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AstraZeneca PLC (AZN)

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Wednesday 23 December, 2015

AstraZeneca PLC

Result of External Audit Tender

RNS Number : 0932K
AstraZeneca PLC
23 December 2015
 



Result of the External Audit Tender

AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) today announced a proposal to appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) as its external auditor for the financial year ending 31 December 2017.

As disclosed in the Company's Annual Report, the Audit Committee determined that the audit would be put out to tender by 2018 in accordance with the transitional guidance issued by the Financial Reporting Council. The proposed change of auditor follows a recommendation by the Audit Committee to the Board based on a formal tender in line with best practice. Further information on the tender process will be provided in the Audit Committee Report contained in the Company's Annual Report for the financial year ending 31 December 2015.

A resolution to approve the appointment of PwC will be put to shareholders at the Company's AGM in 2017.

A resolution to re-appoint the Company's current auditor, KPMG LLP, for the financial year ending 31 December 2016 will be put to shareholders at the Company's AGM in 2016.

KPMG has been the auditor of the AstraZeneca Group since the merger of Astra and Zeneca in 1999 and the Board would like to thank KPMG for its years of service to the Company.

 

23 December 2015

 


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