This excerpt taken from the CVS 8-K filed Aug 8, 2006.
9.01(a) Financial Statements of the Businesses Acquired
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of
We have audited the accompanying Statements of net assets acquired of Albertsons, Inc. and its subsidiaries (Albertsons) standalone drugstore business (an integrated operation within Albertsons) as of February 2, 2006, pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement as amended (the APA Agreement) between Albertsons and CVS Corporation (CVS) and certain other parties thereto as described in Note 1, and the related Statements of revenues and direct expenses for the year ended February 2, 2006 (the Statements). These Statements are the responsibility of Albertsons management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these Statements based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the Statements are free of material misstatement. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audit included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Albertsons internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the Statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
The accompanying statements were prepared for inclusion in the Current Report on Form 8-K of CVS and are not intended to be a complete presentation of Albertsons assets and liabilities or of its revenues and expenses.
In our opinion, such Statements present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets acquired of Albertsons standalone drugstore business as of February 2, 2006, and the related Statement of revenues and direct expenses for the year ended February 2, 2006, pursuant to the APA Agreement described in Note 1, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP
June 29, 2006