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Auditor Report of Bayer Cropscience Ltd.

Mar 31, 2017

INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT To the Members of Bayer Crop Science Limited Report on the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) Financial Statements

1. We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Bayer Crop Science Limited (“the Company”), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2017, the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income), the Cash Flow Statement and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then ended, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management’s Responsibility for the Ind AS Financial Statements

2. 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 to 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 specified in the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 (as amended) under Section 133 of the Act. 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 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.

Auditors’ Responsibility

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

4. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act and the Rules made there under including 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.

5. 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 and other applicable authoritative pronouncements issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards and pronouncements 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.

6. 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 auditors ‘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.

7. 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

8. 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, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2017, and its profit (including other comprehensive income), its cash flows and the changes in equity for the year ended on that date.

Other Matter

9. The financial information of the Company for the year ended March 31, 2016 and the transition date opening Balance Sheet as at April 1, 2015 included in these Ind AS financial statements, are based on the previously issued statutory financial statements for the years ended March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2015 prepared in accordance with the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 (as amended) which were audited by us, on which we expressed an unmodified opinion dated May 13, 2016 and May 27, 2015, respectively. The adjustments to those financial statements for the differences in accounting principles adopted by the Company on transition to the Ind AS have been audited by us. Our opinion is not qualified in respect of this matter.

To the Members of Bayer Crop Science Limited Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

10. As required by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016, issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of Section 143 of the Act (“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 B a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.

11. 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 (including other comprehensive income), the Cash Flow Statement 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 Indian Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act.

(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2017 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 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 A.

(g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditors’ Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in our opinion and to the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact, if any, of pending litigations as at March 31, 2017 on its financial position in its Ind AS financial statements - Refer Notes 16 and 32;

ii. The Company has long-term contracts as at March 31, 2017 for which there were no material foreseeable losses. There are no long term derivative contracts as at March 31,2017.

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts, required to be transferred, to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company during the year ended March 31, 2017.

iv. The disclosure requirement as envisaged in Notification G.S.R. 308(E) dated March 30, 2017 is not applicable to the Company - Refer Note 12(a).

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

1. We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of Bayer Crop Science Limited (“the Company”) as of March 31, 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

2. 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 Act.

Auditors’ Responsibility

3. 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 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.

4. 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.

5. 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

6. 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 (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 Ind AS 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 Ind AS financial statements.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

7. 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

8. 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 March 31, 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 on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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) The title deeds of immovable properties, as disclosed in Notes 2 and 3 on fixed assets to the Ind AS financial statements, are held in the name of the Company.

ii. The physical verification of inventory [excluding goods in transit and stocks with third parties] have been conducted at reasonable intervals by the Management during the year. In respect of inventory lying with third parties, these have substantially been confirmed by them. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

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. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 3(iii), (iii)(a), (iii)(b) and (iii)(c) of the said Order are not applicable to the Company.

iv. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with the provisions of Section 185 and 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 in respect of the loans granted by it. Further, the Company has not made any investments, or provided any guarantees or security to the parties covered under Section 185 and 186.

v. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 73, 74, 75 and 76 of the Act and the Rules framed there under to the extent notified.

vi. Pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government of India, the Company is required to maintain cost records as specified under Section 148(1) of the Act in respect of its products. We have broadly reviewed the same, 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.

vii. (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 income tax and professional tax, though there have been slight delays in few cases, and is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including employees’ state insurance, provident fund, sales tax, value added tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, cess 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 duty of customs which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. Refer Appendix I for the particulars of dues of income tax, sales tax, value added tax, service tax and duty of excise as at March 31, 2017 which have not been deposited on account of a dispute.

viii. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of loans or borrowings to any bank. Further, there were no dues payable to financial institution or Government or debenture holders as at the Balance Sheet date.

ix. The Company has not raised any moneys by way of initial public offer, further public offer (including debt instruments) and term loans during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 3(ix) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

x. 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 by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management.

