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Annual Financial Report

Released 09:32 02-Apr-2013

RNS Number : 2987B
Standard Life plc
02 April 2013

Standard Life plc

Annual Financial Report and Notice of AGM


In compliance with Disclosure and Transparency Rule 4.1.3, Standard Life plc ('the Company') confirms that the Annual Report and Accounts 2012 and the Summary Financial Report 2012 are available at

The mailing to shareholders of the Annual Report and Accounts 2012 or the Summary Financial Report 2012 and the AGM documents has commenced.

In compliance with Listing Rule 9.6.1, the Company confirms that copies of the following documents have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority's Document Viewing Facility, via the National Storage Mechanism ('NSM'):

- Annual Report and Accounts 2012

- Summary Financial Report 2012

- AGM Guide (including Notice of Meeting)

The documents will shortly be available for inspection at

In compliance with Disclosure and Transparency Rule 6.1.2, the Company confirms that no changes have been proposed to the Company's Articles of Association.

The Company announced its full year results for the year ended 31 December 2012 on 7 March 2013.  That announcement included a condensed set of financial statements as well as a Business Review which contained a description of the current relevant legislative and regulatory initiatives and key risks facing the Group.  It also contained an indication of important events that occurred during the year as well as events after the reporting period.

To comply with Disclosure and Transparency Rules 6.3.5 and 4.2.3, the related party transactions note, and the Directors' responsibility statement, extracted in full unedited text from the Annual Report and Accounts 2012, are shown below.


47.       Related party transactions

(a)        Transactions with/from and balances from/(to) related parties

In the normal course of business, the Group enters into transactions with related parties that relate to insurance and investment management business. 

Transactions with related parties carried out by the Group during the year were as follows:





Sale to:




Joint ventures



Other related parties





Purchase from:




Joint ventures





Sales to and amounts due from other related parties include management fees received/receivable from non-consolidated UK mutual funds managed by Standard Life Investments.

Transactions with associates presented for the 12 months to 31 December 2011 relate primarily to purchases and sales of holdings in two sub-funds of the Standard Life (Global Liquidity Funds) plc (GLF). During the year ended 31 December 2011, these funds were restructured with the majority of the external holding in these funds transferred to a third party. The remaining assets were transferred to two new GLF sub-funds, which are subsidiaries of the Group. As a result of the restructure, the GLF sub-funds are no longer associates of the Group.

The year end balances arising from transactions carried out by the Group with related parties are as follows:





Due from related parties:

Joint ventures



Other related parties





In addition to the amounts shown above, the Group's defined benefit pension schemes have assets of £845m (2011: £739m) invested in investment vehicles managed by the Group.

(b)       Compensation of key management personnel

Key management personnel comprise 20 people (2011: 21 people) within the Group, including all Directors, both executive and non-executive and the direct reports of the position of Chief Executive. Detailed disclosures of Directors' remuneration for the year and transactions in which the Directors are interested are contained within the audited section of the Directors' remuneration report.

The summary of compensation of key management personnel is as follows:





Salaries and other short-term employee benefits



Post-employment benefits



Share-based payments



Total compensation of key management personnel




(c)        Transactions with/from and balances from/(to) key management personnel

All transactions between the key management and their close family members, and the Group during the year are on commercial terms which are equivalent to those available to all employees of the Group.

During the year to 31 December 2012, the key management personnel and their close family members contributed £1.2m (2011: £4.2m) to products sold by the Group.

Directors' responsibility statement


Each of the Directors, whose names and functions are listed in the Directors' report, confirms that, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief:


1.         The Group and the Company financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the EU, give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit of the Group and the Company.

2.         The Business review, which is incorporated into the Directors' report, includes the information required by DTR 4.1.8 and DTR 4.1.9. This consists of a fair review of the development and performance of the business and the position of the Group, together with a description of the principal risks and uncertainties it faces.


By order of the Board


Gerry Grimstone                                                          Jackie Hunt

Chairman                                                                      Chief Financial Officer

7 March 2013                                                                7 March 2013


2 April 2013



Barry Cameron, Media Relations, 0131 245 6165/ 44 (0)771 248 6463

Lorraine Rees, Investor Relations, 0207 872 4124/ 44 (0)773 830 0878

Kenneth Gilmour, Group Secretariat, 0131 245 0751


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