ANNUAL REPORT 2008

SHARING DREAMS
FLYING TO THE NEW LEVEL
FOR THE SURPASSING FUTURE GENERATION
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ANNUAL REPORT 2008
MESSAGE
Vision - 06
Mission - 06
Core Values - 07
Chairwoman’s Message - 08
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
Highlighted performance - 33
Important events - 35
CORPORATE PROFILE
40 - Company introduction
44 - Corporate structure
46 - Personnel structure
48 - Board of Management
50 - Board of Directors
52 - Inspection Committee
REPORT OF THE BOARD
OF DIRECTORS
14 - Business overview
18 - Business strategies
19 - Distribution network
20 - Competitive strengths
22 - Products portfolio
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Governance report - 56
Risk management - 64
Investor relations - 66
Community activities - 68
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
01 - Corporate information
02 - Statement by the Board of Directors
03 - Auditor’s report
05 - Balance sheet
09 - Income statement
10 - Cash flow statement
12 - Notes to the financial statements
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Vision
Mission
Core Values
Chairwoman’s Message
To become the leading Vietnamese trusted brand on nutrition
and health products for human life.
Vision
Mission
Vinamilk commits to bring to communities the best-quality
nutrition source that conveys our respectability, love and
responsibilities for the people, life and society.
Respectability:
Self-respecting, equality and
dedication to the growth of the
company are what we really
appreciate at Vinamilk.
Will:
Dare to think, to do, to take
responsibilities and to overcome
challenges to realize the committed
targets.
Openness:
Constructive and straight
communication is the base for
our team to become more united
and stronger.
Integrity:
Integrity, transparency and morals
can be found in whatever we do.
Harmony of interests:
Interests of Vinamilk are also
the interests of its employees,
partners, investors and society.
Efficiency:
We always focus on added-values
in all works and activities of
investing and operating.
Creativity:
We always highly appreciate the
passion, unique discovery and
innovative solutions.
Core Values
CHAIRWOMAN’S MESSAGE
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The Vietnamese economy has experienced an
especially difficult year. On the market of foods,
the significant effects from the crisis of melamine
- infected milk in China have caused negative
impacts on the purchasing power of the consumers.
However, in such a difficult and challenging
situation, Vinamilk has continued proudly growing
and affirming its brand name’s reliability. With its
strong commitment for quality and its prudent
selection of material sources from Australia,
Europe, products of Vinamilk have proved its
preeminent position in the market and ensured
the trust and satisfaction from its customers. In
the year 2008, Vinamilk continues holding the
leading position in the dairy market in Vietnam
with its impressive growth rates, i.e. the total sales
increased 25.5% as compared with those of the
year 2007, reaching 102.2% of the plan, profit
before tax increased 43.5% in comparison with that
of the year 2007, realizing 103.4% of the plan.
In the year 2008, the company has kept on
improving and extending its distribution network
by developing a competent team of sales and
marketing, structuring and expanding distributor
network and sales channels, executing the plan
of direct sales on van. In combination with
the effective marketing strategy and quality
management system, the company continues its
constant efforts to improve its product quality,
which is considered the essential factor to the
successes of Vinamilk.
With the goal of becoming one of the leading
Groups producing healthy foods and beverage
in Vietnam, the company has begun execution of
projects on expanding and developing the healthy
beverage products as well as on re-structuring
its production scale in the South area. These two
projects are the focus in the company’s strategy for
its long-term and sustainable development.
MESSAGE
Vinamilk
takes up to
OF LOCAL MARKET SHARE
Dear Honorable Shareholders
37%
With the goal of becoming one of the leading Groups producing healthy foods
and beverage in Vietnam, the company has begun execution of projects on
expanding, developing the healthy beverage products as well as on re-structuring
its production scale in the South of the country. These two projects are the focus
in the company’s strategy for long-term and sustainable development.
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On 31 October 2008, the company has received the decision of Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX),
the first time granting license on listing to a Vietnamese company, showing its acceptance of the
company’s new issuance of shares and listing 5% of its existing share capital on the main board of
SGX. This significant event has proved that its corporate governance has obtained more transparence
and is more complied with the international generally accepted principles and practices. However,
the difficult situation of the international and the region economies has caused certain effects on the
company’s plan on share listing.
Financial performance
The Company achieved impressive consolidated results as follows:
Actual
2008
Plan
2008
Actual
2007
% achieved
(VND billion) [A] [B] [C] [A/B] [A/C]
Net sales 8,381 8,200 6,675 102.2% 25.5%
Profit before tax 1,371 1,326 955 103.4% 43.5%
Profit after tax 1,250 1,140 963 109.7% 29.8%
Earnings per share (EPS: VND/
share)
7,132 6,175 5,607 115.5% 27.2%
Below is the actual capital expenditure of internal expansion plan for the year 2008:
Actual Plan % achieved
(VND billion)
New projects 298 326 91.4%
In-transit projects from previous years 230 244 94.2%
Repairs & maintenance 18 30 60%
Total 546 600 91%
CHAIRWOMAN’S MESSAGE
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Dividends
Given the good results for the year, the Board recommends for shareholders’ approval a total
dividend for the year 2008 of VND 2,900 per VND 10,000 par-value share (equivalent to 29% on
share par-value). The dividend has been paid by cash during the year.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, it is the Board’s intention to maintain the dividend at not less than
the normal dividend of the previous year. However, in any given year, the actual payout will need to
take into account the Company’s consolidated earnings outlook and plans for new investments to
ensure Company’s sustainable growth.
Acknowledgements
On behalf of Vinamilk, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our customers, our business
partners and government agencies for their trust and support, which give significant contribution
to Vinamilk’ s strong and sustainable success. I wish you all success in work and in business, and
hope to expand our cooperation. I would like to thank to more than 4,200 Vinamilk employees
for your effective contribution, and I hope that you will strengthen your ability to lead Vinamilk to
more success in the future.
2009 probably encounters more difficulties due to the global economic crisis, but it also brings valuable
opportunities for growth when the consumers come back to the international quality products sold at
local prices. The outlook for business results of the year 2009 is positive if we know how to take full
advantage of these opportunities. Vinamilk commits to do at its best to meet the expectations of
the shareholders.
Ho Chi Minh City, dated 23 March 2009
MAI KIEU LIEN
Chairwoman
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Business overview
Business strategies
Distribution network
Competitive strengths
Products portfolio
Daily nutrition from nature
OVERVIEW
In the year 2008, Vinamilk continues holding its leading position in the dairy market in Vietnam with
the market share accounted for approximately 37%. With the existing 9 dairy plants and 1 coffee plant
located in the provinces and cities along the territory of Vietnam, total designed capacity of Vinamilk
reaches approximately 504 thousand tons/year. The broad range of dairy products of Vinamilk is
divided into core brands, including liquid milk, powdered milk, condensed milk, spoon yoghurt and
other dairy products such as ice cream, cheese, fruit juice and coffee.
Condensed milk
Condensed milk is a traditional product of Vinamilk, which was firstly launched in 1976. This
product has been the biggest sales contributors of Vinamilk but its proportion in the company’s
product structure has been gradually decreased upon the development strategy of Vinamilk. In the
year 2008, sales from condensed milk products have contributed 29% in the total product revenues
of the company. Majority of condensed products are consumed in Vietnam and a small part is
exported to Cambodia and Philippines.
Liquid milk
UHT includes fresh milk and drinking yoghurt. This segment of products is the second biggest sales
contribution to the local sales of Vinamilk and ranks the third contribution to the total sales of the
company. Mainly being consumed in local market, in the year 2008, the sales from this type of product
have taken up 27% of product sales of Vinamilk. The competition in the market of liquid milk is highly
intensive since there are many involving players, such as Vinamilk, Dutch Lady, Hanoimilk, Moc Chau,
etc, not mention to some UHT milk product brands imported. However, the biggest competitor of the
company is Dutch Lady which has the equal market share with Vinamilk. In the coming years, liquid
milk is the key product in Vinamilk’s strategy for development.
Powdered milk
Includes powdered milk and infant cereals, which are consumed at both local market and for exports.
These are the key products of Vinamilk for export to the Middle East. Sales from powdered milk
BUSINESS OVERVIEW
Total sales have increased by 25.5 % and profit before tax has increased by 43.5 %
as compared with that of the year 2007 when the context of difficult economy has
been the most persuasive evidences for the Vinamilk internal power and potential
for the development of dairy industry of Vietnam. The brand name “Vinamilk” has
been recognized as the leading trusted brand on nutrition and health products for
human life.
More than 125,000 outlets
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account for 29% of the company’s sales from products in the year 2008, equivalent to those from
condensed milk thanks to the dramatic increase in local sales and exports of this product. This market
segment of Vinamilk is under the severe competition with the international brands such as Abbott, Mead
Johnson, Nestleù , Friso as well as from the local competitors as Dutch Lady, Nutifood, etc. The potential
for growth of this product range is great and in the coming years, this will be the emphasis of Vinamilk’s
development strategy.
Yoghurt
Accounts for 12% of Vinamilk’s total product sales in the year 2008. After slow-growth rate of only 10%
in the year 2007, the sales from this category has experienced a spectacular increase in the year 2008
with the growth rate reaching 42% thanks to the intensive investment into cold and cool store system and
expansion of distribution network. Vinamilk has remained its dominant position in this market segment.
And according to our assessment, the perspective for the development of this product range is huge in
the future.
Factors influencing the company’s operations
Fluctuation of the economy
The year 2008 has seen many unexpected fluctuations in both the world and the local economies.
The economic crisis originated from American financial market then spreads widely to other countries
and causes material effects on the whole world economy. Particularly, the economy of Vietnam has
experienced a rocketed inflation rate, the high bank loan interest rate and the fluctuated exchange
rates. All these factors cause many difficulties and obstacles to all enterprises in Vietnam. The consumption
price index saw a high increase in the first quarters and then continuous increases in the second
and the third quarter of the year 2008. However, this index experienced a constant decrease in the
fourth quarter. As a result, the consumption price index of December 2008 has increased 19.89%
as compared with that of December 2007 and the average index of the year 2008 has increased
22.97%. After three consecutive years having GDP growth rate of over 8%, the GDP growth rate in the
year 2008 has felt down to 6.23%. The world economy in general and the Vietnamese economy in
particular are estimated to meet with many difficulties in the year 2009.
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For dairy industry, apart from general difficulties of the economy, scandal that melamine-infected milk
are found in China and then in neighboring countries has been a stroke on the trust of consumers.
After the event of melamine-infected milk, consumers have been disappointed with the news that some
powdered milk products have protein proportion much lower than the portion disclosed on the
packages. The consecutive scandals related to milk quality have pushed the consumers to transfer
to find the products of reliable branded name. However, this is the opportunity for Vinamilk to further
develop its business. With the existing valuable resources, from strict selection of input materials, the
advanced and innovative production technology and equipment in combination with a team of expertise
and competent staff, the quality of Vinamilk’s products is consistently complied with the Vietnamese
and international standards. In the recent scandal of milk quality, all the products of Vinamilk have
been tested to free from melamine. This endorsement, one again, affirms our strong commitment to
the product quality.
Demand for dairy products
Demands for dairy products in Vietnam during the last year have experienced a stable growth. Together
with the economic development, consumers now pay more attentions to their health and consequently,
use more dairy products, especially, powdered milk, liquid milk and yoghurt. According to the report
of TNS Worldpanel Vietnam on Vietnamese dairy market, in the year 2007, powdered milk accounted
for 51% of the market values, fresh milk, spoon yoghurt and liquid milk accounted for 25% and 7%
of market values respectively. The remaining market values are for other milk products. In respect of
growth rate, the market segment of powdered milk takes the leading position and the second position
is taken by fresh milk.
Under the forecast of the IMF and World Bank, the economic growth rate of Vietnam in the year 2009
may go down but remain approximately at the rate of 5% or higher. The statistic figures have shown
that in the year 2008, the population of Vietnam is about 86 million, the population growth rate
reaches approximately 1.2%, the urbanization rate gradually increase with the urban population
increase from 25% in 2003 to 28% in 2008. These factors will stimulate the demands for dairy products
in the future.
Designed capacity
The total current capacity of Vinamilk is 504 thousand tons/year and the productivity reaches nearly
70%. In the year 2008, Vinamilk has completed and put Tien Son Dairy Factory located at Tien Son
Industrial Park, Bac Ninh Province into operation. This factory is specialized in producing UHT milk,
drinking yoghurt, spoon yoghurt and fruit juice to serve the North market. The company also has put
the production line of fermented probi yoghurt into operation with the capacity of 3,5 million liters/
year. At the same time, the company will continue upgrading its machinery and equipment at the
existing factories. In December 2008, the second phase of Saigon Coffee Factory has been completed,
increasing the factory’s capacity up to 6,000 tons of roasted and ground coffee and 1,500 tons of
instant coffee.
To prepare for its growth in the future, Vinamilk has a plan to build up a mega factory in Binh Duong
Province and will remove two factories in Thu Duc District to this complex area. In addition, it also plans
to build up a factory producing healthy beverage products such as fruit juice, Soya-bean milk and other
natural drinking products to meet the increasingly demands of beverage market.
Competition
The dairy market in Vietnam is highly competitive. Besides the local competitors, Vinamilk has to compete
with imported products from the big names such as Abbott, Mead Johnson, Nestleù , Dutch Lady, etc.
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However, last year, Vinamilk continued to hold to its leading position in the market with its dairy products
segment accounting for approximately 37% of the market share.
Taxation
Under the Vietnam’s commitments to WTO, the rate of import tariff applied to powdered milk will be
25% by the year 2012. However, the current rate of import tariff is still lower than committed rate,
giving opportunity for imported powdered-milk to compete easier with the local products.
The rate of import tariff applicable to imported milk materials is temporarily lower than the rate
committed to WTO. Now, nearly 75% of powdered milk materials of Vietnam are imported since the
local supply is not enough for the production demand. Consequently, the decrease in rate of import
tariff will bring advantages to local producers. In the current context, it is proposed to increase the rate
of import tariff to protect the local dairy cow husbandry.
BUSINESS RESULTS
The total sales of Vinamilk have seen a sharp increase in the year 2008 with the growth rate of 25.5%
in comparison with that of the same period in the previous year, in which the local sales have increased
by 19.4% and the export sales have increased 79.7% compared with that of the year 2007. From
its equitization in November 2003 to now, the sales of Vinamilk have experienced an average growth
rate of 22.1%/year.
The increase of sales in the year 2008 is mainly thanks to the significant sales contribution from powdered
milk – infant cereals, liquid milk and yoghurt. The growth rates of three categories are over 30%.
One of the significant factors leading to these successes of the company is the extensive distribution
network with 125,000 outlets nationwide. More investments are made to cold and cool stores and
freeze vehicles to meet the growth of yoghurt products. In the year 2008, Vinamilk has
purchased over 7,000 cold & cool stores for the cool distribution system and more than 300 small vans
for distributors.
Moreover, the reliable quality of products has enabled Vinamilk to overcome the event of
melamine-infected milk while other producers are suffered from effects of this event and some
other events relating to the quality of milk.
Gross profit margin of Vinamilk is remained at the high level and has achieved a stable growth through
the years, from 25.1% in 2006 to 26% in 2007 and reaching 31.6% in 2008. These successes are the
results of the excellent and effective cost management capacity as well as the right changes in products
mix, concentrating on value-added products.
In respect of the figures, the cost of goods sold has increased from VND 4,836 billion in 2007 to VND
5,611 billion in 2008, equivalent to 16% increase although the prices of fresh milk and milk powder,
main materials of the company, are still high. In 2008, Vinamilk has purchased 118 thousand tons of
fresh milk with the value of nearly VND 840 billion, increasing 14,2% in turn of output and 34,2% in
respect of values. On the contrary, the packaging cost for the period only increases 12,9% thanks to
the good management.
Sales breakdown
The biggest change in sales proportion is seen in the product range of powdered milk - infant cereals with the
increase from 24% in 2007 to 29% in 2008 while sales proportions of liquid milk and yoghurt products have
experienced a slight increase from 26.5% to 27.1% and from 12% to 13% respectively in 2008. At the same
time, there is a decrease in sales proportion of condensed milk from 36% down to 29%, (down by 7 %).
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Financial income in the year 2008
A slight increase from VND 258 billion in 2007 to VND 265 billion in 2008, equivalent to an
increase of 3%. In which, the income from dividends and profit shared increases from VND 10
billion to VND 30 billion, and the gains from exchange difference raise dramatically from VND
9 billion to VND 46 billion in the same period.
Financial expenses
Have sharply increased from VND 26 billion in 2007 to VND 198 billion in 2008, mainly due to
provision for diminution in value of investment in securities with an amount of VND 123 billion and
the increase of VND 32 billion in exchange loss (from VND 15 billion in 2007 to VND 47 billion in
2008).
Selling expenses in 2008
Reach VND 1,052 billion, increasing 22% compared to that of the year 2007. Since the increase in
selling expenses is lower than the sales growth, the ratio of selling expenses to net sales in the year 2008
has been down to 12.8% as compared with 13.2% of year 2007. This ratio has decreased mostly due to
the reduction in sales promotion expenses and supports given to distributors.
General and administration expenses in 2008
Have increased in both respects of figures and of ratio to revenues. General and administration
expenses in 2008 are VND 298 billion, equivalent to 45.8% increase in comparison with VND 204
billion of the year 2007. This is mainly due to the increase in expenses on external service rendered.
The ratio of general and administration expenses to net sales in 2008 has slightly increased, but still
remained low at the rate of 3,6%.
Net profit from operating activities
Net profit from operating activities in 2008 has increased 52% in comparison with that of the year
2007, which is higher than the increase of 40% in 2007 as compared with that of the year 2006.
The ratio of net sales from operating activities to net profit has reached 16%, much more higher than
this ratio of 13,2% in 2007 and of 9,9% in 2006, mainly thanks to the faster growth rate of sales
compared with that of expenses.
The company’s ultimate goal is to maximize the values to shareholders and to pursuit strategy for
business development basing on following key factors:
Reinforcing and developing a system of powerful brands to satisfy the demand and consumption •
trends of Vietnamese consumers;
Developing Vinamilk to the most reliable and trusted brand on nutrition products by application •
of scientific researches on specific demand of Vietnamese on nutrition in order to launch the best
products to Vietnamese consumers;
Making more investment into expanding its market of healthy beverage products through the •
core brand of VFresh to meet the increasing demands for healthy and natural beverage;
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Strengthening its distribution quality and network to expand its market segment in the market •
where Vinamilk’s segment is not high, especially in rural area and small towns;
Making comprehensive investments into developing a strong brand, new range of products and •
upgrading quality of distribution network of cold products (spoon z, ice-cream, UHT milk) to turn
this range of products into the key contributor to the company’s sales volumes and profits;
Exploring the power and developing reliability of Vinamilk brand as the most reliable and trusted •
brand to the Vietnamese and in order to account for at least 35% of powdered milk market
share in the next 2 years;
Developing comprehensively the portfolio of dairy products, targeting various consumers and •
expanding value-added products in order to increase the company’s profitability;
Continuing improvement of the supply network management capacity; •
Keeping expansion and development of a stable, active and effective distribution network; •
Developing materials sources to ensure a stable fresh milk supply with high quality and •
competitive prices.
DISTRIBUTION NETWORK
Domestic market:
Sales in the domestic market account for more
than 80% of the total sales. The domestic market
is the Company’s main market in its long-term
development plan. The Company’s products are
delivered to consumers through two distribution
channels:
Traditional channel:
Distributors Outlets Consumers
Modern trade:
Supermarkets / Metro Consumers.
VINAMILK
NHAØ PHAÂN PHOÁI SIEÂU THÒ & METRO
NGÖÔØI TIEÂU DUØNG
ÑIEÅM BAÙN LEÛ TREÂN TOAØN QUOÁC
(64/64 TÆNH THAØNH)
VINAMILK
DISTRIBUTORS
SUPERMAKETS
& METRO
CONSUMERS
OUTLETS
(64/64 PROVINCES)
Export market :
The export sales account for approximately 15-20% of the total sales. The Company’s main export
markets are the Middle-east countries, Cambodia, Philippines and Australia.
The Company is always looking for new export markets in the region and to other countries in order to
maintain and promote export sales.
The key export products are powdered milk and condensed milk.
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COMPETITIVE STRENGTHS
The company has a strong belief that its successes and great potential for future growth are originated
from the combination of the following strengths:
The strength of its sales is created from our large market segment of almost dairy products. •
Liquid milk takes up 45%, spoon yoghurt and condensed milk accounts for 85% of local market.
Two core segments of products, liquid milk and yoghurt, have seen a continual growth rate of
over 30%/year;
For the nutrition products, Vinamilk is undoubtedly a leading and trusted brand in the mind of •
Vietnamese consumers;
Extensive sales and distribution network located nationwide allowing Vinamilk to bring its core •
products to over 125,000 outlets;
Maintaining a sustainable and strategic relationship with suppliers, ensuring a stable source of •
reliable quality materials at the most competitive prices in the market;
Having strong capacity for research and development of new products, satisfying the trends and •
demand of consumers in the market;
Owning a professional governance system and procedure, operated by a competent and •
experienced management team, which has been persuasively proved by the impressive and
stable business results of the company;
Having modern and advanced production equipments and technology, meeting the international •
standards.
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PRODUCTS PORTFOLIO
brands
A BUSINESS
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Living sources from the
mother land
A beautiful life
Mum’s love
Sublimable Emotion
Vinamilk has a diversified range of products, meeting the increasing demands of the consumers.
The company has 4 core brands, in which Vinamilk and Dielac are the key brands and Vfresh
is a new one but has great potential for further development.
PRODUCTS PORTFOLIO
“Vinamilk” is one of the core brands for various
products such as liquid milk, drinking yoghurt,
spoon yoghurt, ice-cream, fermented yoghurt
and cheese. We have focused on building our
brand as a vital image on health and beautiful
life.
LIQUID MILK
1.Liquid milk for family
Vinamilk 100% fresh milk: •
Vinamilk 100% fresh milk is made from 100%
pure milk, containing all essential nutrients
from nature, giving you a sense of vitality to
enjoy a beautiful life.
Vinamilk Flex: •
Vinamilk Flex is high-calcium and low-fat
milk. Flex is the ideal source of nutrients to
help you keep in shape, healthy, active and
energetic.
2. Liquid milk for kids
MilkKid is produced from fresh cow milk, rich
in calcium and minerals, and treated by a
modern UHT technology, help children’s growth
and development, keeping them healthy, agile
and intelligent.
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YOGHURT
1. Drinking yoghurt
Includes 2 types of products, Vinamilk Drinking
Yoghurt and SUSU Drinking Yoghurt with many
flavors. Yoghurt is very good for digestive system
and provides good nutrient sources to health.
2. Spoon Yoghurt
Made from 100% pure fresh milk, Vinamilk
Yoghurt Milk is flavored with many natural fruity
flavors such as aloe vera, strawberry, orange,
etc. and provides abundant Proteins, Vitamins,
Minerals and Calcium, which are essential for
our health. Vinamilk Yoghurt Milk strengthens
digestive system, enhances the body immune
system, helps the skeletal system develop
strongly as well as brings smooth and flesh
complexion and helps you keep in shape.
3. Fermented Yoghurt Probi
Vinamilk Probi is the yoghurt product fermented
from billions of Lactobacillus Casei, working well in
digestive system, helping to reinforce the resistance
of digestive system, purify toxin from food and
surrounding environment as well as absorb nutrients
at maximum capacity. Drinking Vinamilk fermented
yoghurt Probi every day helps you keep digestive
system healthy from the inside naturally.
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POWDERED MILK
1. Dielac Mama for pregnant
Consumed exclusively by the pregnant and
breast-feeding women, adding Calcium, Iron,
Zinc, Lodine, Vitamin A, C, D3, E and Vitamin
B compound sufficiently and in a balanced
way, that not only helps to reinforce mothers’
health but also improves babies’ comprehensive
development, prevents risks of dangerous
diseases which are very difficult to recover when
they grow up.
2.Powdered milk for children
With the exclusive formula of Alpha, supplemented
with Colostrum, DHA, Choline, Omega 3, Omega
6, Vitamin and other essential nutrients to provide
energy and strong resistance to babies.
Dielac Alpha Step 1 : For infant from 0 – 6 months
Dielac Alpha Step 2 : For infants from 7 – 12 months
Dielac Alpha 123 : For kids from 1 – 3 years old
Dielac Alpha 456 : For kids from 4 – 6 years old
3. Powdered milk for adults
Dielac Canxi: •
Dielac Canxi is a nutrient-rich, high-calcium,
low-fat powdered milk, which helps to
prevent osteomalacia, take care of and thus
strengthening the operation of human’s hearts.
Dielac Sure: •
Dielac Sure, a protein-rich, high-fat powdered
milk, does not contain lactose sugar and
cholesterol, which is suitable for the elderly
and patients who need to recover soon.
Dielac Diecerna: •
Dielac Diecerna is produced for diabetics
in line with an optimal balanced formula,
supplies compressive nutrients.
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2. Southern Star
Southern Star with vegetative fat content
and without cholesterol is good for elderly
and people who need to limit absorbing
the animal’s fat. Green labeled Southern
Star condensed milk is especially delicious
when making white coffee, making cakes
and yoghurt.
CONDENSED MILK
1. Ong Tho
Ong Tho is specially targeted various needs
of consumers. It is produced from high-quality
cow milk, powdered milk, fat, refined sugar
and vitamin A, D and B1.
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COFFEE
Being produced from the best coffee grain,
Cafeù Moment is the combination of attractive
scent and delicious cream flour that will bring
you unforgettable moments.
ICE-CREAM
With many natural fruit flavors such as strawberry,
durian, coconut, taro, green-bean, etc. It is
available in 1liter and 450ml packages, which is
convenient for immediate consumption. Vinamilk
ice-cream is also available in glass and ice lolly
which are very suitable to kids.
CHEESE
Being produced from French production line,
it has high calcium content and provides various
nutrients.
Non-dairy products:
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VFRESH
1. Soy-bean milk Vfresh
Soy-bean milk Vfresh contains 6.4 gram of
soy-bean protein in every 200ml portion and was
certified the “GOOD FOR CARDIOVASCULAR
SYSTEM” standard by the National Nutrition
Institute. Without cholesterol, preservative and
with many delicious flavors, Soy-bean milk Vfresh
is a really nutritious beverage for you and your
family everyday.
2. Fruit juice 100% Vfresh
Being made from 100% fruit juice, without
preservative and with many delicious flavors,
Vfresh juice fruit is the source of Vitamins from the
“Mother land”, helping our bodies be strong and
dynamic everyday.
3. Necta Vfresh
With fabulous flavors of fruits and various types
of package, Necta Vfresh brings you the sense of
energetic and joyful everyday.

