9. General information

The comparative information for the year ended 31 December 2013 contained within these condensed financial statements does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. Those accounts have been reported on by the Group's auditor and delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditor's report on those accounts was not qualified, did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis, and did not contain a statement under section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

Copies of this report and the last Annual Report and Accounts are available from the Secretary, Bodycote plc, Springwood Court, Springwood Close, Tytherington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 2XF, and can each be downloaded or viewed via the Group's website at www.bodycote.com. Copies of this report have also been submitted to the UK Listing Authority, and will shortly be available at the UK Listing Authority's Document Viewing Facility at 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS (Telephone +44 (0)207 676 1000).