



Name of the Statue Net Amount Period to Forum where which the the dispute (Rs. in Lakhs) amount relates is pending

The Income Tax Act, 1961 158.71 Assessment Year Income Tax 2006 – 07 Appellate Tribunal

The Income Tax Act, 1961 386.59 Assessment Year Income Tax 2007 – 08 Appellate Tribunal

The Income Tax Act, 1961 94.26 Assessment Year Income Tax 2008 – 09 Appellate Tribunal

The Income Tax Act, 1961 776.88 Assessment Year Income Tax 2009 – 10 Appellate Tribunal

The Income Tax Act, 1961 133.40 Assessment Year Commissioner of 2012 – 13 Income Tax (Appeals)

Customs Act, 1962 1,961.51 Financial Years Customs,Excise& 2005 – 06 Service Tax

2006 – 07 Appellate Tribunal

2007 – 08

2008 – 09

2009 – 10

The West Bengal Value Added Tax Rules, 2005 Financial Years The Senior Jt. 18.82 2008 – 09 Commissioner,

0.63 2009 – 10 Commercial Tax 9.86 2010 – 11

The Central Sales Tax (West Bengal) Rules, 1958 Financial Years The Senior Jt.

16.25 2008 – 09 Commissioner,

20.04 2009 – 10 Commercial Tax 25.56 2010 – 11

The Bombay Sales Tax Act, 1959 Financial Years Jt. Commissioner of

45.31 2003 – 04 Sales Tax (Appeal)

39.07 2004 – 05 III, Mumbai

The Central Sales Tax (Bombay) Rules, 1957 Financial Years Jt.Commissioner of

0.30 2003 – 04 Sales Tax (Appeal)

24.78 2004 – 05 III, Mumbai

Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act, 2002 Financial Years Deputy Commissioner

523.42 2005 – 06 of Sales Tax, Mumbai 1,358.62 2006 – 07 3,517.73 2008 – 09 1,693.09 2009 – 10

Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 (Central Sales Tax (Bombay) Rules, 1957) Financial Years Deputy Commissioner

101.11 2005 – 06 of Sales Tax, Mumbai 61.31 2006 – 07 677.71 2008 – 09 870.57 2009 – 10

Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 12.36 Financial Year Deputy Commissioner 2006 – 07 of Sales Tax, Delhi

Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 420.06 Financial Year Excise and Taxation 2011 – 12 Officer-cum- Assessing Authority, Gurgaon

Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 8.47 Financial Year Assistant 2010 – 11 Commissioner (CT), LTU, Hyderabad

Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 3.68 Financial Year Deputy Commissioner, 2010 – 11 Commercial Tax, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Value Added Tax Act, 2008 51.00 Financial Year Deputy Commissioner, 2010 – 11 Commercial Tax, Lucknow

Name of the Nature of dues Demand Payment statute Amount under protest (Rs. in Lakhs) (Rs. in Lakhs)

Central Sales Tax Central Sales 28.34 - Act, 1956 Tax (CST)

Finance Act, 1994 Service tax, 26.55 26.55 interest and penalty

Central Excise Act, Penalty 64.28 - 1944 (Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004)

Central Excise Act, Cenvat Credit, 674.22 - 1944 (Cenvat Credit interest and Rules, 2004) penalty

Central Excise Act, Cenvat Credit, 190.11 95.06 1944 (Cenvat Credit interest and Rules, 2004) penalty



Name of the Statue Net Amount Period to Forum where which the the dispute (Rs. in Lakhs) amount relates is pending

Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 28.34 Financial Year Assistant 2011 – 12 Commissioner (Commercial Taxes), Chennai

Finance Act, 1994 - Financial Year Customs, Excise and 2010 – 11 Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Bangalore

Central Excise Act, 1944 (Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004) 64.28 Financial Years Customs, Excise and 2007 – 08 Service Tax

2008 – 09 Appellate Tribunal,

2009 – 10 Bangalore

2010 – 11

Central Excise Act, 1944 (Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004) 674.22 Financial Years Customs, Excise and 2009 – 10 Service Tax 2010 – 11 Appellate Tribunal, Bangalore