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Loi nhuon gop (%}
25.1%
31.7%
2008 2007 200ó
Ket quo kinh doonh
(tyû ñoàng)
8ong con doi ke toon
(tyû ñoàng)
Doanh thu thuaàn
Lôïi nhuaän goäp
Lôïi nhuaän töø HÑSXKD
Lôïi nhuaän sau thueá
EBITDA
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Toång nôï phaûi traû
Taøi saûn thuaàn
ROE
ROA
Nôï/Voán chuû sôû höõu
Thu nhaäp
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Coå töùc
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2007 200ó 2008
Gross Frofit Morgin (%}
25.1%
31.7%
2008 2007 200ó
Ìncome Stotement
(VND billion)
8olonce Sheet
(VND billion)
Net sales
Gross profit
Operating profit
Net profit
EBITDA
Total assets
Total liabilities
Net asset value
ROE
ROA
Debt-to-equity ratio
Earnings
Book value
Dividend
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1.702
1.568
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(Ñoàng)
7.132
4.739
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24.101
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2007 200ó 2008
Loi nhuon gop (%}
25.1%
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2008 2007 200ó
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VND 1.2
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PROFIT AFTER TAX
2008 2007 2006
Income Statement (VND billion)
Net sales 8,208,982 6,537,964 6,245,619
Gross profit 2,598,013 1,701,681 1,567,505
Operating profit 1,315,090 865,129 620,247
Net profit 1,250,120 963,448 659,890
EBITDA 1,567,714 1,097,820 807,587
Balance Sheet (VND billion)
Total assets 5,966,959 5,425,117 3,600,533
Total liabilities 1,154,432 1,073,230 862,150
Net asset value 4,761,659 4,331,172 2,729,242
Financial Ratio
ROE 28% 28% 27%
ROA 22% 21% 18%
Debt-to-equity ratio 24% 25% 31%
Per Share (VND)
Earnings 7,132 4,739 4,150
Book value 26,619 24,101 16,879
Dividend 2,900 2,900 1,900
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On 25 June 2008
Vinamilk decided to approve construction of the factory,
specializing in manufacturing healthy beverage at My Phuoc
II Industrial Park, Binh Duong Province with the investment
capital of over VND 300 billion in the period from 2009
to 2012.
On 30 June 2008
The “Fund for one Million Glasses of Milk for Poor Children
in Vietnam” was established on 30 June 2008 by the National
Fund for Vietnamese Children and Vinamilk Corporation. The
chairman of this fund is the Minister of Labor, War Invalids
and Social Affairs. This fund has reached 28 provinces and
cities nationwide and received the enthusiastic support from
the communities.
On 5 September 2008 – Vinamilk increased its committed amount
of support to “the Fund of one Million Glasses of Milk for Poor
Children in Vietnam” up to VND 10 billion, equivalent to
three million glasses of milk. This success is resulted from the
generous support of consumers to the program. Accordingly,
when a pack of Vinamilk milk is sold, 60 VND will be
contributed to the fund. The main purpose of this program
is to give support to Vietnamese children, particularly the
poor children in the difficult conditions. The message given
through this program is that the poor children also reserve
the right to drink milk and to equally develop like others.
In September 2008
The “Melamine storm” from China has caused significant
effects on Vietnam’s dairy market. However, brand name
and prestige of Vinamilk have not been affected because
all its materials and products have been officially confirmed
free from melamine and safety for the consumers’ health by
the Ministry of Health.
On 17 September 2008
Vinamilk was honored to receive the Most effective Use of
Advertising award for the launch of “100% UHT fresh milk”
products. This award is under the prestige and reputable
system of Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards held annually
by MEDIA magazine Asia and Haymedia of England in order
to summarize the Marketing programs, assess the effectiveness
of remarkable advertising and marketing campaigns as well
as honor the most excellent advertising campaigns during the
year of Asia.
IMPORTANT EVENTS
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On 01 August 2008
Vinamilk financed the Vinamilk – Arsenal community football
school located at Hoa Lu Stadium, No. 2 Dinh Tien Hoang, Dist.1,
HCMC. This is the only center which belongs to the Arsenal
football center system for community football movement in
Vietnam with the support of HCMC Football Federation and the
Service of Culture – Information and Tourism of HCMC. Vinamilk
believes that the nutrients supply combined with movement will
ensure the comprehensive growth of children. This is a green,
clean and healthy playing-field for children from 3 to 12
years old to exercise and play under the guidance of famous
coaches and trained experts from Arsenal Club – England.
On 31 October 2008
Vinamilk was the first Vietnamese company officially
receiving the eligible to list letter of Singapore Stock
Exchange (SGX), licensing Vinamilk to issue and list its
8,763,784 new ordinary shares on the main board of Stock
Exchange of Singapore.
On 08 November 2008
Vinamilk decided to approve the project of restructuring
production factories in the South area to serve the
company’s long-term development strategy. This project
is developed with the investment capital of over 1,330
billion VND in the period from 2009 to 2012.
On 25 November 2008
Vinamilk was ranked in Top 10 of the Vietnam’s largest
private companies disclosed by VietNamNet and Vietnam
Report in the VNR500 Board – Top 500 largest businesses
of Vietnam in 2008.
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
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Corporate structure
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Board of Directors
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Vinamilk, investment
for future generations
1976
1992
1978
1996
Our Company was founded under the name of
Southern Coffee-Dairy Company, a subsidiary of the
General Food Directorate and had six factories in
operation, namely Thong Nhat Dairy Factory, Truong
Tho Dairy Factory, Dielac Factory, Bien Hoa Coffee
Factory, Bich Chi Powder Factory and Lubico.
The United Enterprises of Milk Coffee Cookies and
Candies I was formally renamed Vietnam Dairy
Company and came under the direct management
of the Ministry of Light Industry.
The management of our Company was transferred to
the Ministry of Food Industry and the Company was
renamed United Enterprises of Milk Coffee Cookies
and Candies I.
Binh Dinh Dairy Joint Venture Enterprise was founded
as the result of our joint venture with Dong Lanh
Quy Nhon Joint Stock Company. This joint venture
enabled our Company to successfully gain access to
the market in the middle region of Vietnam.
Significant historical events in our business are set out below:
COMPANY INTRODUCTION
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2006
2005
2003
2007
Was formally converted into a joint stock company in
December 2003 and changed its name to Vietnam
Dairy Products Joint Stock Company to reflect its
change in legal status.
Bought over our joint venture partner’s remaining
shareholdings in Binh Dinh Dairy Products Company Ltd
(as Binh Dinh Dairy Factory was then known) and
inaugurated Nghe An Dairy Factory, located in Cua
Lo Industrial Zone, Nghe An province, on 30 June
2005.
Vinamilk was listed on the HOSE on 19 January 2006
with the SCIC holding approximately 50.01% of our
Company’s shareholdings.
Opened An Khang Clinic in HCMC in June 2006.
This is the first clinic in Vietnam managed by a
sophisticated electronic management system. The
clinic offers a diverse range of services such as
Acquired a 55% interest in Lam Son Milk Company Ltd.
In September 2007, located in Le Mon Industrial
Zone, Thanh Hoa province.
Acquired Saigon Milk Joint Stock Company.
Increased share capital to VND 1,590 billion.
nutritional consulting, gynecology testing, pediatrics
consulting and health screening.
Commenced our dairy cow farms program with
the acquisition of Tuyen Quang dairy farm, a small
scale farm with 1,400 heads of cows in November
2006. Tuyen Quang dairy farm was operational at
the time of acquisition.
2004
Entered into a joint venture agreement with
SABMiller Asia B.V. and established SABMiller
Vietnam Joint Venture Company Ltd. in August
2005. Our first joint venture product, Zorok, was
also launched in the first half of 2007.
CORPORATE PROFILE
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Date/Period Award Awarding Authority
1985 Labour Medal of Third Ranking President of Vietnam
1991 Labour Medal of Second Ranking President of Vietnam
1996 Labour Medal of First Ranking President of Vietnam
2000 Hero of Labour President of Vietnam
2005 Independence Medal of Third Ranking President of Vietnam
2006
“Supreme Cup” for Vietnamese goods of
high quality and prestige
Intellectual Property Association
and Association of Small & Medium
Enterprises, Vietnam
Each year from
1995 - 2009
Top brand in the “Top Ten High-quality
Vietnamese Goods”
Saigon Marketing Newspaper
readers’ choice
2008
Golden Medal - Securities Prestige Brand and
Vietnam Top Rank Corporation
SSC - the State Bank of Vietnam,
Securities business team, Vietnam
Industry & Commerce Securities Co.,
Thang Long Culture Co.
AWARDS AND ACOLADES
Our Company, products and “Vinamilk” brand, as the case may be, have received a lot of awards,
some of which are:
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Date/Period Award Awarding Authority
2006 Labour medal of First ranking President of Vietnam
2005 Hero of Labour President of Vietnam
2005 First Prize for Creativity Year 2004 World Intellectual Property Organization
2001 Labour medal of Second ranking President of Vietnam
In recognition of her long-term contributions to the development of the Vietnamese dairy industry and
the development of Vietnam, our Chairwoman, Ms Mai Kieu Lien, was awarded the following
prestigious awards and titles:
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CORPORATE STRUCTURE
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Details of our subsidiaries and joint venture as at 31 December 2008 are as follows:
Name
Date / country of
incorporation
Principal Business Share capital % owned
International One-
member Real Estate
Investment Co., Ltd
12 December
2006
Housing business, real
estate brokerage and
leasing, warehouse
and dock leasing.
VND 160
billion
100%
Victory Real Estate
Joint Stock Co.
21 December
2007
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infrastructure in resident
areas and industrial
park, construction of civil
and industrial works.
VND 45 billion 64,25%
Vietnam Dairy Cow
One-member Co., Ltd
14 December
2006
Breeding of dairy
cow, mixed cultivation
and breeding, sale
and purchase of alive
animals.
VND 100
billion
100%
Lamson milk Joint
Stock Co.,
26 February
2007
Production and trade
of canned milk,
powdered milk and
other dairy products,
baby food, cake, soy
milk, beverages,
dairy cow breeding,
trade of technology
and equipment, raw
materials.
VND 80
billion
55%
Sabmiller Joint Venture
Co., Ltd
30 June 2006
Production and trade
of beer and other fruit
flavoured beverages
with low alcoholic ratio.
US$13,5 million 50%
On 17 February 2009, Vinamilk signed the contract with Sabmiller Asia B.V, the partner of the joint venture,
to transfer all its share capital contribution in the joint venture to its partner.
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CORPORATE PROFILE
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BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
Ms. MAI KIEU LIEN - Chairwoman, General Director
Has been the Chairwoman of our Board of Management since 14 November 2003. From August
1976 to August 1980, she was an engineer in charge of the condensed milk production at Truong Tho
Dairy Factory. Between September 1980 and February 1982, she was a technology engineer in the
Technical department of the United Enterprises of Milk Coffee Cookies and Candies I. She served as
a vice technical director in charge of production at Thong Nhat Dairy Factory from February 1982 to
June 1983. After finishing her training at Economic University of Leningrad in the former Soviet Union
(currently Russia), in July 1984 Ms. Lien was appointed Deputy General Director of the United Enterprises
of Milk Coffee Cookies and Candies I. In December 1992, she was promoted to General Director of
Vietnam Dairy Products Company. On 14 November 2003, she was elected chairwoman of the Board
of Management and thereafter appointed as General Director of our Company. Ms. Lien graduated
from Moscow University of Meat and Milk Processing, Russia with a bachelor of science degree in 1976.
She holds a Certificate of Leningrad Economic Management from University of Economy, Russia, and a
Certificate of Government Management from National Political Institute, Vietnam.
Ms. NGO THI THU TRANG - Member, Deputy General Director - Finance
Has been a member of our Board of Management since 14 November 2003, and Deputy General Director
of our Company since March 2005. Ms. Trang joined our Company in 1985 as a financial analyst, and
in January 1995 she became a Vice Manager in the Accounting-Statistics department of the Vietnam
Dairy Products Company. She held this position until December 1997 and served between January 1998
and February 1998 as the Head of the Accounting- Statistic department. Between February 1998 and
March 2005, Ms. Trang held the position of the Chief Accountant in charge of the Accounting
department of the Vietnam Dairy Products Company. In March 2005, she was appointed Deputy
General Director - Finance. Ms. Trang graduated from the Finance-Accounting University, Ho Chi Minh
City, with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in accounting and finance in 1984. She also holds a
Master of Business Administration degree from the Open University, Ho Chi Minh City.
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Mr. HOANG NGUYEN HOC - Member
Has been a member of our Board of Management since 4 November 2006. Mr. Hoc holds a Master of Business
Administration degree from Ha Noi National University. Prior to being appointed to our Board of Management,
Mr. Hoc had extensive experience in business management during the time working at the Ministry of Finance of
Vietnam. From October 1999 to June 2003, Mr. Hoc was a deputy director in the department for state-owned
enterprises’ financial management, and then being appointed as director of that department up to October 2006.
Since October 2006, Mr. Hoc has been working for the State Capital Investment Corporation (“SICI”), and now
being the Deputy General Director of SCIC, in charge of investment, human resources, finance. In June 2008, the
Prime Minister appointed Mr. Hoc as a member of SCIC Board of Management.
Mr. DOMINIC SCRIVEN - Member
Being a member of the Board of Management from 31 March 2005, Mr. Dominic Scriven, English nationality,
graduated in 1985 with 2 bachelor majored in Law and Society from Exeter University. He has more than 20
years working in the investment field in Europe and Asia for many companies of England, United States and
China. In 1992, he had learned Vietnamese at Hanoi University before becoming a co-founder and Director
of Dragon Capital Group Ltd. in Vietnam. With 16 years living in Vietnam and being fluent in Vietnamese,
Mr. Dominic Scriven is the representative for funds of Dragon Capital Group Ltd. and participates in 5
listed companies in Vietnam. He was granted the OBE medal by the British Queen for his contribution to the
development of British financial aspect in Vietnam on the occasion of the new year 2006.
Mr. WANG ENG CHIN - Member
Has been a member of our Board of Management since 31 March 2007. Between 1987 and 1988, Mr. Wang
worked as a corporate development executive with Cold Storage (S) Pte Ltd., and became Manager from 1988 to
1991. Mr. Wang joined F&N Foods Pte Ltd as a general sales manager in 1991 and held this position until 1997.
Between 1997 and 2003, he served as a deputy general manager at F&N Foods Pte Ltd and F&N Dairies (M) Sdn
Bhd. In 2003, he became a general manager responsible for general management of F&N Foods Pte Ltd and F&N
Vietnam Foods and held this position until September 2006. On 1 October 2006, he was appointed acting chief
executive officer in charge of general management of the Food & Beverage Division, Fraser & Neave Group. He
graduated from University of Mississippi, USA, in 1984 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and in 1987 with
a Master of Business Administration.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ms. MAI KIEU LIEN
General Director
(See “Board of Management” for information about Ms. Mai Kieu Lien)
Ms. NGO THI THU TRANG
Deputy General Director - Finance
(See “Board of Management” for information about Ms. Ngo Thi Thu Trang)
Ms. NGUYEN THI THANH HOA
Deputy General Director - Production planning and Im-Export
Has been a Deputy General Director of our Company since 2000. Between September 1978 and June
1983, Ms. Hoa was a lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh Polytechnic University. She later joined our Company
in July 1983 as a process engineer at Truong Tho Dairy Factory. Ms. Hoa held the positions of deputy
director and then director in charge of overall operation of Truong Tho Dairy Factory from July 1991 to
1999. From January 2005, Ms. Hoa is a Deputy General Director of Vietnam Dairy Products Company.
From left to right
Above : Mr. Tran Minh Van Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa Mr. Tran Bao Minh
Below : Ms. Ngo Thi Thu Trang Ms. Mai Kieu Lien Ms. Nguyen Thi Nhu Hang
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She is currently in charge of planning, import- export, factories, logistics and research and development
of our Company. Ms. Hoa graduated from Milk and Meat Processing Technology University, Moscow
(now called Moscow National General University of Applied Biology Technology) in 1978 with a Bachelor
degree in Milk Processing Technology.
Ms. NGUYEN THI NHU HANG
Deputy General Director - Raw Material Development
Ms. Hang first joined our Company in 1981 where she held the position of deputy manager in the
consumption department until 2001. She was later promoted to the position of director in August 2001
where she was in charge of managing the Warehouse Enterprise until December 2002. Ms. Hang was
promoted to Deputy General Director in January 2003 where she was in charge of the technical
project department. From July 2006, Ms. Hang was in charge of customers services and then in charge
of managing and developing dairy farms that supply fresh milk to the Company. In July 2007, Ms.
Hang was appointed director of Vietnam Dairy Cow One-Member Limited Company, a subsidiary of
our Company. Ms. Hang graduated from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics in 1999 with
a bachelor degree in business administration.
Mr. TRAN MINH VAN
Deputy General Director - Project
Has been a Deputy General Director of our Company since July 2006. Between 1990 and July 1994,
Mr. Van was a deputy director assisting the Director of Thong Nhat Dairy Factory. In August 1994, he was
appointed director of the Thong Nhat Dairy Factory and continued to hold this position until June 2006.
He was appointed Deputy General Director in charge of the Project department of our Company in July
2006. In December 2006, Mr. Van was again appointed as a Director of a subsidiary namely, International
One-Member Real Estate Investment Co., Ltd. Mr. Van graduated from Ho Chi Minh City Polytechnic
University in 1981 with an engineering degree. He obtained a Bachelor in Business Administration from
Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics in 1994, a LLB degree (with major in commercial laws) from
Ha Noi University of Laws in 2001, and a Master in Business Administration from Ho Chi Minh City
University of Economics in 2003.
Mr. TRAN BAO MINH
Deputy General Director - Commercial
Mr. Minh joined Vinamilk in October 2006 as Deputy General Director in charge of Sales and
Marketing. Before entering Vinamilk, Mr. Minh worked at PepsiCo Vietnam from September 1999 as a
Marketing Manager and was promoted to Marketing Director in August 2001. He was later transferred
to PepsiCo’s headquarters in New York in February 2004 where he held the position of global Pepsi
Innovation Director and led Pepsi’s global product and packaging innovation agenda. Between April
2005 and August 2005, Mr. Minh was seconded to PepsiCo Thailand as Marketing Director in charge
of formulating Pepsi’s marketing strategy in Thailand for non-carbonated beverages. From August
2005 to September 2006, he served as Marketing Director of PepsiCo’s Asia Pacific business unit. Mr.
Minh graduated from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts
majoring in business planning and obtained a Masters in Commerce degree from the University of
Western Sydney in 1996.
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INSPECTION COMMITTEE
Ms. NGUYEN THI TUYET MAI
Head of Inspection Committee
From 1993 to 1997, Ms. Mai held the position of manager at ANZ Bank, Ha Noi Branch where she
was responsible for trade finance and corporate banking relationship management. Between 1999 and
2003, she was a manager at ANZ Bank, Singapore Branch where her experience covered relationship
management for the corporate banking division, international banking strategy, structure commodity,
trade finance and Asian region credit management. From 2004 to May 2007, she served as senior
manager at the representative office of Openasia Consulting Ltd in Ho Chi Minh City. In June 2007,
she was promoted to the position of director of corporate finance in charge of consulting services at
Openasia Consulting Vietnam Ltd. Ms. Mai graduated from the Ha Noi University for Foreign Language
Studies in 1991 with a bachelor degree majoring in English and obtained a master degree in business
administration from the University of Melbourne in 1999.
From left to right: Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan Ms. Ngo Thanh Thao Ms. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai
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Ms. NGO THANH THAO
Member
Being a member of the Inspection Committee from March 2008, currently Ms. Thao is an analyst of
Dragon Capital Group Ltd. in charge of seeking investment opportunities for the company. Formerly,
she had been an audit assistant at Ernst and Young (Vietnam) Ltd. from April 2005, and then was an
accountant for Maybank – Ho Chi Minh City branch from July 2006. Ms. Thao got the bachelor of
Trade and Management, major of monetary-finance from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
Mr. NGUYEN ANH TUAN
Member
Being a member of the Inspection Committee from March 2008, Mr. Tuan has been a founder, the
Board’s Chairman cum General Director of Goldengate Medical Equipment Joint Stock Company since
2004. Mr. Tuan is also a member of the Board of Management of Tam Duc Cardiovascular Hospital.
From 1990 to 1992, he was an officer of the Department of Monetary-Credit Research of the State
Bank of Vietnam. From 1992 to 1994, he was a Sales Executive of SJC of the State Bank of Vietnam.
In 1994, he moved to work as a Sales Executive for the representative office of Taisei Corporation of
Japan and had been working here until 1997. In 1999, he joined Johnson & Johnson Medical, United
States as a Marketing Director in charge of ASEAN region and stayed here until 2004. Mr. Tuan was
graduated from American University, Washington D.C., USA with MBA Degree.
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The Board’s Conduct of Affairs
Board responsibilities and accountability
Vinamilk is headed by an effective Board. The Board is collectively responsible for setting the strategic
vision, direction, and long-term goals of the Company.
It is responsible for the selection, appointment and annual appraisal of the General Director’s performance
and other key executive officers and ensuring that a succession and development plan for all key
positions is in place to prepare for contingencies, as well as to facilitate a smooth management
transition.
The Board emphasizes seven core values: respectability, will, openness, integrity, harmony of
benefits, efficiency and creativeness. These core values are the keys to the Company’s image and
reputation.
The Board works closely with the company’s Management to achieve these core values and the
Management takes responsibility for reporting and explanting to the Board.
Size of the Board:
The current Board includes 5 members and is appropriate for the management of the current scope of
Vinamilk’s operations. The current size is sufficient to provide a diversity of views to be represented on
the Board, while also allowing efficiency and encouraging active dialogue among its members.
Term of appointment:
The Board’s members have the maximum term of five years. The list of the Board members
is submitted to the shareholder’s meeting for re-election and re-appointment at least once
every five years. The Company’s charter also requires one-third of the Board members
should be re-appointed on each annual general meeting of shareholders. In this respect, Ms. Mai
Kieu Lien and Ms. Ngo Thi Thu Trang have been re-elected in the annual general meeting of the
Shareholders held in March 2008.
GOVERNANCE REPORT
Vinamilk considers good corporate governance to be the cornerstone of a
well-managed organization. This report describes the Company’s corporate
governance framework and practices, which is guided by the Circular No.
12/2007/QD-BTC: “corporate governance applicable to the listed companies
on Vietnam Stock Exchange”, dated 13 March 2007, issued by Ministry of
Finance of Vietnam and the Code of Corporate Governance 2005 of
Singapore (“the Code”).
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Delegation of authority on certain matters
To facilitate effective management, certain functions have been delegated by the Board to its various
Board’s Committees as set below:
Strategy Committee
Human resources Committee
Remuneration Committee
Finance Committee
Investor Relation Committee
These Board’s Committees operate under clearly defined principles and practices. Every Board
member can obtain independent advices from these Committees and give independent judgment
when making decisions.
Chart of Authority
The Company has adopted a Chart of Authority, setting out the levels of authorization required for
specified positions, including those that required the Board’s approval.
Board’s meetings and attendance to these meetings
The Board conducts its meeting on a quarterly basis during the year. Ad-hoc meetings are convened when
circumstances required. The meetings can be conducted by means of telephone conference or other
methods of simultaneous communication by electronic or telegraphic means. Each Board member can ask
for independent advices and give their independent judgments for making decisions.
Inspection Committee is also informed and invited to attend the Board’s meetings. A record of the
Board member’s attendances at the Board level meetings held at the fiscal year ended 31 December
2008 is set out in the table below:
No. Full name No. of meetings Number of attendance
1 Ms. Mai Kieu Lien 5 5/5
2 Ms. Ngo Thi Thu Trang 5 5/5
3 Mr. Hoang Nguyen Hoc 5 5/5
4 Mr. Dominic Scriven 5 5/5
5 Mr. Wang Eng Chin 5 5/5
Board Composition and Structure
The Board comprises three members who do not directly manage the company daily business. None of
individuals or small group of individuals may have influential effects on the Board’s decision making.
The Board includes the following members:
Ms. Mai Kieu Lien Chairwoman
Ms. Ngo Thi Thu Trang Member
Mr. Hoang Nguyen Hoc Member
Mr. Dominic Scriven Member
Mr. Wang Eng Chin Member
The personal profiles of the members are presented on page 48 of this annual report.
Vinamilk has a good structure of members who have profound experiences and expertise in business,
finance, accounting and business management. The objective judgment of the independent member of
the Board on corporate affairs, experiences and contributions are invaluable to Vinamilk.
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Chairwoman and General Director
The Company’s Chairwoman concurrently takes the position of the company’s General Director. This
appointment is approved by the annual general meeting of shareholders.
The chairwoman leads the Board, ensures effective communication with shareholders, encourages
constructive relations between the Board and the Management, as well as promotes high standards of
corporate governance.
Board Membership
The Company maintains a formal and transparent process for the appointment of new member to the
Board. Any appointment of a new member must undergo a formal selection process as follows, the
General Shareholder’s meeting appoints the new members. In case that there incurs a vacant position
in Board of Management, Board members can appoint the new member and then the nominees will
be submitted officially to the coming the nearest General Shareholder’s meeting approval.
Board Performance
The Company maintains a formal assessment of the performance efficiency of the Board in general and
the contribution of each member in particular.
Access of Information
Board members are provided with adequate and timely information related to the company on an
on-going basis to enable them to carry their duties. The Board of Directors provides adequately and
timely information as well as reviews Vinamilk’s performance prior to the Board meetings. The Board
has the separated and independent access to Vinamilk ’s senior management and secretary if they
have any queries on the operation of Vinamilk. A notice of meeting, which contains agenda, will be
delivered to the Board prior each Board meeting. The Board’s secretaries attend all the Board meetings
and are responsible for ensuring that the meeting is held in line with the procedures regulations.
The Board’s secretaries are:
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tu Administration Director
Ms. Le Quang Thanh Truc Financial Investment Manager
Information on shares and shareholders
- Total ordinary shares: 175,275,670 shares.
- Total outstanding bonds: none
- Number of outstanding shares: 175,275,670 shares
- Number of preserved shares and treasury shares classified: none

Shareholder structure
31/12/2008
SCIC 47.64%
Foreign shareholders 44.58%
Local shareholders (excluding SCIC) 7.78%
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Changes in ownership rate of internal shareholders
31/12/2007
Changes
during the year
31/12/2008
Board of Management
1 Mai Kieu Lien
- Representative of SCIC 23.818% 0.000% 23.818%
- Individuals 0.089% 0.008% 0.097%
2 Ngo Thi Thu Trang 0.041% 0.004% 0.045%
3
Hoang Nguyen Hoc (Representative of
SCIC)
23.818% 0.000% 23.818%
4
Dominic Scriven (Representative of
Dragon Capital’s funds)
9.056% -0.599% 8.457%
5
Wang Eng Chin (Representative of F&N
Dairy Investment)
10.080% 0.000% 10.080%
Inspection Committee
1 Nguyen Anh Tuan 0.000% 0.000% 0.000%
2 Ngo Thanh Thao 0.000% 0.000% 0.000%
3 Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai 0.003% 0.000% 0.003%
The Board of Directors
1 Mai Kieu Lien (as above)
2 Ngo Thi Thu Trang (as above)
3 Nguyen Thi Nhu Hang 0.035% 0.003% 0.038%
4 Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa 0.044% 0.004% 0.048%
5 Tran Minh Van 0.027% 0.003% 0.030%
6 Tran Bao Minh 0.000% 0.003% 0.003%
Changes in ownership of majority shareholders
31/12/2007
Changes
during the year
31/12/2008
SCIC 47.64% - 47.64%
F&N Dairy Investment 10.08% - 10.08%
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B. REMUNERATION MATTERS
Remuneration Policy
The Remuneration Committee reviews and recommends to the Board an appropriate and competitive
remuneration policy. A formal and transparent procedure is used to determine the remunerations to
each member of the Board of Management and the Directors.
No member is involved in deciding his own remuneration.
The composition of the Remuneration Committee is as follows:
Mr. Dominic Scriven Chairman
Mr. Wang Eng Chin Member
The Remuneration Committee recommends to the Board for endorsement of remuneration for each
Board member, Chairwoman and General Director.
Remuneration level and structure
The level of remuneration should be appropriate for the purposes of attracting, keeping and motivating
the Board members and the Directors, who lead Vinamilk to the successes. A proportion of remuneration
should be based on corporate and individual performance.
When proposing remuneration levels, the Remuneration Committee should takes into their consideration
the payment levels and the occupations in the same industry and in comparable companies, the
relative performance of Vinamilk in general and of the individual Board member and key executive
officers in particular. A program of annual performance rewards is also applied to all employees.
The remunerations for the Board of Management, the Inspection Committee for the fiscal year
ended 31 December 2008 have been approved by the Vinamilk’s Annual General Meeting with an
amount of USD 200,000.00.
Disclosure of Remuneration
Disclosure of the remuneration of all Directors (Board of Management and Board of Directors)
is made annually. This enables investors to understand the relation between remuneration of
Directors, key executives and their performance.
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Salary level Salary % Bonus % Remunerations % Total %
Over VND 2.0 billion
Ms. Mai Kieu Lien (***) 34 59 7 100
Ms. Ngo Thi Thu Trang(*) (**) 35 57 8 100
Mr. Tran Bao Minh (*) 39 61 - 100
Mr. Tran Minh Van (*) 39 61 - 100
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa (*) 39 61 - 100
Ms. Nguyen Thi Nhu Hang (*) 38 62 - 100
From VND 1.0 billion to VND 2.0 billion - - -
Under VND 1.0 billion
Mr. Hoang Nguyen Hoc (**) - - 100 100
Mr. Dominic Scriven (**) - - 100 100
Mr. Wang Eng Chin (**) - - 100 100
(*): Deputy General Directors (**): Member of BOM (***): Chairwoman, General Director
C. ACCOUNTABILITY AND AUDIT
Accountability
The Board is accountable to the shareholders while the Management is accountable to the Board.
The Board should present a balanced and understandable assessment of Vinamilk’s position and
prospects in the annual reports and other reports such as interim reports to Sate authorities in line
with the regulations.
The Board meeting is held on a quarterly basis to review Vinamilk’s performance. The fully and
summarized financial statements of the company is quarterly submitted to Ho Chi Minh City
Stock Exchange (“HOSE”). Annual General Meetings are held every year to obtain shareholders’
approval on the company business goals.
Inspection Committee
The Inspection Committee is operating in accordance with its written regulations and principles,
which clearly set out its authority and duties. This Committee is responsible to reviews the scope of
works and results of the internal and external audit, cost-efficiency, material issues on the financial
statements, and adequacy of the Company’s internal control system, as well as the efficiency of the
Company’s internal audit function.
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Guideline 11.8 Disclosure of names of members and activities of Inspection Committee
Inspection Committee includes three members and is appointed by the annual general meeting for
the term of five years. The current term is from 2007 to 2011. All the members of the Inspection
Committee are not the employee of Vinamilk.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai Head of Inspection Committee
Ms. Ngo Thanh Thao Member
Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan Member
Members of the Inspection Committee should have qualified capacity and competence to discharge
their responsibilities. They also should possess professional qualifications and experiences on accounting
and financial management.
The Inspection Committee has the authority to investigate any matter within their responsibilities, has
full access to and work with the Management as well as has full discretion to invite any Director
or executive officers to attend its meetings. It has reasonable resources to enable it to discharge its
functions properly.
Annually, and as deemed appropriate, the Inspection Committee works with the internal and external
auditors, without the presence of the Management.
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The Inspection Committee considers the independence and objectivity of the external auditors and
recommends to the Board of Management the nominees of the external auditors for re-appointment.
The Inspection Committee reviews the level of non-audit services provided by the external auditors to
ensure that their independence as external auditors of the Company is not affected.
Internal Control
The Board of the Management should ensure that the company’s Management maintains
a comprehensive and complete internal control system to protect the Vinamilk’s assets and
shareholders’ investments.
With the assistance of the Internal Auditors, the Board and the Inspection Committee reviews
the effectiveness of the key internal control tools in order to ensure that the necessary corrective
actions are taken timely. There are formal procedures in place for both internal and external
auditors to report their independent conclusions and recommendations to the management and
Inspection Committee.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
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RISK MANAGEMENT
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Foreign Currency Risk
Foreign currency risk arises when there is a significant difference between accounts receivable and
accounts payable in the same currency. These foreign currency risk may not cause effects on the
business results of the year 2008, but may have a significant impact on Vinamilk’ s performance in the
coming years. Vinamilk always considers the usages of the appropriate financial instruments, as and
when necessary, to mitigate this risk.
Liquidity Risk
Vinamilk’s exposure to liquidity risk arises in Vinamilk’s general business activities. It includes the risks of
being able to fund business activities in a timely manner at the company’s request. Vinamilk adopts a
prudent approach to manage is liquidity risk by maintaining sufficient cash and marketable securities,
and has available funding through a diverse source of committed and uncommitted credit facilities
from various banks.
As at 31 December 2008, Vinamilk’ s net borrowings are as follows:
VND Billion 2008 2007
Cash and cash equivalent 339 118
Borrowings 211 42
Net borrowings - -
Credit Risk
Vinamilk’s maximum exposure to credit risk in the event that all the customers fail to perform their
obligations as at 31 December 2008 in relation to accounts receivable is its carrying amount as indicated
in the balance sheet. Vinamilk has policies on efficient management on accounts receivable to ensure
that sales of products are made to customers with an appropriate credit history.
Reliance on Key Management Personnel
Although the company is not dependent on any person in the Board of Management or the Board of
Directors, the successes of the company depends significantly on the skills, capabilities and efforts of
the Board of Management and Board of Directors, as well as its ability to recruit and retain talents
to take up positions on these Boards. The ability to continue attracting, retaining and motivating the
key personnel and senior members of the Board of Management and Board of Directors will have an
considerable impact on the company’s operations. The competition for skilled and highly-capable
personnel is intense, and the loss of the services of one or more of these individuals, without adequate
replacements or the inability to attract new qualified personnel at a reasonable cost would have a
material adverse effect on the financial performance and operations of the company. To mitigate this
risk, Vinamilk has been employing remuneration policy to maintain and attract the talents.
Risk of Export Market
The company is currently exporting its products to Iraq, Cambodia and other countries in Asia and
Europe. Demands for the company’s products depend on the political and economic stability of these
countries. Since Iraq is one of the company’s major export countries, any social, political or economic
upheaval in this country may lead to material effect on the company’s operation results. Vinamilk has
been focusing on its local market which is considered as its main market. Simultaneously, Vinamilk is also
looking for other potential export markets to mitigate the risk.
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INVESTOR RELATIONS
Vinamilk maintains an effective communication
channel with investors through its annual general
meeting held on a yearly basis and through Vinamilk’s
investor relations function.

