Donaco International Limited / 2017 Annual Report Donaco International Limited / 2017 Annual Report 26 27 Auditor’s Independence Declaration Crowe Horwath Sydney is a member of Crowe Horwath International, a Swiss verein. Each member of Crowe Horwath is a separate and independent legal entity. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation other than for the acts or omissions of financial services licensees. Crowe Horwath Sydney ABN 97 895 683 573 Member Crowe Horwath International Audit and Assurance Services Level 15 1 O'Connell Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia Tel +61 2 9262 2155 Fax +61 2 9262 2190 29 September 2017 The Board of Directors Donaco International Limited Level 18 420 George Street Sydney NSW 2000 Dear Board Members Donaco International Limited In accordance with section 307C of the Corporations Act 2001, I am pleased to provide the following declaration of independence to the Directors of Donaco International Limited. As lead audit partner for the audit of the financial report of Donaco International Limited for the financial year ended 30 June 2017, I declare that to the best of my knowledge and belief, that there have been no contraventions of: (i) the auditor independence requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 in relation to the audit; and (ii) any applicable code of professional conduct in relation to the audit. Yours sincerely CROWE HORWATH SYDNEY SUWARTI ASMONO Partner Directors’ Report Non-audit services Details of the amounts paid or payable to the auditor for non-audit services provided during the financial year by the auditor are outlined in note 30 to the financial statements. The directors are satisfied that the provision of non-audit services during the financial year, by the auditor (or by another person or firm on the auditor’s behalf), is compatible with the general standard of independence for auditors imposed by the Corporations Act. The directors are of the opinion that the services as disclosed in note 30 to the financial statements do not compromise the external auditor’s independence requirements of the Corporations Act for the following reasons: • all non-audit services have been reviewed and approved to ensure that they do not impact the integrity and objectivity of the auditor; and • none of the services undermine the general principles relating to auditor independence as set out in APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants issued by the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board, including reviewing or auditing the auditor’s own work, acting in a management or decision-making capacity for the Company, acting as advocate for the Company or jointly sharing economic risks and rewards. Officers of the Company who are former partners of Crowe Horwath There are no officers of the Company who are former partners of Crowe Horwath. Auditor’s independence declaration A copy of the auditor’s independence declaration as required under section 307C of the Corporations Act is set out on the following page 27. Auditor Crowe Horwath Sydney continues in office in accordance with section 327 of the Corporations Act. This report is made in accordance with a resolution of directors, pursuant to section 298(2)(a) of the Corporation Act. On behalf of the directors Mr Stuart McGregor Chairman 29 September 2017, Sydney