REPORT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
The Board of Directors
TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc.:
We have audited the accompanying
consolidated balance sheet of TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc.
and Subsidiaries ("TRICON") as of December 27, 1997 and December 28, 1996, and the related consolidated statements of operations, cash flows and shareholders' (deficit) equity for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 27, 1997. These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of TRICON's management. Our responsibility is to express an
opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of TRICON as of December 27, 1997 and December 28, 1996, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 27, 1997, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.
As discussed in Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements, TRICON in 1995 adopted the provisions of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 121, "Accounting for the Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and for Long-Lived Assets to Be Disposed Of."
KPMG Peat Marwick LLP
February 12, 1998
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