Apart from the information disclosed in accordance
with the requirements of the State Securities
Commission, Vinamilk has disclosed its monthly
business results, so the shareholders and investors
can timely update the information on the operation
of the company.
Financial performance and other important
information relating to Vinamilk’s operations are
adequately disclosed on its website at www.vinamilk.
com.vn and other means of public communications
such as HOSE’s website, securities companies’
website, newspapers and securities bulletins.
During the year, Vinamilk has welcomed more than
50 individuals and institutional investors, banks, fund
managers to visit us, some of our visitors are:
- Ashmore
- Maple – Brown Abbott
- Creù dit Agricole
- Edinburg Partners
- Artisan Partners
- Fidelity Investments Management (Hongkong)
- Tokio Marine Asset Management
- Barings Assets Management
- Janus Capital Group
- Aberdeen Asset Management Asia
- etc.
Besides, Vinamilk maintains another effective
communication channel with the investors through
email, telephone, and Q&A on its website.
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Vinamilk regularly communicates with its shareholders and commits for the timeliness and
transparency in its disclosures to shareholders and the public. During the year, many meetings and
dialogues with investors, analysts, fund managers, and presses are held. When material information
is disseminated to HOSE, such information is simultaneously posted on the Company’s website at
www.vinamilk.com.vn
Vinamilk encourages shareholder’s participation at its annual general meetings and gives shareholders
the opportunity to communicate their views on the issues effecting Vinamilk.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Million
Milk Glasses 3
for Poor Children
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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Following the tradition of acting for community benefits, the company has spent more than VND 17
billion for its charity activities in 2008, in which the “Three Million Glasses of Milk for Poor Children in
Vietnam” program has helped the poor children over the country enjoy nutrient-rich and healthy milk
they wish.
This is the 6
th
consecutive year Vinamilk has spent VND 3.1 billion for its traditional scholarship fund
“Vinamilk – For young talent” in the school year 2007-2008. The goal of this program is to facilitate
and encourage children to become talents to serve the community and society.
Some remarkable activities during the year are as follows:
“Three Million Glasses of Milk for Poor Children in Vietnam” program VND 10.0 billion
“Vinamilk- For young talent” program VND 3.1 billion
Activities of supporting the poor and children who are in difficult circumstances VND 2.8 billion
Activities of aiding victims of hurricane and flood and others VND 1.6 billion
Additionally, Vinamilk has committed to support life-maintenance for 20 Vietnamese Mothers of Heroes
in Ben Tre and Quang Nam provinces since 1997 and now there are 13 Mothers still alive.
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Milk Glasses
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Board of Management
Ms. Mai Kieu Lien Chairwoman
Mr. Hoang Nguyen Hoc Member
Ms. Ngo Thi Thu Trang Member
Mr. Dominic Scriven Member
Mr. Wang Eng Chin Member
VIETNAM DAIRY PRODUCTS JOINT STOCK COMPANY
(VINAMILK)
English’s name:
Abbreviation name:
Stock code (HoSE):
Registered Office:
Tel:
Fax:
Website:
Registration Certificate:
Auditors:
VIETNAM DAIRY PRODUCTS JOINT STOCK COMPANY
VINAMILK
VNM
184-186-188 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St.,
Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.
(84.8) 3930 0358
(84.8) 3930 5206
www.vinamilk.com.vn
No. 4103001932 dated 20 November 2003 issued by the
Planning and Investment Department of Ho Chi Minh City.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (Vietnam) Limited
Board of Directors
Ms. Mai Kieu Lien General Director
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa Deputy General Director
Ms. Nguyen Thi Nhu Hang Deputy General Director
Ms. Ngo Thi Thu Trang Deputy General Director
Mr. Tran Minh Van Deputy General Director
Mr. Tran Bao Minh Deputy General Director
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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STATEMENT OF THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN RESPECT OF THE
CONSOLIDATED AND COMPANY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The Board of Directors is responsible for the financial statements of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock
Company (“the Company”) and its subsidiaries (together “the Group”) which give a true and fair view
of the consolidated and company financial positions as at 31 December 2008 and of the consolidated
and company results of operations and cash flows for the year then ended. In preparing these financial
statements, the Board of Directors is required to:
Select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently; °
Make judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and °
Prepare the consolidated and company financial statements on a going concern basis unless it is °
inappropriate to presume that the Company and its subsidiaries will continue in business.
We, the Board of Directors are responsible for ensuring that proper accounting records are maintained
which disclose, with reasonable accuracy at any time, the consolidated and company financial positions
and which enable the consolidated and company financial statements to be prepared which comply
with the basis of accounting set out in Note 2 to the financial statements. We are also responsible for
safeguarding the assets of the Group and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and
detection of fraud and other irregularities.
APPROVAL OF THE CONSOLIDATED AND COMPANY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
We hereby approve the accompanying consolidated and company financial statements set out on
pages 5 to 45 which give a true and fair view of the consolidated and company financial positions as
at 31 December 2008 and of the consolidated and company results of operations and cash flows for
the year then ended in accordance with Vietnamese Accounting Standards, the Vietnamese Accounting
System and prevailing regulations in SR Vietnam.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Mai Kieu Lien
General Director
Ho Chi Minh City, SR Vietnam 23 March 2009
STATEMENT BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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AUDITOR’S REPORT
To the shareholders Of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company
We have audited the accompanying consolidated and company financial statements of Vietnam Dairy
Products Joint Stock Company and its subsidiaries (“the Group”) and of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint
Stock Company (“the Company”), which comprise the consolidated and company balance sheets as at
31 December 2008, the consolidated and company income statements and cash flow statements for
the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes.
Management’s Responsibility for the Consolidated and Company Financial Statements
Management of the Company is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial
statements in accordance with Vietnamese Accounting Standards, the Vietnamese Accounting System
and prevailing regulations in SR Vietnam. This responsibility includes: designing, implementing and
maintaining internal controls relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that
are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error; selecting and applying appropriate
accounting policies and making accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.
Auditor’s Responsibility
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We
conducted our audit in accordance with Vietnamese Standards on Auditing. Those standards require
that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit in order to obtain reasonable
assurance as to whether the consolidated and company financial statements are free from material
misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures
in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including
an assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud
or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal controls relevant to the
entity’s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures
that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the
effectiveness of the entity’s internal controls. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of
accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as
well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis
for our audit opinion.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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Opinion
In our opinion, the consolidated and company financial statements present fairly, in all material
respects, the financial positions of the Group and of the Company as at 31 December 2008, and
of the consolidated and company financial performance and cash flows for the year then ended in
accordance with Vietnamese Accounting Standards, the Vietnamese Accounting System and prevailing
regulations in SR Vietnam.
Quach Thanh Chau Le Van Hoa
AC No. N.0875/KTV AC No. 0248/KTV
Authorised signatory
PricewaterhouseCoopers (Vietnam) Limited
Ho Chi Minh City, SR Vietnam
Audit report number HCM2177 23 March 2009
As indicated in Note 2.1 to the financial statements, the accompanying consolidated and company financial
statements are not intended to present the financial position and results of operations and cash flows in
accordance with accounting principles and practices generally accepted in countries and jurisdictions other
than SR Vietnam, and furthermore their utilisation is not designed for those who are not informed about SR
Vietnam’s accounting principles, procedures and practices.
AUDITOR’S REPORT
To the shareholders Of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company
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BALANCE SHEET
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
Form B 01 – DN/HN
Consolidated Company
Code ASSETS Note
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
100 CURRENT ASSETS 3,187,605 3,177,727 3,160,210 3,163,757
110 Cash and cash equivalents 3 338,654 117,819 329,545 113,527
111 Cash 132,977 117,519 124,288 113,227
112 Cash equivalents 205,677 300 205,257 300
120 Short-term investments 4(a) 374,002 654,485 374,002 654,485
121 Short-term investments 496,998 654,660 496,998 654,660
129
Provision for diminution in value of
short-term investments
(122,996) (175) (122,996) (175)
130 Accounts receivable 646,385 654,720 648,727 661,208
131 Trade accounts receivable 530,149 505,234 530,134 511,772
132 Prepayments to suppliers 75,460 79,847 75,318 79,804
135 Other receivables 5 40,923 70,390 43,408 70,383
139 Provision for doubtful debts (147) (751) (133) (751)
140 Inventories 6 1,775,342 1,675,164 1,755,360 1,659,390
141 Inventories 1,789,646 1,686,793 1,767,373 1,671,019
149 Provision for decline in value of inventories (14,304) (11,629) (12,013) (11,629)
150 Other current assets 53,222 75,539 52,576 75,147
151 Short-term prepayments 31,460 14,282 31,118 13,943
152 VAT to be reclaimed 19,196 33,401 19,181 33,401
154 Other taxes receivable - 23,808 - 23,808
158 Other current assets 2,566 4,048 2,277 3,995
The notes on pages 12 to 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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Form B 01 – DN/HN
BALANCE SHEET
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 (continued)
Consolidated Company
Code ASSETS (continued) Note
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
200 LONG-TERM ASSETS 2,779,354 2,247,390 2,724,886 2,197,287
210 Long-term receivables 475 762 28,606 28,893
218 Other long-term receivables 475 762 28,606 28,893
220 Fixed assets 1,936,923 1,641,669 1,804,745 1,518,899
221 Tangible fixed assets 7(a) 1,529,187 1,022,646 1,413,526 899,877
222 Cost 2,618,638 1,963,835 2,479,273 1,831,384
223 Accumulated depreciation (1,089,451) (941,189) (1,065,747) (931,507)
227 Intangible fixed assets 7(b) 50,868 20,715 35,017 20,715
228 Cost 79,416 38,771 63,565 38,771
229 Accumulated amortisation (28,548) (18,056) (28,548) (18,056)
230 Construction in progress 7(c) 356,868 598,308 356,202 598,307
240 Investment properties 8 27,489 - - -
241 Cost 27,489 - - -
245 Accumulated depreciation - - - -
250 Long-term investments 570,657 401,018 647,899 445,554
251 Investments in subsidiaries 4(b) - - 135,694 99,894
252 Investments in joint ventures and associates 4(c) 23,702 78,189 131,749 117,597
258 Other long-term investments 4(d) 546,955 322,829 495,807 271,681
259
Provision for diminution in value of long-
term investments
- - (115,351) (43,618)
260 Other long-term assets 243,810 203,941 243,636 203,941
261 Long-term prepayments 9 195,512 195,613 195,338 195,613
262 Deferred income tax assets 15 47,276 8,017 47,276 8,017
268 Other long-term assets 1,022 311 1,022 311
270 TOTAL ASSETS 5,966,959 5,425,117 5,885,096 5,361,044
The notes on pages 12 to 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.
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Form B 01 – DN/HN
BALANCE SHEET
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 (continued)
Consolidated Company
Code RESOURCES Note
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
300 LIABILITIES 1,154,432 1,073,230 1,121,759 1,045,107
310 Current liabilities 972,502 933,357 939,887 905,234
311 Short-term borrowings 188,222 9,963 188,222 9,963
312 Trade accounts payable 492,556 621,376 491,912 617,302
313 Advances from customers 5,917 5,717 5,915 5,708
314
Taxes and other payables to the State
Budget
11 64,187 35,331 64,153 35,228
315 Payable to employees 3,104 426 3,044 52
316 Accrued expenses 12 144,052 132,466 143,655 131,473
319 Other payables 13 74,464 128,078 42,986 105,508
330 Long-term liabilities 181,930 139,873 181,872 139,873
331 Long-term trade payables 93,612 81,002 93,612 81,002
333 Other long-term payables 14 30,000 - 30,000 -
334 Long-term borrowings 10 22,418 32,381 22,418 32,381
336 Provision for severance allowances 35,900 26,490 35,842 26,490
400 OWNERS’ EQUITY 4,761,913 4,315,937 4,763,337 4,315,937
410 Capital and reserves 4,665,715 4,224,315 4,667,139 4,224,315
411 Owners’ capital 17 1,752,757 1,752,757 1,752,757 1,752,757
412 Share premium 17 1,064,948 1,064,948 1,064,948 1,064,948
417 Investment and development fund 17 869,697 744,540 869,697 744,540
418 Financial reserve fund 17 175,276 136,313 175,276 136,313
420 Undistributed earnings 17 803,037 525,757 804,461 525,757
430 Budget sources and other funds 96,198 91,622 96,198 91,622
431 Bonus and welfare fund 17 96,198 91,622 96,198 91,622
500 Minority interests 2.4 50,614 35,950 - -
440 TOTAL RESOURCES 5,966,959 5,425,117 5,885,096 5,361,044
The notes on pages 12 to 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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Form B 01 – DN/HN
BALANCE SHEET
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 (continued)
Consolidated Company
2008 2007 2008 2007
Goods held under trust or for processing (Million VND) 236 4,851 236 4,581
Bad debts written-off (Million VND) 967 18,508 967 18,508
Foreign currencies:
US$ 1,896,238 315,236 1,896,238 315,236
EUR 3,843 33,257 3,843 33,257
Le Thanh Liem Mai Kieu Lien
Chief Accountant General Director
23 March 2009
The notes on pages 12 to 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.
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Form B 02 – DN/HN
INCOME STATEMENT
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 (continued)
Consolidated Company
Code Note
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
01 Sales 8,380,563 6,675,244 8,407,174 6,676,264
02 Less deductions (171,581) (137,280) (171,581) (137,280)
10 Net sales 20(a) 8,208,982 6,537,964 8,235,593 6,538,984
11 Cost of sales 21 (5,610,969) (4,836,283) (5,640,664) (4,837,262)
20 Gross profit 2,598,013 1,701,681 2,594,929 1,701,722
21 Financial income 20(b) 264,810 257,865 263,801 257,669
22 Financial expenses 22 (197,621) (25,862) (273,205) (60,606)
24 Selling expenses 23 (1,052,308) (864,363) (1,052,303) (863,788)
25 General and administration expenses 24 (297,804) (204,192) (290,905) (201,339)
30 Operating profit 1,315,090 865,129 1,242,317 833,658
40 Net other income 25 130,173 120,790 131,852 121,773
50 Share of loss of joint ventures (73,950) (30,538) - -
60 Net accounting profit before tax 1,371,313 955,381 1,374,169 955,431
61 Business income tax - current 26(b) (161,874) - (161,874) -
62 Business income tax - deferred 26(b) 39,259 8,017 39,259 8,017
63 Minority interests 2,4 1,422 50 - -
70 Net profit after tax 1,250,120 963,448 1,251,554 963,448
VND VND VND VND
80 Earnings per share 19 7,132 5,607 7,140 5,607
Le Thanh Liem Mai Kieu Lien
Chief Accountant General Director
23 March 2009
The notes on pages 12 to 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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Form B 03 – DN/HN
CASH FLOW STATEMENT
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 (Indirect method) (continued)
Consolidated Company
Code Note
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
01 Net profit before tax 1,371,313 955,381 1,374,169 955,431
Adjustments for:
02 Depreciation and amortisation 178,430 130,772 163,647 120,918
03 Provisions 124,892 42,696 194,320 46,907
04 Unrealised foreign exchange gains (5,704) (17) (5,704) (17)
05 Profits from investing activities (26,175) (101,361) (93,254) (102,144)
06 Interest expense 26,971 11,667 25,512 11,667
08
Operating profit before changes in
working capital
1,669,727 1,039,138 1,658,690 1,032,762
09 Decrease /(increase) in receivables 13,354 (216,909) 17,752 (216,777)
10 Increase in inventories (112,069) (725,346) (98,480) (714,964)
11 (Decrease)/increase in payables (105,919) 411,751 (110,899) 377,195
12 Increase in prepaid expenses (17,077) (69,830) (16,900) (69,588)
13 Interest paid (25,957) (50,571) (24,498) (50,571)
14 Business income tax paid (101,861) - (101,861) -
15 Other receipts from operating activities 53,507 78,502 53,508 81,924
16 Other payments on operating activities (103,946) (153,257) (103,947) (153,194)
20
Net cash inflows from operating activi-
ties
1,269,759 313,478 1,273,365 286,787
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
21 Purchases of fixed assets (445,062) (743,965) (412,995) (662,142)
22 Proceeds from disposals of fixed assets 4,217 2,305 544 1,364
23 Purchases of equity securities - (487,475) - (435,877)
24
Proceeds from sales of equity securities
and bonds
3,010 77,964 3,010 77,964
25 Loan granted to joint venture/subsidiary - (80,926) - (109,057)
26 Movement in deposits at banks (50,191) 115,443 (50,191) 114,993
27 Investments in other entities (134,152) (4,650) (169,952) (50,150)
28
Capital contribution from minority
shareholders of subsidiaries
20 - - -
29 Dividends received 90,373 105,326 89,376 105,326
30 Net cash outflows from investing activities (531,785) (1,015,978) (540,208) (957,579)
The notes on pages 12 to 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.
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Form B 03 – DN/HN
CASH FLOW STATEMENT
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 (Indirect method) (continued)
Consolidated Company
Code Note
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
31 Proceeds from issuance of shares - 1,219,477 - 1,183,477
33 Proceeds from borrowings 173,547 360,000 173,547 360,000
34 Repayments of borrowings (9,963) (377,883) (9,963) (377,883)
36 Dividends paid (680,733) (538,181) (680,733) (538,181)
40
Net cash (outflows)/inflows from
financing activities
(517,149) 663,413 (517,149) 627,413
50
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and
cash equivalents
220,825 (39,087) 216,008 (43,379)
60
Cash and cash equivalents
at beginning of year
3 117,819 156,895 113,527 156,895
61
Foreign exchange gains on cash and
cash equivalents
10 11 10 11
70 Cash and cash equivalents at end of year 3 338,654 117,819 329,545 113,527
Le Thanh Liem Mai Kieu Lien
Chief Accountant General Director
23 March 2009
The notes on pages 12 to 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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1. GENERAL INFORMATION
Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (“the Company”, or “Vinamilk”) was initially
established as a State Owned Enterprise under the control of the Ministry of Industry in accordance
with Decision No. 420/CNN/TCLD dated 29 April 1993. On 1 October 2003, it was equitised
following Decision No. 155/2003/QD-BCN issued by the Ministry of Industry. On 20 November
2003, the Company was incorporated as a joint stock company under the Law on Enterprises of
SR Vietnam according to Registration Certificate No. 4103001932 issued by the Planning and
Investment Department of Ho Chi Minh City. The Company was subsequently listed on the Ho
Chi Minh City Stock Exchange on 19 January 2006 according to the Listing Licence No. 42/
UBCK-GPNY dated 28 December 2005 issued by the State Securities Commission.
As at 31 December 2008, the Company has 4 subsidiaries:
Subsidiaries Principal activities
Equity held by
the Company
Vietnam Dairy Cow One Member Limited Company Milk production 100%
Lamson Dairy Products Joint Stock Company Milk production 55%
International Real Estate One Member
Limited Company
Real estate trading 100%
Victory – VN Property Joint Stock Company (*) Real estate trading 64.25%
(*) Victory - VN Property Joint Stock Company is a 64.25% owned subsidiary of International Real
Estate One Member Limited Company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
The principal activities of the Company and its subsidiaries are:
Manufacture and distribute bottled milk, powdered milk, nutritious powder, milk cake, fresh °
milk, soya milk, refreshment drinks and other products from milk;
Trading in food technology, spare parts, equipment, materials and chemicals; °
Real estate investment business, real estate management; °
Warehousing and transportation services; °
Manufacture, sell and distribute beverages, grocery and processing foods, roasted-ground- °
filtered and instant coffee;
Manufacture and sell plastic packages and label printing; °
Manufacture and sell plastic products; °
Health care clinic operations; °
Castle raising and agricultural operations; °
Activities supporting agricultural operations such as: supply of seeds of cultivated crops, °
guidance on cultivation techniques, cultivation harvest, soil working, irrigation;
Castle raising: supply of breeding animals and breeding techniques; °
Post-harvest services; and °
Treatments on seeds for multiplication purposes. °
As at 31 December 2008, the total number of employees of the Company and the Group are
4,275 and 4,532 respectively (2007: 3,868 and 4,106 respectively).
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
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2. ACCOUNTING SYSTEM AND ACCOUNTING POLICIES
2.1 Basis of preparation of consolidated and company financial statements
The consolidated and company financial statements have been prepared in accordance with
Vietnamese Accounting Standards, the Vietnamese Accounting System and prevailing regulations
in SR Vietnam. The consolidated and company financial statements have been prepared under
the historical cost convention.
The accompanying consolidated and company financial statements are not intended to present
the financial position and results of operations and cash flows in accordance with accounting
principles and practices generally accepted in countries and jurisdictions other than SR Vietnam.
The accounting principles and practices utilised in SR Vietnam may differ from those generally
accepted in countries and jurisdictions other than SR Vietnam.
2.2 Use of estimates
The preparation of consolidated and company financial statements in conformity with Vietnamese
Accounting Standards requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the
reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the
date of financial statements and the amounts of revenues and expenses in the reported periods.
Although these estimates are based on management’s best knowledge of current events and
actions, actual results may differ from those estimates.
2.3 Fiscal year
The fiscal year of the Company and its subsidiaries is from 1 January to 31 December.
2.4 Consolidation
In 2008, the Company prepared its consolidated financial statements in accordance with
Vietnamese Accounting Standard 25 – Consolidated Financial Statements and Accounting for
Investments in Subsidiaries.
Subsidiaries
Subsidiaries are all entities over which the Group has the power to govern the financial and operating
policies generally accompanying a shareholding of more than one half of the voting rights. The existence
and effect of potential voting rights that are currently exercisable or convertible are considered when
assessing whether the Group controls another entity. Subsidiaries are fully consolidated from the date on
which control is transferred to the Group. They are de-consolidated from the date that control ceases.
The purchase method of accounting is used to account for the acquisition of subsidiaries by the Group.
The cost of an acquisition is measured as the fair value of the assets given, equity instruments issued and
liabilities incurred or assumed at the date of exchange, plus costs directly attributable to the acquisition.
Identifiable assets acquired and liabilities and contingent liabilities assumed in a business combination
are measured initially at their fair values at the acquisition date, irrespective of the extent of any minority
interest. The excess of the cost of acquisition over the fair value of the Group’s share of the identifiable
net assets acquired is recorded as goodwill. If the cost of acquisition is less than the fair value of the net
assets of the subsidiary acquired, the difference is recognised directly in the income statement.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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2. ACCOUNTING SYSTEM AND ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)
2.4 Consolidation (continued)
Inter-company transactions, balances and unrealised gains and losses on transactions between group
companies are eliminated. Accounting policies of subsidiaries have been changed where necessary to
ensure consistency with the policies adopted by the Group.
Transactions and minority interests
The Group applies a policy of treating transactions with minority interests as transactions with
parties external to the Group. Disposals to minority interests result in gains and losses for the
Group that are recorded in the income statement. Purchases from minority interests result in
goodwill, being the difference between any consideration paid and the relevant share acquired
of the carrying value of net assets of the subsidiary.
Joint ventures and associates
Joint ventures are contractual arrangements whereby two or more parties undertake an economic
activity which is subject to joint control. Associates are all entities over which the Group has
significant influence but not control, generally accompanying a shareholding of between 20%
and 50% of the voting rights. Investments in joint ventures and associates are accounted for using
the equity method of accounting and are initially recognised at cost. The Group’s investment in
joint ventures and associates includes goodwill identified on acquisition, net of any accumulated
impairment loss.
The Group’s share of its joint ventures’ and associates’ post-acquisition profits or losses is
recognised in the consolidated income statement, and its share of post-acquisition movements
in reserves is recognised in consolidated reserves. The cumulative post-acquisition movements
are adjusted against the carrying amount of the investment. When the Group’s share of losses
in a joint venture or associate equals or exceeds its interest in the joint venture or associate, the
Group does not recognise further losses, unless it has incurred obligations or made payments on
behalf of the joint venture or associate.
Unrealised gains and losses on transactions between the Group and its joint ventures and
associates are eliminated to the extent of the Group’s interest in the joint ventures and associates.
Accounting policies of joint ventures and associates have been changed where necessary to
ensure consistency with the policies adopted by the Group.
2.5 Currency
The consolidated and company financial statements are prepared and presented in millions of
Vietnamese Dong.
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NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
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Transactions arising in foreign currencies are translated at exchange rates ruling at the transaction
dates. Foreign exchange differences arising from these transactions are recognised in the income
statement.
Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies at the balance sheet date are
translated at the Vietnam inter-bank rates of exchange ruling at the balance sheet date. Foreign
exchange differences arising from these translations are recognised in the income statement.
2.6 Form of records applied
The Company and its subsidiaries use voucher ledgers to record their transactions.
2.7 Cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash on hand, cash at bank, cash in transit, demand
deposits and other short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less.
2.8 Share capital and treasury shares
Ordinary shares in issue are classified as equity. Incremental costs directly attributable to the
issuance of new shares or options are shown in equity as a deduction from the proceeds.
Where the Company or its subsidiaries purchase the Company’s equity share capital (treasury
shares), the consideration paid, including directly attributable incremental costs, is deducted from
equity attributable to the Company’s equity holders until the shares are cancelled or reissued.
Where such shares are subsequently sold or reissued, any consideration received less any directly
attributable incremental transaction costs is included in equity attributable to the Company’s
equity holders.
2.9 Trade receivables
Trade receivables are carried at original invoice amount less an estimate made for doubtful
receivables based on a review by management of all outstanding amounts at the year end. Bad
debts are written off when identified.
2.10 Inventories
Inventories are stated at the lower of cost and net realisable value. Cost is determined by the
weighted average method and includes all costs of purchase, costs of conversion and other
costs incurred in bringing the inventories to their present location and condition. In the case of
manufactured products, cost includes all direct expenditure and production overheads based
on normal levels of operating activity. Net realisable value is the estimated selling price in the
normal course of business, less the estimated costs of completion and selling expenses. Provision
is made, where necessary, for obsolete, slow-moving and defective inventory items.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
15
2. ACCOUNTING SYSTEM AND ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)
2.11 Investments
(a) Short-term investments
Short-term investments are investments with maturities less than 12 months from the balance
sheet date and investments that are held with the intention to dispose within 12 months of the
balance sheet date. Short-term investments are initially accounted for at cost. Provision for
diminution is recognised for short term equity securities where the cost exceeds the fair value of
such securities.
(b) Investments in subsidiaries
Investments in subsidiaries are accounted for at cost less provision for diminution in value in the
parent entity financial statements.
(c) Investments in joint ventures and associates
Investments in joint ventures and associates are accounted for at cost less provision for diminution
in value in the parent entity financial statements, and under the equity method of accounting in
the consolidated financial statements.
(d) Long-term investments
Long-term bank deposits are those maturing after 12 months from the balance sheet date (i).
and are accounted for at cos.
Investments in bonds are classified as long-term when they are held with no intention to (ii).
dispose within 12 months from the balance sheet date. Investments in bonds are initially
stated at cost. Subsequently, they are measured at cost less provision. Provision is required
if there is evidence of a long-term decline in the value of the securities or in the case where
the Group cannot recover its investments.
Other long-term investments comprise shareholding of less than 20% in listed and unlisted (iii).
entities which are held with no intention to dispose with 12 months from the balance sheet
date. These investments are initially stated at cost of acquisition. Provision is made where
there is a diminution in value of these investments.
2.12 Fixed assets
Tangible and intangible fixed assets
Fixed assets are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation. Historical cost includes
expenditure that is directly attributable to the acquisition of the fixed assets.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
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Depreciation
Fixed assets are depreciated on the straight-line method, to write off the cost of the assets to their
residual value over their estimated useful lives, as follows:
Years
Buildings and structures 10 - 50
Machinery and equipment 10
Livestock 6
Motor vehicles 10
Office equipment 3 - 8
Software 2 - 3

Land use rights are amortised, using the straight-line method over the terms indicated in the land
use rights certificate. Land use rights which are granted for an indefinite term are carried at cost
and not amortised.
Subsequent expenditure
Subsequent expenditure relating to fixed assets that has already been recognised is added to the
carrying amount of the asset only when it is probable that future economic benefits associated
with the item will flow to the Group and the cost of the item can be measured reliably. All other
repair and maintenance expense is recognised in the income statement when incurred.
Disposals
Gains and losses on disposals are determined by comparing net disposal proceeds with the
carrying amount and are recognised as income or expense in the income statement.
2.13 Leased assets
Leases where a significant portion of the risks and rewards of ownership are retained by the lessor
are classified as operating leases. Payments made under operating leases are charged to the
income statement on a straight-line basis over the period of the lease.
2.14 Investment properties
Investment properties are land use rights or a building – or part of a building – or infrastructure
held by the Group to earn rentals or for capital appreciation or both rather than for use in the
production or supply of goods or services or administrative purposes or for sale in the normal
course of business.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
17
2. ACCOUNTING SYSTEM AND ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)
2.14 Investment properties (continued)
Depreciation
Investment properties are depreciated on the straight-line method to write off the cost of the
assets over their estimated useful lives. Investment properties being land use rights with indefinite
term are carried at cost and not amortised.
Disposals
Gains or losses on disposals are determined by comparing net disposal proceeds with the net
book value and are recognised as income or expense in the income statement.
2.15 Borrowing costs
Borrowing costs that are directly attributable to the construction or production of any qualifying
assets are capitalised during the period of time that is required to complete and prepare the
asset for its intended use. Other borrowing costs are recognised in the income statement when
incurred.
2.16 Revenue recognition
(a) Sales of goods
Revenue from the sale of goods is recognised in the income statement when the significant risks
and rewards of ownership have been transferred to the buyer. No revenue is recognised if there
are significant uncertainties regarding recovery of the consideration due or the likely return of
goods.
(b) Processing services
Revenue from processing services is recognised in the income statement when the goods have been
processed and accepted. No revenue is recognised if there are significant uncertainties regarding
recovery of the consideration due.
(c) Sales of services
Revenue from the sales of services is recognised in the income statement when the services are
rendered, by reference to completion of the specific transaction assessed on the basis of the
actual service provided as a proportion of the total services to be provided.
(d) Interest income
Interest income is recognised on an earned basis.
(e) Dividend income
Dividend income is recognised in the period in which the dividends are declared by the investee
entities.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
18
2.17 Deferred income tax
Deferred income tax is provided in full, using the liability method, on temporary differences
arising between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their carrying amounts in the financial
statements. Deferred income tax is not accounted for if it arises from initial recognition of an
asset or liability in a transaction other than a business combination that at the time of occurrence
affects neither accounting nor taxable profit or loss. Deferred income tax is determined at the tax
rates that are expected to apply to the financial year when the asset is realised or the liability is
settled, based on tax rates that have been enacted or substantially enacted by the balance sheet
date.
Deferred income tax assets are recognised to the extent that it is probable that future taxable
profits will be available against which the temporary differences can be utilised.
Deferred income tax assets relating to tax loss carry-forwards are recognised to the extent that the
realisation of the related tax benefit through future taxable profits is probable.
2.18 Dividend distribution
The Company’s net profit after tax is available for appropriation to shareholders as dividends
after approval by shareholders at the Company’s Annual General Meeting and after making
appropriation to reserve funds in accordance with the Company’s Charter.
Interim dividends are declared and paid based on the estimated earnings of the year. Final
dividends are declared and paid in the following year from undistributed earnings based on the
approval of shareholders at the Company’s Annual General Meeting.
2.19 Method of reserve appropriation
Appropriation to reserve funds in accordance with the Company’s Charter is as follows:
Investment and development fund 10% of profit after tax
Bonus and welfare fund 10% of profit after tax
Financial reserve fund 5% of profit after tax

