The Annual General Meeting elects Sanoma’s auditor annually. In 2017, audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy acted as the Group’s auditor, with Samuli Perälä, Authorised Public Accountant, as the auditor with principal responsibility. PricewaterhouseCoopers was first elected as the Group’s auditor in the AGM of 2017.
Sanoma pays its auditors according to their invoice. In 2016, KPMG Oy Ab, a firm of Authorised Public Accountants, acted as the Group’s auditor in charge and received from the Group a total of EUR 1.4 million (2015: 1.4) in remuneration.
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Other servises were paid to auditors for e.g. circulation audits in countries with no official national circulation audit in place and for consulting services related to matters such as corporate transactions.