This excerpt taken from the BCS 6-K filed Feb 9, 2009.
BARCLAYS PLC, 1 CHURCHILL PLACE, LONDON, E14 5HP, UNITED KINGDOM. TELEPHONE: +44 (0) 20 7116 1000. COMPANY NO. 48839
The Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority (LR 9.7A.1) require that preliminary
unaudited statements of annual results must be agreed with the listed company’s
auditors prior to publication, even though an audit opinion has not yet been issued. In
addition, the Listing Rules require such statements to give details of the nature of any
likely modification that may be contained in the auditors' report to be included with the
annual report and accounts. Barclays PLC confirms that it has agreed this preliminary
statement of annual results with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and that the Board of Directors
has not been made aware of any likely modification to the auditors' report required to be
included with the annual report and accounts for the year ended
The information in this announcement, which was approved by the Board of Directors on 8th February 2009, does not comprise statutory accounts for the years ended 31st December 2008 or 31st December 2007, within the meaning of Section 240 of the Companies Act 1985 (the 'Act'). Statutory accounts for the year ended 31st December 2008, which also include certain information required for the Joint Annual Report on Form 20-F of Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will be delivered to the Registrar of Companies in accordance with Section 242 of the Act. Statutory accounts for the year ended 31st December 2007 have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies and the Group's auditors have reported on those accounts and have given an unqualified report which does not contain a statement under Section 237(2) or (3) of the Act. The 2008 Annual Review and Summary Financial Statements will be posted to shareholders together with the Group's full Annual Report for those shareholders who request it.