Appropriation to financial reserve fund will cease when the amount reaches 10% of the Company’s
paid in capital. Utilisation of the above reserve funds requires approval of the General Director,
the Board of Management or the shareholders depending on the nature and magnitude of the
transactions involved as stated in the Company’s Charter and financial regulations.
2.20 Related parties
Enterprises and individuals that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries,
control, or are controlled by, or are under common control with, the Company, including holding
companies, subsidiaries and fellow subsidiaries are related parties of the Company. Associates
and individuals owning, directly or indirectly, an interest in the voting power of the Company
that gives them significant influence over the enterprise, key management personnel, including
directors and officers of the Company and close members of the family of these individuals and
companies associated with these individuals also constitute related parties.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
19
2. ACCOUNTING SYSTEM AND ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)
2.20 Related parties (continued)
The State Capital Investment Corporation holds the largest shareholding in the Company
and accordingly is regarded as a related party. However, enterprises which are controlled or
significantly influenced by the State Capital Investment Corporation are not considered as related
parties of the Company for the purposes of disclosure since they do not influence, or are not
influenced by, the Company.
In considering each possible related party relationship, attention is directed to the substance of
the relationship, and not merely the legal form.
2.21 Provisions
Provisions are recognised when: the Company or its subsidiaries have a present legal or
constructive obligation as a result of past events; it is probable that an outflow of resources will
be required to settle the obligation; and the amount has been reliably estimated. Provisions are
not recognised for future operating losses.
Where there are a number of similar obligations, the likelihood that an outflow will be required
in settlement is determined by considering the class of obligations as a whole. A provision is
recognised even if the likelihood of an outflow with respect to any one item included in the same
class of obligations may be small.
Provisions are measured at the expenditures expected to be required to settle the obligation. If
the time value of money is material, provisions will be measured at their present value using a
pre-tax rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks
specific to the obligation. The increase in the provision due to passage of time is recognised as
interest expenses.
2.22 Provision for severance allowances
In accordance with Vietnamese labour laws, employees of the Group are entitled to a severance
allowance based on their years of service. This will be paid as a lump sum when the employee
leaves the Group. A provision for severance allowances is made for the estimated liability for
employment termination as a result of services rendered by employees up to the balance sheet
date. The provision is calculated on the basis of a half-month’s salary for each employee for
each year of service with the Group, based on salary levels at the balance sheet date.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
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3. CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Cash on hand 648 1,065 544 1,050
Cash at bank 130,544 109,560 121,959 105,283
Cash in transit 1,785 6,894 1,785 6,894
Cash equivalents 205,677 300 205,257 300
338,654 117,819 329,545 113,527
4. INVESTMENTS
(a) Short-term investments
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Short-term deposits 106,396 5,400 106,396 5,400
Investments in equity securities (i) 180,229 436,453 180,229 436,453
Bonds 2,405 15,410 2,405 15,410
Loans to a joint venture (ii) 207,968 197,397 207,968 197,397
Provision for diminution in value of short-term
investments
(iii) (122,996) (175) (122,996) (175)
374,002 654,485 374,002 654,485
Investments in equity securities comprise shares of listed and unlisted companies and (i).
investment funds.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
21
4. INVESTMENTS (continued)
(a) Short-term investments (continued)
Movements in short-term investments in equity securities:
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Beginning of year 436,453 191,959 436,453 191,959
Purchases 1,460 319,985 1,460 319,985
Share dividends 5,205 1,075 5,205 1,075
Convertible bond 2,400 - 2,400 -
Reclassification to long-term investment (154,846) - (154,846) -
Disposal (110,443) (76,566) (110,443) (76,566)
End of year 180,229 436,453 180,229 436,453
The interest free loan of US$12,25 million (equivalent to VND207,968 million), which was (ii).
provided to SABMiller Vietnam Joint Venture Company (“SABMiller”), was extended for a
further 12 months until 21 December 2009.
(iii) Provision for diminution in value of short-term investments is made to reflect the fall in (iii).
market prices of the related shares as at the balance sheet date.
(b) Investments in subsidiaries – Company only
Cost of investment
recorded in parent entity
Equity held by
parent entity
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
%
2007
%
Vietnam Dairy Cow One Member Limited Company 60,894 55,894 100 100
Lam Son Dairy Products Joint Stock Company 44,000 44,000 55 55
International Real Estate One Member Limited
Company
30,800 - 100 100
135,694 99,894
Provision for diminution in value of investments in
subsidiaries
(7,303) (4,210)
128,391 95,684
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NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
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(c) Investments in joint ventures and associates
Consolidated
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Beginning of year 78,189 122,701
Additions in investments 14,152 4,650
Shares of losses of joint ventures (68,639) (30,538)
Disposal of interest in a joint venture - (18,624)
End of year 23,702 78,189
The joint ventures and associate, all of which are unlisted, are as follows:
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
SABMiller Vietnam Joint Venture Company (i) - 68,639 108,047 108,047
Horizon Apartment – Business Cooperation
Contract
(ii) 7,493 7,493 7,493 7,493
Dairy Cow Development Project (iii) 7,209 2,057 7,209 2,057
Asia Saigon Food Ingredients Joint Stock
Company (iv)
9,000 - 9,000 -
23,702 78,189 131,749 117,597
Provision for diminution in value of
investments in joint ventures and associates
- - (108,047) (39,408)
23,702 78,189 23,702 78,189
SABMiller Vietnam Joint Venture Company (“SABMiller”) (i).
The Company has a 50% interest in SABMiller, which produces beer products. SABMiller
has registered legal capital of US$13,5 million. As at 31 December 2008, the Company
has invested US$6,75 million (equivalent to VND108,047 million as translated at exchange
rates ruling at the dates of capital contributions). Subsequent to the year end, the Company
has signed a capital assignment with the other joint venture party to dispose its interest in
this joint venture (see Note 33).
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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4. INVESTMENTS (continued)
(c) Investments in joint ventures and associates (continued)
Horizon Apartment – Business Cooperation Contract (ii).
On 7 June 2004, the Company entered into a Business Cooperation Contract with FICO
Real Estate Company and Real Estate Finance Joint-Stock Company for the construction,
management, marketing and operation of the Horizon Apartment Project with an estimated
investment capital of VND285,000 million. The Company has a 24.5% financial interest
in this project.
Dairy Cow Development Project (iii).
On 1 January 2006, the Company entered into a joint venture to develop a project
named Dairy Cow Development Project (“the Project”). The Project has a total budget
of EUR1,500,000, half of which is contributed by the Netherlands Embassy and half of
which is equally contributed by the Company and Campina International BV. As at 31
December 2008, the Company fully contributed its share to this Project, being an amount
of EUR375,000 (equivalent to VND7,209 million as translated at exchange rates ruling at
the dates of capital contributions).
Asia Saigon Food Ingredients Joint Stock Company (iv).
The Company holds 20% of the total shares in and is one of the founding shareholders of
Asia Saigon Food Ingredients Joint Stock Company which has a charter capital of VND45
billion. As at 31 December 2008, this company is in the construction stage.
(d) Other long-term investments
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Long-term bank deposits (i) - 50,000 - 50,000
Bonds 3,240 5,645 3,240 5,645
Other long-term investments (ii) 543,715 267,184 492,567 216,036
546,955 322,829 495,807 271,681
Long-term bank deposits represent bank deposits with original maturity of over three months (i).
and maturing after one year from the balance sheet date.
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NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
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Other long-term investments comprise shareholdings in listed and unlisted companies and (ii).
investment funds. These investments are held not for sale in the near future.
Movements in other long-term investments:
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Beginning of year 267,184 110,150 216,036 110,150
Purchases (*) 120,000 157,034 120,000 105,886
Share dividends 1,685 - 1,685 -
Reclassification from short-term investments 154,846 - 154,846 -
End of year 543,715 267,184 492,567 216,036
(*) In 2008, the Company invested in a local bank which has received the business licence but
not yet started its operations as at 31 December 2008.
5. OTHER RECEIVABLES
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Advance for the purchase of the Company’s
shares
- 24,322 - 24,322
Receivable from disposal of an interest in a
joint venture
- 18,624 - 18,624
Loan to a subsidiary (*) - - 2,500 -
Interest income 20,403 8,577 20,391 8,577
Other receivables 20,520 18,867 20,517 18,860
40,923 70,390 43,408 70,383
(*) Loan to Lamson Dairy Products Joint Stock Company, one of the Company’s subsidiaries, is
interest free and repayable within 12 months from 10 January 2008. The loan was not repaid
by the due date and was rolled over for another 12 months.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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6. INVENTORIES
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Goods in transit 219,523 357,960 219,323 357,960
Raw materials 1,231,151 1,013,210 1,220,193 1,006,596
Tools 5,757 1,838 5,370 1,411
Merchandise 10,710 7,967 10,710 7,967
Work-in-progress 104,992 86,823 95,902 80,275
Finished goods 217,382 218,659 215,875 216,810
Goods on consignment 131 336 - -
Provision for decline in value of inventories (14,304) (11,629) (12,013) (11,629)
1,775,342 1,675,164 1,755,360 1,659,390
Included in consolidated work-in-progress as at 31 December 2008 are livestock development
costs of VND9,091 million (2007: VND2,311 million), which are captured until the livestock
reach maturity and then transferred to tangible fixed assets.
During the year, the Group transferred all livestock with a total amount of VND7,090 million to
tangible fixed assets (See Note 7(a)).
7. FIXED ASSETS
(a) Tangible fixed assets
Consolidated
Buildings
and
structures
Machinery
and
equipment
Livestock Motor
vehicles
Office
equipment
Total
Million
VND
Million
VND
Million
VND
Million
VND
Million
VND
Million
VND
Historical cost
At 1 January 2008 345,319 1,368,470 17,147 159,357 73,542 1,963,835
New purchases 630 22,693 415 44,122 13,263 81,123
Transfers in (Note 7(c)) 159,485 374,312 - 52,436 3,108 589,341
Transfers in (Note 6) - - 7,090 - - 7,090
Reclassifications 63 (366) - 156 147 -
Disposals (340) (17,716) (3,206) (968) (521) (22,751)
At 31 December 2008 505,157 1,747,393 21,446 255,103 89,539 2,618,638
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
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Consolidated
Buildings
and
structures
Machinery
and
equipment
Livestock Motor
vehicles
Office
equipment
Total
Million
VND
Million
VND
Million
VND
Million
VND
Million
VND
Million
VND
Accumulated depreciation
At 1 January 2008 129,682 685,007 2,555 80,107 43,838 941,189
Charge for the year 19,990 114,040 3,629 14,252 16,027 167,938
Reclassifications (10,768) 10,764 - 5 (1) -
Disposals (40) (17,578) (708) (868) (482) (19,676)
At 31 December 2008 138,864 792,233 5,476 93,496 59,382 1,089,451
Net book value
At 1 January 2008 215,637 683,463 14,592 79,250 29,704 1,022,646
At 31 December 2008 366,293 955,160 15,970 161,607 30,157 1,529,187
Company
Buildings
and
structures
Machinery
and
equipment
Motor
vehicles
Office
equipment
Total
Million
VND
Million
VND
Million
VND
Million
VND
Million
VND
Historical cost
At 1 January 2008 297,120 1,308,531 152,923 72,810 1,831,384
New purchases 402 22,088 43,582 13,047 79,119
Transfers in (Note 7(c)) 158,040 374,312 52,402 3,108 587,862
Reclassifications 89 (89) - - -
Disposals - (17,716) (855) (521) (19,092)
At 31 December 2008 455,651 1,687,126 248,052 88,444 2,479,273
Accumulated depreciation
At 1 January 2008 126,550 681,598 79,606 43,753 931,507
Charge for the year 16,182 107,655 13,473 15,845 153,155
Reclassifications (10,766) 10,767 - (1) -
Disposals - (17,578) (855) (482) (18,915)
At 31 December 2008 131,966 782,442 92,224 59,115 1,065,747
Net book value
At 1 January 2008 170,570 626,933 73,317 29,057 899,877
At 31 December 2008 323,685 904,684 155,828 29,329 1,413,526
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NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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7. FIXED ASSETS (continued)
(a) Tangible fixed assets (continued)
As at 31 December 2008, fixed assets with a carrying value of VND77,554 million (2007:
VND86,722 million) have been pledged as security for long-term borrowings granted to the
Company (Note 10).
Historical costs of fully depreciated fixed assets as at 31 December 2008 were VND592,834
million (2007: VND592,159 million).
(b) Intangible fixed assets
Consolidated
Land use rights
Million VND
Software
Million VND
Total
Million VND
Historical cost
At 1 January 2008 19,900 18,871 38,771
New purchases - 8,353 8,353
Transfers in (Note 7(c)) - 16,441 16,441
Other increase (*) 15,851 - 15,851
At 31 December 2008 35,751 43,665 79,416
Accumulated amortisation
At 1 January 2008 11,608 6,448 18,056
Charge for the year - 10,492 10,492
At 31 December 2008 11,608 16,940 28,548
Net book value
At 1 January 2008 8,292 12,423 20,715
At 31 December 2008 24,143 26,725 50,868
(*) Other increase represents land use rights contributed by minority shareholders of Victory – VN
Property Joint Stock Company.
Company
Land use rights
Million VND
Software
Million VND
Total
Million VND
Historical cost
At 1 January 2008 19,900 18,871 38,771
New purchases - 8,353 8,353
Transfers in (Note 7(c)) - 16,441 16,441
At 31 December 2008 19,900 43,665 63,565
Accumulated amortisation
At 1 January 2008 11,608 6,448 18,056
Charge for the year - 10,492 10,492
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
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Company
Land use rights
Million VND
Software
Million VND
Total
Million VND
At 31 December 2008 11,608 16,940 28,548
Net book value
At 1 January 2008 8,292 12,423 20,715
At 31 December 2008 8,292 26,725 35,017
The amortisation of land use rights ceased from 1 January 2004 following the Decision No.
206/2003/QD-BTC issued by the Ministry of Finance dated 12 December 2003 which regulated
that land use rights granted for indefinite term are carried at cost and not amortised.
(c) Construction in progress
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Beginning of year 598,308 316,178 598,307 316,178
Additions 364,411 650,983 362,198 650,982
Transferred to tangible fixed assets (589,341) (291,777) (587,862) (240,668)
Transferred to intangible fixed assets (16,441) (10,634) (16,441) (10,634)
Transferred to investment in subsidiaries - - - (51,109)
Transferred to inventory (15) (2,908) - (2,908)
Disposals (54) (57,182) - (57,182)
Write-offs - (6,352) - (6,352)
End of year 356,868 598,308 356,202 598,307
As at 31 December 2008, included in construction in progress are the following major projects:
A coffee production line – VND 162,226 million; (i).
A3 Speed machine for Saigon Milk Factory – VND 49,586 million; (i).
Office building for Can Tho Branch – VND 36,670 million; (i).
Cow Farm at Nghe An Province – VND 23,259 million; and (i).
Equipments for Cow Farm in Nghe An Province – VND 17,492 million. (i).
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
29
8. INVESTMENT PROPERTIES
Land use rights
Million VND
Historical cost
At 1 January 2008 -
Additions 27,489
At 31 December 2008 27,489
Accumulated depreciation
At 1 January 2008 -
Amortisation -
At 31 December 2008 -
Net book value
At 1 January 2008 -
At 31 December 2008 27,489
9, LONG-TERM PREPAYMENTS
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Beginning of year 195,613 117,296 195,613 117,296
Additions 7,933 81,594 7,744 81,594
203,546 198,890 203,357 198,890
Less: Current portion (8,034) (3,277) (8,019) (3,277)
End of year 195,512 195,613 195,338 195,613
Included in the balance is a land compensation cost of VND64,294 million relating to the land
lease in My Phuoc Industrial Zone. The land compensation cost is amortised on a straight-line
basis over the period of the lease which is from January 2005 to June 2052. Other long term
prepayments are mainly related to prepaid land rentals.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
30
10. LONG-TERM BORROWINGS
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Syndicated loans 32,381 42,344 32,381 42,344
Less: Current portion (9,963) (9,963) (9,963) (9,963)
22,418 32,381 22,418 32,381
The syndicated long-term loan was signed with Ho Chi Minh City Investment and Development
Fund (40%) and Vietcombank Ho Chi Minh branch (60%) to finance the condensed milk packing
production line at Thong Nhat factory. The loan is repayable in quarterly installments within 5
years, commencing on 1 April 2007. The loan bears interest at the average interest rate of 12
month time deposits plus 2.4% per annum. Insurance contracts for the assets purchased using
this loan during the construction phase are used as security for the loan until the completion of
the construction; thereafter the fixed assets themselves will be used as security for the loan.
11. TAXES AND OTHER PAYABLES TO THE STATE BUDGET
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
VAT on domestic sales 6,781 4,350 6,750 4,247
VAT on importation 6,087 17,299 6,087 17,299
Import – Export duties 2,341 9,606 2,341 9,606
Business income tax - current 35,527 - 35,527 -
Personal income tax 13,180 3,876 13,177 3,876
Other taxes 271 200 271 200
64,187 35,331 64,153 35,228
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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12. ACCRUED EXPENSES
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Sales bonus for distributors 106,701 86,309 106,701 86,309
Advertising expenses 21,471 28,292 21,471 28,292
Transportation expenses 5,139 6,206 5,139 6,206
Repairs and maintenance expenses 1,531 3,436 1,531 3,436
Others 9,210 8,223 8,813 7,230
144,052 132,466 143,655 131,473
13. OTHER PAYABLES
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Payable to the State 515 24,205 478 24,205
Deposits received from customers 6,248 10,390 6,048 9,890
Import duty payables 15,906 4,846 15,906 4,846
Loan payable to minority shareholders of a
subsidiary
31,235 - - -
Other payables (*) 20,560 88,637 20,554 66,567
74,464 128,078 42,986 105,508
(*) Included in the balance as at 31 December 2007 was an amount of VND60,786 million
received from a third party for a sale of shares. The transfer procedures related to those shares
have been completed in this year.
14. OTHER LONG TERM PAYABLES
Other long term payable represents an advance payment received from a third party in respect
of the future transfer of an investment; the transfer procedures can only be completed upon
approval by the investee entity.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
32
15. DEFERRED INCOME TAX
Deferred income tax asset:
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Beginning of year 8,017 - 8,017 -
Income statement credit 39,259 8,017 39,259 8,017
End of year 47,276 8,017 47,276 8,017
Deferred income tax asset arises from accruals and provisions and is to be recovered within 12
months.

16. STRUCTURE OF SHAREHOLDING
The following are the details of the Company’s shareholding structure:
State Local investors Foreign investors Total
Number
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Number
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Share-
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Number
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Share-
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Number
of shares
(thousand)
At 1 January 2007 79,520 50,01 16,736 10,53 62,744 39,46 159,000
Net movement in the year 3,911 (2,41) (3,117) (2,76) 15,481 5,17 16,275
At 31 December 2007 83,431 47,60 13,619 7,77 78,225 44,63 175,275
Net movement in the year - - 88 0,05 (88) (0,05) -
At 31 December 2008 83,431 47,60 13,707 7,82 78,137 44,58 175,275
Nominal value per share is VND10,000.
Included in total shares held by local investors as at January 2008 were 1,425,500 shares that
the Company purchased from the State upon equitisation. As at 31 December 2008, these
shares have been completely sold to the employees. Dividends relating to the period prior to
the distribution of these shares have been credited to the bonus and welfare fund (see Note 17
and 18).
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
35
18. DIVIDENDS
During 2008, the Company paid final dividends of the year ended 31 December 2007 and
interim dividends of the year ended 31 December 2008 amounting to VND175,275 million
(VND1,000 per share) and VND508,300 million (VND2,900 per share), respectively. Of the
2008 interim dividends VND2,842 million relate to dividends of the shares that the Company
purchased upon equitisation on behalf of employees (Note 16).
Final dividends in respect of the year ended 31 December 2008 are to be proposed at the
Company’s Annual General Meeting in 2009.
19. EARNINGS PER SHARE
Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit attributable to shareholders by
the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the year:
Consolidated Company
2008 2007 2008 2007
Net profit attributable to shareholders
(Million VND)
1,250,120 963,448 1,251,554 963,448
Weighted average number of ordinary
shares in issue (in thousands)
175,275 171,838 175,275 171,838
Basic earnings per share (VND) 7,132 5,607 7,140 5,607
20. REVENUE
(a) Net sales
Consolidated Company
2008 2007 2008 2007
Sales
Sales of goods 8,265,816 6,486,555 8,292,427 6,481,799
Sales of merchandise and materials 103,657 173,315 103,657 180,696
Sales of services 11,090 15,374 11,090 13,769
8,380,563 6,675,244 8,407,174 6,676,264
Sales deductions
Trade discounts (141,199) (132,121) (141,199) (132,121)
Sales returns (30,382) (5,159) (30,382) (5,159)
(171,581) (137,280) (171,581) (137,280)
8,208,982 6,537,964 8,235,593 6,538,984
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
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(b) Financial income
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Interest income from deposits 60,270 86,251 59,261 86,055
Gains from sales of equity securities 119,553 150,901 119,553 150,901
Interest income from bonds 3,593 1,398 3,593 1,398
Dividend income 29,890 9,650 29,890 9,650
Foreign exchange gains 46,050 8,838 46,050 8,838
Other income from financing activities 5,454 827 5,454 827
264,810 257,865 263,801 257,669
21. COST OF SALES
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Cost of finished goods sold 5,502,594 4,738,573 5,535,235 4,732,257
Cost of merchandise sold 88,489 89,981 88,489 97,425
Cost of services provided 1,445 6,397 1,445 6,397
Expenses in excess of normal value 15,792 4,244 15,111 4,095
Movement in provision for inventories 2,649 (2,912) 384 (2,912)
5,610,969 4,836,283 5,640,664 4,837,262
22. FINANCIAL EXPENSES
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Interest expense 26,971 11,667 25,512 11,667
Foreign exchange losses 47,314 14,747 47,314 14,759
Loss from sales of equity securities 516 690 516 690
Movement in provision for investments 122,820 (1,524) 199,863 33,224
Other financial expenses - 282 - 266
197,621 25,862 273,205 60,606
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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23. SELLING EXPENSES
The following items have been included in selling expenses:
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Staff costs 95,978 56,442 95,978 56,360
Tools and supplies 18,664 20,805 18,664 20,768
Transportation expenses 53,735 46,022 53,735 46,022
Advertising expenses 353,746 267,923 353,746 267,923
Promotion and commission 438,331 519,658 438,331 519,658
24 . GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATION EXPENSES
The following items have been included in general and administration expenses:
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Depreciation and amortisation 31,173 26,041 30,251 25,340
Staff costs 82,074 58,812 80,127 58,029
Tools and supplies 10,919 4,963 10,790 4,844
Rental expenses 14,322 11,729 14,322 11,654
Doubtful debt charge in the year 349 16,594 349 16,594
Professional fee 27,148 1,891 26,698 1,696
Repair and maintenance 14,690 6,156 14,690 6,156
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
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25. NET OTHER INCOME
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Other income
Proceeds from sale of scraps 50,030 54,022 51,763 54,022
Rebate income from suppliers 73,558 43,230 73,558 43,230
Proceeds from sale/disposal of fixed assets 4,265 69,254 592 68,489
Reversal of prior year accruals 1,101 13,637 1,101 13,637
Sundry income 7,948 17,347 7,756 17,190
136,902 197,490 134,770 196,568
Other expenses
Net book value of fixed assets sold/disposed (3,300) (73,515) (178) (71,857)
Sundry expenses (3,429) (3,185) (2,740) (2,938)
(6,729) (76,700) (2,918) (74,795)
Net other income 130,173 120,790 131,852 121,773
26. TAXATION
(a) Contingent liability in relation to business income tax for the years 2006 and 2007
In the financial years ended 31 December 2006 and 2007, the Company declared that it
was fully exempted from business income tax (“BIT”) on the basis that it combined the two tax
incentives: (1) a full exemption from BIT for the two years ended 31 December 2004 and 2005
plus a 50% reduction of BIT for a period of three years thereafter ended 31 December 2006,
2007 and 2008 upon the Company’s equitisation; and (2) a further 50% reduction in BIT for
two years after its listing on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (“HOSE”) on 19 January
2006. The combination of these incentives was allowed by the General Department of Taxation
pursuant to Letter No. 1591/TCT-CST dated 4 May 2006.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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26. TAXATION (continued)
(a) Contingent liability in relation to business income tax for the years 2006 and 2007
(continued)
In 2008, the following information was received by management:
On 22 May 2008, the Company was informed by the Ho Chi Minh City Tax Department °
(“HCMC TD”) that the Company was not entitled to combine the tax incentives as a result
of the listing on the HOSE and the tax incentives as a result of equitisation for the years
ended 31 December 2006 and 2007. The Company was therefore only entitled to 50% tax
reduction instead of full exemption and the HCMC TD has issued a claim on unpaid taxes
of VND225,803 million to the Company (VND76,637 million for 2006 and VND149,166
million for 2007).
On 25 July 2008, the Government’s Inspectors, after performing their inspection at the °
Company, requested the Company to declare and pay the BIT amounts relating to 2006 and
2007 to the State budget.
On 13 November 2008, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a Letter No. 318/TB-VPCP in which °
it confirmed that companies are entitled to a 50% reduction in the BIT for two years right after
their shares are listed in the stock exchange in the period from 2004 to 2006. Official Letter
No. 318/TB-VPCP is however silent as to whether the tax incentives under 2 regimes could be
combined.
Subsequent to the year-end, on 20 March 2009, management received from the HCMC TD
a copy of the Official Telegraph No 31/TCT-VP dated 16 March 2009 issued by the General
Department of Taxation to the HCMC TD to inform the HCMC TD that the Ministry of Finance
had sent an official letter to the Prime Minister seeking for instructions to resolve the issue of BIT
exemption and BIT reduction for companies which had their first listing. The General Department
of Taxation requested the HCMC TD not to assess or temporarily collect the BIT from the listed
companies pending the decision from the Prime Minister.
Based on the above information, and in accordance with Vietnamese Accounting Standard
No. 18 – Provisions, Contingent Assets and Liabilities, management is of the view that there
is significant uncertainty about the final outcome of the matter and therefore no provision for
BIT for the years 2006 and 2007 amounting to VND225,803 million has been made in the
consolidated and company financial statements.
(b) Business income tax for the year ended 31 December 2008
The Group is required to pay business income tax (“BIT”) at rates ranging from 15% to 28%,
depending on locations of the factories, on taxable profits. For the year ended 31 December 2008,
the Company was entitled to 50% reduction of the BIT rate as incentives given upon the Company’s
equitisation.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
40
Current BIT expenses (i).
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
BIT expense calculated on taxable income
of the current year
161,874 - 161,874 -

The business income tax charge for the year is based on estimated taxable income and is
subject to review and possible adjustment by the tax authorities.
Deferred BIT charge/(credit) (ii).
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Deferred income tax charge arising from
non-deductible temporary differences
884 137 884 137
Deferred income tax charge arising from re-
versal of deferred income tax assets
8,154 - 8,154 -
Deferred income tax credit arising from de-
ductible temporary differences
(48,160) (8,154) (48,160) (8,154)
Deferred income tax credit arising from revers-
al of deferred income tax liabilities
(137) - (137) -
Deferred income tax credit - net (39,259) (8,017) (39,259) (8,017)
27. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
The largest shareholder of the Company is the State Capital Investment Corporation (“SCIC”)
which owns 47.6% of the Company’s share capital. The SCIC is controlled by the Government
of SR Vietnam.
(a) Transactions and balances with SCIC
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Transactions
Payment of dividends 325,831 238,162 325,831 238,162
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
41
27. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS (continued)
(b) Transactions and balances with SABMiller - a joint venture
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Transactions
Sales of assets to SABMiller - 57,182 - 57,182
Loan granted to SABMiller (Note 4(a)(ii)) - 80,926 - 80,926
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Balances
Loan granted to SABMiller (Note 4(a)(ii)) 207,968 197,397 207,968 197,397
(c) Transactions and balances with Vegetable Oil Joint Stock Company – an investee company
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Transactions
Purchases of goods 114,628 100,691 114,628 100,691
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Balances
Payable 8,318 11,724 8,318 11,724
(d) Compensation of key management
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Gross salaries and other benefits 33,401 13,918 33,401 13,918
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
42
For the purpose of related party disclosure, key management are defined as members of the
Board of Management and Board of Directors.
28 . SEGMENTAL INFORMATION
At 31 December 2008, management has determined reportable segments; namely domestic
market and export market. The Company analyses segment revenue and cost of revenue.
The consolidated segment results for the year ended 31 December 2008 are as follows:
Domestic
Million VND
Export
Million VND
Total
Million VND
Sales revenue 6,993,223 1,215,759 8,208,982
Cost of sales 4,727,145 883,824 5,610,969
Gross profit 2,266,078 331,935 2,598,013
The consolidated segment results for the year ended 31 December 2007 are as follows:
Domestic
Million VND
Export
Million VND
Total
Million VND
Sales revenue 5,861,243 676,721 6,537,964
Cost of sales 4,271,536 564,747 4,836,383
Gross profit 1,589,707 111,974 1,701,681
29. COMMITMENTS UNDER OPERATING LEASES
The future minimum lease payments under non-cancellable operating leases are as follows:
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Within 1 year 2,295 2,161 1,931 1,842
Between 1 and 5 years 9,230 8,671 7,728 7,370
Over 5 years 76,384 73,464 63,616 62,229
Total minimum payments 87,909 84,296 73,275 71,441
Operating lease commitments represent land and office rentals for the Group’s factories and
branches.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
43
30. CAPITAL COMMITMENTS
Capital expenditure contracted for at the balance sheet date but not recognised in the financial
statements is as follows:
Consolidated Company
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
2008
Million VND
2007
Million VND
Property, plant and equipment 216,343 80,730 216,343 80,730
31. OTHER COMMITMENTS
As stated in the contract the Company entered into with FICO Real Estate Company and (i).
Real Estate Finance Joint-Stock Company to develop the Horizon Apartment project for
sale, the Company is committed to contribute 24.5% of the estimated investment capital
of VND285,000 million, which is VND69,825 million. The contribution of the investment
capital is requested as and when required based on the progress of the project. As at 31
December 2008, the Company had contributed VND7,493 million (Note 4(b)(ii)).
As at 31 December 2008, the Company has entered into a currency forward contract (i).
with a branch of foreign bank in which the Company will purchase US$5,000,000 for
VND86,420 million by 19 January 2009. As of the date of these financial statements, the
purchase has been made.
32. CONTINGENT ASSETS
Pursuant to the Land Lease Contract No.10/2005/CTHT/HÑKT date 19 May 2005 signed between
the Infrastructure Development Investment Company of Bac Ninh Province and the Company,
and the Letter No. 550/KTTH-CT, dated 18 May 2005 issued by the People’s Committee of Bac
Ninh Province, it was agreed that Bac Ninh Province would undertake to support the Company
with land rental cost provided that the Company fulfilled certain commitments. In accordance
with the Official Letter No. 324/TTr-LN dated 15 December 2008 co-signed by the Department
of Finance and the Management Board of Industrial Zones of Bac Ninh Province recommended
the People’s Committee of Bac Ninh Province to support the Company an amount of VND15,746
million. However, as at 31 December 2008, this financial support has not been confirmed by the
People’s Committee of Bac Ninh Province.
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
44
33. EVENT AFTER THE BALANCE SHEET DATE
On 17 February 2009, the Company signed a Capital Assignment Agreement with SABMiller
Asia under which the Company will transfer its entire interest in SABMiller Vietnam Joint Venture
Company at the price of US$8,250,000. In addition, SABMiller Vietnam Joint Venture Company
will repay to the Company the outstanding loan of US$12,250,000. As of the date of these
financial statements, the assignment has been completed.
34. COMPARATIVE FIGURES
Certain comparative figures have been reclassified to conform to the current year’s presentation.
The classifications do not result in a charge to the net income for the year ended 31 December
2007.
The consolidated and company financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on
23 March 2009.
Le Thanh Liem Mai Kieu Lien
Chief Accountant General Director
Form B 09 – DN/HN
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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Head office:
184 -186 - 188 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St.,
Ward 6, District 3, HCMC
Tel : (84.8) 3930 0358 - 3930 5197
Fax : (84.8) 3930 5206
Email : vinamilk@vinamilk.com.vn
Website : www.vinamilk.com.vn
Branch in Ha Noi:
57 Tran Duy Hung St., Trung Hoa Ward,
Cau Giay District, Hanoi
Tel : (84.4) 3556 3638
Fax : (84.4) 3556 3621
Branch in Da Nang:
175 Trieu Nu Vuong St., Nam Duong Ward,
Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.
Tex : (84.511) 3897 222
Fax : (84.511) 3897 223
Branch in Can Tho:
86D Hung Vuong St., Thoi Binh Ward,
Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City.
Tel : (84.710) 3811 274
Fax : (84.710) 3827 334
COMPANY’S ADDRESS:
SHOWROOMS:
In the South: Tel:
36 - 38 Ngo Duc Ke St., District 3 (84.8) 3823 7077
89 CMT8 St., District 1 (84.8) 3832 4125
206 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St., District 3 (84.8) 3930 2792
175 Nguyen Chi Thanh St., District 10 (84.8) 3957 2547
202-204 Le Quang Dinh St., Binh Thanh District (84.8) 3510 4682
1146 Avenue 43, Binh Chieu Ward, Thu Duc District (84.8) 6403 1423
275 Quang Trung St., Ward 6, Go Vap District (84.8) 3989 6524
In the North:
89 Le Hong Phong St., Ha Noi City (84.4) 3733 6216
76 Tran Xuan Soan St., Ha Noi City (84.4) 3943 2912
In the Central:
175 Trieu Nu Vuong St., Da Nang City (84.511) 3816 378
In the Mekong Delta:
47A 30/4 St., Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City (84.71) 3815 980
THONG NHAT DAIRY COMPANY
12 Dang Van Bi St., Truong Tho Ward,
Thu Duc District, HCMC
Tel : (84.8) 3896 0725
Fax : (84.8) 3896 3140
Main products: Condensed milk,
UHT milk, ice -cream, yoghurt.
ADDRESS OF FACTORIES:
TRUONG THO DAIRY FACTORY
32 Dang Van Bi St., Truong Tho Ward,
Thu Duc District, HCMC
Tel : (84.8) 3896 0727
Fax : (84.8) 3896 6884
Main products: Condensed milk,
UHT milk, soy bean milk,
yoghurt, fruit juice, cheese.
SAIGON DAIRY COMPANY
Plot 1 - 18 G1 Area, Tan Thoi Hiep Industrial
Park, Street 80, Hiep Thanh Ward, District 12,
HCMC.
Tel : (84. 8) 3717 6355
Fax : (84. 8) 3717 6353
Main products: UHT milk, yoghurt.
SAI GON COFFEE FACTORY
NA7 St., My Phuoc II Industrial Park, Ben Cat
District, Binh Duong Province.
Tel : (84.650) 3553 292
Fax : (84.650) 3553 290
Main product: Coffee
BINH DINH DAIRY FACTORY
87 Hoang Van Thu St., Qui Nhon City,
Binh Dinh Province.
Tel : (84.56) 3847 312
Fax : (84.56) 3746 065
Main products: UHT milk,
ice-cream, yoghurt.
DIELAC DAIRY FACTORY
Bien Hoa I Industrial Park, Binh An Ward,
Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai Province.
Tel : (84.61) 3836 115
Fax : (84.61) 3836 015
Main products: Dielac Powdered Milk for kids &
elders, nutrition powder for kids.
ADDRESS OF FACTORIES:
TIEN SON DAIRY FACTORY
Tien Son Industrial Park, Tien Du District,
Bac Ninh Province.
Tel : (84.24) 3171 4814
Fax : (84.24) 3171 4807
Main products: UHT milk, yoghurt.
CAN THO DAIRY FACTORY
Tra Noc Industrial Park, Tra Noc Ward,
Binh Thuy District, Can Tho City.
Tel : (84.71) 3842 698
Fax : (84.71) 3842 811
Main products: UHT milk, yoghurt,
ice-cream, cake.
NGHE AN DAIRY FACTORY
Sao Nam St., Nghi Thu village,
Cua Lo town, Nghe An Province
Tel : (84.38) 3949 032
Fax : (84.38) 3824 717
Main products: Condensed milk,
UHT milk, yoghurt.
HA NOI DAIRY FACTORY
KM 14 Duong Xa Village,
Gia Lam District, Ha Noi City
Tel : (84.4) 3827 6418
Fax : (84.4) 3827 6966
Main products: Condensed milk,
UHT milk, ice-cream,
yoghurt, soy bean milk.
ADDRESS OF FACTORIES:
LOGISTICS AND WAREHOUSE ENTERPRISE
32 Dang Van Bi St., Truong Tho Ward,
Thu Duc District, HCMC
Tel : (84.8) 3896 6673
Fax : (84.8) 3896 0804
Main services: Transportation, delivering goods
AN KHANG CLINIC
87A CMT8 St., District 1, HCMC
Tel : (08) 6291 1722 - 6291 1720
Fax : (08) 3925 3727
“This report is printed on recycled papers ”
Address : 184 -186 -188 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St., Ward 6, District 3, HCMC
Tel : (84.8) 3930 0358 - 3930 5197
Fax : (84.8) 3930 5206
Email : vinamilk@vinamilk.com.vn
Web : www.vinamilk.com.vn

FOR THE SURPASSING FUTURE GENERATION

ANNUAL REPORT 2008

CONTENTS

04 12

MESSAGE

Vision - 06 Mission - 06 Core Values - 07 Chairwoman’s Message - 08

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
14 - Business overview 18 - Business strategies 19 - Distribution network 20 - Competitive strengths 22 - Products portfolio

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

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CORPORATE PROFILE
40 - Company introduction 44 - Corporate structure 46 - Personnel structure 48 - Board of Management 50 - Board of Directors 52 - Inspection Committee
Vinamilk - Annual Report 2008 - www.vinamilk.com.vn

Highlighted performance - 33 Important events - 35

38 54

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Governance report - 56 Risk management - 64 Investor relations - 66 Community activities - 68

FINANCIAL STATEMENT
01 - Corporate information 02 - Statement by the Board of Directors 03 - Auditor’s report 05 - Balance sheet 09 - Income statement 10 - Cash flow statement 12 - Notes to the financial statements

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Sharing dreams .