xi. 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. As the Company is not a Nidhi Company and the Nidhi Rules, 2014 are not applicable to it, the provisions of Clause 3(xii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xiii. The Company has entered into transactions with related parties in compliance with the provisions of Sections 177 and 188 of the Act. The details of such related party transactions have been disclosed in the Ind AS financial statements as required under Indian Accounting Standard (Ind AS) 24, Related Party Disclosures specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 4 of the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 (as amended).

xiv. The Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 3(xiv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xv. The Company has not entered into any non cash transactions with its directors or persons connected with him. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 3(xv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xvi. The Company is not required to be registered under Section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 3(xvi) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

For Price Waterhouse

Firm Registration Number: 301112E

Chartered Accountants

Uday Shah

Place : Mumbai Partner

Date : May24,2017 MembershipNumber:046061


Mar 31, 2015

1. We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Bayer Crop Science Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31,2015, the Statement of Profit and Loss, the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements

2. 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 to 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 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 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.

4. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder including the accounting standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report.

5. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act and other applicable authoritative pronouncements issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards and pronouncements 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.

6. 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 controls system over financial reporting and the operating effectiveness of such controls. 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 financial statements.

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

Opinion

8. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid 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 March 31, 2015, and its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

9. As required by 'the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2015', issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub*section (11) of Section 143 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 3 and 4 of the Order.

To the Members of Bayer Crop Science Limited

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

(f) 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 knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact, if any, of pending litigations as at March 31,2015 on its financial position in its financial statements * Refer Notes 5 and 25.

ii. The Company has long*term contracts as at March 31,2015 for which there were no material foreseeable losses and there are no long term derivative contracts as at March 31, 2015.

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts, required to be transferred, to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company during the year ended March 31, 2015.

ANNEXURE TO INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT

Referred to in paragraph 9 of the Independent Auditors' Report of even date to the members of Bayer Crop Science Limited on the financial

statements as of and for the year ended March 31,2015.

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.

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. 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 Act. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 3(iii), (iii)(a) and (iii)(b) 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 inventory which are of special 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. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 73, 74, 75 and 76 of the Act and the rules framed there under to the extent notified.

vi. The Central Government of India has not specified the maintenance of cost records under sub*section (1) of Section 148 of the Act for any of the products of the Company.

vii. (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 sales tax, income tax, duty of excise, service tax, value added tax and professional tax, though there has been a slight delay in a few cases, and is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including provident fund, employees' state insurance, wealth tax, duty of customs, cess 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 and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. Refer Appendix A for the particulars of dues of income tax, sales tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax as at March 31, 2015 which have not been deposited on account of a dispute.

(c) The amount required to be transferred to Investor Education and Protection Fund has been transferred within the stipulated time in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and the rules made thereunder.

viii. 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. Referred to in paragraph 9 of the Independent Auditors' Report of even date to the members of Bayer Crop Science Limited on the financial

statements as of and for the year ended March 31,2015.

ix. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any bank. Further, there were no dues payable to financial institution or debenture holders as at the Balance Sheet date.

x. 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 3(x) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xi. The Company has not raised any term loans. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 3(xi) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xii. 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.

Appendix A

Referred to in paragraph vii(b) of our annexure to the Independent Auditors’ Report of even date to the members of Bayer Crop Science Limited on the financial statements as of and for the year ended March 31,2015

Sr. Name of the Statute Nature of Dues Amount No. ( Rs. in Millions) 1 Income Tax

The lncome Tax Act, Income Tax liability 78 1961



Sub Total 78

2 Customs Duty

The Custom Duty Act, Demandraiseddueto 364 1962 valuation dispute

Sub Total 364

3 Sales Tax

The Central Sales Tax Sales Tax and Value Added 352 Act, 1956 and Local Tax liability Sales Tax Acts



