To the Shareholders of Cameco Corporation
We have audited the consolidated balance sheets of Cameco Corporation ("the Corporation") as at December 31, 2008 and 2007 and the consolidated statements of earnings, shareholders' equity, comprehensive income, accumulated other comprehensive income and cash flows for each of the years then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the corporation's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards and the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform an audit to obtain reasonable assurance 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.
In our opinion, these consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the corporation as at December 31, 2008 and 2007 and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the years then ended in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles.
|Original signed by KPMGLLP|
|February 12, 2009|