Central Excise Act, 1944 (Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004) 95.05 Financial Years Customs, Excise and 2006 – 07 Service Tax

2007 – 08 Appellate Tribunal, Bangalore

x. The Company has no accumulated losses as at the end of the financial year and it has not incurred any cash losses in the financial year ended on that date or in the immediately preceding financial year.

xi. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders as at the Balance Sheet date.

xii. The Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 4(xii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xiii. As the provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund/ nidhi/ mutual benefit fund/societies are not applicable to the Company, the provisions of Clause 4(xiii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xiv. In our opinion, the Company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xiv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xv. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xvi. The Company has not raised any term loans. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xvi) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xvii. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the company, we report that the no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long-term investment.

xviii.The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xviii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xix. The Company has not issued any debentures during the year and does not have any debentures outstanding as at the beginning of the year and at the year end. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xix) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xx. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xx) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xxi. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of material fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management.

For Lovelock & Lewes

Firm Registration No.301056E

Chartered Accountants

Dibyendu Majumder Place:Bangalore Partner

Date:May 29, 2014 Membership No. : 057687


Mar 31, 2013

Report on the Financial Statements

1. We have audited the accompanying financial statements of 3M India Limited (the "Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2013, and the Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information, which we have signed under reference to this report.

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

2. The Company''s Management is responsible for the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of''the Companies Act, 1956'' of India (the "Act"). This responsibility includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditors'' Responsibility

3. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

4. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence, about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors'' judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditors consider internal control relevant to the Company''s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by Management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

5. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion. Opinion

6. In our opinion, and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the accompanying financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

(a) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2013;

(b) in the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and

(c) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

7. As required by''the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003'', as amended by''the Companies (Auditor''s Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004'' issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of section 227 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Order"), and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

8. As required by section 227(3) of the Act, we report that:

(a) We have obtained all the information and explanations which, to the best of our knowledge and belief, were necessary for the purpose of our audit;

(b) In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Act;

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 31,2013, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the Directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2013, from being appointed as a Director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 274 of the Act.

Referred to in paragraph 7 of the Independent Auditors'' Report of even date to the members of3M India Limited on the financial statements as of and for the year ended March 31,2013.

i. (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation, of fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies have been noticed on such verification.

(c) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fixed assets has not been disposed off by the Company during the year.

ii. (a) The inventory excluding stocks with third parties has been physically verified by the Management during the year. In respect of inventory lying with third parties, these have substantially been confirmed by them. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

iii. (a) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 4(iii) (b), (c) and (d) of the said Order are not applicable to the Company.

(b) The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 4(iii) (f) and (g) of the said Order are not applicable to the Company.

iv. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across, nor have been informed of, any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the aforesaid internal control system.

v. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, there have been no contracts or arrangements that need to be entered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

(b) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are no transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements exceeding the value of Rupees Five Lakhs in respect of any party during the year.

vi. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under.

vii. In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with its size and the nature of its business.

viii. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company in respect of products where, pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government of India, the maintenance of cost records has been prescribed under clause (d) of sub- section (1) of Section 209 of the Act, and are of the opinion that, prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

ix. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues in respect of professional tax, though there has been a slight delay in a few cases, and is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees'' state insurance, income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and other material statutory dues, as applicable, with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, there are no dues of, wealth-tax which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. The particulars of dues of income tax, sales tax, service-tax, customs duty and excise duty as at March 31, 2013 which have not been deposited on account of a dispute, are as follows:

x. The Company has no accumulated losses as at the end of the financial year and it has not incurred any cash losses in the financial year ended on that date or in the immediately preceding financial year.

xi. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders as at the balance sheet date.

xii. The Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 4(xii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xiii. As the provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund/ nidhi/ mutual benefit fund/ societies are not applicable to the Company, the provisions of Clause 4(xiii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xiv. In our opinion, the Company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xiv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xv. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xvi. The Company has not raised any term loans. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xvi) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xvii. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the company, we report that the no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long-term investment.

xviii. The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xviii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xix. The Company has not issued any debentures during the year and does not have any debentures outstanding as at the beginning of the year and at the year end. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xix) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xx. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xx) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xxi. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of material fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management.