2



Sub Total 354

4 Excise Duty The Central Excise Act, Excise duty Liability 10 1944

13



14 Y 2

Sub Total 37

5 Service Tax

The Finance Act,1994 Service Tax liability 12

Sub Total 12

Total 845

Sr. Name of the Statute Period to which No. the amount relates

1 Income Tax

The lncome Tax Act, Assessment Year 1996*1997, 1961 2000*2001,2002*2003, 2003*2004, 2007*2008, 2008* 2009, 2010*2011, 2011*2012

Sub Total

2 Customs Duty

The Custom Duty Act, For the period February 1962 1996 to September 1999

Sub Total

3 Sales Tax

The Central Sales Tax Years 1977*1978to Act, 1956 and Local 1984*1985, 1994*1995, Sales Tax Acts 1995*1996, 1999*2000 to 2005* 2006, 2008*2009 to 2009* 2010, 2011*2012

Years 1989*1990to 1991*1992,2007*2008, 2009*2010

Sub Total

4 Excise Duty The Central Excise Act, Years 1986to1991, 1944 1993 to 1997 and 2009

Years 1993*1994, 1998to2004, 2006* 2007 to 2010*2011

Years 1994*1995, 2000*2001, 2001*2002 and 2002*2003

Sub Total

5 Service Tax

The Finance Act,1994 Years from 2004to2007

Sub Total

Total

Sr. Name of the Statute Forum where No. dispute is pending

1 Income Tax

The lncome Tax Act, Appellate Authority*up 1961 to Commissioner's level



Sub Total

2 Customs Duty

The Custom Duty Act, The Supreme Court of 1962 India

Sub Total

3 Sales Tax

The Central Sales Tax Appellate Authority*up Act, 1956 and Local to Commissioner's level Sales Tax Acts



Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

Sub Total

4 Excise Duty The Central Excise Act, Appellate Authority*up 1944 to Commissioner's level

Custom,Exciseand Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

High Court

Sub Total

5 Service Tax

The Finance Act,1994 Appellate Authority*up to Commissioner's level

Sub Total

Total

For Price Waterhouse Firm Registration Number: 301112E Chartered Accountants

Uday shah Place : Mumbai Partner Date :May27,2015 MembershipNumber:046061


Mar 31, 2013

Report on the Financial Statements

1. We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Bayer CropScience 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;

8. (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 of Bayer CropScience Limited on the financial statements 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, the Company has disposed off a substantial part of fixed assets during the year. On the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, in our opinion, the disposal of the said part of fixed assets has not affected the going concern status of the Company.

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. The Company has not granted/ taken any loans, secured or unsecured, to/ from 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), (d), (f) and (g)] of the 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 inventory which are of special 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, we are of the opinion that the particulars of all contracts or arrangements that need to be entered into the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act, have been so entered.

(b) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements and exceeding the value of Rupees Five Lakhs in respect of any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

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 employees'' state insurance, sales tax and service tax, though there has been a slight delay in few cases, and is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, income 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 as at March 31, 2013 which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. Refer Appendix A for 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.

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. As the Company does not have any borrowings from any financial institution or bank nor has it issued any debentures as at the Balance Sheet date, the provisions of Clause 4(xi) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

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

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 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 Price Waterhouse

Firm Registration Number: 301112E

Chartered Accountants

Uday Shah

Place : Mumbai Partner

Date : May 20, 2013 Membership Number: 046061


Mar 31, 2012

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Bayer CropScience 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 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, 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 THE AUDITORS' REPORT

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

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 two 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 has been physically verified by the Management during the year. 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. Accordingly, clause (iii)(b) to (iii)(d) of the Paragraph 4 of the Order are not applicable to the Company during the year.

(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. Accordingly, clause (iii)(f) to (iii)(g) of the Paragraph 4 of the Order are not applicable to the Company during the year.

4. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, having regard to the explanation that certain items purchased are of special nature for which suitable alternative sources do not exist for obtaining comparative quotations, 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, no major weakness have been noticed or reported.

