“Cash and Cash Equivalents” largely includes the Company’s cash position and bank deposits maturing in three months or less. These assets are recognised at their fair value.
There are no restrictions on the availability of cash, except for 2,841 thousand euros reserved in accordance with a firm commitment with the co-owners of Hoteles Royal (2,207 thousand euros in 2018) for future investments in the hotels.
As at 31 December 2019, there were no restrictions on the receipt of dividends distributed by the companies in which the Parent Company holds a direct or indirect minority shareholding other than the legally established regulations on the distribution of dividends.
As a result of the enactment of Royal Decree 1558/2012 of 15 November, of Article 42 bis of Royal Decree 1065/2007 of 27 July, approving the General Regulations on tax management, inspection and procedures, and implementing the common rules of the procedures for applying taxes, which establishes certain reporting obligations with regard to overseas assets and rights, among others, it is disclosed that some members of the NH Hotel Group S.A. Board of Directors have the right, as representatives or authorised officials, to dispose of bank accounts located abroad, which are in the name of Group companies. The reason certain Board members have the right to dispose of overseas bank accounts is that they are directors or board members of said subsidiaries.
NH Hotel Group S.A. holds other accounting documents, namely the consolidated annual accounts, from which sufficient data can be extracted in relation to the aforementioned accounts.