IFRS 5 Extension completion sale

Appendix B Application supplement IFRS 5 Extension completion sale

This appendix is an integral part of the IFRS.

Extension of the period required to complete a sale

B1 As noted in paragraph 9, an extension of the period required to complete a sale does not preclude an asset (or disposal group) from being classified as held for sale if the delay is caused by events or circumstances beyond the entity’s control and there is sufficient evidence that the entity remains committed to its plan to sell the asset (or disposal group). An exception to the one-year requirement in paragraph 8 shall therefore apply in the following situations in which such events or circumstances arise:

  1. at the date an entity commits itself to a plan to sell a non-current asset (or disposal group) it reasonably expects that others (not a buyer) will impose conditions on the transfer of the asset (or disposal group) that will extend the period required to complete the sale, and:

    1. actions necessary to respond to those conditions cannot be initiated until after a firm purchase commitment is obtained, and

    2. a firm purchase commitment is highly probable within one year.

  2. an entity obtains a firm purchase commitment and, as a result, a buyer or others unexpectedly impose conditions on the transfer of a non-current asset (or disposal group) previously classified as held for sale that will extend the period required to complete the sale, and:

    1. timely actions necessary to respond to the conditions have been taken, and

    2. a favourable resolution of the delaying factors is expected.

  3. during the initial one-year period, circumstances arise that were previously considered unlikely and, as a result, a non-current asset (or disposal group) previously classified as held for sale is not sold by the end of that period, and:

    1. during the initial one-year period the entity took action necessary to respond to the change in circumstances,

    2. the non-current asset (or disposal group) is being actively marketed at a price that is reasonable, given the change in circumstances, and

    3. the criteria in paragraphs 7 and 8 are met.

IFRS 5 Extension completion sale