5. (a) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act have been entered in the register required to be maintained under that section.

(b) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements and exceeding the value of Rupees Five Lakhs in respect of any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

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 thereunder.

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, 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, the Company is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues in respect of provident fund, service tax, sales tax, profession tax and income tax, though there has been a slight delay in a few cases, and is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including investor education and protection fund, employees' state insurance, 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 as at March 31, 2012 which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. Refer Appendix A for the particulars of dues of income tax, sales tax, service tax, customs duty and excise duty as at March 31, 2012 which have not been deposited on account of a dispute.

10. The Company has no accumulated losses as at March 31, 2012 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 explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any banks as at the Balance Sheet date. Further, there were no dues payable to financial institution or debenture holders as at the Balance Sheet date.

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

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; 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.

Appendix A

[Referred to in paragraph 9(b) of our annexure to Auditors' Report of even date to the members of Bayer CropScience Limited on the financial statements as of and for the year ended March 31, 2012]

Sr. Name of the Nature of Dues Amount Period to which the amount No. Statute (Rs. in relates Millions

1 Income Tax The Income Tax Act, Income Tax liability 278 Assessment Years 2005- 1961 including 2006, 2008-2009 and 2010- interest 2011 and penalty, where applicable

29 Assessment Years 1996- 1997, 2001-2002 and 2003- 2004

Sub Total 307

2 Sales Tax

The Central Sales Tax Sales Tax Act, 1956 liability 327 Years 1977-1978 to and Local including 1984-1985, 1994-1995, Sales Tax interest 1995-1996, 1999-2000 to Acts and penalty, 2005-2006, 2007-2008 to where 2008-2009 applicable

3 Years 1989-1990 to 1991 - 1992, 2000-2001, 2007-2008, 2009-2010

59 Year 2003-2004

Sub Total 389

3 Service Tax

The Finance Act, 1994 Service Tax liability 9 Years from 2004 to 2007 including interest and penalty, where applicable

Sub Total 9

4 Customs Duty

The Custom Duty Act, Demand raised 1962 with interest 332 For the period February and penalty due 1996 to September 1999 to valuation dispute

Sub Total 332

5 Excise Duty

The Central Excise Act, Excise duty 1944 including 4 Years 1986 to 1991 and interest and 1993 to 1997 penalty, where applicable

7 Years 1993-1994 and 1998 to 2004

14 Years 1994-1995, 2000- 2001, 2001 -2002 and 2002- 2003

Sub Total 25

Total 1,062





Name of the Statute Forum where dispute is pending

Income Tax Appellate Authority - up to

The Income Tax Act, Commissioner's level 1961 Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

Sales Tax

The Central Sales Tax Appellate Authority - up to Act,1956 and Local Commissioner's level Sales Tax Acts

Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

High Court

Service Tax

The Finance Act,1994 Appellate Authority - up to Commissioner's level



Customs Duty

The Customs Duty Act, 1962 The Supreme Court of India



Excise Duty

The Central Excise Act, 1944 Appellate Authority - up to Commissioner's level

Custom, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

High Court



For Price Waterhouse

Firm Registration Number: 301112E

Chartered Accountants

Uday Shah

Place: Mumbai Partner

Date : May 29, 2012 Membership Number: F- 46061


Mar 31, 2010

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Bayer CropScience Limited (the Company) as at March 31, 2010, 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 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 the 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 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 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 said 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, no Director 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 schedules 1 to 21 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 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 THE AUDITORS REPORT

(Referred to in Paragraph 3 of the Auditors Report of even date to the members of Bayer CropScience Limited on the financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2010)

(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 two 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 off by the Company during the year.

(ii) (a) The inventory (including stocks with third parties) has been physically verified by the management during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of verifi cation is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verifi cation 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 verifi cation of inventory as compared to the book records were not material.

