Change of Auditor
The Board of G4S plc (“G4S” or the “Group”) announces its intention to recommend to shareholders the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) as the Group’s auditor for the year ending 31 December 2015.
The intention to change the Group’s auditor follows a recommendation by the Audit Committee to the Board following a formal tender process overseen by the Audit Committee, as referred to in the Group’s 2013 Annual Report & Accounts published on 14 April 2014.
KPMG Audit plc (“KPMG”), the Group’s current auditor, will continue in the role and will undertake the audit of the Group’s consolidated accounts for the year ending 31 December 2014, having been reappointed at the 2014 Annual General Meeting. Following finalisation of the terms of their engagement, the appointment of PwC will be recommended to shareholders for approval at the 2015 Annual General Meeting.
For further enquiries, please contact G4S plc:
Director of Investor Relations
+44 (0) 1293 554423
For Media enquiries, please contact:
Faeth Birch / Philip Walters
+44 (0) 207 251 3801
Notes to Editors:
1. The Group’s Audit Committee initiated an audit tender process on 27 May 2014, culminating in a presentation to the Audit Committee which resulted in a recommendation to the Board that PwC be recommended to shareholders as the Group’s auditor for the year ending 31 December 2015.
2. There are no matters in connection with KPMG’s prospective retirement as auditors which, in the view of the Board, need to be brought to the attention of shareholders.