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Auditor Report of McDowell Holdings Ltd.

Mar 31, 2016

Independent Auditor''s Report

To,

The Members of

MCDOWELL HOLDINGS LIMITED 1. Report on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of McDOWELL HOLDINGS LIMITED (‘the Company’) which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March 2016, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information for the year then ended.

2. 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 and presentation 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 principles generally accepted in India, including the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014. 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 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 financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

3. Auditor’s Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these 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 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 financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s 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 auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company’s preparation of the 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 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 financial statements.

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

4. Basis for qualified opinion

a. A beneficiary of the company''s corporate guarantee and pledge of shares who had extended loans to certain group companies has demanded repayment of such loans amounting to Rs. 206.68 crore for defaults by the borrowers and has invoked the guarantee extended and exercised the pledge on the shares provided by the company. The borrowers are in negotiation with the lender for restoration of the credit facilities and on that basis the company continues to disclose its exposure as contingent liability. The appropriateness of such disclosure instead of recognizing it in the accounts would depend upon the lender restoring the facilities that have been withdrawn. (Ref note no. 19).

b. The company has prepared its financial statements on "Going Concern" basis for the reasons mentioned in note no. 23. The appropriateness of such basis would depend upon the lender agreeing to restore the credit facilities (as mentioned in note no. 19) and granting sufficient time to the borrowers for repayment of the dues.

5. Qualified Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, except for the effects of the matter described in the "Basis for Qualified Opinion" paragraph above, the aforesaid standalone 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, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31st March 2016, and its loss and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

6. Emphasis of Matter

a. Attention is invited to note no. 20 and note no. 24 regarding provision made to the extent of Rs. 1.90 crores and Rs. 17.91 crore respectively for diminution in value of investment in group companies.

b. Attention is invited to note no. 22 regarding write off of an amount of Rs. 114.85 crores dues from group companies.

c. Attention is invited to note no. 21 regarding write off of an amount of Rs. 50.88 crore due from a group company and provision made to the extent of Rs. 15.10 crore for the probable non-recovery of dues from a group company.

d. Attention is invited to Note no. 21 regarding non recognition of income by way of interest and security commission to the extent of Rs. 2.70 crore and Rs. 0.31 crore respectively.

7. Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

i. As required by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016 (“the Order”), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 of the Act, we give in the Annexure A, a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order, to the extent applicable.

ii. 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, and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

d. Except for the effects of the matter described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph above, in our opinion, the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

e. The matters described in the Basis for Qualified opinion paragraph above, in our opinion, may have an adverse effect on the functioning of the company.

f. On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31st March 2016, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March 2016, from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164(2) of the Act.

g. We have issued a separate report on the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls. The said report can be found in “Annexure B” to this report.

h. 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 does not have any pending litigations which would impact its financial position.

ii. The company has made provision, as required under the applicable law or accounting standards, for material foreseeable losses except for the matters specified in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph.

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

Re: McDowell Holdings Limited

Referred to in paragraph 7(i) of our report of even date

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

(b) All the assets have been physically verified by the management during the year and such physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancies have been noticed on such verification.

(c) The company did not have any immovable properties. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(i)(c) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016 are not applicable to the company.

(d) The company did not have any stocks of goods. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(ii) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2015 are not applicable to the company.

(e) The company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(iii)(a) to 3(iii)(c) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016 are not applicable to the company.

(f) According to the information and explanation given to us and based on our examination of the records of the company, the company has not given any loans, made any investments, provided any guarantee/ security to any persons during the year. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(iv) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016 are not applicable to the company.

(g) The company has not accepted any deposits from the public in contravention of the provisions of sections 73 to 76 and any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act and the rules framed there under. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(v) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016 are not applicable to the company.

(h) Provisions with regard to maintenance of cost records under section 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 are not applicable to this company.

(i) The company is regular in depositing 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 other statutory dues with 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 other statutory dues were in arrears, as at 31-3-2016 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(j) According to the information and explanations given to us, following is the list of tax dues, which have not been deposited on account of disputes.

Name of the Statute

Nature of dues

Disputed amount (Rs. millions)

Forum where dispute is pending.

Income Tax Act, 1961

Income tax for the A.Y. 2013-14.

8.136

CIT (Appeals)

(k) The company has not taken any loans from banks or financial institutions or government nor issued any debentures. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(viii) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016 are not applicable to the company.