Vision Mission Core Values Chairwoman’s Message Message .

. Mission Vinamilk commits to bring to communities the best-quality nutrition source that conveys our respectability. love and responsibilities for the people. life and society.Vision To become the leading Vietnamese trusted brand on nutrition and health products for human life.

investors and society. Creativity: We always highly appreciate the passion. Will: Dare to think. Integrity: Integrity. transparency and morals can be found in whatever we do. . Harmony of interests: Interests of Vinamilk are also the interests of its employees. partners. unique discovery and innovative solutions.Core Values Respectability: Self-respecting. to take responsibilities and to overcome challenges to realize the committed targets. equality and dedication to the growth of the company are what we really appreciate at Vinamilk. to do. Openness: Constructive and straight communication is the base for our team to become more united and stronger. Efficiency: We always focus on added-values in all works and activities of investing and operating.

CHAIRWOMAN’S MESSAGE 8 .

e. the company continues its constant efforts to improve its product quality.2% of the plan.5% in comparison with that of the year 2007. In combination with the effective marketing strategy and quality management system.infected milk in China have caused negative impacts on the purchasing power of the consumers. reaching 102. the company has begun execution of projects on expanding. executing the plan of direct sales on van. With its strong commitment for quality and its prudent selection of material sources from Australia. realizing 103. These two projects are the focus in the company’s strategy for its long-term and sustainable development.Vinamilk takes up to O F LO C A L M A R K E T S H A R E 37% With the goal of becoming one of the leading Groups producing healthy foods and beverage in Vietnam. On the market of foods. i. With the goal of becoming one of the leading Groups producing healthy foods and beverage in Vietnam. These two projects are the focus in the company’s strategy for long-term and sustainable development.5% as compared with those of the year 2007. Vinamilk has continued proudly growing and affirming its brand name’s reliability. In the year 2008. which is considered the essential factor to the successes of Vinamilk. structuring and expanding distributor network and sales channels. However. products of Vinamilk have proved its preeminent position in the market and ensured the trust and satisfaction from its customers. developing the healthy beverage products as well as on re-structuring its production scale in the South of the country. Vinamilk continues holding the leading position in the dairy market in Vietnam with its impressive growth rates. profit before tax increased 43. in such a difficult and challenging situation. the total sales increased 25. In the year 2008. the company has begun execution of projects on expanding and developing the healthy beverage products as well as on re-structuring its production scale in the South area. MESSAGE 9 .4% of the plan. Europe. Dear Honorable Shareholders The Vietnamese economy has experienced an especially difficult year. the company has kept on improving and extending its distribution network by developing a competent team of sales and marketing. the significant effects from the crisis of melamine .

showing its acceptance of the company’s new issuance of shares and listing 5% of its existing share capital on the main board of SGX.CHAIRWOMAN’S MESSAGE On 31 October 2008.2% 60% 91% (VND billion) New projects In-transit projects from previous years Repairs & maintenance Total 10 . the difficult situation of the international and the region economies has caused certain effects on the company’s plan on share listing. This significant event has proved that its corporate governance has obtained more transparence and is more complied with the international generally accepted principles and practices.2% 103.5% [A/C] 25. the company has received the decision of Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX).5% 29.200 1.371 1.326 1.5% 43. However. the first time granting license on listing to a Vietnamese company.132 Plan 2008 [B] 8.4% 94.8% 27.175 Actual 2007 [C] 6.675 955 963 5.381 1.7% 115.607 % achieved [A/B] 102.4% 109.140 6.2% Below is the actual capital expenditure of internal expansion plan for the year 2008: Actual Plan 298 230 18 546 326 244 30 600 % achieved 91. Financial performance The Company achieved impressive consolidated results as follows: Actual 2008 (VND billion) Net sales Profit before tax Profit after tax Earnings per share (EPS: VND/ share) [A] 8.250 7.

in any given year. and hope to expand our cooperation.000 par-value share (equivalent to 29% on share par-value). the Board recommends for shareholders’ approval a total dividend for the year 2008 of VND 2. Vinamilk commits to do at its best to meet the expectations of the shareholders.900 per VND 10. 2009 probably encounters more difficulties due to the global economic crisis. The outlook for business results of the year 2009 is positive if we know how to take full advantage of these opportunities. I wish you all success in work and in business. but it also brings valuable opportunities for growth when the consumers come back to the international quality products sold at local prices.Dividends Given the good results for the year. Barring unforeseen circumstances.200 Vinamilk employees for your effective contribution. The dividend has been paid by cash during the year. Ho Chi Minh City. the actual payout will need to take into account the Company’s consolidated earnings outlook and plans for new investments to ensure Company’s sustainable growth. Acknowledgements On behalf of Vinamilk. which give significant contribution to Vinamilk’ s strong and sustainable success. However. it is the Board’s intention to maintain the dividend at not less than the normal dividend of the previous year. dated 23 March 2009 MAI KIEU LIEN Chairwoman MESSAGE 11 . and I hope that you will strengthen your ability to lead Vinamilk to more success in the future. I would like to thank to more than 4. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our customers. our business partners and government agencies for their trust and support.

Business overview Business strategies Distribution network Competitive strengths Products portfolio Report of the Board of Directors .

Daily nutrition from nature .

Mainly being consumed in local market. However. total designed capacity of Vinamilk reaches approximately 504 thousand tons/year. Sales from powdered milk 14 . liquid milk is the key product in Vinamilk’s strategy for development. the biggest competitor of the company is Dutch Lady which has the equal market share with Vinamilk. etc. In the coming years. fruit juice and coffee. This segment of products is the second biggest sales contribution to the local sales of Vinamilk and ranks the third contribution to the total sales of the company. Liquid milk UHT includes fresh milk and drinking yoghurt. With the existing 9 dairy plants and 1 coffee plant located in the provinces and cities along the territory of Vietnam. which was firstly launched in 1976. powdered milk. cheese. OVERVIEW In the year 2008. sales from condensed milk products have contributed 29% in the total product revenues of the company. not mention to some UHT milk product brands imported.5 % and profit before tax has increased by as compared with that of the year 2007 when the context of difficult economy has been the most persuasive evidences for the Vinamilk internal power and potential for the development of dairy industry of Vietnam. the sales from this type of product have taken up 27% of product sales of Vinamilk. Vinamilk continues holding its leading position in the dairy market in Vietnam with the market share accounted for approximately 37%. The competition in the market of liquid milk is highly intensive since there are many involving players. These are the key products of Vinamilk for export to the Middle East. spoon yoghurt and other dairy products such as ice cream. including liquid milk. Hanoimilk. Powdered milk Includes powdered milk and infant cereals.BUSINESS OVERVIEW More than 125. which are consumed at both local market and for exports. condensed milk. such as Vinamilk. This product has been the biggest sales contributors of Vinamilk but its proportion in the company’s product structure has been gradually decreased upon the development strategy of Vinamilk. Majority of condensed products are consumed in Vietnam and a small part is exported to Cambodia and Philippines. in the year 2008. Condensed milk Condensed milk is a traditional product of Vinamilk. The broad range of dairy products of Vinamilk is divided into core brands. The brand name “Vinamilk” has been recognized as the leading trusted brand on nutrition and health products for human life.5 % Total sales have increased by 25. Moc Chau. In the year 2008.000 outlets NATIONWIDE 43. Dutch Lady.

All these factors cause many difficulties and obstacles to all enterprises in Vietnam. However. After slow-growth rate of only 10% in the year 2007. Yoghurt Accounts for 12% of Vinamilk’s total product sales in the year 2008. The potential for growth of this product range is great and in the coming years. And according to our assessment. Mead Johnson.account for 29% of the company’s sales from products in the year 2008. Nestleù. this will be the emphasis of Vinamilk’s development strategy. the GDP growth rate in the year 2008 has felt down to 6. REPORT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 15 . equivalent to those from condensed milk thanks to the dramatic increase in local sales and exports of this product. the high bank loan interest rate and the fluctuated exchange rates. this index experienced a constant decrease in the fourth quarter. The economic crisis originated from American financial market then spreads widely to other countries and causes material effects on the whole world economy. Nutifood. etc. Friso as well as from the local competitors as Dutch Lady. Vinamilk has remained its dominant position in this market segment. After three consecutive years having GDP growth rate of over 8%.97%.23%. the perspective for the development of this product range is huge in the future. the economy of Vietnam has experienced a rocketed inflation rate. As a result. the consumption price index of December 2008 has increased 19. This market segment of Vinamilk is under the severe competition with the international brands such as Abbott.89% as compared with that of December 2007 and the average index of the year 2008 has increased 22. the sales from this category has experienced a spectacular increase in the year 2008 with the growth rate reaching 42% thanks to the intensive investment into cold and cool store system and expansion of distribution network. Particularly. Factors influencing the company’s operations Fluctuation of the economy The year 2008 has seen many unexpected fluctuations in both the world and the local economies. The consumption price index saw a high increase in the first quarters and then continuous increases in the second and the third quarter of the year 2008. The world economy in general and the Vietnamese economy in particular are estimated to meet with many difficulties in the year 2009.

This endorsement.BUSINESS OVERVIEW For dairy industry. fresh milk. scandal that melamine-infected milk are found in China and then in neighboring countries has been a stroke on the trust of consumers. in the year 2007. the urbanization rate gradually increase with the urban population increase from 25% in 2003 to 28% in 2008. etc. 16 . In the year 2008. Together with the economic development. Soya-bean milk and other natural drinking products to meet the increasingly demands of beverage market. it also plans to build up a factory producing healthy beverage products such as fruit juice. affirms our strong commitment to the product quality. powdered milk accounted for 51% of the market values.5 million liters/ year. increasing the factory’s capacity up to 6. consumers have been disappointed with the news that some powdered milk products have protein proportion much lower than the portion disclosed on the packages. Designed capacity The total current capacity of Vinamilk is 504 thousand tons/year and the productivity reaches nearly 70%. the economic growth rate of Vietnam in the year 2009 may go down but remain approximately at the rate of 5% or higher. powdered milk.500 tons of instant coffee. drinking yoghurt. The consecutive scandals related to milk quality have pushed the consumers to transfer to find the products of reliable branded name. the advanced and innovative production technology and equipment in combination with a team of expertise and competent staff. the second phase of Saigon Coffee Factory has been completed. Vinamilk has a plan to build up a mega factory in Binh Duong Province and will remove two factories in Thu Duc District to this complex area. These factors will stimulate the demands for dairy products in the future. Dutch Lady. spoon yoghurt and fruit juice to serve the North market. However. use more dairy products. The statistic figures have shown that in the year 2008. especially. all the products of Vinamilk have been tested to free from melamine. the company will continue upgrading its machinery and equipment at the existing factories. Vinamilk has completed and put Tien Son Dairy Factory located at Tien Son Industrial Park. from strict selection of input materials. Besides the local competitors. In respect of growth rate. The remaining market values are for other milk products. In the recent scandal of milk quality. consumers now pay more attentions to their health and consequently. With the existing valuable resources. Demand for dairy products Demands for dairy products in Vietnam during the last year have experienced a stable growth. liquid milk and yoghurt. one again. Under the forecast of the IMF and World Bank. this is the opportunity for Vinamilk to further develop its business. According to the report of TNS Worldpanel Vietnam on Vietnamese dairy market. The company also has put the production line of fermented probi yoghurt into operation with the capacity of 3. This factory is specialized in producing UHT milk. Mead Johnson. At the same time. After the event of melamine-infected milk. Bac Ninh Province into operation.2%. spoon yoghurt and liquid milk accounted for 25% and 7% of market values respectively. In addition. the quality of Vinamilk’s products is consistently complied with the Vietnamese and international standards. Competition The dairy market in Vietnam is highly competitive. the market segment of powdered milk takes the leading position and the second position is taken by fresh milk. Nestleù. apart from general difficulties of the economy. the population growth rate reaches approximately 1. To prepare for its growth in the future.000 tons of roasted and ground coffee and 1. Vinamilk has to compete with imported products from the big names such as Abbott. In December 2008. the population of Vietnam is about 86 million.

However. it is proposed to increase the rate of import tariff to protect the local dairy cow husbandry. from 25.000 cold & cool stores for the cool distribution system and more than 300 small vans for distributors.611 billion in 2008.5% in comparison with that of the same period in the previous year. Vinamilk has purchased over 7.6% in 2008. last year. nearly 75% of powdered milk materials of Vietnam are imported since the local supply is not enough for the production demand. the rate of import tariff applied to powdered milk will be 25% by the year 2012. However. The growth rates of three categories are over 30%. the decrease in rate of import tariff will bring advantages to local producers. are still high. Taxation Under the Vietnam’s commitments to WTO. These successes are the results of the excellent and effective cost management capacity as well as the right changes in products mix. equivalent to 16% increase although the prices of fresh milk and milk powder.2% in respect of values. Sales breakdown The biggest change in sales proportion is seen in the product range of powdered milk .7% compared with that of the year 2007. the sales of Vinamilk have experienced an average growth rate of 22. the reliable quality of products has enabled Vinamilk to overcome the event of melamine-infected milk while other producers are suffered from effects of this event and some other events relating to the quality of milk. main materials of the company. there is a decrease in sales proportion of condensed milk from 36% down to 29%. More investments are made to cold and cool stores and freeze vehicles to meet the growth of yoghurt products. At the same time. REPORT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 17 .836 billion in 2007 to VND 5.000 outlets nationwide. Moreover. (down by 7 %).4% and the export sales have increased 79. The increase of sales in the year 2008 is mainly thanks to the significant sales contribution from powdered milk – infant cereals. Consequently. In the year 2008.2% in turn of output and 34.5% to 27. the cost of goods sold has increased from VND 4. in which the local sales have increased by 19. the current rate of import tariff is still lower than committed rate. The rate of import tariff applicable to imported milk materials is temporarily lower than the rate committed to WTO.1%/year. the packaging cost for the period only increases 12.9% thanks to the good management. In 2008. Vinamilk continued to hold to its leading position in the market with its dairy products segment accounting for approximately 37% of the market share. increasing 14. In respect of the figures.1% in 2006 to 26% in 2007 and reaching 31. In the current context. BUSINESS RESULTS The total sales of Vinamilk have seen a sharp increase in the year 2008 with the growth rate of 25. One of the significant factors leading to these successes of the company is the extensive distribution network with 125.infant cereals with the increase from 24% in 2007 to 29% in 2008 while sales proportions of liquid milk and yoghurt products have experienced a slight increase from 26. From its equitization in November 2003 to now. giving opportunity for imported powdered-milk to compete easier with the local products. Gross profit margin of Vinamilk is remained at the high level and has achieved a stable growth through the years. Vinamilk has purchased 118 thousand tons of fresh milk with the value of nearly VND 840 billion. On the contrary. concentrating on value-added products.1% and from 12% to 13% respectively in 2008. liquid milk and yoghurt. Now.

and the gains from exchange difference raise dramatically from VND 9 billion to VND 46 billion in the same period. General and administration expenses in 2008 are VND 298 billion. much more higher than this ratio of 13. the income from dividends and profit shared increases from VND 10 billion to VND 30 billion. which is higher than the increase of 40% in 2007 as compared with that of the year 2006. General and administration expenses in 2008 Have increased in both respects of figures and of ratio to revenues. The ratio of general and administration expenses to net sales in 2008 has slightly increased. equivalent to an increase of 3%. • Developing Vinamilk to the most reliable and trusted brand on nutrition products by application of scientific researches on specific demand of Vietnamese on nutrition in order to launch the best products to Vietnamese consumers. mainly thanks to the faster growth rate of sales compared with that of expenses. mainly due to provision for diminution in value of investment in securities with an amount of VND 123 billion and the increase of VND 32 billion in exchange loss (from VND 15 billion in 2007 to VND 47 billion in 2008).6%. • Making more investment into expanding its market of healthy beverage products through the core brand of VFresh to meet the increasing demands for healthy and natural beverage. Selling expenses in 2008 Reach VND 1. The ratio of net sales from operating activities to net profit has reached 16%. In which.8% increase in comparison with VND 204 billion of the year 2007.8% as compared with 13. BUSINESS STRATEGIES The company’s ultimate goal is to maximize the values to shareholders and to pursuit strategy for business development basing on following key factors: • Reinforcing and developing a system of powerful brands to satisfy the demand and consumption trends of Vietnamese consumers. This is mainly due to the increase in expenses on external service rendered.2% in 2007 and of 9. but still remained low at the rate of 3. increasing 22% compared to that of the year 2007. This ratio has decreased mostly due to the reduction in sales promotion expenses and supports given to distributors.BUSINESS OVERVIEW Financial income in the year 2008 A slight increase from VND 258 billion in 2007 to VND 265 billion in 2008. the ratio of selling expenses to net sales in the year 2008 has been down to 12. equivalent to 45.2% of year 2007.052 billion. Since the increase in selling expenses is lower than the sales growth.9% in 2006. Net profit from operating activities Net profit from operating activities in 2008 has increased 52% in comparison with that of the year 2007. 18 . Financial expenses Have sharply increased from VND 26 billion in 2007 to VND 198 billion in 2008.

• Keeping expansion and development of a stable. NGÖÔØI TIEÂU DUØNG active and effective distribution network. ice-cream. Philippines and Australia. new range of products and upgrading quality of distribution network of cold products (spoon z. ÑIEÅM BAÙN LEÛ TREÂN TOAØN QUOÁC (64/64 TÆNH THAØNH) VINAMILK • Developing materials sources to ensure a stable fresh milk supply with high quality and competitive prices. • Continuing improvement of the supply network management capacity.• Strengthening its distribution quality and network to expand its market segment in the market where Vinamilk’s segment is not high. The Company’s main export markets are the Middle-east countries. The key export products are powdered milk and condensed milk. VINAMILK SUPERMAKETS & METRO DISTRIBUTORS CONSUMERS OUTLETS (64/64 PROVINCES) REPORT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 19 . targeting various consumers and expanding value-added products in order to increase the company’s profitability. • Making comprehensive investments into developing a strong brand. • Exploring the power and developing reliability of Vinamilk brand as the most reliable and trusted brand to the Vietnamese and in order to account for at least 35% of powdered milk market share in the next 2 years. Cambodia. especially in rural area and small towns. The domestic market is the Company’s main market in its long-term development plan. SIEÂU THÒ & METRO NHAØ PHAÂN PHOÁI • Developing comprehensively the portfolio of dairy products. DISTRIBUTION NETWORK Domestic market: Sales in the domestic market account for more than 80% of the total sales. UHT milk) to turn this range of products into the key contributor to the company’s sales volumes and profits. Modern trade: Supermarkets / Metro Export market : The export sales account for approximately 15-20% of the total sales. The Company is always looking for new export markets in the region and to other countries in order to maintain and promote export sales. The Company’s products are delivered to consumers through two distribution channels: Traditional channel: Distributors Outlets Consumers Consumers.

• For the nutrition products. • Extensive sales and distribution network located nationwide allowing Vinamilk to bring its core products to over 125. satisfying the trends and demand of consumers in the market. which has been persuasively proved by the impressive and stable business results of the company. Vinamilk is undoubtedly a leading and trusted brand in the mind of Vietnamese consumers. • Having strong capacity for research and development of new products. 20 . • Owning a professional governance system and procedure. Liquid milk takes up 45%. have seen a continual growth rate of over 30%/year.000 outlets. meeting the international standards. spoon yoghurt and condensed milk accounts for 85% of local market. Two core segments of products. ensuring a stable source of reliable quality materials at the most competitive prices in the market. • Maintaining a sustainable and strategic relationship with suppliers. liquid milk and yoghurt.COMPETITIVE STRENGTHS The company has a strong belief that its successes and great potential for future growth are originated from the combination of the following strengths: • The strength of its sales is created from our large market segment of almost dairy products. • Having modern and advanced production equipments and technology. operated by a competent and experienced management team.

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PRODUCTS PORTFOLIO is built up by A BUSINESS brands 22 .

A beautiful life Mum’s love Living sources from the mother land Sublimable Emotion .

healthy. agile and intelligent. ice-cream. Dairy Products: “Vinamilk” is one of the core brands for various products such as liquid milk. • Vinamilk Flex: Vinamilk Flex is high-calcium and low-fat milk. Flex is the ideal source of nutrients to help you keep in shape. in which Vinamilk and Dielac are the key brands and Vfresh is a new one but has great potential for further development. keeping them healthy.Liquid milk for family • Vinamilk 100% fresh milk: Vinamilk 100% fresh milk is made from 100% pure milk. fermented yoghurt and cheese. Liquid milk for kids MilkKid is produced from fresh cow milk. and treated by a modern UHT technology. 24 . meeting the increasing demands of the consumers. giving you a sense of vitality to enjoy a beautiful life. spoon yoghurt. We have focused on building our brand as a vital image on health and beautiful life. help children’s growth and development.PRODUCTS PORTFOLIO Vinamilk has a diversified range of products. 2. active and energetic. LIQUID MILK 1. The company has 4 core brands. drinking yoghurt. rich in calcium and minerals. containing all essential nutrients from nature.

etc. 3. which are essential for our health. Drinking yoghurt Includes 2 types of products. REPORT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 25 . Vinamilk Yoghurt Milk is flavored with many natural fruity flavors such as aloe vera.YOGHURT 1. Fermented Yoghurt Probi Vinamilk Probi is the yoghurt product fermented from billions of Lactobacillus Casei. Vinamilk Yoghurt Milk strengthens digestive system. purify toxin from food and surrounding environment as well as absorb nutrients at maximum capacity. Vinamilk Drinking Yoghurt and SUSU Drinking Yoghurt with many flavors. and provides abundant Proteins. Minerals and Calcium. Yoghurt is very good for digestive system and provides good nutrient sources to health. 2. Drinking Vinamilk fermented yoghurt Probi every day helps you keep digestive system healthy from the inside naturally. orange. helping to reinforce the resistance of digestive system. working well in digestive system. strawberry. Spoon Yoghurt Made from 100% pure fresh milk. helps the skeletal system develop strongly as well as brings smooth and flesh complexion and helps you keep in shape. enhances the body immune system. Vitamins.

which is suitable for the elderly and patients who need to recover soon. high-calcium. Lodine. Zinc. Powdered milk for adults • Dielac Canxi: Dielac Canxi is a nutrient-rich. • Dielac Diecerna: Dielac Diecerna is produced for diabetics in line with an optimal balanced formula. Vitamin and other essential nutrients to provide energy and strong resistance to babies. prevents risks of dangerous diseases which are very difficult to recover when they grow up. Iron. C. Omega 3. a protein-rich. Dielac Alpha Step 1 : For infant from 0 – 6 months Dielac Alpha Step 2 : For infants from 7 – 12 months Dielac Alpha 123 : For kids from 1 – 3 years old Dielac Alpha 456 : For kids from 4 – 6 years old 3. E and Vitamin B compound sufficiently and in a balanced way. high-fat powdered milk. Dielac Mama for pregnant Consumed exclusively by the pregnant and breast-feeding women. • Dielac Sure: Dielac Sure. Vitamin A. D3.Powdered milk for children With the exclusive formula of Alpha.PRODUCTS PORTFOLIO POWDERED MILK 1. adding Calcium. 2. take care of and thus strengthening the operation of human’s hearts. 26 . Omega 6. supplemented with Colostrum. which helps to prevent osteomalacia. that not only helps to reinforce mothers’ health but also improves babies’ comprehensive development. low-fat powdered milk. DHA. Choline. supplies compressive nutrients. does not contain lactose sugar and cholesterol.

D and B1. It is produced from high-quality cow milk. Green labeled Southern Star condensed milk is especially delicious when making white coffee. making cakes and yoghurt. fat.CONDENSED MILK 1. Southern Star Southern Star with vegetative fat content and without cholesterol is good for elderly and people who need to limit absorbing the animal’s fat. powdered milk. refined sugar and vitamin A. 2. REPORT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 27 . Ong Tho Ong Tho is specially targeted various needs of consumers.

taro. CHEESE Being produced from French production line. Vinamilk ice-cream is also available in glass and ice lolly which are very suitable to kids. it has high calcium content and provides various nutrients. durian. 28 . green-bean. etc. It is available in 1liter and 450ml packages. which is convenient for immediate consumption. coconut. Non-dairy products: COFFEE Being produced from the best coffee grain.PRODUCTS PORTFOLIO ICE-CREAM With many natural fruit flavors such as strawberry. Cafeù Moment is the combination of attractive scent and delicious cream flour that will bring you unforgettable moments.

Vfresh juice fruit is the source of Vitamins from the “Mother land”. without preservative and with many delicious flavors. 2. helping our bodies be strong and dynamic everyday. Soy-bean milk Vfresh Soy-bean milk Vfresh contains 6.VFRESH 1. Necta Vfresh brings you the sense of energetic and joyful everyday.4 gram of soy-bean protein in every 200ml portion and was certified the “GOOD FOR CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM” standard by the National Nutrition Institute. Soy-bean milk Vfresh is a really nutritious beverage for you and your family everyday. Necta Vfresh With fabulous flavors of fruits and various types of package. Fruit juice 100% Vfresh Being made from 100% fruit juice. Without cholesterol. preservative and with many delicious flavors. 3. REPORT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 29 .

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425 3.739 4.315 865 620 1.619 2006 2007 2008 2006 2007 2008 3/2009 .150 Per Share (VND) 7.601 Gross profit 1.425 Balance Sheet (VND billion) 5.250 963 Net asset value 660 1.1% 26% 25.1% x Face value 31.209 Income Statement (VND billion) Total assets 2.619 4.132 28 % 28 % 27 % Earnings 26.331 1.150 24.900 2008 2007 2006 2008 2007 2006 33 3/2009 26.729 4.762 4.598 1.739 Book value ROA 18 % 24 % 22 % 21 % 2.073 862 1.331 Net asset value 2.101 Per Share (VND) 7.900 16.538 6.154 Total liabilities 4.7% 25.900 2.900 1.900 1.967 5.246 sales Net 8.967 5.VNM VN-Index x Mệnh giá 2006 2007 2008 31.729 4.073 862 Operating profit Net profit EBITDA ncial Ratio 28 % ROE % 27 22 % 21 % 18 % 28 % Financial Ratio Earnings 4.209 Total assets 3.098 808 6.879 25 % Debt-to-equity ratio Dividend 31 % 2.101 16.879 Book value 24.601 5.538 6.154 1.762 2.132 4.568 1.702 1.246 Balance Sheet (VND billion) 8.900 24 % 25 % 31 % Dividend 2.568 Total liabilities 1.7% 26% VNM VN-Index 2006 2007 2008 Gross Profit Margin (%) Gross Profit Margin (%) me Statement ND billion) 6.

729.154.964 1.247 659.619 1.120 1.432 4.714 5.900 2006 6.425.2 bil ion VND 2008 Income Statement (VND billion) Net sales Gross profit Operating profit Net profit EBITDA Balance Sheet (VND billion) Total assets Total liabilities Net asset value Financial Ratio ROE ROA Debt-to-equity ratio Per Share (VND) Earnings Book value Dividend PROFIT AFTER TAX  2007 6.505 620.598.150 16.013 1.879 1.208.132 26.537.073.567.090 1.820 5.739 24.761.533 862.448 1.619 2.117 1.150 2.172 28% 21% 25% 4.245.097.900 .129 963.681 865.587 3.959 1.567.966.701.HIGHLIGHTED PERFORMANCE 1l.600.250.101 2.982 2.900 8.331.230 4.242 27% 18% 31% 4.890 807.315.659 28% 22% 24% 7.

On 5 September 2008 – Vinamilk increased its committed amount of support to “the Fund of one Million Glasses of Milk for Poor Children in Vietnam” up to VND 10 billion. brand name and prestige of Vinamilk have not been affected because all its materials and products have been officially confirmed free from melamine and safety for the consumers’ health by the Ministry of Health. However. On 17 September 2008 . The message given through this program is that the poor children also reserve the right to drink milk and to equally develop like others. Binh Duong Province with the investment capital of over VND 300 billion in the period from 2009 to 2012. This success is resulted from the generous support of consumers to the program. War Invalids and Social Affairs. equivalent to three million glasses of milk. This award is under the prestige and reputable system of Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards held annually by MEDIA magazine Asia and Haymedia of England in order to summarize the Marketing programs. assess the effectiveness of remarkable advertising and marketing campaigns as well as honor the most excellent advertising campaigns during the year of Asia. 60 VND will be contributed to the fund. when a pack of Vinamilk milk is sold. The main purpose of this program is to give support to Vietnamese children. Accordingly. 2 3 2 4 Vinamilk was honored to receive the Most effective Use of Advertising award for the launch of “100% UHT fresh milk” products. In September 2008 The “Melamine storm” from China has caused significant effects on Vietnam’s dairy market.IMPORTANT EVENTS On 25 June 2008 Vinamilk decided to approve construction of the factory. particularly the poor children in the difficult conditions. The chairman of this fund is the Minister of Labor. 1 On 30 June 2008 The “Fund for one Million Glasses of Milk for Poor Children in Vietnam” was established on 30 June 2008 by the National Fund for Vietnamese Children and Vinamilk Corporation. This fund has reached 28 provinces and cities nationwide and received the enthusiastic support from the communities. specializing in manufacturing healthy beverage at My Phuoc II Industrial Park.

Dist.1. 2 Dinh Tien Hoang. licensing Vinamilk to issue and list its 8. This is the only center which belongs to the Arsenal football center system for community football movement in Vietnam with the support of HCMC Football Federation and the Service of Culture – Information and Tourism of HCMC. clean and healthy playing-field for children from 3 to 12 years old to exercise and play under the guidance of famous coaches and trained experts from Arsenal Club – England.763.784 new ordinary shares on the main board of Stock Exchange of Singapore. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS 36 .330 billion VND in the period from 2009 to 2012. This project is developed with the investment capital of over 1. On 25 November 2008 Vinamilk was ranked in Top 10 of the Vietnam’s largest private companies disclosed by VietNamNet and Vietnam Report in the VNR500 Board – Top 500 largest businesses of Vietnam in 2008. 5 7 On 31 October 2008 Vinamilk was the first Vietnamese company officially receiving the eligible to list letter of Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX).On 01 August 2008 Vinamilk financed the Vinamilk – Arsenal community football school located at Hoa Lu Stadium. HCMC. This is a green. No. 6 8 On 08 November 2008 Vinamilk decided to approve the project of restructuring production factories in the South area to serve the company’s long-term development strategy. Vinamilk believes that the nutrients supply combined with movement will ensure the comprehensive growth of children.

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Company Introduction Corporate structure Personnel structure Board of Management Board of Directors Inspection Committee Corporate profile .

investment for future generations .Vinamilk.

a subsidiary of the General Food Directorate and had six factories in operation. namely Thong Nhat Dairy Factory. 1978 The management of our Company was transferred to the Ministry of Food Industry and the Company was renamed United Enterprises of Milk Coffee Cookies and Candies I. 40 1996 .COMPANY INTRODUCTION Significant historical events in our business are set out below: 1976 Our Company was founded under the name of Southern Coffee-Dairy Company. Truong Tho Dairy Factory. 1992 The United Enterprises of Milk Coffee Cookies and Candies I was formally renamed Vietnam Dairy Company and came under the direct management of the Ministry of Light Industry. Binh Dinh Dairy Joint Venture Enterprise was founded as the result of our joint venture with Dong Lanh Quy Nhon Joint Stock Company. This joint venture enabled our Company to successfully gain access to the market in the middle region of Vietnam. Bich Chi Powder Factory and Lubico. Dielac Factory. Bien Hoa Coffee Factory.

