Auditor's disclaimer - Annual Report 2009

Matters relating to the electronic presentation of the audited financial statements

The following statement by Ernst & Young on behalf of the Auditor General relates to the financial statements of Public Trust for the year ended 30 June 2009 included on Public Trust's website.  This statement applies to all previous Annual Reports audited by Ernst & Young which are currently available from the Public Trust website.

Public Trust is responsible for the maintenance and integrity of Public Trust's website.  We have not been engaged to report on the integrity of Public Trust's website.  We accept no responsibility for any changes that may have occurred to the financial statements since they were initially presented on the website.

The audit report refers only to the financial statements named above.  It does not provide an opinion on any other information which may have been hyperlinked to/from these financial statements.  If readers of this report are concerned with the inherent risks arising from electronic data communication they should refer to the published hard copy of the audited financial statements and related audit report dated 22 September 2009 to confirm the information included in the audited financial statements presented on this website.

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