(l) The company did not raise any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments) and term loans during the year. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(ix) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016 are not applicable to the company.

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

(n) The company has not paid/provided any managerial remuneration during the year. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(xi) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016 are not applicable to the company.

(o) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the company is not a nidhi company. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(xii) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016 are not applicable to the company.

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

(q) According to the information and explanation 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 fully or partly convertible debentures during the year.

(r) According to the information and explanation 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. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(xv) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order,

2016 are not applicable to the company.

(s) The company is required to be registered under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and the company has obtained registration.

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 McDowell Holdings Limited (“the Company”) as of 31st March, 2016 in conjunction with our audit of the 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 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 Companies Act, 2013.

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 on Audit of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting (the “Guidance Note”) and the Standards on Auditing, 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 Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. 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 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 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 (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) 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 (3) 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 31st March 2016, 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 issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

For Vishnu Ram & Co.

Chartered Accountants

(S. Vishnumurthy)

Proprietor

Place : Bengaluru Membership No. 22715

Date : May 30, 2016 Firm Registration No. 004742S


Mar 31, 2015

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of McDOWELL Holdings LIMITED ('the Company') which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March 2015, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information for the year then ended.

2. 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 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 principles generally accepted in India, including the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the company and for preventing and detecting frauds and 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 financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

3. Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these 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 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 financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's 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 auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company's preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on whether the company has in place an adequate internal financial control system over financial reporting and the effectiveness of such controls. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of 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 financial statements.

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

4. Basis for qualified opinion

a. A beneficiary of the company's corporate guarantee and pledge of shares who had extended loans to certain group companies has demanded repayment of such loans amounting to Rs. 312.06 core for defaults by the borrowers and has invoked the guarantee extended and exercised the pledge on the shares provided by the company. The borrowers are in negotiation with the lender for restoration of the credit facilities and on that basis the company continues to disclose its exposure as contingent liability. The appropriateness of such disclosure instead of recognizing it in the accounts would depend upon the lender restoring the facilities that have been withdrawn. (Ref note no. 19).

b. The company has prepared its financial statements on "Going Concern" basis for the reasons mentioned in note no. 20. The appropriateness of such basis would depend upon the lender agreeing to restore the credit facilities (as mentioned in note 19) and granting sufficient time to the borrowers for repayment of the dues.

c. The company has treated a sum of Rs 61.64 cores due from one of the group companies which is a defendant in several litigations, including winding up petitions, as good and recoverable (Ref note no. 21). The appropriateness of such treatment would depend upon such group company being able to defend the litigations and the winding up petitions, successfully.

d. The company carries investments in certain group companies. The carrying value of such investments is Rs. 30.30 cores. There are significant declines in the carrying value of these investments but the company has not quantified and provided for such declines. Had the company provided for such decline, the profit stated in the Statement of Profit and Loss would have been lower by such amount and the carrying value of those investments shown in the Balance Sheet would have been lower by an equal amount (refer note 24 ).

5. Qualified Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, except for the effects of the matter described in the "Basis for Qualified Opinion" paragraph above, the aforesaid standalone 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, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31st March 2015, and its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

6. Emphasis of Matter

a. Attention is invited to note no. 19 regarding provision made to the extent of Rs. 10.98 cores for the probable non- recovery of dues from one of the borrowers.

b. Attention is invited to note no. 17 regarding write off of an amount of Rs. 20.50 cores dues from one of the group company.

7. Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2015 ("the Order"), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 of the Act, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order, to the extent applicable.

ii. 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, and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

d. Except for the effects of the matter described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph above, in our opinion, the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

e. The matters described in the Basis for Qualified opinion paragraph above, in our opinion, may have an adverse effect on the functioning of the company.

f. On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31st March 2015, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March 2015, from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164(2) of the Act.

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:

The company does not have any pending litigations which would impact its financial position. ii. The company has made provision, as required under the applicable law or accounting standards, for material

foreseeable losses except for the matters specified in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph. iii. There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.

Re: McDowell holdings Limited

Referred to in paragraph 7(i) of our report of even date

(a) The company did not have any fixed assets. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(i)(a) to 3(i)(b) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2015 are not applicable to the company.

(b) The company did not have any stocks of goods. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(ii)(a) to 3(ii)(c) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2015 are not applicable to the company.

(c) The company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to companies, forms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(iii)(a) to 3(iii) (b) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2015 are not applicable to the company.

