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1 Summary of significant accounting policies

1.1 General

The Company financial statements of Bouwinvest Dutch Institutional Office Fund N.V. (the Office Fund) are included in the consolidated financial statements and are prepared in accordance with the legal requirements of Part 9, Book 2 of the Dutch Civil Code. These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with provision of Article 2:362 subsection 8 and 9, of the Dutch Civil Code, under which the Company-only financial statements may be prepared in accordance with accounting policies as adopted in the consolidated financial statements.

If no other policies are mentioned, the applicable policies are those of the consolidated financial statements. The consolidated financial statements should be consulted for an appropriate interpretation of the Company financial statements.

The notes in the consolidated financial statements also apply to the Company accounts. If Company amounts are not directly traceable to the consolidated notes, additional notes are included in the Company notes.

The consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as endorsed by the European Union.

The exemption laid down in Article 402 Book 2 of the Dutch Civil Code has been applied to the Company profit and loss account of the Fund.

1.2 Financial assets


Subsidiaries include all entities over which the Fund has the power – directly or indirectly – to control financial and operational policies. Subsidiaries are valued under the net equity method, but not lower than zero.

The equity value is measured by valuation of assets, provisions and liabilities and determination of results based on the accounting policies of the consolidated financial statements.

Recognition of losses

If the share in losses attributable to the Fund exceeds the carrying amount of the net investment (investment and other unsecured receivables), further losses will not be recognised, unless the Fund has provided securities to the associate, committed to liabilities or paid on behalf of the associate. In that case, a provision will be set aside for the excess.

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