On 22 February 2018, the UK Appeal Court found in favour of Birmingham City Council and rendered null and void the judgment previously handed down in favour of Amey in September 2016. Amey is considering the possibility of appealing against the ruling at the Supreme Court. The impact of this judgment has been considered for the purposes of preparing these consolidated financial statements since it relates to litigation that was pending resolution at the reporting date. Note 6.5.1 on litigation contains a more detailed explanation of the lawsuit in question and the provisions recognised at year-end to cover the related contingencies.

On 27 February 2018, the National Appellate Court (Spain) notified Cespa of a judgment upholding in full the appeal that the company had filed against a resolution by the Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) imposing a penalty of EUR 14 million on it. The judgment is not final and the Spanish government lawyers may prepare a cassation appeal against it within 30 days. The Group had decided not to recognise any provision in relation to this lawsuit and therefore the judgment does not have an impact on the consolidated financial statements for 2017 (see Note 6.5.1).

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