(d) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us there are adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of the audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in internal controls.

(e) The company has not accepted any deposits from the public in contravention of the provisions of sections 73 to 76 and any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act and the rules framed there under. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(v) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2015 are not applicable to the company.

(f) Provisions with regard to maintenance of cost records under section 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 are not applicable to this company.

(g) The company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including income tax and other material statutory dues applicable to it.

(h) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of income tax, wealth tax, service tax, sales tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess were in arrears, as at 31-3-2015 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(i) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of sales tax, income tax, customs duty, wealth tax, service tax, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

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

(k) Accumulated losses of the company are not more than fifty percent of its net worth. The company has not incurred cash losses during the financial year covered by our audit. The company has incurred cash losses during the immediately preceding financial year.

(l) The company has not taken any loans from banks or financial institutions nor issued any debentures. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(ix) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2015 are not applicable to the company.

(m) According to the information and explanations given to us, during the year, the company has not given any guarantees in favor of banks or financial institutions for loans taken by others. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(x) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2015 are not applicable to the company.

(n) The company has not raised any term loans during the year. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(xi) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2015 are not applicable to the company.

(o) According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

For Vishnu Ram & Co.

Chartered Accountants

Firm Registration No. 004742S



(S. Vishnumurthy)

Proprietor

Place : Mumbai Membership No. 22715

Date : May 29, 2015


Mar 31, 2014

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of McDOWELL HOLDINGS LIMITED (''the Company'') which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March 2014, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

2. Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

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 ("the Act") read with General Circular 15/2013 dated 13th September 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.

3. Auditor''s Responsibility

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.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s 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 auditor considers 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.

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

4. Basis for qualified opinion

a. A beneficiary of the company''s corporate guarantee and pledge of shares who had extended loans to certain group companies has demanded repayment of such loans amounting to Rs. 337.52 crores for defaults by the borrowers and has invoked the guarantee and exercised the pledge provided by the company.

The borrowers are in negotiation with the lender for restoration of the credit facility and on that basis the company continues to disclose its exposure as contingent liability. The appropriateness of such disclosure instead of recognizing it in the accounts would depend upon the lender restoring the facilities that have been withdrawn. (Ref note no. 3.18)

b. The company has prepared its financial statements on "Going Concern" basis for the reasons mentioned in note no. 3.19. The appropriateness of such basis would depend upon the lender agreeing to restore the credit facilities (as mentioned in note 3.18) and granting sufficient time to the borrowers for repayment of the dues.

c. The company has treated a sum of Rs. 50.88 crores due from one of the group company which is a defendant in several litigations, including winding up petitions, as good and recoverable (Ref note no.3.20). The appropriateness of such treatment would depend upon such group company being able to defend the litigations and the winding up petitions successfully.

5. Qualified Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, except for the effects of the matters described in the "Basis for Qualified Opinion" paragraph, the 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 31st March 2014;

(b) in the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the loss 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.

6. Emphasis of Matter

a. Attention is invited to note no.3.24 regarding provision made to the extent of Rs. 20.50 crore for the probable non-recovery of dues from one of the borrowers.

b. Attention is invited to Note no. 3.23 regarding the diminution in the carrying value of certain long term investments and its treatment as temporary in nature.

7. Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

i. As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 ("the Order"), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of section 227 of the Act, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

ii. 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 comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956 read with General Circular 15/2013 dated 13th September 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013; and

e. on the basis of written representations received from the directors as on 31st March 2014, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March 2014, from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956.

Re: McDowell Holdings Limited Referred to in paragraph 7(i) of our report of even date

(a) The company did not have any fixed assets. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(i) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(b) The company did not have any stocks of goods. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(ii) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(c) The company has not granted any loans to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(a) to 4(iii)(d) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(d) The company has not taken any loans from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(e) to 4(iii)(g) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(e) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us there are adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of the audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in internal controls.

(f) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no transactions that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(v)(a) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(g) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, there have not been any transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements entered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(v)(b) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(h) The company has not accepted any deposits from the public. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(vi) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(i) In our opinion, the company has an internal audit system commensurate with the size and nature of its business.

(j) Provisions with regard to maintenance of cost records under section 209(1)(d) of the Companies Act, 1956 are not applicable to this company.

(k) The company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including income tax and other material statutory dues applicable to it.

