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We have audited the consolidated financial statements - comprising the balance sheet, income statement, statement of changes in equity, cash flow statement and the notes - and the Group management report prepared by Deutsche EuroShop AG, Hamburg, for the financial year from 1 January to 31 December 2008. The preparation of the consolidated financial statements and the Group management report in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the EU and the supplementary provisions of German commercial law required to be applied under section 315a(1) of the Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB - German Commercial Code) is the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the consolidated financial statements and the Group management report based on our audit.

We conducted our audit of the consolidated financial statements in accordance with section 317 of the HG B and the German generally accepted standards for the audit of financial statements promulgated by the Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer (IDW). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit such that misstatements materially affecting the presentation of the net assets, financial position and results of operations in the consolidated financial statements in accordance with the applicable financial reporting standards and in the Group management report are detected with reasonable assurance. Knowledge of the business activities and the economic and legal environment of the Group and expectations as to possible misstatements are taken into account in the determination of audit procedures. The effectiveness of the accounting-related internal control system and the evidence supporting the disclosures in the consolidated financial statements and the Group management report are examined primarily on a test basis within the framework of the audit. The audit includes assessing the annual financial statements of the companies included in the consolidated financial statements, the determination of the companies to be included in the consolidated financial statements, the accounting and consolidation principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the consolidated financial statements and the Group management report. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

Our audit has not led to any reservations.

In our opinion, based on the findings of our audit, the consolidated financial statements comply with IFRSs as adopted by the EU and the supplementary provisions of German commercial law required to be applied under section 315a(1) of the HG B and give a true and fair view of the net assets, financial position and results of operations of the Group in accordance with these requirements. The Group management report is consistent with the consolidated financial statements, as a whole provides an accurate view of the Group‘s position and accurately presents the opportunities and risks of future development.

Hamburg, 9 April 2009

BDO Deutsche Warentreuhand
Aktiengesellschaft
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Dyckerhoff
Auditor

ppa. Jensen
Auditor

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