The General Meeting elects the auditors on an annual basis. In April 2016, Ernst & Young AG (EY) was re-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 auditors were as following:
|(in CHF 1'000)||2014||2015||2016|
|Transaction services (mainly Neodent consolidation 2015/16)||336||135||61|
The Board of Directors performs its supervision and control of the external auditors through the Audit Committee, which met five times in 2015.
The Board of Directors has not delegated any management tasks to companies outside of the Company.