Under the Articles of Association, the shareholders’ meeting elects an audit firm as the Company’s auditor. The audit firm appoints the Principal Auditor, who is an Authorized Public Accountant certified by the Central Chamber of Commerce. The auditor’s term of office continues until the next Annual General Meeting after the Auditor’s election. The 2013 Annual General Meeting elected Deloitte & Touche Ltd. as the Company’s auditor, with Jukka Vattulainen, APA, acting as the Principal Auditor.
In 2013, the audit fee paid globally to the auditor (Deloitte) totaled EUR 1.3 million. In addition, a total of EUR 1.1 million was paid as fees for services unrelated to audit (mainly relating to the 3F acquisition).