For Lovelock & Lewes

Firm Registration No.301056E

Chartered Accountants

Dibyendu Majumder

Place : Bangalore Partner

Date : May 30, 2013 Membership No.: 057687


Mar 31, 2012

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of 3M India Limited (the "Company") as at March 31, 2012, and the related Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto, which we have signed under reference to this report. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's Management. Our respon- sibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by Management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003, as amended by the Companies (Auditor's Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 (together the "Order"), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 of 'The Companies Act, 1956' of India (the 'Act') and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

4. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to in paragraph 3 above, we report that:

(a) We have obtained all the information and explanations which, to the best of 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 the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Act;

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the Directors, as on March 31, 2012 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the Directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2012 from being appointed as a Director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 274 of the Act;

(f) In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said financial statements together with the notes thereon and attached thereto give, in the prescribed manner, the information required by the Act, and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

(i) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2012;

(ii) in the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and

(iii) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.

ANNEXURE TO AUDITORS' REPORT

Referred to in paragraph 3 of the Auditors' Report of even date to the members of 3M India Limited on the financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2012.

1. (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situa- tion, of fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies between the book records and the physical inventory have been noticed.

(c) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fixed assets has not been disposed of by the Company during the year.

2. (a) The inventory (excluding stocks with third parties) has been physically verified by the Management during the year. In respect of inventory lying with third parties, these have substantially been confirmed by them. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the Management are reason- able and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

3. (a) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

(b) The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

4. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across, nor have been informed of, any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the afore- said internal control system.

5. According to the information and explanations given to us, there have been no contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act during the year to be entered in the register required to be maintained under that Section. Accordingly, the question of commenting on transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrange- ments does not arise.

6. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under.

7. In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with its size and the nature of its business.

8. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company in respect of products where, pursu- ant to the rules made by the Central Government of India, the maintenance of cost records has been prescribed under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of Section 209 of the Act, and are of the opinion that, prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

9. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues in respect of profes- sional tax though there has been a slight delay in a few cases, and is regular in depositing undisputed statu- tory dues, including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees' state insurance, in- come tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and other material statutory dues, as applicable, with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, the particulars of dues of income tax as at March 31, 2012 which have not been deposited on account of a dispute, are as follows:

Name of the Nature of Amount Period to which Forum where the statute Dues (Rs. in the amount relates dispute is pending Lakhs)

The Income Tax Income Tax Assessment Year Commissioner of Act, 1961 and interest 231.24 2005-06 Income Tax (Appeals)

The Income Tax Income Tax Assessment Year Income Tax Act, 1961 and interest 158.71 2006-07 Appellate Tribunal

The Income Tax Income Tax Assessment Year Commissioner of Act, 1961 and interest 386.59 2007-08 Income Tax (Appeals)

The Income Tax Income Tax Assessment Year Commissioner of Act, 1961 and interest 462.16 2008-09 Income Tax (Appeals)

10. The Company has no accumulated losses.

11. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders as at the Balance Sheet date.

12. The Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

13. The provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund/ nidhi/ mutual benefit fund/ societies are not appli- cable to the Company.

14. In our opinion, the Company is not a dealer or trader in shares, securities, debentures and other investments.

15. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions during the year.

16. The Company has not obtained any term loans.

17. On the basis of an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the Company, in our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are no funds raised on a short-term basis which have been used for long-term investment.

18. The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act during the year.

19. The Company has not issued any debentures during the year; and does not have any debentures outstanding as at the year end.

20. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year.

21. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management.

