Notes to the parent company financial statements
7 Other current financial assets
8 Shareholders' equity
Ahold at a glance
Annual Report 2014
Receivables from subsidiaries
Receivables from joint ventures
Income tax receivable
Short-term deposits and similar instruments
Hedging derivatives intercompany
Total other current financial assets
As per December 28, 2014, short-term deposits and similar instruments included short-term investments with a remaining maturity at acquisition between three and twelve months.
The shareholders' equity in the parent company financial statements equals the shareholders' equity presented in the consolidated financial statements, except that legal reserve participations and accumulated deficit are
The currency translation reserve, cash flow hedging reserve and legal reserve participations are legal reserves that are required by Dutch law. The legal reserve participations include the increases in net asset value of
joint ventures and associates since their first inclusion, less any amounts that can be distributed without legal restrictions.
If the currency translation reserve or the cash flow hedging reserve has a negative balance, distributions to the Company's shareholders are restricted to the extent of the negative balance. Of the total equity as per
December 28, 2014, €4,844 million, an amount of €219 million is non-distributable (December 29, 2013: €513 million out of total equity of €6,520 million). For more information on the dividends on common shares,
see Note 20 to the consolidated financial statements.