The General Meeting elects the auditors on an annual basis. In 2013, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (PwC) Basel was re-elected as the auditor and group auditor of Straumann Holding AG. The auditor in charge was Dr Rodolfo Gerber, Swiss Certified Public Accountant, who took over the mandate in 2005.

The worldwide fees paid to the auditors PwC:
(in CHF 1'000) 2012 2013
Audit fees 928 974
Tax consultancy 1'126 1'093
Legal 3 0
Transaction services (Neodent) 447 0
Other 108 30
Total 2673 2097

The Board of Directors performs its supervision and control of the external auditors through the Audit Committee, which met six times in 2013.

At the beginning of 2014, Straumann separated its external audit mandate from tax and other consultancy mandates. In 2014, the Board of Directors will propose Ernst & Young AG of Zurich as Group’s external auditors to the Shareholders’ General Meeting. Thereafter, PwC will provide non-audit services.

The Board of Directors has not delegated any management tasks to companies outside of the Company.