Zorok. in August 2005. 2005 Bought over our joint venture partner’s remaining shareholdings in Binh Dinh Dairy Products Company Ltd (as Binh Dinh Dairy Factory was then known) and inaugurated Nghe An Dairy Factory.01% of our Company’s shareholdings. Tuyen Quang dairy farm was operational at the time of acquisition. Thanh Hoa province. pediatrics consulting and health screening. Acquired a 55% interest in Lam Son Milk Company Ltd. was also launched in the first half of 2007. Opened An Khang Clinic in HCMC in June 2006.590 billion.400 heads of cows in November 2006. located in Le Mon Industrial Zone. 2003 2004 Acquired Saigon Milk Joint Stock Company. Our first joint venture product. Commenced our dairy cow farms program with the acquisition of Tuyen Quang dairy farm. Nghe An province. Entered into a joint venture agreement with SABMiller Asia B. Increased share capital to VND 1.Was formally converted into a joint stock company in December 2003 and changed its name to Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company to reflect its change in legal status. In September 2007. located in Cua Lo Industrial Zone. The clinic offers a diverse range of services such as 2006 nutritional consulting.V. on 30 June 2005. Vinamilk was listed on the HOSE on 19 January 2006 with the SCIC holding approximately 50. and established SABMiller Vietnam Joint Venture Company Ltd. a small scale farm with 1. This is the first clinic in Vietnam managed by a sophisticated electronic management system. gynecology testing. 2007 CORPORATE PROFILE 41 .

Vietnam Vietnam Top Rank Corporation Industry & Commerce Securities Co.the State Bank of Vietnam. Golden Medal . have received a lot of awards. Vietnam Saigon Marketing Newspaper readers’ choice SSC . some of which are: Date/Period 1985 1991 1996 2000 2005 2006 Each year from 1995 . products and “Vinamilk” brand. 42 . as the case may be. Thang Long Culture Co.2009 2008 Award Labour Medal of Third Ranking Labour Medal of Second Ranking Labour Medal of First Ranking Hero of Labour Independence Medal of Third Ranking “Supreme Cup” for Vietnamese goods of high quality and prestige Top brand in the “Top Ten High-quality Vietnamese Goods” Awarding Authority President of Vietnam President of Vietnam President of Vietnam President of Vietnam President of Vietnam Intellectual Property Association and Association of Small & Medium Enterprises..Securities Prestige Brand and Securities business team.COMPANY INTRODUCTION AWARDS AND ACOLADES Our Company.

Ms Mai Kieu Lien. our Chairwoman. was awarded the following prestigious awards and titles: Date/Period 2006 2005 2005 2001 Award Labour medal of First ranking Hero of Labour First Prize for Creativity Year 2004 Labour medal of Second ranking Awarding Authority President of Vietnam President of Vietnam World Intellectual Property Organization President of Vietnam CORPORATE PROFILE 43 .In recognition of her long-term contributions to the development of the Vietnamese dairy industry and the development of Vietnam.

LTD 44 ..VINAMILK GROUP CORPORATE STRUCTURE CTY COÅ PHAÀN SÖÕA LAM SÔN LIEÂN DOANH BIA SABMILER INTERNATIONAL ONE-MEMBER REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CO.. LTD LAMSON MILK JOINT STOCK CO. VINAMILK GROUP VIETNAM DAIRY COW ONE-MEMBER CO.. SABMILLER JOINT VENTURE CO. LTD VICTORY REAL ESTATE JOINT STOCK CO..

5 million flavoured beverages with low alcoholic ratio. the partner of the joint venture. mixed cultivation and breeding. Ltd 12 December 2006 VND 160 billion 100% Victory Real Estate Joint Stock Co. dairy cow breeding. Production and trade of canned milk. cake. sale and purchase of alive animals.. to transfer all its share capital contribution in the joint venture to its partner. 26 February 2007 VND 80 billion 55% Sabmiller Joint Venture Co. raw materials. Provide services and trading in real estate.V. construction of infrastructure in resident areas and industrial park. 21 December 2007 VND 45 billion 64.Details of our subsidiaries and joint venture as at 31 December 2008 are as follows: Name Date / country of incorporation Principal Business Housing business.. beverages.. restaurants. Share capital % owned International Onemember Real Estate Investment Co.25% Vietnam Dairy Cow One-member Co. construction of civil and industrial works. 50% On 17 February 2009.. Ltd 30 June 2006 Production and trade of beer and other fruit US$13. Vinamilk signed the contract with Sabmiller Asia B. powdered milk and other dairy products. Ltd 14 December 2006 VND 100 billion 100% Lamson milk Joint Stock Co. baby food. Breeding of dairy cow. hotels. office for lease. warehouse and dock leasing. trade of technology and equipment. CORPORATE PROFILE 45 . soy milk. real estate brokerage and leasing.

LIEÄU DIRECTOR .RAW MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR OF VIETNAM MTV BSVN DAIRY COW ONE-MEMBER PERSONNEL STRUCTURE DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR RAW MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT LTD.CO PRODUCTION PLANNING DIRECTOR KHAÅU IM-EXPORT DIRECTOR PTSP R&D DIRECTOR GENERAL DIRECTOR SHAREHOLDERS MEETING BOARD OF MANAGEMENT DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR PRODUCTION PLANNING & IM-EXPORT FACTORY DIRECTORS VAÄN LOGISTICS DIRECTOR CHIEF ACCOUNTANT PLANNING DIRECTOR INVESTMENT DIRECTOR DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR FINANCE IT DIRECTOR .46 NG..

SALES DIRECTOR GIAÙM ÑOÁC CHI NHAÙNH (GÑ KINH DOANH MIEÀN) BRANCH DIRECTORS KH. MAÏI HUMAN DIRECTOR OF COMMERCIAL DEPT. DIRECTOR MTV BÑS QT DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR/ PROJECT DIRECTOR OF INT. CO. HR DIRECTOR GIÔÙI THIEÄU COÂNG TY CORPORATE PROFILE ADMIN DIRECTOR KHANG DIRECTOR OF AN KHANG CLINIC 47 .. HAØNG CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR CHIEÁN LÖÔÏC MARKETING MAKETING STRATEGY DIRECTOR KETING MARKETING DIRECTOR BEVERAGE TRADE DIRECTOR GiAÛI KHAÙT INSPECTION COMMITTEE INTERNAL AUDIT DIRECTOR DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR COMMERCIAL GIAÙM ÑOÁC ÑOÁI NGOAÏI PR DIRECTOR GIAÙM ÑOÁC NHAÂN SÖÏ KHOÁI T. REAL ESTATE ONE-MEMBER LTD.BAÛN CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR M&E DIRECTOR TECH.

Member.BOARD OF MANAGEMENT Ms. Lien graduated from Moscow University of Meat and Milk Processing. Trang graduated from the Finance-Accounting University. she was appointed Deputy General Director .Statistic department. she was an engineer in charge of the condensed milk production at Truong Tho Dairy Factory. Russia with a bachelor of science degree in 1976. Russia. and Deputy General Director of our Company since March 2005. In December 1992. MAI KIEU LIEN . Between February 1998 and March 2005. Lien was appointed Deputy General Director of the United Enterprises of Milk Coffee Cookies and Candies I. Ms. After finishing her training at Economic University of Leningrad in the former Soviet Union (currently Russia). NGO THI THU TRANG . From August 1976 to August 1980. and a Certificate of Government Management from National Political Institute. Ms. and in January 1995 she became a Vice Manager in the Accounting-Statistics department of the Vietnam Dairy Products Company. Deputy General Director . Ms.Chairwoman. She held this position until December 1997 and served between January 1998 and February 1998 as the Head of the Accounting. Trang joined our Company in 1985 as a financial analyst. Ms. with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in accounting and finance in 1984. She served as a vice technical director in charge of production at Thong Nhat Dairy Factory from February 1982 to June 1983. Ms. Trang held the position of the Chief Accountant in charge of the Accounting department of the Vietnam Dairy Products Company. She holds a Certificate of Leningrad Economic Management from University of Economy. Ho Chi Minh City. Between September 1980 and February 1982. On 14 November 2003. in July 1984 Ms. she was a technology engineer in the Technical department of the United Enterprises of Milk Coffee Cookies and Candies I.Finance Has been a member of our Board of Management since 14 November 2003. In March 2005. Ho Chi Minh City. 48 . Vietnam. she was promoted to General Director of Vietnam Dairy Products Company. she was elected chairwoman of the Board of Management and thereafter appointed as General Director of our Company. General Director Has been the Chairwoman of our Board of Management since 14 November 2003.Finance. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Open University.

United States and China. and now being the Deputy General Director of SCIC. English nationality. Hoc was a deputy director in the department for state-owned enterprises’ financial management. Fraser & Neave Group. Since October 2006. Mr. In June 2008. in Vietnam.. Mr.Mr. Wang joined F&N Foods Pte Ltd as a general sales manager in 1991 and held this position until 1997. the Prime Minister appointed Mr. Dominic Scriven is the representative for funds of Dragon Capital Group Ltd. Dominic Scriven. in charge of investment. Mr. he was appointed acting chief executive officer in charge of general management of the Food & Beverage Division. Between 1997 and 2003. Hoc holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Ha Noi National University.Member Has been a member of our Board of Management since 31 March 2007. he had learned Vietnamese at Hanoi University before becoming a co-founder and Director of Dragon Capital Group Ltd. Wang worked as a corporate development executive with Cold Storage (S) Pte Ltd. finance.Member Has been a member of our Board of Management since 4 November 2006. human resources. Hoc had extensive experience in business management during the time working at the Ministry of Finance of Vietnam. With 16 years living in Vietnam and being fluent in Vietnamese. In 2003. From October 1999 to June 2003. Between 1987 and 1988. Mr. Mr. DOMINIC SCRIVEN . He graduated from University of Mississippi. In 1992. he became a general manager responsible for general management of F&N Foods Pte Ltd and F&N Vietnam Foods and held this position until September 2006. in 1984 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and in 1987 with a Master of Business Administration. He has more than 20 years working in the investment field in Europe and Asia for many companies of England. WANG ENG CHIN . Mr. and participates in 5 listed companies in Vietnam. graduated in 1985 with 2 bachelor majored in Law and Society from Exeter University. Mr.Member Being a member of the Board of Management from 31 March 2005. and then being appointed as director of that department up to October 2006. Hoc as a member of SCIC Board of Management. On 1 October 2006. and became Manager from 1988 to 1991. he served as a deputy general manager at F&N Foods Pte Ltd and F&N Dairies (M) Sdn Bhd. Mr. CORPORATE PROFILE 49 . Mr. Mr. Prior to being appointed to our Board of Management. He was granted the OBE medal by the British Queen for his contribution to the development of British financial aspect in Vietnam on the occasion of the new year 2006. USA. HOANG NGUYEN HOC . Hoc has been working for the State Capital Investment Corporation (“SICI”).

Tran Bao Minh Ms. Ngo Thi Thu Trang Ms. Nguyen Thi Nhu Hang Ms. Tran Minh Van Below : Ms. Hoa held the positions of deputy director and then director in charge of overall operation of Truong Tho Dairy Factory from July 1991 to 1999. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa Ms. 50 . Mai Kieu Lien) Ms. Ms. From January 2005. She later joined our Company in July 1983 as a process engineer at Truong Tho Dairy Factory. Hoa is a Deputy General Director of Vietnam Dairy Products Company.BOARD OF DIRECTORS From left to right Above : Mr. Mai Kieu Lien Mr. NGO THI THU TRANG Deputy General Director . Ngo Thi Thu Trang) Ms. Ms.Production planning and Im-Export Has been a Deputy General Director of our Company since 2000. NGUYEN THI THANH HOA Deputy General Director . Between September 1978 and June 1983. Ms.Finance (See “Board of Management” for information about Ms. MAI KIEU LIEN General Director (See “Board of Management” for information about Ms. Hoa was a lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh Polytechnic University.

he served as Marketing Director of PepsiCo’s Asia Pacific business unit. Minh graduated from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in business planning and obtained a Masters in Commerce degree from the University of Western Sydney in 1996. factories. In August 1994. From August 2005 to September 2006. TRAN MINH VAN Deputy General Director . Van was a deputy director assisting the Director of Thong Nhat Dairy Factory. Mr. Mr.export. Between April 2005 and August 2005. She was later promoted to the position of director in August 2001 where she was in charge of managing the Warehouse Enterprise until December 2002. TRAN BAO MINH Deputy General Director . From July 2006. Hoa graduated from Milk and Meat Processing Technology University. Ms. Ms. Ms. In July 2007. Mr. Moscow (now called Moscow National General University of Applied Biology Technology) in 1978 with a Bachelor degree in Milk Processing Technology. Hang was appointed director of Vietnam Dairy Cow One-Member Limited Company. He obtained a Bachelor in Business Administration from Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics in 1994. NGUYEN THI NHU HANG Deputy General Director .Raw Material Development Ms. In December 2006. Between 1990 and July 1994.Commercial Mr. International One-Member Real Estate Investment Co. Van graduated from Ho Chi Minh City Polytechnic University in 1981 with an engineering degree. and a Master in Business Administration from Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics in 2003. a subsidiary of our Company.. he was appointed director of the Thong Nhat Dairy Factory and continued to hold this position until June 2006. Mr. Van was again appointed as a Director of a subsidiary namely. Mr. Ms. Before entering Vinamilk. Minh worked at PepsiCo Vietnam from September 1999 as a Marketing Manager and was promoted to Marketing Director in August 2001. Minh was seconded to PepsiCo Thailand as Marketing Director in charge of formulating Pepsi’s marketing strategy in Thailand for non-carbonated beverages. Mr. He was later transferred to PepsiCo’s headquarters in New York in February 2004 where he held the position of global Pepsi Innovation Director and led Pepsi’s global product and packaging innovation agenda. He was appointed Deputy General Director in charge of the Project department of our Company in July 2006. Ltd. Hang was in charge of customers services and then in charge of managing and developing dairy farms that supply fresh milk to the Company. Mr. Hang graduated from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics in 1999 with a bachelor degree in business administration. Minh joined Vinamilk in October 2006 as Deputy General Director in charge of Sales and Marketing. CORPORATE PROFILE 51 . Ms. logistics and research and development of our Company. Hang was promoted to Deputy General Director in January 2003 where she was in charge of the technical project department. Ms. Hang first joined our Company in 1981 where she held the position of deputy manager in the consumption department until 2001. Mr. a LLB degree (with major in commercial laws) from Ha Noi University of Laws in 2001. import.Project Has been a Deputy General Director of our Company since July 2006.She is currently in charge of planning.

trade finance and Asian region credit management. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai Ms.INSPECTION COMMITTEE From left to right: Mr. Mai held the position of manager at ANZ Bank. Ngo Thanh Thao Ms. 52 . Singapore Branch where her experience covered relationship management for the corporate banking division. she was promoted to the position of director of corporate finance in charge of consulting services at Openasia Consulting Vietnam Ltd. she served as senior manager at the representative office of Openasia Consulting Ltd in Ho Chi Minh City. Between 1999 and 2003. In June 2007. Mai graduated from the Ha Noi University for Foreign Language Studies in 1991 with a bachelor degree majoring in English and obtained a master degree in business administration from the University of Melbourne in 1999. Ha Noi Branch where she was responsible for trade finance and corporate banking relationship management. structure commodity. Ms. she was a manager at ANZ Bank. From 2004 to May 2007. NGUYEN THI TUYET MAI Head of Inspection Committee From 1993 to 1997. international banking strategy. Nguyen Anh Tuan Ms. Ms.

Mr. currently Ms. Mr. From 1990 to 1992. he joined Johnson & Johnson Medical. Wellington. In 1994. he moved to work as a Sales Executive for the representative office of Taisei Corporation of Japan and had been working here until 1997. Thao got the bachelor of Trade and Management.C. from April 2005. NGO THANH THAO Member Being a member of the Inspection Committee from March 2008. and then was an accountant for Maybank – Ho Chi Minh City branch from July 2006. United States as a Marketing Director in charge of ASEAN region and stayed here until 2004.. In 1999. Mr. Mr. USA with MBA Degree. Washington D. in charge of seeking investment opportunities for the company. NGUYEN ANH TUAN Member Being a member of the Inspection Committee from March 2008. Thao is an analyst of Dragon Capital Group Ltd. Tuan was graduated from American University. Ms. he was an officer of the Department of Monetary-Credit Research of the State Bank of Vietnam. From 1992 to 1994.Ms. Formerly. the Board’s Chairman cum General Director of Goldengate Medical Equipment Joint Stock Company since 2004. major of monetary-finance from Victoria University. Tuan is also a member of the Board of Management of Tam Duc Cardiovascular Hospital. CORPORATE PROFILE 53 . Tuan has been a founder. he was a Sales Executive of SJC of the State Bank of Vietnam. New Zealand. she had been an audit assistant at Ernst and Young (Vietnam) Ltd.

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efficiency and creativeness. The Board emphasizes seven core values: respectability. The Company’s charter also requires one-third of the Board members should be re-appointed on each annual general meeting of shareholders. direction. integrity. This report describes the Company’s corporate governance framework and practices. A. as well as to facilitate a smooth management transition. The Board works closely with the company’s Management to achieve these core values and the Management takes responsibility for reporting and explanting to the Board. Size of the Board: The current Board includes 5 members and is appropriate for the management of the current scope of Vinamilk’s operations. Mai Kieu Lien and Ms. Ngo Thi Thu Trang have been re-elected in the annual general meeting of the Shareholders held in March 2008. In this respect. The Board is collectively responsible for setting the strategic vision. These core values are the keys to the Company’s image and reputation. will. The list of the Board members is submitted to the shareholder’s meeting for re-election and re-appointment at least once every five years. Term of appointment: The Board’s members have the maximum term of five years. dated 13 March 2007. harmony of benefits. which is guided by the Circular No. It is responsible for the selection. Ms. MATTERS ON THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT (‘THE BOARD”) The Board’s Conduct of Affairs Board responsibilities and accountability Vinamilk is headed by an effective Board. openness.GOVERNANCE REPORT BIGGEST PRIVATE COMPANIES IN VIETNAM Vinamilk considers good corporate governance to be the cornerstone of a well-managed organization. issued by Ministry of Finance of Vietnam and the Code of Corporate Governance 2005 of Singapore (“the Code”). 12/2007/QD-BTC: “corporate governance applicable to the listed companies on Vietnam Stock Exchange”. and long-term goals of the Company. 56 . appointment and annual appraisal of the General Director’s performance and other key executive officers and ensuring that a succession and development plan for all key positions is in place to prepare for contingencies. The current size is sufficient to provide a diversity of views to be represented on the Board. while also allowing efficiency and encouraging active dialogue among its members.

setting out the levels of authorization required for specified positions. Dominic Scriven Mr. Every Board member can obtain independent advices from these Committees and give independent judgment when making decisions. finance. Dominic Scriven Mr. Wang Eng Chin Chairwoman Member Member Member Member The personal profiles of the members are presented on page 48 of this annual report. None of individuals or small group of individuals may have influential effects on the Board’s decision making. Ngo Thi Thu Trang Mr. accounting and business management. Hoang Nguyen Hoc Mr. Each Board member can ask for independent advices and give their independent judgments for making decisions. Hoang Nguyen Hoc Mr. of meetings 5 5 5 5 5 Number of attendance 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/5 Board Composition and Structure The Board comprises three members who do not directly manage the company daily business. Ad-hoc meetings are convened when circumstances required. Board’s meetings and attendance to these meetings The Board conducts its meeting on a quarterly basis during the year. Inspection Committee is also informed and invited to attend the Board’s meetings. Chart of Authority The Company has adopted a Chart of Authority. Wang Eng Chin No. 1 2 3 4 5 Full name Ms. Ngo Thi Thu Trang Mr. A record of the Board member’s attendances at the Board level meetings held at the fiscal year ended 31 December 2008 is set out in the table below: No. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 57 . certain functions have been delegated by the Board to its various Board’s Committees as set below: Strategy Committee Human resources Committee Remuneration Committee Finance Committee Investor Relation Committee These Board’s Committees operate under clearly defined principles and practices. The meetings can be conducted by means of telephone conference or other methods of simultaneous communication by electronic or telegraphic means. The Board includes the following members: Ms. Mai Kieu Lien Ms. The objective judgment of the independent member of the Board on corporate affairs. Mai Kieu Lien Ms.Delegation of authority on certain matters To facilitate effective management. Vinamilk has a good structure of members who have profound experiences and expertise in business. including those that required the Board’s approval. experiences and contributions are invaluable to Vinamilk.

Access of Information Board members are provided with adequate and timely information related to the company on an on-going basis to enable them to carry their duties.Total ordinary shares: 175. Board Membership The Company maintains a formal and transparent process for the appointment of new member to the Board. encourages constructive relations between the Board and the Management. In case that there incurs a vacant position in Board of Management. This appointment is approved by the annual general meeting of shareholders. The Board’s secretaries attend all the Board meetings and are responsible for ensuring that the meeting is held in line with the procedures regulations. the General Shareholder’s meeting appoints the new members.Number of outstanding shares: 175.78% 58 .Number of preserved shares and treasury shares classified: none Shareholder structure SCIC Foreign shareholders Local shareholders (excluding SCIC) 31/12/2008 47. The Board has the separated and independent access to Vinamilk ’s senior management and secretary if they have any queries on the operation of Vinamilk.Total outstanding bonds: none . ensures effective communication with shareholders. Board Performance The Company maintains a formal assessment of the performance efficiency of the Board in general and the contribution of each member in particular.275. Nguyen Thanh Tu Ms.670 shares . The chairwoman leads the Board. A notice of meeting.670 shares. Any appointment of a new member must undergo a formal selection process as follows. will be delivered to the Board prior each Board meeting. Board members can appoint the new member and then the nominees will be submitted officially to the coming the nearest General Shareholder’s meeting approval. which contains agenda. .58% 7. The Board’s secretaries are: Mr. The Board of Directors provides adequately and timely information as well as reviews Vinamilk’s performance prior to the Board meetings.64% 44. as well as promotes high standards of corporate governance.275.GOVERNANCE REPORT Chairwoman and General Director The Company’s Chairwoman concurrently takes the position of the company’s General Director. Le Quang Thanh Truc Administration Director Financial Investment Manager Information on shares and shareholders .

048% 0.080% Changes during the year 31/12/2008 Changes in ownership of majority shareholders 31/12/2007 SCIC F&N Dairy Investment Changes during the year 47.000% -0.000% 0.818% 0.08% 31/12/2008 47.008% 0.000% 0.000% 0.599% 0.000% 0.818% 0.089% 0.000% 0.056% 10.004% 0.030% 0.097% 0.64% 10.003% 0.035% 0.457% 10.Individuals 2 3 4 5 Ngo Thi Thu Trang Hoang Nguyen Hoc (Representative of SCIC) Dominic Scriven (Representative of Dragon Capital’s funds) Wang Eng Chin (Representative of F&N Dairy Investment) Inspection Committee 1 2 3 Nguyen Anh Tuan Ngo Thanh Thao Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai The Board of Directors 1 2 3 4 5 6 Mai Kieu Lien (as above) Ngo Thi Thu Trang (as above) Nguyen Thi Nhu Hang Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa Tran Minh Van Tran Bao Minh 0.003% 0.000% 0.003% 0.000% 0.818% 9.818% 8.000% 0.64% 10.080% 0.044% 0.038% 0.000% 0.027% 0.004% 0.003% 23.041% 23.003% 0.Changes in ownership rate of internal shareholders 31/12/2007 Board of Management 1 Mai Kieu Lien .003% 0.000% 23.Representative of SCIC .045% 23.08% CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 59 .

the Remuneration Committee should takes into their consideration the payment levels and the occupations in the same industry and in comparable companies. A program of annual performance rewards is also applied to all employees. A formal and transparent procedure is used to determine the remunerations to each member of the Board of Management and the Directors. When proposing remuneration levels. This enables investors to understand the relation between remuneration of Directors.000. Remuneration level and structure The level of remuneration should be appropriate for the purposes of attracting. key executives and their performance. keeping and motivating the Board members and the Directors. 60 . A proportion of remuneration should be based on corporate and individual performance. The composition of the Remuneration Committee is as follows: Mr. who lead Vinamilk to the successes. the Inspection Committee for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2008 have been approved by the Vinamilk’s Annual General Meeting with an amount of USD 200.GOVERNANCE REPORT B.00. Wang Eng Chin Chairman Member The Remuneration Committee recommends to the Board for endorsement of remuneration for each Board member. the relative performance of Vinamilk in general and of the individual Board member and key executive officers in particular. Chairwoman and General Director. No member is involved in deciding his own remuneration. The remunerations for the Board of Management. REMUNERATION MATTERS Remuneration Policy The Remuneration Committee reviews and recommends to the Board an appropriate and competitive remuneration policy. Disclosure of Remuneration Disclosure of the remuneration of all Directors (Board of Management and Board of Directors) is made annually. Dominic Scriven Mr.

Inspection Committee The Inspection Committee is operating in accordance with its written regulations and principles. Tran Bao Minh (*) Mr. The Board should present a balanced and understandable assessment of Vinamilk’s position and prospects in the annual reports and other reports such as interim reports to Sate authorities in line with the regulations. and adequacy of the Company’s internal control system.0 billion Mr. cost-efficiency. as well as the efficiency of the Company’s internal audit function. Dominic Scriven (**) Mr. This Committee is responsible to reviews the scope of works and results of the internal and external audit. Nguyen Thi Nhu Hang (*) From VND 1. The fully and summarized financial statements of the company is quarterly submitted to Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (“HOSE”). General Director C.0 billion Ms. Tran Minh Van (*) Ms. The Board meeting is held on a quarterly basis to review Vinamilk’s performance. Ngo Thi Thu Trang(*) (**) Mr. Hoang Nguyen Hoc (**) Mr. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa (*) Ms. Mai Kieu Lien (***) Ms. which clearly set out its authority and duties. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 61 .0 billion to VND 2. Wang Eng Chin (**) (*): Deputy General Directors Salary % Bonus % Remunerations % 7 8 Total % 100 100 100 100 100 100 34 35 39 39 39 38 - 59 57 61 61 61 62 - 100 100 100 100 100 100 (**): Member of BOM (***): Chairwoman.0 billion Under VND 1. material issues on the financial statements. Annual General Meetings are held every year to obtain shareholders’ approval on the company business goals. ACCOUNTABILITY AND AUDIT Accountability The Board is accountable to the shareholders while the Management is accountable to the Board.Salary level Over VND 2.

All the members of the Inspection Committee are not the employee of Vinamilk. It has reasonable resources to enable it to discharge its functions properly. Annually. 62 . Ngo Thanh Thao Mr. Ms. The current term is from 2007 to 2011. has full access to and work with the Management as well as has full discretion to invite any Director or executive officers to attend its meetings.GOVERNANCE REPORT Guideline 11. Nguyen Anh Tuan Head of Inspection Committee Member Member Members of the Inspection Committee should have qualified capacity and competence to discharge their responsibilities.8 Disclosure of names of members and activities of Inspection Committee Inspection Committee includes three members and is appointed by the annual general meeting for the term of five years. The Inspection Committee has the authority to investigate any matter within their responsibilities. the Inspection Committee works with the internal and external auditors. They also should possess professional qualifications and experiences on accounting and financial management. and as deemed appropriate. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai Ms. without the presence of the Management.

The Inspection Committee reviews the level of non-audit services provided by the external auditors to ensure that their independence as external auditors of the Company is not affected.The Inspection Committee considers the independence and objectivity of the external auditors and recommends to the Board of Management the nominees of the external auditors for re-appointment. Internal Control The Board of the Management should ensure that the company’s Management maintains a comprehensive and complete internal control system to protect the Vinamilk’s assets and shareholders’ investments. the Board and the Inspection Committee reviews the effectiveness of the key internal control tools in order to ensure that the necessary corrective actions are taken timely. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 63 . With the assistance of the Internal Auditors. There are formal procedures in place for both internal and external auditors to report their independent conclusions and recommendations to the management and Inspection Committee.

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to mitigate this risk. retaining and motivating the key personnel and senior members of the Board of Management and Board of Directors will have an considerable impact on the company’s operations. Simultaneously. Cambodia and other countries in Asia and Europe. Reliance on Key Management Personnel Although the company is not dependent on any person in the Board of Management or the Board of Directors. The ability to continue attracting. It includes the risks of being able to fund business activities in a timely manner at the company’s request. Vinamilk adopts a prudent approach to manage is liquidity risk by maintaining sufficient cash and marketable securities. capabilities and efforts of the Board of Management and Board of Directors. any social. and the loss of the services of one or more of these individuals. and has available funding through a diverse source of committed and uncommitted credit facilities from various banks. as and when necessary. political or economic upheaval in this country may lead to material effect on the company’s operation results. As at 31 December 2008. 65 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE . Vinamilk has been focusing on its local market which is considered as its main market.Foreign Currency Risk Foreign currency risk arises when there is a significant difference between accounts receivable and accounts payable in the same currency. Risk of Export Market The company is currently exporting its products to Iraq. without adequate replacements or the inability to attract new qualified personnel at a reasonable cost would have a material adverse effect on the financial performance and operations of the company. Vinamilk has been employing remuneration policy to maintain and attract the talents. the successes of the company depends significantly on the skills. To mitigate this risk. The competition for skilled and highly-capable personnel is intense. Since Iraq is one of the company’s major export countries. Vinamilk has policies on efficient management on accounts receivable to ensure that sales of products are made to customers with an appropriate credit history. Vinamilk is also looking for other potential export markets to mitigate the risk. Liquidity Risk Vinamilk’s exposure to liquidity risk arises in Vinamilk’s general business activities. Demands for the company’s products depend on the political and economic stability of these countries. Vinamilk always considers the usages of the appropriate financial instruments. as well as its ability to recruit and retain talents to take up positions on these Boards. These foreign currency risk may not cause effects on the business results of the year 2008. Vinamilk’ s net borrowings are as follows: VND Billion Cash and cash equivalent Borrowings Net borrowings 2008 339 211 2007 118 42 - Credit Risk Vinamilk’s maximum exposure to credit risk in the event that all the customers fail to perform their obligations as at 31 December 2008 in relation to accounts receivable is its carrying amount as indicated in the balance sheet. but may have a significant impact on Vinamilk’ s performance in the coming years.

fund managers to visit us. so the shareholders and investors can timely update the information on the operation of the company.Tokio Marine Asset Management .Barings Assets Management .Maple – Brown Abbott . Financial performance and other important information relating to Vinamilk’s operations are adequately disclosed on its website at www. Vinamilk maintains another effective communication channel with the investors through email. 66 . During the year.INVESTOR RELATIONS Vinamilk maintains an effective communication channel with investors through its annual general meeting held on a yearly basis and through Vinamilk’s investor relations function. Vinamilk has welcomed more than 50 individuals and institutional investors. com. telephone. Vinamilk has disclosed its monthly business results.Fidelity Investments Management (Hongkong) . some of our visitors are: .Janus Capital Group .Edinburg Partners . banks. Apart from the information disclosed in accordance with the requirements of the State Securities Commission.Artisan Partners . Besides.etc.vn and other means of public communications such as HOSE’s website. and Q&A on its website. newspapers and securities bulletins.vinamilk.Ashmore .Aberdeen Asset Management Asia . securities companies’ website.Credit Agricole ù .

fund managers. analysts. such information is simultaneously posted on the Company’s website at www. and presses are held. During the year. many meetings and dialogues with investors.vn Vinamilk encourages shareholder’s participation at its annual general meetings and gives shareholders the opportunity to communicate their views on the issues effecting Vinamilk.Vinamilk regularly communicates with its shareholders and commits for the timeliness and transparency in its disclosures to shareholders and the public. .com.vinamilk. When material information is disseminated to HOSE.

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The goal of this program is to facilitate and encourage children to become talents to serve the community and society. Vinamilk has committed to support life-maintenance for 20 Vietnamese Mothers of Heroes in Ben Tre and Quang Nam provinces since 1997 and now there are 13 Mothers still alive. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 69 . This is the 6th consecutive year Vinamilk has spent VND 3.1 billion VND 2. in which the “Three Million Glasses of Milk for Poor Children in Vietnam” program has helped the poor children over the country enjoy nutrient-rich and healthy milk they wish.8 billion VND 1.1 billion for its traditional scholarship fund “Vinamilk – For young talent” in the school year 2007-2008.6 billion Additionally.0 billion VND 3. Some remarkable activities during the year are as follows: “Three Million Glasses of Milk for Poor Children in Vietnam” program “Vinamilk.Following the tradition of acting for community benefits.For young talent” program Activities of supporting the poor and children who are in difficult circumstances Activities of aiding victims of hurricane and flood and others VND 10. the company has spent more than VND 17 billion for its charity activities in 2008.

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District 1 HCMC. Vietnam Tel: (84-8) 823 0796 Fax: (84-8) 825 1947 72 .CORPORATE INFORMATION PricewaterhouseCoopers (Vietnam) Limited Floor 4. Building Saigon Tower.. 29 Le Duan St.

