b'STAATSOLIE MAATSCHAPPIJ SURINAME N.V.REPORT ON THE AUDIT OF THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued) direction, supervision and performance of the Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to designgroup audit. We remain solely responsible for audit procedures that are appropriate in theour audit opinion.circumstances, but not for the purpose ofWe communicate with the Supervisory Board expressing an opinion on the effectiveness ofregarding, among other matters, the planned the Groups internal control. scope and timing of the audit and significantaudit findings, including any significant Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness ofdeficiencies in internal control that we identify accounting estimates and related disclosuresduring our audit. made by management. We also provide the Supervisory Board with astatement that we have complied with relevant Conclude on the appropriateness of managements use of the going concern basisethical requirements regarding independence, of accounting and based on the audit evidenceand to communicate with them all relationships obtained, whether a material uncertainty existsand other matters that may reasonably be related to events or conditions that may castthought to bear on our independence, and where significant doubt on the Groups ability toapplicable, related safeguards. continue as a going concern. If we concludeFrom the matters communicated with the that a material uncertainty exists, we areSupervisory Board, we determine those matters required to draw attention in our auditors reportthat were of most significance in the audit of the to the related disclosures in the consolidatedconsolidated financial statements of 2021 and financial statements or, if such disclosuresare therefore the key audit matters. We describe are inadequate, to modify our opinion. Ourthese matters in our auditors report unless conclusions are based on the audit evidencelaw or regulation precludes public disclosure obtained up to the date of our auditors report.about the matter or when, in extremely rare However, future events or conditions maycircumstances, we determine that a matter cause the Group to cease to continue as ashould not be communicated in our report going concern. because the adverse consequences of doing sowould reasonably be expected to outweigh the Evaluate the overall presentation, structure and content of the consolidated financialpublic interest benefits of such communication.statements, including the disclosures, and whether the consolidated financial statementsYours sincerelyrepresent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.Andrew TomPartner for and behalf of Obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidenceErnst & Young Surinameregarding the financial information of the entities or business activities within the GroupParamaribo, 27 April, 2022to express an opinion on the consolidated financial statements. We are responsible for the 63'