33. Capital management

The objective of the LOTOS Group financial policy is to maintain long-term liquidity, while using an appropriate level of financial leverage to support the achievement of the principal objective of maximising the return on equity for shareholders.

This is achieved through constant effort to develop the desired capital structure at the Group level.

The LOTOS Group uses the debt to equity ratio, calculated as net debt to equity, to monitor its financing structure.

Net debt comprises bank and non-bank borrowings, notes and liabilities under finance leases less cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash earmarked for the implementation of the objectives of the issue of Grupa LOTOS S.A. Series D shares (see Note 18). Equity includes equity attributable to owners of the Parent plus non-controlling interests.

PLN '000 Note Dec 31 2015 Dec 31 2014
Non-current liabilities      
Bank borrowings 27.1 4,197,008 4,098,225
Non-bank borrowings 27.2 80,966 92,146
Notes 27.3 - 195,892
Finance lease liabilities 27.4 176,486 109,299
Total   4,454,460 4,495,562
Current liabilities      
Bank borrowings 27.1 2,284,026 2,117,387
Non-bank borrowings 27.2 11,180 10,637
Notes 27.3 218,100 17,587
Finance lease liabilities 27.4 31,542 22,495
Total   2,544,848 2,168,106
Restricted cash − issue of shares (1) 18 (438,329) (996,939)
Cash and cash equivalents 20 (859,699) (348,215)
Net debt   5,701,280 5,318,514
Equity attributable to owners of the Parent   7,712,060 8,258,288
Non-controlling interests 26 138 175
Total equity   7,712,198 8,258,463
Net debt to equity   0.74 0.64

(1) As at December 31st 2015, cash earmarked for the EFRA Project (see issue objectives in Note 18). As at December 31st 2014, cash proceeds from the issue of Series D shares in Grupa LOTOS S.A. were deposited in a separate bank account of the Central Securities Depository of Poland (see Note 21) until the registration of the share capital increase.

The Notes to the consolidated financial statements are an integral part of the statements.
(This is a translation of a document originally issued in Polish)