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This excerpt taken from the WPPGY 20-F filed Jun 25, 2007.

Other intangibles

Under IFRS, the Group has applied IAS 38, Intangible Assets to acquisitions completed since 1 January 2004, which has resulted in the recognition of acquired intangible assets with a carrying value of £271.9 million and £330.3 million at 31 December 2006 and 2005, respectively. The Company generally assesses the fair value of identifiable intangible assets based on the net present value of expected future cash flows to be derived.

 

Under US GAAP, in accordance with the provisions of SFAS 141, effective for all business combinations initiated after 30 June 2001, the allocation of purchase consideration should include recognition of the fair value of identifiable intangible assets, as applicable, such as corporate brand names, customer relationships and proprietary tools. Intangible assets, net of amortisation, recognised under US GAAP with respect to business combinations completed prior to 1 January 2004 resulted in a difference in carrying value of acquired intangible assets of £52.3 million at 31 December 2006 (2005: £66.6 million). The additional charge in 2006 relating to amortisation and impairment of these intangibles was £14.3 million (2005: £17.2 million, 2004: £28.5 million).

 

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Notes to the Reconciliation to US Accounting Principles (continued)

 

1 Significant differences between IFRS and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (continued)

 

This excerpt taken from the WPPGY 20-F filed Jun 28, 2006.

Other intangibles

Under IFRS, the Group has applied IAS 38, Intangible Assets to acquisitions completed since 1 January 2004, which has resulted in the recognition of acquired intangible assets with a carrying value of £330.3 million and £7.0 million at 31 December 2005 and 2004, respectively. The Company generally assesses the fair value of identifiable intangible assets based on the net present value of expected future cash flows to be derived.

 

Under US GAAP, in accordance with the provisions of SFAS 141, Business Combinations, effective for all business combinations initiated after 30 June 2001, the allocation of purchase consideration should include recognition of the fair value of identifiable intangible assets, as applicable, such as corporate brand names, customer relationships and proprietary tools. Intangible assets, net of amortisation, recognised under US GAAP with respect to business combinations completed prior to 1 January 2004 resulted in a difference in carrying value of acquired intangible assets of £66.6 million at 31 December 2005. The additional amortisation charge in 2005 relating to these intangibles was £17.2 million (2004: £28.5 million).

 

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Notes to the Reconciliation to US Accounting Principles (continued)

 

1 Significant differences between IFRS and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (continued)

 

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