For Lovelock & Lewes

Firm Registration No.301056E

Chartered Accountants

Dibyendu Majumder Place: Bangalore Partner

Date : May 28, 2012 Membership No. : 057687


Mar 31, 2011

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of 3M India Limited (the "Company") as at March 31, 2011, and the related Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto, which we have signed under reference to this report. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Companys Management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by Management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. As required by the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003, as amended by the Companies (Auditors Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 (together the "Order"), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 of ‘The Companies Act, 1956 of India (the ‘Act) and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

4. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to in paragraph 3 above, we report that:

(a) We have obtained all the information and explanations which, to the best of 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 the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Act;

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the Directors, as on March 31, 2011 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the Directors is disqualified as on [Balance Sheet date] from being appointed as a Director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 274 of the Act;

(f) In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said financial statements together with the notes thereon and attached thereto give, in the prescribed manner, the information required by the Act, and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

(i) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2011;

(ii) in the case of the Profit and Loss Account, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and

(iii) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.





ANNEXURE TO AUDITORS REPORT

Referred to in paragraph 3 of the Auditors Report of even date to the members of 3M India Limited on the financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2011.

1. (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation, of fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of 3 years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies between the book records and the physical inventory have been noticed.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fixed assets has not been disposed of by the Company during the year.

2. (a) The inventory (excluding stocks with third parties) has been physically verified by the Management during the year. In respect of inventory lying with third parties, these have substantially been confirmed by them. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

3. (a) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act and accordingly, paragraphs iii(b), iii(c) and iii(d) of the Order, are not applicable.

(b) The Company has not taken any loans secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act and accordingly, paragraphs iii(f) and iii(g) of the Order, are not applicable.

4. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory, fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across nor have been informed of any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the aforesaid internal control system.

5. According to the information and explanations given to us, there have been no contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act during the period to be entered in the register required to be maintained under that Section. Accordingly, the question of commenting on transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements does not arise.

6. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under.

7. In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with its size and nature of its business.

8. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company in respect of products where, pursuant to the Rules made by the Central Government of India, the maintenance of cost records has been prescribed under clause (d) of sub- section (1) of Section 209 of the Act, and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

9. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, except dues in respect of service tax, the Company is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including investor education and protection fund, employees state insurance, income-tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and other material statutory dues as applicable, with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, the particulars of dues of income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service-tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess as at March 31, 2011 which have not been deposited on account of a dispute, are as follows:

Name of the Nature of Amount Amount Balance Period to which Forum where the statute Dues Claimed Paid Payable the amount relates dispute is pending Rs. Rs. Rs.

Income Tax Act, Income Tax Assessment Year Commissi -oner of 1961 and interest 2,31,24,330 - 2,31,24,330 2005-06 Income Tax (Appeal)

Income Tax Act, Income Tax Assessment Year Income Tax 1961 and interest 2,42,42,054 83,71,027 1,58,71,027 2006-07 Appellate Tribunal

Income Tax Act, Income Tax Assessment Year Commiss -ioner of 1961 and interest 3,86,59,222 - 3,86,59,222 2007-08 Income Tax (Appeal)

10. The Company has no accumulated losses as at March 31, 2011 and it has not incurred any cash losses in the financial year ended on that date or in the immediately preceding financial year.

11. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders as at the Balance Sheet date.

12. The Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

13. The provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund / nidhi / mutual benefit fund/ societies are not applicable to the Company.

14. In our opinion, the Company is not a dealer or trader in shares, securities, debentures and other investments.

15. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions during the year.

16. The Company has not obtained any term loans.

17. On the basis of an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the Company, in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are no funds raised on a short-term basis which have been used for long-term investment.

18. The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act during the year.

19. The Company has not issued any debentures during the year.

20. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year.

21. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of such case by the Management.

