(1) In this notice, unless the context otherwise requires,—
consolidated financial statements means, at any date, the latest publicly available consolidated financial statements of the Meridian group, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice and on a basis consistent with the most recent audited consolidated financial statements of the Meridan group, except to the extent (if any) expressly disclosed in the notes to those statements or otherwise disclosed
generally accepted accounting practice has the meaning given in section 3 of the Financial Reporting Act 1993
guaranteeing group, in relation to the specified debt securities, means the group comprising—
guaranteeing subsidiary, in relation to the specified debt securities, means a subsidiary of Meridian that—
Meridian means Meridian Energy Limited
Meridian group means, at any time, Meridian and each of its subsidiaries and its associates (as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice) at that time
non-guaranteeing subsidiary means a subsidiary of Meridian that is not a guaranteeing subsidiary
relevant date means,—
(b) in clause 8, the date of the most recent annual or half-yearly consolidated financial statements of the Meridian group that were available before the request made under section 54B(1) of the Act, as referred to in clause 7
specified debt securities means the debt securities of which Meridian is the issuer and that are guaranteed by the guaranteeing group
subsidiary means a subsidiary of Meridian within the meaning of section 5 of the Companies Act 1993, and includes any other entity the financial statements of which are required to be consolidated with the financial statements of Meridian in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice.
(2) Any term or expression that is defined in the Act or the Regulations and used, but not defined, in this notice has the same meaning as in the Act or the Regulations.