- KEY REPORTS
- CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
EXPLANATORY STATEMENT TO THE CONCISE FINANCIAL REPORT
BlueScope Steel Limited, formerly known as BHP Steel Limited, legally separated from the BHP Billiton Group on 22 July 2002, having listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on 15 July 2002. For accounting purposes the effective separation date was 1 July 2002, and therefore the financial results for the year ended 30 June 2003 in this report reflect a complete twelve months' results. However, certain cash flows associated with the separation were not complete until after 30 June 2002 and therefore cash flows from investing and financing activities are not reflective of the underlying BlueScope Steel Group which separated from the BHP Billiton Group. Where necessary these transactions have been highlighted in this report.
The comparative financial results, for the year ended 30 June 2002, presented in this report have been prepared for the consolidated entity as it existed on 30 June 2002 and are not reflective of BlueScope Steel Limited which separated from the BHP Billiton Group. At 30 June 2002, and for periods during the comparative financial year, certain significant operating assets were owned by other entities within the BHP Billiton Group. These included the Port Kembla steelworks, North Star BHP Steel joint venture, New Zealand Steel, Packaging Products, and certain Asian coating operations. The comparative Annual Concise Report presented reflects the majority of the Australian and Asian Coating operations.