For Lovelock & Lewes Firm Registration No.301056E

Chartered Accountants

Dibyendu Majumder Place:Bangalore Partner

Date:May 28, 2011 Membership No. : 057687


Mar 31, 2010

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of 3M India Limited (the “Company”) as at March 31, 2010, and the related Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement for the period from January 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010 annexed thereto, which we have signed under reference to this report. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s Management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by Management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. As required by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003, as amended by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 (together the “Order”), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 of ‘The Companies Act, 1956’ of India (the ‘Act’) and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

4. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to in paragraph 3 above, we report that:

(a) We have obtained all the information and explanations, which to the best of 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 the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Act;

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors, as on March 31, 2010 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2010 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 274 of the Act;

(f) In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said financial statements together with the notes thereon and attached thereto, give, in the prescribed manner, the information required by the Act and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

(i) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2010;

(ii) in the case of the Profit and Loss Account, of the profit for the period ended on that date; and

(iii) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the period ended on that date.

ANNEXURE TO AUDITORS’ REPORT Referred to in paragraph 3 of the Auditors’ Report of even date to the members of 3M India Limited on the financial statements for the period ended March 31, 2010.

1. (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified by the Management during the period and no material discrepancies between the book records and the physical inventory have been noticed.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fixed assets has not been disposed off by the Company during the period.

2. (a) The inventory (excluding stocks with third parties) has been physically verified by the Management during the period.

In respect of inventory lying with third parties, these have substantially been confirmed by them. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

3. (a) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act and accordingly, paragraphs iii(b), iii(c) and iii(d) of the Order, are not applicable.

(b) The Company has not taken any loans secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act and accordingly, paragraphs iii(f) and iii(g) of the Order, are not applicable.

4. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory, fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across nor have been informed of any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the aforesaid internal control system.

5. According to the information and explanations given to us, there have been no contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act during the period to be entered in the register required to be maintained under that Section. Accordingly, the question of commenting on transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements does not arise.

6. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under.

7. In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with its size and nature of its business.

8. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company in respect of products where, pursuant to the Rules made by the Central Government of India, the maintenance of cost records has been prescribed under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of Section 209 of the Act, and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

9. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, except certain dues in respect of service tax and provident fund, the Company is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees’ state insurance, income-tax, wealth tax, customs duty, excise duty and other material statutory dues as applicable, with the appropriate authorities. The extent of the arrears of statutory dues outstanding as at March 31, 2010, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable are as follows:

Name of Nature of Amount Period to which the statute dues (Rs.) the amount relates

Finance Act, 1994 Service tax 9,27,000 December 2008

The Employees Contribution to 7,66,444 July to Provident Funds Provident Fund September 2009 and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952



Name of the Statue Due date Date of Payment

Finance Act, 1994 January 6, 2009 May 26, 2010

The Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 August to May 26, 2010 October 2009

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, the particulars of dues of income-tax, sales-tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess as at March 31, 2010 which have not been deposited on account of a dispute, are as follows.

Name of Nature of Amount Period to which the statute Dues Claimed (Rs.) the amount relates

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 2,31,24,330 Assessment Year 2005-06

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 2,37,92,770 Assessment Year 2006-07

Central Sales Act, 1956 Sales tax 18,32,203 Financial Year 2005-06

Central Sales Act, 1956 Sales tax 2,67,24,219 Financial Year 2007-08



Name of the Statue Forum where the dispute is pending

Income Tax Act, 1961 Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeal)

Income Tax Act, 1961 Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP)

Central Sales Act, 1956 Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Karnataka)

Central Sales Act, 1956 Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Karnataka)

10. The Company has no accumulated losses as at March 31, 2010 and it has not incurred any cash losses in the financial period ended on that date or in the immediately preceding financial year.

11. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders as at the Balance Sheet date.

12. The Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

13. The provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund / nidhi / mutual benefit fund/ societies are not applicable to the Company.

14. In our opinion, the Company is not a dealer or trader in shares, securities, debentures and other investments.

15. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions during the period.

16. The Company has not obtained any term loans.

17. On the basis of an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are no funds raised on a short-term basis which have been used for long-term investment.

18. The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act during the period.

19. The Company has not issued any debentures during the period.

20. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the period.

21. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the period, nor have we been informed of such case by the Management.

For Lovelock & Lewes Firm Registration No.301056E

Chartered Accountants

Dibyendu Majumder Place:Bangalore Partner

Date :May 28, 2010 Membership No. : 057687

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