(l) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of income tax, wealth tax, service tax, sales tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess were in arrears, as at 31-3-2014 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(m) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of sales tax, income tax, customs duty, wealth tax, service tax, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

(n) Accumulated losses of the company are not more than fifty percent of its net worth. The company has incurred cash losses during the financial year covered by our audit. The company has not incurred cash losses during the immediately preceding financial year

(o) The company has not taken any loans from banks or financial institution. The company has not issued any debentures.

(p) The company has not granted any loans on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xii) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(q) The company is not a chit fund or a nidhi/mutual benefit fund/society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(r) The company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(s) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the terms and conditions on which the company has given guarantees for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions are not prejudicial to the interest of the company.

(t) In our opinion, the term loans have been applied for the purpose for which they were raised.

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

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not made preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Act. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xviii) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(w) According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not issued any debentures during the year. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xix) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(x) During the year, the company has not raised any money by public issue. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xx) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(y) According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

For Vishnu Ram & Co. Chartered Accountants Firm Registration No. 004742S

(S. Vishnumurthy) Proprietor Place : Bangalore Membership No. 22715 Date : July 30, 2014


Mar 31, 2013

1. Report on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of McDOWELL HOLDINGS LIMITED (''the Company'') which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March 2013, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

2. Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

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 ("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.

3. Auditor''s Responsibility

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.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s 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 auditor considers 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.

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

4. Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the 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 31 March 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.

5. Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

i. As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 ("the Order"), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of section 227 of the Act, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

ii. As required by the Non-Banking Financial Companies Auditor''s Report (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2008 issued under Sub-section (1A) of section 45MA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraph 3 of the said directions.

iii. 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 comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956; and

e. on the basis of written representations received from the directors as on 31 March 2013, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31 March 2013, from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956.

Re: McDowell Holdings Limited

Referred to in paragraph 5 (i) of our report of even date

(a) The company did not have any fixed assets. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(i) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(b) The company did not have any stocks of goods. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(ii) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the company has granted unsecured loan to a party covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. The amount of such loans outstanding as at 31-3-2013 is Rs. 495.968 million. The rate of interest and other terms and conditions of loans given by the company are prima facie not prejudicial to the interest of the company. The repayments of the dues are in accordance with terms and conditions stipulated.

(d) The company has not taken any loans from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(e) to 4(iii)(g) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(e) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us there are adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of the audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in internal controls.

(f) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the particulars of all contracts or arrangements that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 have been so entered.

(g) There have not been any transactions for sale or purchase of goods or services made in pursuance of contracts referred to in section 297 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(v)(b) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(h) The company has not accepted any deposits from the public. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(vi) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(i) The company does not have an internal audit system of its own. However, the company is subjected to internal audit by the group internal audit department. In our opinion, the prevalent system is commensurate with the size of the company and nature of its business.

(j) Provisions with regard to maintenance of cost records under section 209(1)(d) of the Companies Act, 1956 are not applicable to this company.

(k) The company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including income tax and other material statutory dues applicable to it.

(l) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of income tax, wealth tax, service tax, sales tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess were in arrears, as at 31-3-2013 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(m) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of sales tax, income tax, customs duty, wealth tax, service tax, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

(n) The company does not have any accumulated losses. The company has not incurred cash losses during the financial year covered by our audit and the immediately preceding financial year.

(o) The company has not taken any loans from banks or financial institution. The company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to debenture holders.

(p) The company has not granted any loans on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xii) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(q) The company is not a chit fund or a nidhi/mutual benefit fund/society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(r) The company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(s) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the terms and conditions on which the company has given guarantees for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions are not prejudicial to the interest of the company.

(t) The company has not raised any term loans during the year. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xvi) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

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

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not made preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Act. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xviii) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(w) The company is a Non-Banking Financial Company registered with Reserve Bank of India under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India (Amendment Act), 1997. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xix) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(x) During the year, the company has not raised any money by public issue. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xx) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(y) According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

For Vishnu Ram & Co.

Chartered Accountants

(S. Vishnumurthy)

Proprietor

Place : Mumbai Membership No. 22715

Date : May 30, 2013 Firm Registration No. 004742S


Mar 31, 2012

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of McDowell Holdings Limited, as at 31st March 2012, the Profit and Loss Account and also the Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. 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 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 issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said order.

4. As required by the Non-Banking Financial Companies Auditor's Report (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2008 issued under Sub-section (1A) of section 45MA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraph 3 of the said directions.