District 3. Ward 6. 4103001932 dated 20 November 2003 issued by the Planning and Investment Department of Ho Chi Minh City. Auditors: PricewaterhouseCoopers (Vietnam) Limited Board of Management Ms. Wang Eng Chin Chairwoman Member Member Member Member Board of Directors Ms. Mai Kieu Lien Ms. Ngo Thi Thu Trang Mr. Tran Minh Van Mr.com.8) 3930 0358 Fax: (84. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa Ms. Mai Kieu Lien Mr. Ho Chi Minh City..VIETNAM DAIRY PRODUCTS JOINT STOCK COMPANY (VINAMILK) English’s name: Abbreviation name: Stock code (HoSE): Registered Office: VIETNAM DAIRY PRODUCTS JOINT STOCK COMPANY VINAMILK VNM 184-186-188 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St. Hoang Nguyen Hoc Ms. Tran Bao Minh General Director Deputy General Director Deputy General Director Deputy General Director Deputy General Director Deputy General Director FINANCIAL STATEMENT 1 . Ngo Thi Thu Trang Mr. Nguyen Thi Nhu Hang Ms.8) 3930 5206 Website: www. Tel: (84.vinamilk. Dominic Scriven Mr.vn Registration Certificate: No.

the Vietnamese Accounting System and prevailing regulations in SR Vietnam. Make judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent. and Prepare the consolidated and company financial statements on a going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the Company and its subsidiaries will continue in business. the Board of Directors are responsible for ensuring that proper accounting records are maintained which disclose. In preparing these financial statements. SR Vietnam 23 March 2009 2 . APPROVAL OF THE CONSOLIDATED AND COMPANY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS We hereby approve the accompanying consolidated and company financial statements set out on pages 5 to 45 which give a true and fair view of the consolidated and company financial positions as at 31 December 2008 and of the consolidated and company results of operations and cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with Vietnamese Accounting Standards. with reasonable accuracy at any time. the consolidated and company financial positions and which enable the consolidated and company financial statements to be prepared which comply with the basis of accounting set out in Note 2 to the financial statements. the Board of Directors is required to: ° ° ° Select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently. We are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the Group and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities. We. On behalf of the Board of Directors Mai Kieu Lien General Director Ho Chi Minh City.STATEMENT BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS STATEMENT OF THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN RESPECT OF THE CONSOLIDATED AND COMPANY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS The Board of Directors is responsible for the financial statements of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (“the Company”) and its subsidiaries (together “the Group”) which give a true and fair view of the consolidated and company financial positions as at 31 December 2008 and of the consolidated and company results of operations and cash flows for the year then ended.

This responsibility includes: designing. In making those risk assessments. which comprise the consolidated and company balance sheets as at 31 December 2008. but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal controls. the Vietnamese Accounting System and prevailing regulations in SR Vietnam. the auditor considers internal controls relevant to the entity’s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 3 . whether due to fraud or error.AUDITOR’S REPORT To the shareholders Of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company We have audited the accompanying consolidated and company financial statements of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company and its subsidiaries (“the Group”) and of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (“the Company”). selecting and applying appropriate accounting policies and making accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances. Auditor’s Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. the consolidated and company income statements and cash flow statements for the year then ended. including an assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements. and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes. Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit in order to obtain reasonable assurance as to whether the consolidated and company financial statements are free from material misstatement. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion. whether due to fraud or error. implementing and maintaining internal controls relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement. as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. Management’s Responsibility for the Consolidated and Company Financial Statements Management of the Company is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with Vietnamese Accounting Standards. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management. We conducted our audit in accordance with Vietnamese Standards on Auditing.

N. the financial positions of the Group and of the Company as at 31 December 2008. in all material respects. the consolidated and company financial statements present fairly.0875/KTV Authorised signatory Le Van Hoa AC No. 0248/KTV PricewaterhouseCoopers (Vietnam) Limited Ho Chi Minh City. Quach Thanh Chau AC No.1 to the financial statements.AUDITOR’S REPORT To the shareholders Of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company Opinion In our opinion. the accompanying consolidated and company financial statements are not intended to present the financial position and results of operations and cash flows in accordance with accounting principles and practices generally accepted in countries and jurisdictions other than SR Vietnam. procedures and practices. and furthermore their utilisation is not designed for those who are not informed about SR Vietnam’s accounting principles. and of the consolidated and company financial performance and cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with Vietnamese Accounting Standards. SR Vietnam Audit report number HCM2177 23 March 2009 As indicated in Note 2. the Vietnamese Accounting System and prevailing regulations in SR Vietnam. 4 .

160.847 70.401 23.727 530.923 (147) 1.539 14.485 654.605 3.819 117.234 79.181 2.775.401 23.408 (133) 1.187.048 329.977 205.808 4.659.208 511.318 43.002 496.134 75.727 3.527 113.789.808 3.576 31.013) 52.385 530.671.164 1.222 31.227 300 654.149 75.677 374.277 113.995 120 Short-term investments Short-term investments Provision for diminution in value of 129 short-term investments 130 Accounts receivable 131 132 135 139 141 149 151 152 154 158 Trade accounts receivable Prepayments to suppliers Other receivables Provision for doubtful debts 5 6 40.460 19.196 2.629) 75.360 1.996) 646.257 374.485 654.646 (14.998 (122.390 150 Other current assets The notes on pages 12 to 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.373 (12.767.686.755.757 338.147 13.288 205.210 3.629) 75.660 (175) 654.804 70.460 117.660 (175) 661.390 (751) 1.019 (11.282 33.342 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 5 .998 (122.519 300 654.720 505.163.545 124.943 33.002 496.118 19.566 140 Inventories Inventories Provision for decline in value of inventories Short-term prepayments VAT to be reclaimed Other taxes receivable Other current assets 1.675.996) 648.772 79.177.BALANCE SHEET As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 01 – DN/HN Consolidated Code ASSETS 100 CURRENT ASSETS 110 Cash and cash equivalents 111 112 121 Cash Cash equivalents 4(a) 3 Note Company 2008 2007 2008 2007 Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND 3.793 (11.654 132.304) 53.383 (751) 1.

416 (28.017 311 28.390 2.669 1.451) 50.963.638 (1.479.779.606 28.354 2.804.197.886 2.273 35.089.899 (941.518.BALANCE SHEET As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 (continued) Form B 01 – DN/HN Consolidated Code ASSETS (continued) 200 LONG-TERM ASSETS 210 Long-term receivables 218 Other long-term receivables 7(a) 220 Fixed assets 221 Tangible fixed assets 222 223 228 229 Cost Accumulated depreciation 7(b) Cost Accumulated amortisation 7(c) 8 Note Company 2008 2007 2008 2007 Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND 2.618) 203.613 8.745 1.899 135.715 38.885.056) 598.022.287 475 475 1.307 445.056) 598.694 131.529.715 38.548) 356.565 (28.096 5.512 47.276 1.384 (931.877 1.044 The notes on pages 12 to 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.749 495.117 5.613 8.829 203.941 195.835 20.507) 20.771 (18.681 (43.425.017 63.065.636 195.554 99.893 28.338 47.308 401.017 311 1.893 899.941 195.489 27.807 (115.831. 6 .657 762 762 1.894 117.413.771 (18.936.202 647.189 322.187 2.022 28.724.018 78.247.597 271.022 5.489 570.548) 356.868 27.276 1.641.955 243.966.868 79.923 1.747) 227 Intangible fixed assets 230 Construction in progress 240 Investment properties 241 Cost 245 Accumulated depreciation 250 Long-term investments 251 Investments in subsidiaries 252 Investments in joint ventures and associates 258 Other long-term investments Provision for diminution in value of long259 term investments 260 Other long-term assets 261 Long-term prepayments 262 Deferred income tax assets 268 Other long-term assets 270 TOTAL ASSETS 4(b) 4(c) 4(d) 23.606 1.702 546.361.351) 243.618.646 1.959 5.810 9 15 195.189) (1.526 2.

432 1.697 175.540 136.107 972.717 35.198 96.622 91.154.381 26.986 181.502 188.BALANCE SHEET As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 (continued) Form B 01 – DN/HN Consolidated Code RESOURCES 300 LIABILITIES 310 Current liabilities 311 312 313 314 315 316 319 331 333 334 336 Short-term borrowings Trade accounts payable Advances from customers Taxes and other payables to the State Budget Payable to employees Accrued expenses Other payables Long-term trade payables Other long-term payables Long-term borrowings Provision for severance allowances 14 10 11 12 13 Note Company 2008 2007 2008 2007 Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND 1.948 744.224.315.222 491.540 136.757 1.234 9.966.461 96.622 - 430 Budget sources and other funds 500 Minority interests 440 TOTAL RESOURCES 5.064.052 74.752.357 9.302 5.752.490 939.937 4.757 91. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 7 .930 93.153 3.418 35.763.376 5.187 3.361.331 426 132.697 175.948 744.381 26.198 1.4 4.556 5.715 4.622 35.873 81.948 869.913 4.757 1.313 525.912 5.045.117 5.096 5.044 The notes on pages 12 to 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.937 4.665.002 32.198 96.425.887 188.917 64.073.757 91.885.121.757 1.612 30.708 35.752.761.667.276 803.473 105.000 22.315.959 5.622 91.313 525.228 52 131.000 22.104 144.224.064.315 4.466 128.464 181.315 1.614 1.508 139.655 42.963 621.915 64.900 933.418 35.064.002 32.759 1.222 492.078 139.064.757 1.037 96.950 1.842 905.873 81.276 804.198 50.752.872 93.948 869.139 4.230 1.963 617.612 30.490 330 Long-term liabilities 400 OWNERS’ EQUITY 410 Capital and reserves 411 412 417 418 420 431 Owners’ capital Share premium Investment and development fund Financial reserve fund Undistributed earnings Bonus and welfare fund 17 17 17 17 17 17 2.044 143.337 4.

896.257 Le Thanh Liem Chief Accountant Mai Kieu Lien General Director 23 March 2009 The notes on pages 12 to 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.508 236 967 4.236 33.581 18.843 315.BALANCE SHEET As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 (continued) Form B 01 – DN/HN Consolidated 2008 2007 Company 2008 2007 Goods held under trust or for processing (Million VND) Bad debts written-off (Million VND) Foreign currencies: US$ EUR 236 967 4.896.843 315.851 18.238 3.238 3. 8 .508 1.236 33.257 1.

773 955.874) 39.017 963.681 2.790 (30.865 (25.174 6.017 50 VND 5.205) (290.313 (161.208.052.192) 120.244 8.874) 39.280) 8.current Business income tax .251.664) (4.242.984 (5.538.607 (864.280) (171. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 9 .317 955.129 1.581) (137.722 264.315.804) 1.598.982 6.259 1.701.852 (161.448 1.132 257.676.052.173 (73.594.929 1.264 (171.339) 833.969) (4.283) (5.581) (137.262) 2.363) (1.837.640.607 263.621) (1.788) (201.675.090 130.374.836.610.905) 131.964 8.371.380.810 (197.554 Le Thanh Liem Chief Accountant Mai Kieu Lien General Director 23 March 2009 The notes on pages 12 to 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.537.593 6.407.250.563 6.4 25 20(b) 22 23 24 20(a) 21 Note Company 2008 2007 2008 2007 Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND 8.303) 865.422 1.448 VND 5.013 1.140 257.538) 8.606) (863.259 VND 7.950) 1.INCOME STATEMENT As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 (continued) Form B 02 – DN/HN Consolidated Code 01 02 10 11 20 21 22 24 25 30 40 50 60 61 62 63 70 80 Sales Less deductions Net sales Cost of sales Gross profit Financial income Financial expenses Selling expenses General and administration expenses Operating profit Net other income Share of loss of joint ventures Net accounting profit before tax Business income tax .862) (204.deferred Minority interests Net profit after tax Earnings per share 19 26(b) 26(b) 2.381 1.235.308) (297.431 8.120 VND 7.658 121.169 963.801 (273.669 (60.701.

971 130.069) (105.892 (5.057) 114.502 (153.313 955.647 194.039.015.361) 11.376 (540.443 (4.957) (101.195 (69.995) 544 3.727 1.269.978) The notes on pages 12 to 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.909) (725.480) (110.508 (103.964 (109.CASH FLOW STATEMENT As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 (Indirect method) (continued) Form B 03 – DN/HN Consolidated Code Note CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES 01 02 03 04 05 06 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Net profit before tax Adjustments for: Depreciation and amortisation Provisions Unrealised foreign exchange gains Profits from investing activities Interest expense Operating profit before changes in working capital Decrease /(increase) in receivables Increase in inventories (Decrease)/increase in payables Increase in prepaid expenses Interest paid Business income tax paid Other receipts from operating activities Other payments on operating activities Net cash inflows from operating activities CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Purchases of fixed assets Proceeds from disposals of fixed assets Purchases of equity securities Proceeds from sales of equity securities and bonds Loan granted to joint venture/subsidiary Movement in deposits at banks Investments in other entities Capital contribution from shareholders of subsidiaries Dividends received minority 178.507 (103.877) 77.346) 411.759 (445.947) (216.512 120.762 13.690 1.175) 26.373 (216.257) 17.010 (50.993 (50. 10 .365 (743.704) (26.169 955.431 Company 2008 2007 2008 2007 Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND 1.326 (412.952) 89.965) 2.371.032.430 124.217 3.062) 4.152) 20 90.144) 11.964) 377.918 46.704) (93.650) 105.478 1.320 (5.669.273.571) 81.785) (1.696 (17) (101.364 (435.150) 105.964 (80.946) 1.138 1.787 (662.861) 53.194) 286.208) Net cash outflows from investing activities (531.010 (50.919) (17.926) 115.667 163.861) 53.579) 313.924 (153.077) (25.907 (17) (102.588) (50.142) 1.354 (112.772 42.751 (69.498) (101.900) (24.254) 25.752 (98.326 (957.658.381 1.777) (714.667 1.830) (50.571) 78.475) 77.374.191) (169.305 (487.191) (134.899) (16.

819 173.087) 156.379) 156.733) (517.181) 627.883) (538.000 (377.477 360.149) 216.413 (43.825 3 117.819 10 3 338.181) 663. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 11 .545 1.219.547 (9.895 11 117.733) (517.149) 220.527 10 329.477 360.654 1.963) (680.547 (9.CASH FLOW STATEMENT As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 (Indirect method) (continued) Form B 03 – DN/HN Consolidated Code Note CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES 31 33 34 36 40 50 60 61 70 Proceeds from issuance of shares Proceeds from borrowings Repayments of borrowings Dividends paid Net cash (outflows)/inflows from financing activities Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year Foreign exchange gains on cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at end of year 173.883) (538.413 (39.008 113.183.963) (680.895 11 113.000 (377.527 Company 2008 2007 2008 2007 Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND Le Thanh Liem Chief Accountant Mai Kieu Lien General Director 23 March 2009 The notes on pages 12 to 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.

cultivation harvest. ° Trading in food technology. grocery and processing foods. soil working. ° Activities supporting agricultural operations such as: supply of seeds of cultivated crops. nutritious powder. powdered milk. guidance on cultivation techniques. The principal activities of the Company and its subsidiaries are: Manufacture and distribute bottled milk. 420/CNN/TCLD dated 29 April 1993. As at 31 December 2008. equipment.VN Property Joint Stock Company is a 64.25% owned subsidiary of International Real Estate One Member Limited Company. ° Health care clinic operations. 4103001932 issued by the Planning and Investment Department of Ho Chi Minh City. materials and chemicals. it was equitised following Decision No. refreshment drinks and other products from milk. the total number of employees of the Company and the Group are 4. ° Post-harvest services. ° Real estate investment business. roasted-groundfiltered and instant coffee. ° Castle raising and agricultural operations. the Company has 4 subsidiaries: Subsidiaries Vietnam Dairy Cow One Member Limited Company Lamson Dairy Products Joint Stock Company International Real Estate One Member Limited Company Victory – VN Property Joint Stock Company (*) Principal activities Milk production Milk production Real estate trading Real estate trading Equity held by the Company 100% 55% 100% 64. ° Castle raising: supply of breeding animals and breeding techniques. which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. sell and distribute beverages. and ° Treatments on seeds for multiplication purposes. irrigation.275 and 4. 42/ UBCK-GPNY dated 28 December 2005 issued by the State Securities Commission. 155/2003/QD-BCN issued by the Ministry of Industry.25% (*) Victory .532 respectively (2007: 3. or “Vinamilk”) was initially established as a State Owned Enterprise under the control of the Ministry of Industry in accordance with Decision No.106 respectively). soya milk. fresh milk. On 1 October 2003. ° Manufacture and sell plastic packages and label printing. the Company was incorporated as a joint stock company under the Law on Enterprises of SR Vietnam according to Registration Certificate No. spare parts. ° 12 . ° Manufacture and sell plastic products. On 20 November 2003. ° Manufacture. milk cake. As at 31 December 2008.868 and 4. The Company was subsequently listed on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange on 19 January 2006 according to the Listing Licence No. ° Warehousing and transportation services. real estate management.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 1. GENERAL INFORMATION Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (“the Company”.

The existence and effect of potential voting rights that are currently exercisable or convertible are considered when assessing whether the Group controls another entity. Consolidation In 2008.1 ACCOUNTING SYSTEM AND ACCOUNTING POLICIES Basis of preparation of consolidated and company financial statements The consolidated and company financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Vietnamese Accounting Standards. They are de-consolidated from the date that control ceases.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 2. The excess of the cost of acquisition over the fair value of the Group’s share of the identifiable net assets acquired is recorded as goodwill. the disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of financial statements and the amounts of revenues and expenses in the reported periods.2 Use of estimates The preparation of consolidated and company financial statements in conformity with Vietnamese Accounting Standards requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities. 2. Identifiable assets acquired and liabilities and contingent liabilities assumed in a business combination are measured initially at their fair values at the acquisition date. If the cost of acquisition is less than the fair value of the net assets of the subsidiary acquired. The cost of an acquisition is measured as the fair value of the assets given. the Company prepared its consolidated financial statements in accordance with Vietnamese Accounting Standard 25 – Consolidated Financial Statements and Accounting for Investments in Subsidiaries. the Vietnamese Accounting System and prevailing regulations in SR Vietnam. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 13 . The accounting principles and practices utilised in SR Vietnam may differ from those generally accepted in countries and jurisdictions other than SR Vietnam. The accompanying consolidated and company financial statements are not intended to present the financial position and results of operations and cash flows in accordance with accounting principles and practices generally accepted in countries and jurisdictions other than SR Vietnam.3 2. Although these estimates are based on management’s best knowledge of current events and actions. The consolidated and company financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention. plus costs directly attributable to the acquisition. The purchase method of accounting is used to account for the acquisition of subsidiaries by the Group. the difference is recognised directly in the income statement. actual results may differ from those estimates. 2. equity instruments issued and liabilities incurred or assumed at the date of exchange. Subsidiaries Subsidiaries are all entities over which the Group has the power to govern the financial and operating policies generally accompanying a shareholding of more than one half of the voting rights. Subsidiaries are fully consolidated from the date on which control is transferred to the Group. irrespective of the extent of any minority interest. 2.4 Fiscal year The fiscal year of the Company and its subsidiaries is from 1 January to 31 December.

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As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN

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ACCOUNTING SYSTEM AND ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued) Consolidation (continued) Inter-company transactions, balances and unrealised gains and losses on transactions between group companies are eliminated. Accounting policies of subsidiaries have been changed where necessary to ensure consistency with the policies adopted by the Group. Transactions and minority interests The Group applies a policy of treating transactions with minority interests as transactions with parties external to the Group. Disposals to minority interests result in gains and losses for the Group that are recorded in the income statement. Purchases from minority interests result in goodwill, being the difference between any consideration paid and the relevant share acquired of the carrying value of net assets of the subsidiary. Joint ventures and associates Joint ventures are contractual arrangements whereby two or more parties undertake an economic activity which is subject to joint control. Associates are all entities over which the Group has significant influence but not control, generally accompanying a shareholding of between 20% and 50% of the voting rights. Investments in joint ventures and associates are accounted for using the equity method of accounting and are initially recognised at cost. The Group’s investment in joint ventures and associates includes goodwill identified on acquisition, net of any accumulated impairment loss. The Group’s share of its joint ventures’ and associates’ post-acquisition profits or losses is recognised in the consolidated income statement, and its share of post-acquisition movements in reserves is recognised in consolidated reserves. The cumulative post-acquisition movements are adjusted against the carrying amount of the investment. When the Group’s share of losses in a joint venture or associate equals or exceeds its interest in the joint venture or associate, the Group does not recognise further losses, unless it has incurred obligations or made payments on behalf of the joint venture or associate. Unrealised gains and losses on transactions between the Group and its joint ventures and associates are eliminated to the extent of the Group’s interest in the joint ventures and associates. Accounting policies of joint ventures and associates have been changed where necessary to ensure consistency with the policies adopted by the Group.

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Currency The consolidated and company financial statements are prepared and presented in millions of Vietnamese Dong.

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As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN

Transactions arising in foreign currencies are translated at exchange rates ruling at the transaction dates. Foreign exchange differences arising from these transactions are recognised in the income statement. Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies at the balance sheet date are translated at the Vietnam inter-bank rates of exchange ruling at the balance sheet date. Foreign exchange differences arising from these translations are recognised in the income statement. 2.6 2.7 Form of records applied The Company and its subsidiaries use voucher ledgers to record their transactions. Cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash on hand, cash at bank, cash in transit, demand deposits and other short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less. 2.8 Share capital and treasury shares Ordinary shares in issue are classified as equity. Incremental costs directly attributable to the issuance of new shares or options are shown in equity as a deduction from the proceeds. Where the Company or its subsidiaries purchase the Company’s equity share capital (treasury shares), the consideration paid, including directly attributable incremental costs, is deducted from equity attributable to the Company’s equity holders until the shares are cancelled or reissued. Where such shares are subsequently sold or reissued, any consideration received less any directly attributable incremental transaction costs is included in equity attributable to the Company’s equity holders. 2.9 Trade receivables Trade receivables are carried at original invoice amount less an estimate made for doubtful receivables based on a review by management of all outstanding amounts at the year end. Bad debts are written off when identified. 2.10 Inventories Inventories are stated at the lower of cost and net realisable value. Cost is determined by the weighted average method and includes all costs of purchase, costs of conversion and other costs incurred in bringing the inventories to their present location and condition. In the case of manufactured products, cost includes all direct expenditure and production overheads based on normal levels of operating activity. Net realisable value is the estimated selling price in the normal course of business, less the estimated costs of completion and selling expenses. Provision is made, where necessary, for obsolete, slow-moving and defective inventory items.

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As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN

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ACCOUNTING SYSTEM AND ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued) (a) Short-term investments Short-term investments are investments with maturities less than 12 months from the balance sheet date and investments that are held with the intention to dispose within 12 months of the balance sheet date. Short-term investments are initially accounted for at cost. Provision for diminution is recognised for short term equity securities where the cost exceeds the fair value of such securities. (b) Investments in subsidiaries Investments in subsidiaries are accounted for at cost less provision for diminution in value in the parent entity financial statements. (c) Investments in joint ventures and associates Investments in joint ventures and associates are accounted for at cost less provision for diminution in value in the parent entity financial statements, and under the equity method of accounting in the consolidated financial statements. (d) Long-term investments (i). (ii). Long-term bank deposits are those maturing after 12 months from the balance sheet date and are accounted for at cos. Investments in bonds are classified as long-term when they are held with no intention to dispose within 12 months from the balance sheet date. Investments in bonds are initially stated at cost. Subsequently, they are measured at cost less provision. Provision is required if there is evidence of a long-term decline in the value of the securities or in the case where the Group cannot recover its investments. Other long-term investments comprise shareholding of less than 20% in listed and unlisted entities which are held with no intention to dispose with 12 months from the balance sheet date. These investments are initially stated at cost of acquisition. Provision is made where there is a diminution in value of these investments.

2.11 Investments

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2.12 Fixed assets Tangible and intangible fixed assets Fixed assets are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation. Historical cost includes expenditure that is directly attributable to the acquisition of the fixed assets.

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As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN

Depreciation Fixed assets are depreciated on the straight-line method, to write off the cost of the assets to their residual value over their estimated useful lives, as follows: Years Buildings and structures Machinery and equipment Livestock Motor vehicles Office equipment Software 10 - 50 10 6 10 3-8 2-3

Land use rights are amortised, using the straight-line method over the terms indicated in the land use rights certificate. Land use rights which are granted for an indefinite term are carried at cost and not amortised. Subsequent expenditure Subsequent expenditure relating to fixed assets that has already been recognised is added to the carrying amount of the asset only when it is probable that future economic benefits associated with the item will flow to the Group and the cost of the item can be measured reliably. All other repair and maintenance expense is recognised in the income statement when incurred. Disposals Gains and losses on disposals are determined by comparing net disposal proceeds with the carrying amount and are recognised as income or expense in the income statement. 2.13 Leased assets Leases where a significant portion of the risks and rewards of ownership are retained by the lessor are classified as operating leases. Payments made under operating leases are charged to the income statement on a straight-line basis over the period of the lease. 2.14 Investment properties Investment properties are land use rights or a building – or part of a building – or infrastructure held by the Group to earn rentals or for capital appreciation or both rather than for use in the production or supply of goods or services or administrative purposes or for sale in the normal course of business.

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NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 2. (c) Sales of services Revenue from the sales of services is recognised in the income statement when the services are rendered. Investment properties being land use rights with indefinite term are carried at cost and not amortised. (b) Processing services Revenue from processing services is recognised in the income statement when the goods have been processed and accepted. Disposals Gains or losses on disposals are determined by comparing net disposal proceeds with the net book value and are recognised as income or expense in the income statement. Other borrowing costs are recognised in the income statement when incurred. (e) Dividend income Dividend income is recognised in the period in which the dividends are declared by the investee entities. (d) Interest income Interest income is recognised on an earned basis. by reference to completion of the specific transaction assessed on the basis of the actual service provided as a proportion of the total services to be provided.14 Investment properties (continued) 2. 2. 18 . No revenue is recognised if there are significant uncertainties regarding recovery of the consideration due or the likely return of goods. No revenue is recognised if there are significant uncertainties regarding recovery of the consideration due. 2. ACCOUNTING SYSTEM AND ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued) Depreciation Investment properties are depreciated on the straight-line method to write off the cost of the assets over their estimated useful lives.15 Borrowing costs Borrowing costs that are directly attributable to the construction or production of any qualifying assets are capitalised during the period of time that is required to complete and prepare the asset for its intended use.16 Revenue recognition (a) Sales of goods Revenue from the sale of goods is recognised in the income statement when the significant risks and rewards of ownership have been transferred to the buyer.

17 Deferred income tax Deferred income tax is provided in full. key management personnel. Deferred income tax assets relating to tax loss carry-forwards are recognised to the extent that the realisation of the related tax benefit through future taxable profits is probable. 2.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 2. the Company. including directors and officers of the Company and close members of the family of these individuals and companies associated with these individuals also constitute related parties. Associates and individuals owning. using the liability method. based on tax rates that have been enacted or substantially enacted by the balance sheet date. Final dividends are declared and paid in the following year from undistributed earnings based on the approval of shareholders at the Company’s Annual General Meeting. directly or indirectly. Deferred income tax assets are recognised to the extent that it is probable that future taxable profits will be available against which the temporary differences can be utilised. an interest in the voting power of the Company that gives them significant influence over the enterprise. 2. subsidiaries and fellow subsidiaries are related parties of the Company. Deferred income tax is determined at the tax rates that are expected to apply to the financial year when the asset is realised or the liability is settled. on temporary differences arising between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their carrying amounts in the financial statements. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 19 . Interim dividends are declared and paid based on the estimated earnings of the year. the Board of Management or the shareholders depending on the nature and magnitude of the transactions involved as stated in the Company’s Charter and financial regulations. Utilisation of the above reserve funds requires approval of the General Director. or are under common control with.18 Dividend distribution The Company’s net profit after tax is available for appropriation to shareholders as dividends after approval by shareholders at the Company’s Annual General Meeting and after making appropriation to reserve funds in accordance with the Company’s Charter. including holding companies.19 Method of reserve appropriation Appropriation to reserve funds in accordance with the Company’s Charter is as follows: Investment and development fund Bonus and welfare fund Financial reserve fund 10% of profit after tax 10% of profit after tax 5% of profit after tax Appropriation to financial reserve fund will cease when the amount reaches 10% of the Company’s paid in capital. control. 2. Deferred income tax is not accounted for if it arises from initial recognition of an asset or liability in a transaction other than a business combination that at the time of occurrence affects neither accounting nor taxable profit or loss. or indirectly through one or more intermediaries. or are controlled by.20 Related parties Enterprises and individuals that directly.

The increase in the provision due to passage of time is recognised as interest expenses. based on salary levels at the balance sheet date. Where there are a number of similar obligations. or are not influenced by. Provisions are measured at the expenditures expected to be required to settle the obligation. If the time value of money is material. provisions will be measured at their present value using a pre-tax rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the obligation. In considering each possible related party relationship. and the amount has been reliably estimated. the likelihood that an outflow will be required in settlement is determined by considering the class of obligations as a whole. it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation. enterprises which are controlled or significantly influenced by the State Capital Investment Corporation are not considered as related parties of the Company for the purposes of disclosure since they do not influence. A provision for severance allowances is made for the estimated liability for employment termination as a result of services rendered by employees up to the balance sheet date. ACCOUNTING SYSTEM AND ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued) The State Capital Investment Corporation holds the largest shareholding in the Company and accordingly is regarded as a related party.21 Provisions Provisions are recognised when: the Company or its subsidiaries have a present legal or constructive obligation as a result of past events. The provision is calculated on the basis of a half-month’s salary for each employee for each year of service with the Group. employees of the Group are entitled to a severance allowance based on their years of service. Provisions are not recognised for future operating losses.20 Related parties (continued) 2. However. 2. 2. A provision is recognised even if the likelihood of an outflow with respect to any one item included in the same class of obligations may be small.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 2. and not merely the legal form.22 Provision for severance allowances In accordance with Vietnamese labour laws. the Company. This will be paid as a lump sum when the employee leaves the Group. 20 . attention is directed to the substance of the relationship.

544 1.996) 374. CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS Consolidated 2008 Million VND Cash on hand Cash at bank Cash in transit Cash equivalents 648 130.229 2.485 (i).397 (175) 654.654 2007 Million VND 1.410 197.894 300 117.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 3.400 436.065 109.283 6.785 205.819 Company 2008 Million VND 544 121.677 338.050 105.002 5.397 (175) 654.785 205.405 207.968 (122. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 21 .560 6.485 106.229 2. Investments in equity securities comprise shares of listed and unlisted companies and investment funds.996) 374.968 (122.400 436.545 2007 Million VND 1.002 5.410 197.959 1.527 4.396 180.894 300 113.453 15.453 15.257 329.396 180. INVESTMENTS (a) Short-term investments Consolidated Company 2008 2007 2008 2007 Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND Short-term deposits Investments in equity securities Bonds Loans to a joint venture Provision for diminution in value of short-term investments (ii) (iii) (i) 106.405 207.

453 1.075 (76.894 44.443) 180.391 55.400 (154.000 30.985 1.075 (76.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 4.400 (154.684 22 .968 million).229 191.000 99. was extended for a further 12 months until 21 December 2009.453 436. INVESTMENTS (continued) (a) Short-term investments (continued) Movements in short-term investments in equity securities: Consolidated Company 2008 2007 2008 2007 Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND Beginning of year Purchases Share dividends Convertible bond Reclassification to long-term investment Disposal End of year 436. (iii) Provision for diminution in value of short-term investments is made to reflect the fall in market prices of the related shares as at the balance sheet date. The interest free loan of US$12.25 million (equivalent to VND207.959 319. Cost of investment recorded in parent entity 2008 2007 Million VND Million VND Equity held by parent entity 2008 % 100 55 100 2007 % 100 55 100 (iii).694 (7.210) 95.453 (ii).229 191.894 (4.985 1.846) (110.566) 436.959 319.460 5.205 2.460 5.443) 180.800 135.894 44. (b) Investments in subsidiaries – Company only Vietnam Dairy Cow One Member Limited Company Lam Son Dairy Products Joint Stock Company International Real Estate One Member Limited Company Provision for diminution in value of investments in subsidiaries 60. which was provided to SABMiller Vietnam Joint Venture Company (“SABMiller”).303) 128.205 2.453 1.846) (110.566) 436.

