The General Meeting elects the auditors on an annual basis. In 2014, Ernst & Young AG (EY) was elected as the auditor and group auditor of Straumann Holding AG. The auditor in charge was Daniel Zaugg, Swiss Certified Public Accountant, who took over the mandate in 2014.
The worldwide fees paid to the auditors1 were as following:
|(in CHF 1'000)||2014||2013|
|Transaction services (Neodent)||336||0|
1 PWC until April 2014; EY from April 2014
The Board of Directors performs its supervision and control of the external auditors through the Audit Committee, which met several times in 2014.
At the beginning of 2014, Straumann separated its external audit mandate from tax and other consultancy mandates.
The Board of Directors has not delegated any management tasks to companies outside of the Company.