5. Further to our comments in the annexure referred to above, we report that:

i. 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;

ii. 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;

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

iv. 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 Companies Act, 1956;

v. On the basis of the written representation received from the directors and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the directors is disqualified as on 31-03-2012 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) to section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956;

vi. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, they said accounts read together with the notes thereon, give the information required by the Companies Act, 1956 in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in India;

a. in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31-03-2012;

b. in the case of the Profit and Loss account, 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.

Referred to in paragraph 3 of our report of even date

(a) The company did not have any fixed assets. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(i) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(b) The company did not have any stocks of goods. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(ii) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(c) The company has not granted any loans to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(a) to 4(iii)(d) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(d) The company has not taken any loans from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(e) to 4(iii)(g) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(e) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us there are adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of the audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in internal controls.

(f) According to the information and explanations given to us, there were no transactions that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(v)(a) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(g) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, there were no transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements entered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(v)(b) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(h) The company has not accepted any deposits from the public. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(vi) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(i) The company does not have an internal audit system of its own. However, the company is subjected to internal audit by the group internal audit department. In our opinion, the prevalent system is commensurate with the size of the company and nature of its business.

(j) Provisions with regard to maintenance of cost records under section 209(1)(d) of the Companies Act, 1956 are not applicable to this company.

(k) The company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including income tax and other material statutory dues applicable to it.

(l) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of income tax, wealth tax, service tax, sales tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess were in arrears, as at 31 -3-2012 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(m) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of sales tax, income tax, customs duty, wealth tax, service tax, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

(n) The company does not have any accumulated losses. The company has incurred cash losses during the immediately preceding financial year. The company has not incurred cash losses during the financial year covered by our audit.

(o) The company has not taken any loans from banks or financial institution. The company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to debenture holders.

(p) The company has not granted any loans on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xii) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(q) The company is not a chit fund or a nidhi/mutual benefit fund/society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(r) The company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(s) The company has not given any guarantees for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xv) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(t) The company has not raised any term loans during the year. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xvi) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

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

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not made preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Act. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xviii) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(w) The company is Non-Banking Financial Company registered with Reserve Bank of India under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India (Amendment Act), 1997. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xix) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(x) During the year, the company has not raised any money by public issue. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xx) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(y) According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

For Vishnu Ram & Co.

Chartered Accountants

(S. Vishnumurthy)

Proprietor

Place : Mumbai Membership No. 22715

Date : May 29, 2012 Firm Registration No. 004742S


Mar 31, 2011

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of McDowell Holdings Limited, as at 31st March 2011, the Profit and Loss Account and also the Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. 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 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 issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said order.

4. As required by the Non-Banking Financial Companies Auditor’s Report (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998 issued under Sub-section (1A) of section 45MA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraph 3 of the said directions.

5. Further to our comments in the annexure referred to above, we report that:

i. 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;

ii. 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;

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

iv. 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 Companies Act, 1956;

v. On the basis of the written representation received from the directors and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the directors is disqualified as on 31-03-2011 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) to section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956;

vi. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said accounts read together with the notes thereon, give the information required by the Companies Act, 1956 in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in India;

a. in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31-03-2011;

b. in the case of the Profit and Loss account, of the loss 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.

Annexure to the Auditor's Report Re: McDowell Holdings Limited Referred to in paragraph 3 of our report of even date

(a) The company did not have any fixed assets. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(i) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(b) The company did not have any stocks of goods. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(ii) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(c) The company has not granted any loans to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(a) to 4(iii)(d) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(d) The company has not taken any loans from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(e) to 4(iii)(g) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(e) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us there are adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of the audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in internal controls.

(f) According to the information and explanations given to us, there were no transactions that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(v)(a) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(g) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, there were no transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements entered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(v)(b) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(h) The company has not accepted any deposits from the public. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(vi) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(i) The company does not have an internal audit system of its own. However, the company is subjected to internal audit by the group internal audit department. In our opinion, the prevalent system is commensurate with the size of the company and nature of its business.

(j) Provisions with regard to maintenance of cost records under section 209(1)(d) of the Companies Act, 1956 are not applicable to this company.

(k) The company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including income tax and other material statutory dues applicable to it.

Further, since the Central Government has till date not prescribed the amount of cess payable under section 441A of the Companies Act, 1956, we are not in a position to comment upon the regularity or otherwise of the company in depositing the same.

