Report of Management on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
The management of TI is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. TIs internal control system was designed to provide reasonable assurance to the Companys management and Board of Directors regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements issued for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations and may not prevent or detect misstatements. Therefore even those systems determined to be effective can only provide reasonable assurance with respect to financial reporting reliability and financial statement preparation and presentation.
TI management assessed the effectiveness of the Companys internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2004. In making this assessment, it used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the Treadway Commission in Internal ControlIntegrated Framework. Based on our assessment we believe that, as of December 31, 2004, the Companys internal control over financial reporting is effective based on the COSO criteria.TIs independent registered public accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP, has issued an audit report on our assessment of the Companys internal control over financial reporting which immediately follows this report.
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