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

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, having regard to the explanation that certain items purchased are of special nature for which suitable alternative sources do not exist for obtaining comparative quotations, 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, fi xed 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, no major weakness have been noticed or reported.

(v) (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act have been entered in the register required to be maintained under that section.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements and exceeding the value of Rupees Five Lakhs in respect of any party during the year has been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(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 thereunder.

(vii) In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with its size and 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 including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees state insurance, income-tax, wealth tax, service tax, sales tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues as applicable with the appropriate authorities.

(Referred to in Paragraph 3 of the Auditors Report of even date to the members of Bayer CropScience Limited on the financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2010)

(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 as at March 31, 2010 which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. Refer Appendix A for particulars of dues of income-tax, sales-tax, customs duty, service tax, excise duty and cess thereon as at March 31, 2010 which have not been deposited on account of dispute.

(x) The Company has no accumulated losses as at March 31, 2010 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 banks as at the Balance Sheet date. Further, there were no dues payable to financial institution 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.

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

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

(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.

(xvi) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, on an overall basis, the term loans have been applied for the purposes for which they were obtained.

(xvii) 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.

(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.

(xix) The Company has not issued any debentures during the year.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money by public issue during the year.

(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 fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of such case by the management.

Appendix A

[Referred to in paragraph (ix) (b) of our annexure to the Auditors Report of even date to the members of Bayer CropScience Limited on the fi nancial statements for the year ended March 31, 2010]

Sr. Name of the Nature of Dues Amount No. Statute (Rs. in 000s) 1. Excise Duty The Central Excise duty including 4,284 Excise Act, interest and penalty, 1944 where applicable 17,132

2,038

1,610

Sub Total 25,064

2. Service Tax The Finance Service Tax liability 9,156 Act, 1994 including interest

and penalty, where

applicable

Sub Total 9,156

3. Sales Tax The Central Sales Tax liability 33,518 Sales Tax Act, including penalty 1956 and Local and interest, where Sales Tax Acts applicable

230,362

59,300

Sub Total 323,180

4. Custom Duty The Custom Demand raised with 311,173 Duty Act, 1962 interest and penalty due to valuation dispute

Sub Total 311,173

5. Income Tax The Income Tax Income Tax liability 1,062 Act, 1961 including interest and penalty, where applicable

43,813

Sub Total 44,875

Total 713,448

Sr.Name of the Period to which the Forum where No.Statute amount relates dispute is pending

1. Excise Duty Years 1986 to 1991 and Appellate Authority The Central - up to Excise Act, 1993 to 1997 Commissioners level 1944 Years 1993 to 1994, 1998 to Custom, Excise and Service 2004 and 2007 Tax Appellate Tribunal

Years 1994 and 1995 High Court of Madhya Pradesh

Years 2000 and 2001 The Supreme Court of India

2. Service Tax Years from 2004 to 2007 Appellate Authority The Finance - up to Act, 1994 Commissioners level

3. Sales Tax Years 1977-1978 to 1984- Appellate Authority The Central - up to Sales Tax Act, 1985, 1994-1995, 1956 and Local 1995- Commissioners level Sales Tax Acts 1996, 1996, 1997-1998, 1999-2000 to 2004-2005, 2005, 2006 and 2007-2008 to 2009-2010

Years 1988-1989 to 1991- Tribunal 1992, 1994-1995, 1995- 1996, 2000-2001, 2002- 2003 and 2009-2010

Year 2003-2004 The High Court of Chennai

4. Custom Duty For the period February The Supreme Court of India The Custom 1996 to September 1999 Duty Act, 1962

5. Income Tax Assessment Year 2005-2006 Appellate Authority - up to The Income Tax Commissioners level Act, 1961 Assessment Years 1996- Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

1997, 2001-2002 and 2003- 2004



For Price Waterhouse

Firm Registration Number: 007568S

Chartered Accountants

Vasant Gujarathi

Place : Mumbai Partner

Date : May 28, 2010 Membership No. F-17866

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