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Vianet Group PLC (VNET)


Thursday 17 March, 2016

Vianet Group PLC

Adoption of Financial Reporting Standard (FRS) 101

RNS Number : 4833S
Vianet Group PLC
17 March 2016

Vianet Group plc

(the "Company")


Notification to Shareholders of Adoption of Financial Reporting Standard (FRS) 101

Notification to shareholders on parent company financial statements: Adoption of Financial reporting Standard (FRS) 101 - Reduced Disclosure Framework

Vianet Group plc's ('the Company') parent company financial statements contained in the Vianet Group plc Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2015 were prepared in accordance with UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practice ('UK GAAP').  The 2015 Annual Report can be found on the Company's website at

A new UK GAAP accounting framework introduced by the Financial Reporting Council ('FRC') becomes mandatorily effective for financial statements commencing on or after 1 January 2015. Under this new framework, the Company is required to elect to prepare its parent company financial statements on one of the new bases permitted by the FRC.  The consolidated financial statements of the Group will continue to be prepared in accordance with EU-adopted International Financial Accounting Standards (IFRS) and are unaffected by this new accounting framework.

The Company proposes to adopt FRS 101 "Reduced Disclosure Framework" for its parent company financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2016 which will be included in the Group's annual report for 2016 and on an ongoing basis until such time as the Company notifies shareholders of any change to its chosen accounting framework for the parent company financial statements.  The Company intends to take advantage of the disclosure exemptions allowed under FRS 101. Accordingly, the disclosures in the parent company financial statements prepared under FRS 101 are expected to be the same, or follow closely, those previously reported under UK GAAP.

The Company's decision to adopt FRS 101 does not require shareholder approval. However, as stipulated in FRS 101, the Company is required to notify all shareholders of this election.  Any shareholder or shareholders holding in aggregate 5 per cent or more of the total allotted shares in the Company may serve an objection.  Objections must be served in writing and delivered to Mark Foster at the Company's registered office (One Surtees Way, Surtees Business Park, Stockton on Tees, TS18 3HR) not later than 24th March 2016. 

For further information:



James Dickson, Chairman / Mark Foster CFO    T: +44 (0)1642 358 800


Stephen Keys/Camilla Hume Cenkos Securities plc       T: +44 (0)20 7397 8900


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