493 7.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN (c) Investments in joint ventures and associates Consolidated 2008 Million VND Beginning of year Additions in investments Shares of losses of joint ventures Disposal of interest in a joint venture End of year 78.493 2.749 (108.209 9. SABMiller has registered legal capital of US$13.189 14.702 2007 Million VND 122.701 4. are as follows: Consolidated Company 2008 2007 2008 2007 Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND SABMiller Vietnam Joint Venture Company (i) 7. Subsequent to the year end.624) 78. SABMiller Vietnam Joint Venture Company (“SABMiller”) The Company has a 50% interest in SABMiller.75 million (equivalent to VND108. all of which are unlisted.189 78.047) 23.493 2.000 23. As at 31 December 2008.057 117.639) 23. which produces beer products. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 23 .189 108.538) (18.408) 78.000 131.189 Horizon Apartment – Business Cooperation (ii) Contract Dairy Cow Development Project (iii) Asia Saigon Food Ingredients Joint Stock Company (iv) Provision for diminution in value of investments in joint ventures and associates (i).047 7. the Company has invested US$6.702 108.209 9.047 7.597 (39.650 (30.189 The joint ventures and associate.702 68.5 million.152 (68.493 7.639 7.702 23.047 million as translated at exchange rates ruling at the dates of capital contributions).057 78. the Company has signed a capital assignment with the other joint venture party to dispose its interest in this joint venture (see Note 33).

INVESTMENTS (continued) (c) Investments in joint ventures and associates (continued) (ii).645 216.000 5. half of which is contributed by the Netherlands Embassy and half of which is equally contributed by the Company and Campina International BV. The Company has a 24.000 (equivalent to VND7. 24 . (d) Other long-term investments Consolidated Company 2008 2007 2008 2007 Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND Long-term bank deposits Bonds Other long-term investments (ii) (i) 3. As at 31 December 2008.000 million. (iv).000 5.184 322.807 50. (iii). this company is in the construction stage. marketing and operation of the Horizon Apartment Project with an estimated investment capital of VND285. the Company entered into a Business Cooperation Contract with FICO Real Estate Company and Real Estate Finance Joint-Stock Company for the construction.715 546.645 267.000.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 4.681 (i).036 271. Horizon Apartment – Business Cooperation Contract On 7 June 2004. the Company entered into a joint venture to develop a project named Dairy Cow Development Project (“the Project”).240 492.829 3. management.567 495. Long-term bank deposits represent bank deposits with original maturity of over three months and maturing after one year from the balance sheet date. The Project has a total budget of EUR1.955 50. Dairy Cow Development Project On 1 January 2006. the Company fully contributed its share to this Project. Asia Saigon Food Ingredients Joint Stock Company The Company holds 20% of the total shares in and is one of the founding shareholders of Asia Saigon Food Ingredients Joint Stock Company which has a charter capital of VND45 billion. As at 31 December 2008.500. being an amount of EUR375.5% financial interest in this project.209 million as translated at exchange rates ruling at the dates of capital contributions).240 543.

034 267. Other long-term investments comprise shareholdings in listed and unlisted companies and investment funds.517 43. OTHER RECEIVABLES Consolidated 2008 Million VND Advance for the purchase of the Company’s shares Receivable from disposal of an interest in a joint venture Loan to a subsidiary (*) Interest income Other receivables 20.408 2007 Million VND 24.184 Company 2008 Million VND 216.685 154.403 20. Consolidated 2008 Million VND 2007 Million VND 110.383 (*) Loan to Lamson Dairy Products Joint Stock Company.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN (ii).923 2007 Million VND 24.184 120.150 105.036 Movements in other long-term investments: Beginning of year Purchases (*) Share dividends Reclassification from short-term investments End of year 267. the Company invested in a local bank which has received the business licence but not yet started its operations as at 31 December 2008.322 18.860 70.567 2007 Million VND 110.846 543.500 20.624 8. is interest free and repayable within 12 months from 10 January 2008.867 70.322 18.150 157. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 25 .391 20.685 154.390 Company 2008 Million VND 2. The loan was not repaid by the due date and was rolled over for another 12 months. These investments are held not for sale in the near future.715 (*) In 2008.577 18.577 18.036 120.846 492.624 8.886 216. 5.520 40. one of the Company’s subsidiaries.000 1.000 1.

411 7.220.960 1.838 7.775.370 10.368.618.390 Included in consolidated work-in-progress as at 31 December 2008 are livestock development costs of VND9.446 159.835 13.960 1.992 217.090 million to tangible fixed assets (See Note 7(a)).103 73.629) 1.210 1.542 1.006.311 million).751) Million VND Million VND Motor vehicles Million VND Office equipment Million VND Total Million VND 505.319 1. INVENTORIES Consolidated 2008 Million VND Goods in transit Raw materials Tools Merchandise Work-in-progress Finished goods Goods on consignment Provision for decline in value of inventories 219.967 80.523 1.090 (22.382 131 (14.693 374.357 44.157 1.902 215.470 630 159.147 415 7.539 2.275 216.755.638 26 .NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 6.013) 1.013.342 2007 Million VND 357.090 (3.675.091 million (2007: VND2. 7.485 63 (340) 22.122 52. FIXED ASSETS (a) Tangible fixed assets Consolidated Buildings Machinery Livestock and and structures equipment Million VND Historical cost At 1 January 2008 New purchases Transfers in (Note 7(c)) Transfers in (Note 6) Reclassifications Disposals At 31 December 2008 345. the Group transferred all livestock with a total amount of VND7.710 95.193 5.629) 1.823 218.716) 17.757 10.967 86. which are captured until the livestock reach maturity and then transferred to tangible fixed assets.323 1.304) 1.710 104.151 5.596 1.360 2007 Million VND 357.263 3.164 Company 2008 Million VND 219.206) 21.393 89.108 147 (521) 81.875 (12.231.436 156 (968) 255.747.341 7.810 (11.963.123 589. During the year.659.312 (366) (17.659 336 (11.

970 79.444 2.476 80.092) 455.040 89 22.592 15.578) 782.293 683.646 30.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN Buildings Machinery Livestock and and structures equipment Million VND Accumulated depreciation At 1 January 2008 Charge for the year Reclassifications Disposals At 31 December 2008 Net book value At 1 January 2008 At 31 December 2008 215.651 1.687.607 Motor vehicles Million VND 152.442 43.155 (18.089.753 15.115 1.578) 792.838 16.682 19.704 1.570 323.317 155.507 153.384 13.598 107.047 3.007 114.828 29.312 (89) (17.189 167.831.966 681.933 904.250 161.684 29.555 3.676) Million VND Million VND Motor vehicles Million VND Office equipment Million VND Total Consolidated Million VND 59.329 1.382 1.582 52.938 (19.052 79.529.685 626.716) 72.413.479.402 (855) 248.747 FINANCIAL STATEMENT 27 .088 374.022.451 Company Buildings and structures Million VND Machinery and equipment Million VND Million VND Historical cost At 1 January 2008 New purchases Transfers in (Note 7(c)) Reclassifications Disposals At 31 December 2008 Accumulated depreciation At 1 January 2008 Charge for the year Reclassifications Disposals At 31 December 2008 Net book value At 1 January 2008 At 31 December 2008 170.845 (1) (482) 931.107 14.767 (17.119 587.187 Office equipment Million VND Total 129.606 13.864 685.764 (17.040 10.065.473 (855) 92.496 43.463 955.877 29.629 (708) 5.224 73.768) (40) 138.915) 297.637 366.766) 131.862 (19.550 16.233 2.157 1.810 1.108 (521) 79.126 88.252 5 (868) 93.990 (10.057 899.120 1.308.531 402 158.160 14.923 43.273 59.182 (10.027 (1) (482) 941.655 10.526 126.

771 8.722 million) have been pledged as security for long-term borrowings granted to the Company (Note 10).448 10.292 24. (b) Intangible fixed assets Consolidated Historical cost At 1 January 2008 New purchases Transfers in (Note 7(c)) Other increase (*) At 31 December 2008 Accumulated amortisation At 1 January 2008 Charge for the year At 31 December 2008 Net book value At 1 January 2008 At 31 December 2008 8.851 79.492 28.608 6.868 11.834 million (2007: VND592.056 10.416 Land use rights Million VND Software Million VND Total Million VND (*) Other increase represents land use rights contributed by minority shareholders of Victory – VN Property Joint Stock Company.353 16.143 12.565 18.871 8.448 10.441 43. fixed assets with a carrying value of VND77.608 Software Million VND 18.665 38.159 million).851 35.353 16. Company Land use rights Million VND 19.725 20.441 63.871 8.900 19. FIXED ASSETS (continued) (a) Tangible fixed assets (continued) As at 31 December 2008.441 15.441 43.423 26.353 16.608 11.715 50. Historical costs of fully depreciated fixed assets as at 31 December 2008 were VND592.900 15.751 18.056 10.548 19.492 Total Million VND 38.940 18.665 6.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 7.771 8.492 Historical cost At 1 January 2008 New purchases Transfers in (Note 7(c)) At 31 December 2008 Accumulated amortisation At 1 January 2008 Charge for the year 28 .900 11.353 16.492 16.554 million (2007: VND86.

178 650.940 12.441) 356.777) (10.715 35.668) (10.586 million.292 Software Million VND 16. A coffee production line – VND 162. Cow Farm at Nghe An Province – VND 23. (c) Construction in progress Consolidated 2008 Million VND Beginning of year Additions Transferred to tangible fixed assets Transferred to intangible fixed assets Transferred to investment in subsidiaries Transferred to inventory Disposals Write-offs End of year 598.908) (57.725 Total Million VND 28.423 26.492 million. (i). (i). A3 Speed machine for Saigon Milk Factory – VND 49. and Equipments for Cow Farm in Nghe An Province – VND 17.608 8.307 362. (i). FINANCIAL STATEMENT 29 . Office building for Can Tho Branch – VND 36.352) 598.017 At 31 December 2008 Net book value At 1 January 2008 At 31 December 2008 The amortisation of land use rights ceased from 1 January 2004 following the Decision No.198 (587.982 (240.548 20.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN Company Land use rights Million VND 11.352) 598.292 8.308 364. included in construction in progress are the following major projects: (i).109) (2.182) (6.226 million.862) (16.634) (51.178 650.634) (2. (i).441) (15) (54) 356.670 million.259 million.202 2007 Million VND 316.908) (57.307 As at 31 December 2008.308 Company 2008 Million VND 598.341) (16.983 (291.182) (6.868 2007 Million VND 316. 206/2003/QD-BTC issued by the Ministry of Finance dated 12 December 2003 which regulated that land use rights granted for indefinite term are carried at cost and not amortised.411 (589.

LONG-TERM PREPAYMENTS Consolidated 2008 Million VND Beginning of year Additions Less: Current portion End of year 195.512 2007 Million VND 117.613 Included in the balance is a land compensation cost of VND64.019) 195.744 203.277) 195.933 203.034) 195. INVESTMENT PROPERTIES Land use rights Million VND Historical cost At 1 January 2008 Additions At 31 December 2008 Accumulated depreciation At 1 January 2008 Amortisation At 31 December 2008 Net book value At 1 January 2008 At 31 December 2008 27.613 7. Other long term prepayments are mainly related to prepaid land rentals.546 (8.890 (3.338 2007 Million VND 117. 30 .594 198.489 27.296 81.613 Company 2008 Million VND 195.489 27.613 7.357 (8.277) 195.594 198.890 (3.294 million relating to the land lease in My Phuoc Industrial Zone. The land compensation cost is amortised on a straight-line basis over the period of the lease which is from January 2005 to June 2052.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 8.296 81.489 9.

381 (9. The loan bears interest at the average interest rate of 12 month time deposits plus 2.187 2007 Million VND 4.606 3.418 2007 Million VND 42.247 17.341 35.299 9.963) 32.963) 22. thereafter the fixed assets themselves will be used as security for the loan.381 (9.876 200 35.381 Company 2008 Million VND 32.current Personal income tax Other taxes 6.750 6.527 13.781 6. Insurance contracts for the assets purchased using this loan during the construction phase are used as security for the loan until the completion of the construction.4% per annum.331 Company 2008 Million VND 6.087 2.087 2.876 200 35.341 35.228 FINANCIAL STATEMENT 31 .606 3.344 (9. The loan is repayable in quarterly installments within 5 years.381 The syndicated long-term loan was signed with Ho Chi Minh City Investment and Development Fund (40%) and Vietcombank Ho Chi Minh branch (60%) to finance the condensed milk packing production line at Thong Nhat factory.418 2007 Million VND 42.963) 22.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 10.299 9.527 13.344 (9. LONG-TERM BORROWINGS Consolidated 2008 Million VND Syndicated loans Less: Current portion 32.180 271 64.153 2007 Million VND 4. 11.963) 32. commencing on 1 April 2007. TAXES AND OTHER PAYABLES TO THE STATE BUDGET Consolidated 2008 Million VND VAT on domestic sales VAT on importation Import – Export duties Business income tax .177 271 64.350 17.

471 5.078 Company 2008 Million VND 478 6.292 6. 32 .139 1.813 143.906 31.531 9.390 4.230 131.210 144.508 (*) Included in the balance as at 31 December 2007 was an amount of VND60.206 3.473 13.637 128.205 10.048 15.466 Company 2008 Million VND 106.464 2007 Million VND 24.436 7.235 20.471 5.701 21.052 2007 Million VND 86.436 8.531 8. The transfer procedures related to those shares have been completed in this year. OTHER PAYABLES Consolidated 2008 Million VND Payable to the State Deposits received from customers Import duty payables Loan payable to minority shareholders of a subsidiary Other payables (*) 515 6.292 6.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 12.139 1. OTHER LONG TERM PAYABLES Other long term payable represents an advance payment received from a third party in respect of the future transfer of an investment.309 28.567 105.890 4.205 9.560 74.248 15.846 66. the transfer procedures can only be completed upon approval by the investee entity.906 20. ACCRUED EXPENSES Consolidated 2008 Million VND Sales bonus for distributors Advertising expenses Transportation expenses Repairs and maintenance expenses Others 106.655 2007 Million VND 86. 14.206 3.786 million received from a third party for a sale of shares.223 132.986 2007 Million VND 24.701 21.554 42.309 28.846 88.

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN

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DEFERRED INCOME TAX Deferred income tax asset:
Consolidated 2008 Million VND Beginning of year Income statement credit End of year 8,017 39,259 47,276 2007 Million VND 8,017 8,017 Company 2008 Million VND 8,017 39,259 47,276 2007 Million VND 8,017 8,017

Deferred income tax asset arises from accruals and provisions and is to be recovered within 12 months. 16. STRUCTURE OF SHAREHOLDING The following are the details of the Company’s shareholding structure:
State Local investors Foreign investors Total Number Share- Number Share- Number Share- Number of shares holding of shares holding of shares holding of shares (thousand) % (thousand) % (thousand) % (thousand) At 1 January 2007 Net movement in the year At 31 December 2007 Net movement in the year At 31 December 2008 79,520 3,911 83,431 83,431 50,01 (2,41) 47,60 47,60 16,736 (3,117) 13,619 88 13,707 10,53 (2,76) 7,77 0,05 7,82 62,744 15,481 78,225 (88) 78,137 39,46 159,000 5,17 (0,05) 16,275 44,63 175,275 44,58 175,275

Nominal value per share is VND10,000. Included in total shares held by local investors as at January 2008 were 1,425,500 shares that the Company purchased from the State upon equitisation. As at 31 December 2008, these shares have been completely sold to the employees. Dividends relating to the period prior to the distribution of these shares have been credited to the bonus and welfare fund (see Note 17 and 18).

FINANCIAL STATEMENT

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Paid-in capital Share premium

MOVEMENTS IN OWNERS’ EQUITY

Consolidated

Investment Financial Bonus and Undistributed Total and reserve earnings welfare development fund fund fund Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND 1,590,000 162,757 1,752,757 1,752,757 1,064,948 869,697 175,276 125,157 38,963 1,064,948 744,540 136,313 91,622 125,155 2,842 (123,421) 96,198 (60,771) 1,364 (499,975) 525,757 1,250,120 (289,275) (683,575) 10 803,037 164,437 48,172 96,345 (308,954) 963,448 1,010,731 54,217 580,103 88,141 54,684 371,238 2,738,383 1,173,488 963,448 (499,975) 1,364 (60,771) 4,315,937 1,250,120 (680,733) (123,411) 4,761,913

As at 1 January 2007

Capital increase during the year

Profit for the year

Appropriations to reserves

As at 31 December 2008 and 2007

Dividends declared

Other increase

Bonus paid to employees

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

As at 31 December 2007

Profit for the year

Appropriations to reserves

Dividends declared

Bonus paid to employees

As at 31 December 2008

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Paid-in capital Share premium

MOVEMENTS IN OWNERS’ EQUITY (continued)

Company

Investment Financial Bonus and Undistributed Total and earnings reserve welfare development fund fund fund Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND 1,590,000 162,757 1,752,757 1,752,757 1,064,948 869,697 125,157 38,963 175,276 1,064,948 744,540 136,313 1,364 (60,771) 91,622 125,155 2,842 (123,421) 96,198 164,437 48,172 96,345 1,010,731 963,448 (308,954) (499,975) 525,757 1,251,554 (289,275) (683,575) 804,461 54,217 580,103 88,141 54,684 371,238 2,738,383 1,173,488 963,448 (499,975) 1,364 (60,771) 4,315,937 1,251,554 (680,733) (123,421) 4,763,337

As at 1 January 2007

Capital increase during the year

Profit for the year

Appropriations to reserves

As at 31 December 2008 and 2007

Dividends declared

Other increase

Bonus paid to employees

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

As at 31 December 2007

Profit for the year

Appropriations to reserves

Dividends declared

Bonus paid to employees

As at 31 December 2008

FINANCIAL STATEMENT

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675.280) 6.380.900 per share).121) (5.251.481.275 7.090 8.676.174 6.407.581) 8.121) (5.554 175.769 6.300 million (VND2.593 (132.427 103. the Company paid final dividends of the year ended 31 December 2007 and interim dividends of the year ended 31 December 2008 amounting to VND175.132 2007 963.538.250.984 8.382) (171.120 175.264 2007 Company 2008 2007 36 .842 million relate to dividends of the shares that the Company purchased upon equitisation on behalf of employees (Note 16).838 5.448 171.140 2007 963.000 per share) and VND508. Of the 2008 interim dividends VND2.581) 8.486.657 11.607 20.280) 6.275 million (VND1. Final dividends in respect of the year ended 31 December 2008 are to be proposed at the Company’s Annual General Meeting in 2009.448 171.982 (132.537.799 180.657 11.292.964 (141.838 5.159) (137.563 6.555 173.374 6.159) (137. respectively. 19.696 13. DIVIDENDS During 2008.816 103.090 8.607 Company 2008 1. EARNINGS PER SHARE Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit attributable to shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the year: Consolidated 2008 Net profit attributable to shareholders (Million VND) Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue (in thousands) Basic earnings per share (VND) 1.199) (30.208.315 15.382) (171.265.244 8.199) (30.235.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 18.275 7. REVENUE (a) Net sales Consolidated 2008 Sales Sales of goods Sales of merchandise and materials Sales of services Sales deductions Trade discounts Sales returns (141.

838 827 257.251 150.454 264.890 46.553 3.314 516 122.553 3.838 827 263.050 5.621 2007 Million VND 11.205 2007 Million VND 11.270 119.261 119.262 22.650 8.836.445 15.981 6.810 86.050 5.314 516 199.244 (2.397 4.820 197.759 690 33.912) 4.801 257.606 FINANCIAL STATEMENT 37 .732.640.398 9.664 2007 Million VND 4.912) 4.111 384 5.593 29.235 88.667 14.257 97. FINANCIAL EXPENSES Consolidated 2008 Million VND Interest expense Foreign exchange losses Loss from sales of equity securities Movement in provision for investments Other financial expenses 26.667 14.890 46.669 21.224 266 60.489 1. COST OF SALES Consolidated 2008 Million VND Cost of finished goods sold Cost of merchandise sold Cost of services provided Expenses in excess of normal value Movement in provision for inventories 5.971 47.650 8.863 273.489 1.792 2.573 89.649 5.283 Company 2008 Million VND 5.398 9.747 690 (1.095 (2.969 2007 Million VND 4.862 Company 2008 Million VND 25.524) 282 25.055 150.512 47.593 29.837.445 15.738.502.610.425 6.865 59.594 88.901 1.397 4.901 1.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN (b) Financial income Consolidated 2008 Million VND 2007 Million VND Company 2008 Million VND 2007 Million VND Interest income from deposits Gains from sales of equity securities Interest income from bonds Dividend income Foreign exchange gains Other income from financing activities 60.454 86.535.

322 349 26.654 16.360 20.251 80.729 16.658 Company 2008 Million VND 95.664 53.029 4.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 23.978 18.812 4.698 14.696 6.891 6.923 519.156 38 .022 267.923 519.790 14.074 10.594 1.594 1.173 82.805 46. GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATION EXPENSES The following items have been included in general and administration expenses: Consolidated 2008 Million VND Depreciation and amortisation Staff costs Tools and supplies Rental expenses Doubtful debt charge in the year Professional fee Repair and maintenance 31.148 14.658 24 .041 58.022 267.690 2007 Million VND 25.442 20.963 11.127 10.664 53.690 2007 Million VND 26.322 349 27.331 2007 Million VND 56.735 353.844 11.919 14.746 438.768 46.735 353.331 2007 Million VND 56.156 Company 2008 Million VND 30.746 438.340 58.978 18. SELLING EXPENSES The following items have been included in selling expenses: Consolidated 2008 Million VND Staff costs Tools and supplies Transportation expenses Advertising expenses Promotion and commission 95.

TAXATION (a) Contingent liability in relation to business income tax for the years 2006 and 2007 In the financial years ended 31 December 2006 and 2007.347 197.022 43.101 7.030 73. 2007 and 2008 upon the Company’s equitisation. and (2) a further 50% reduction in BIT for two years after its listing on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (“HOSE”) on 19 January 2006.190 196.700) 120.948 136.558 592 1.265 1.429) (6.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 25. NET OTHER INCOME Consolidated 2008 Million VND Other income Proceeds from sale of scraps Rebate income from suppliers Proceeds from sale/disposal of fixed assets Reversal of prior year accruals Sundry income Other expenses Net book value of fixed assets sold/disposed Sundry expenses Net other income (3.902 54.770 54.022 43.918) 131. 1591/TCT-CST dated 4 May 2006. the Company declared that it was fully exempted from business income tax (“BIT”) on the basis that it combined the two tax incentives: (1) a full exemption from BIT for the two years ended 31 December 2004 and 2005 plus a 50% reduction of BIT for a period of three years thereafter ended 31 December 2006.756 134. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 39 .637 17.489 13.101 7.254 13. The combination of these incentives was allowed by the General Department of Taxation pursuant to Letter No.185) (76.852 (71.938) (74.740) (2.230 68.515) (3.568 2007 Million VND Company 2008 Million VND 2007 Million VND 26.637 17.729) 130.300) (3.173 (73.857) (2.490 51.230 69.795) 121.558 4.773 50.790 (178) (2.763 73.

Contingent Assets and Liabilities. on taxable profits.803 million to the Company (VND76. the following information was received by management: ° On 22 May 2008. TAXATION (continued) (a) Contingent liability in relation to business income tax for the years 2006 and 2007 (continued) In 2008. the Company was entitled to 50% reduction of the BIT rate as incentives given upon the Company’s equitisation. on 20 March 2009. and in accordance with Vietnamese Accounting Standard No. management received from the HCMC TD a copy of the Official Telegraph No 31/TCT-VP dated 16 March 2009 issued by the General Department of Taxation to the HCMC TD to inform the HCMC TD that the Ministry of Finance had sent an official letter to the Prime Minister seeking for instructions to resolve the issue of BIT exemption and BIT reduction for companies which had their first listing. requested the Company to declare and pay the BIT amounts relating to 2006 and 2007 to the State budget. 40 . the Company was informed by the Ho Chi Minh City Tax Department (“HCMC TD”) that the Company was not entitled to combine the tax incentives as a result of the listing on the HOSE and the tax incentives as a result of equitisation for the years ended 31 December 2006 and 2007. 318/TB-VPCP is however silent as to whether the tax incentives under 2 regimes could be combined. 318/TB-VPCP in which it confirmed that companies are entitled to a 50% reduction in the BIT for two years right after their shares are listed in the stock exchange in the period from 2004 to 2006. ° On 25 July 2008. Subsequent to the year-end. The Company was therefore only entitled to 50% tax reduction instead of full exemption and the HCMC TD has issued a claim on unpaid taxes of VND225. ° On 13 November 2008. the Prime Minister’s Office issued a Letter No. Official Letter No. after performing their inspection at the Company. For the year ended 31 December 2008.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 26.803 million has been made in the consolidated and company financial statements. management is of the view that there is significant uncertainty about the final outcome of the matter and therefore no provision for BIT for the years 2006 and 2007 amounting to VND225. Based on the above information. (b) Business income tax for the year ended 31 December 2008 The Group is required to pay business income tax (“BIT”) at rates ranging from 15% to 28%. depending on locations of the factories. The General Department of Taxation requested the HCMC TD not to assess or temporarily collect the BIT from the listed companies pending the decision from the Prime Minister. 18 – Provisions. the Government’s Inspectors.637 million for 2006 and VND149.166 million for 2007).

259) 137 (8.017) 27. (a) Transactions and balances with SCIC Consolidated 2008 Million VND Transactions Payment of dividends 325.162 325.162 2007 Million VND Company 2008 Million VND 2007 Million VND FINANCIAL STATEMENT 41 .6% of the Company’s share capital.160) (137) (39.017) 884 8. Deferred BIT charge/(credit) Consolidated Company 2008 2007 2008 2007 Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND Deferred income tax charge arising from non-deductible temporary differences Deferred income tax charge arising from reversal of deferred income tax assets Deferred income tax credit arising from deductible temporary differences Deferred income tax credit arising from reversal of deferred income tax liabilities Deferred income tax credit .154 (48.160) (137) (39. Current BIT expenses Consolidated Company 2008 2007 2008 2007 Million VND Million VND Million VND Million VND BIT expense calculated on taxable income of the current year 161.154) (8.831 238.net 884 8.874 161. The SCIC is controlled by the Government of SR Vietnam. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS The largest shareholder of the Company is the State Capital Investment Corporation (“SCIC”) which owns 47.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN (i).154 (48. (ii).874 - The business income tax charge for the year is based on estimated taxable income and is subject to review and possible adjustment by the tax authorities.154) (8.831 238.259) 137 (8.

401 2007 Million VND 13.182 80.968 197.724 100.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 27.628 100.918 42 .926 2007 Million VND Company 2008 Million VND 2007 Million VND Consolidated 2008 Million VND Balances Loan granted to SABMiller (Note 4(a)(ii)) 207.318 11. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS (continued) (b) Transactions and balances with SABMiller .397 2007 Million VND (c) Transactions and balances with Vegetable Oil Joint Stock Company – an investee company Consolidated 2008 Million VND Transactions Purchases of goods 114.182 80.628 Company 2008 Million VND 8.401 2007 Million VND 13.691 114.918 Company 2008 Million VND 33.926 Company 2008 Million VND 207.724 2007 Million VND (d) Compensation of key management Consolidated 2008 Million VND Gross salaries and other benefits 33.397 57.691 2007 Million VND Company 2008 Million VND 2007 Million VND Consolidated 2008 Million VND Balances Payable 8.968 2007 Million VND 197.318 2007 Million VND 11.a joint venture Consolidated 2008 Million VND Transactions Sales of assets to SABMiller Loan granted to SABMiller (Note 4(a)(ii)) 57.

229 71. The Company analyses segment revenue and cost of revenue.728 63.441 Operating lease commitments represent land and office rentals for the Group’s factories and branches.384 87.230 76.464 84.721 564.836.909 2007 Million VND 2.589.013 The consolidated segment results for the year ended 31 December 2007 are as follows: Domestic Million VND Sales revenue Cost of sales Gross profit 5.824 331.370 62.295 9.982 5.861.931 7. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 43 .383 1. namely domestic market and export market.727.993. SEGMENTAL INFORMATION At 31 December 2008.616 73.935 Total Million VND 8.215.208.842 7.974 Total Million VND 6.964 4. 28 .537.536 1.145 2.598.759 883. The consolidated segment results for the year ended 31 December 2008 are as follows: Domestic Million VND Sales revenue Cost of sales Gross profit 6.707 Export Million VND 676.681 29. key management are defined as members of the Board of Management and Board of Directors.275 2007 Million VND 1.266.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN For the purpose of related party disclosure.271. COMMITMENTS UNDER OPERATING LEASES The future minimum lease payments under non-cancellable operating leases are as follows: Consolidated 2008 Million VND Within 1 year Between 1 and 5 years Over 5 years Total minimum payments 2.671 73.701.223 4. management has determined reportable segments.969 2.243 4.610.296 Company 2008 Million VND 1.078 Export Million VND 1.161 8.747 111.

420 million by 19 January 2009.825 million. CAPITAL COMMITMENTS Capital expenditure contracted for at the balance sheet date but not recognised in the financial statements is as follows: Consolidated 2008 Million VND Property. this financial support has not been confirmed by the People’s Committee of Bac Ninh Province.730 Company 2008 Million VND 216. CONTINGENT ASSETS Pursuant to the Land Lease Contract No. 32. However. (i).343 2007 Million VND 80. 44 . the Company has entered into a currency forward contract with a branch of foreign bank in which the Company will purchase US$5.730 31.000 million.493 million (Note 4(b)(ii)).746 million. plant and equipment 216. the Company is committed to contribute 24. As at 31 December 2008. As at 31 December 2008. it was agreed that Bac Ninh Province would undertake to support the Company with land rental cost provided that the Company fulfilled certain commitments. OTHER COMMITMENTS (i).10/2005/CTHT/HÑKT date 19 May 2005 signed between the Infrastructure Development Investment Company of Bac Ninh Province and the Company. In accordance with the Official Letter No. which is VND69. the Company had contributed VND7.000 for VND86. As of the date of these financial statements.343 2007 Million VND 80. 550/KTTH-CT.000.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 30. As stated in the contract the Company entered into with FICO Real Estate Company and Real Estate Finance Joint-Stock Company to develop the Horizon Apartment project for sale. the purchase has been made. The contribution of the investment capital is requested as and when required based on the progress of the project. dated 18 May 2005 issued by the People’s Committee of Bac Ninh Province.5% of the estimated investment capital of VND285. 324/TTr-LN dated 15 December 2008 co-signed by the Department of Finance and the Management Board of Industrial Zones of Bac Ninh Province recommended the People’s Committee of Bac Ninh Province to support the Company an amount of VND15. as at 31 December 2008. and the Letter No.

The consolidated and company financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 23 March 2009. The classifications do not result in a charge to the net income for the year ended 31 December 2007. 34. In addition.250. As of the date of these financial statements. COMPARATIVE FIGURES Certain comparative figures have been reclassified to conform to the current year’s presentation. SABMiller Vietnam Joint Venture Company will repay to the Company the outstanding loan of US$12.NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS As at 31 December 2008 and 2007 Form B 09 – DN/HN 33.000.250.000. the assignment has been completed. the Company signed a Capital Assignment Agreement with SABMiller Asia under which the Company will transfer its entire interest in SABMiller Vietnam Joint Venture Company at the price of US$8. EVENT AFTER THE BALANCE SHEET DATE On 17 February 2009. Le Thanh Liem Chief Accountant Mai Kieu Lien General Director FINANCIAL STATEMENT 45 .

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8) 3717 6353 Main products: UHT milk. Street 80. yoghurt. My Phuoc II Industrial Park. SAI GON COFFEE FACTORY NA7 St.650) 3553 292 Fax : (84. Tel : (84. Tan Thoi Hiep Industrial Park.SAIGON DAIRY COMPANY Plot 1 . 8) 3717 6355 Fax : (84.. District 12. Hiep Thanh Ward. Tel : (84. Ben Cat District. Binh Duong Province.650) 3553 290 Main product: Coffee . HCMC.18 G1 Area.

BINH DINH DAIRY FACTORY 87 Hoang Van Thu St.56) 3847 312 Fax : (84. Dong Nai Province.ADDRESS OF FACTORIES: DIELAC DAIRY FACTORY Bien Hoa I Industrial Park.61) 3836 015 Main products: Dielac Powdered Milk for kids & elders. Bien Hoa City. Binh Dinh Province. Tel : (84. ice-cream. .56) 3746 065 Main products: UHT milk.61) 3836 115 Fax : (84.. Qui Nhon City. Tel : (84. yoghurt. nutrition powder for kids. Binh An Ward.

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