Accounting principles

As from January 1, 2005, AB Volvo applies the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the EU, for the group consolidation. The accounting principles, which were applied during the preparation of this report, are described in Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements, which is included in the 2011 Annual Report for the Volvo Group. This interim report has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting and the Annual Accounts Act.

The financial reporting of the parent company has been prepared in accordance with the Annual Accounts Act and RFR 2 Reporting for legal entities. Application of RFR 2 entails that in interim reporting for legal entities, the parent company is to apply all IFRSs and interpretations approved by the EU as far as possible within the framework of the Swedish Annual Accounts Act, the Pension Obligations Vesting Act, and taking into account the connection between accounting and taxation.

Balance sheet presentation
To improve the understanding of the balance sheet eliminations, Volvo, in the first quarter closing, has reclassified an internal transaction from Internal funding to Other liabilities, amounting to SEK 4 billion on December 31. In the closing on March 31, the corresponding amount was SEK 3 billion.