(l) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of income tax, wealth tax, service tax, sales tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess were in arrears, as at 31-3- 2011 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(m) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of sales tax, income tax, customs duty, wealth tax, service tax, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

(n) The company does not have any accumulated losses. The company has not incurred cash losses during the immediately preceding financial year. The company has incurred cash losses during the financial year covered by our audit.

(o) The company has not taken any loans from banks or financial institution. The company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to debenture holders.

(p) The company has not granted any loans on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xii) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(q) The company is not a chit fund or a nidhi/mutual benefit fund/society Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(r) The company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(s) The company has not given any guarantees for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xv) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(t) The company has not raised any term loans during the year. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xvi) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

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

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not made preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Act. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xviii) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(w) The company is Non-Banking Financial Company registered with Reserve Bank of India under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India (Amendment Act), 1997. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xix) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(x) During the year, the company has not raised any money by public issue. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xx) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(y) According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

Re: McDowell Holdings Limited Referred to in paragraph 4 of our report of even date

(a) The company has obtained registration as provided under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

(b) The Board of Directors of the company has passed a resolution for the non- acceptance of any public deposits.

(c) The company has not accepted any public deposits during the year under audit.

For Vishnu Ram & Co. Chartered Accountants

(S. Vishnumurthy) Proprietor Membership No. 22715 Firm Registration No. 004742S

New Delhi August 02, 2011


Mar 31, 2010

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of McDowell Holdings Limited, as at 31st March 2010, the Profit and Loss Account and also the Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. 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 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 issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said order.

4. As required by the Non-Banking Financial Companies Auditors Report (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998 issued under Sub-section (1A) of section 45MA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraph 3 of the said directions.

5. Further to our comments in the annexure referred to above, we report that:

i. 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; ii. 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; iii. The Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account; iv. 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 Companies Act, 1956; v. On the basis of the written representation received from the directors and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the directors is disqualified as on 31-03-2010 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) to section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956; vi. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said accounts read together with the notes thereon, give the information required by the Companies Act, 1956 in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in India;

a. in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31-03-2010;

b. in the case of the Profit and Loss account, 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.

Annexure to the Auditors Report Re: McDowell Holdings Limited Referred to in paragraph 3 of our report of even date

(a) The company did not have any fixed assets. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(i) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(b) The company did not have any stocks of goods. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(ii) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(c) The company has not granted any loans to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(a) to 4(iii)(d) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(d) The company has not taken any loans from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(e) to 4(iii)(g) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(e) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us there are adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of the audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in internal controls.

(f) According to the information and explanations given to us, there were no transactions that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(v)(a) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(g) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, there were no transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements entered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(v)(b) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(h) The company has not accepted any deposits from the public. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(vi) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(i) The company does not have an internal audit system of its own. However, the company is subjected to internal audit by the group internal audit department. In our opinion, the prevalent system is commensurate with the size of the company and nature of its business.

(j) Provisions with regard to maintenance of cost records under section 209(1)(d) of the Companies Act, 1956 are not applicable to this company.

(k) The company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including income tax and other material statutory dues applicable to it.

Further, since the Central Government has till date not prescribed the amount of cess payable under section 441A of the Companies Act, 1956, we are not in a position to comment upon the regularity or otherwise of the company in depositing the same.

(l) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of income tax, wealth tax, service tax, sales tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess were in arrears, as at 31-3-2010 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(m) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of sales tax, income tax, customs duty, wealth tax, service tax, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

(n) The company does not have any accumulated losses. The company has incurred cash losses during the immediately preceding financial year. The company has not incurred cash losses during the financial year covered by our audit.

(o) The company has not taken any loans from banks or financial institution nor issued any debentures. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xi) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(p) The company has not granted any loans on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xii) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(q) The company is not a chit fund or a nidhi/mutual benefit fund/society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(r) The company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(s) The company has not given any guarantees for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xv) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(t) The company has not raised any term loans during the year. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xvi) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

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

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not made preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Act. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xviii) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(w) According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not issued any debentures during the year. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xix) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(x) During the year, the company has not raised any money by public issue. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xx) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.

(y) According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

For Vishnu Ram & Co.

Chartered Accountants

(S. Vishnumurthy)

Proprietor

Bangalore Membership No. 22715

20-08-2010 Firm Registration No. 004742S

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