2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Accounting and auditing

On March 22, 2017, the Annual General Meeting of DB AG appointed PwC, Berlin, as auditor for the 2017 financial year. The Audit and Compliance Committee prepared the proposal of the Supervisory Board regarding the election of the auditor and, following the election of the auditor by the Annual General Meeting, defined the key audit aspects in conjunction with the auditor. Once again this year it was agreed with the auditor that the Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee will be notified of any possible reasons for exclusion or prejudice that emerge in the course of the audit. It was also agreed that the Chairman of the committee will be notified immediately by the auditor of any separate findings and any irregularities in the statement of compliance.