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18 January 2024 at 4.15 pm EET
Gofore Plc’s Board of Directors’ proposal to the 2024 Annual General Meeting concerning the appointment of the auditor
Following the recommendation of the Audit Committee, Gofore Plc’s Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting on 4 April 2024 that, based on the competitive tendering of the audit, the audit firm Ernst & Young Oy be appointed as the company’s auditor for the financial year 2024. If Ernst & Young Oy is selected as the auditor of the Gofore Plc, Antti Suominen, Authorised Public Accountant, will act as the principal auditor, as stated by the firm. Ernst & Young Oy will also serve as the assurance provider for the company’s sustainability reporting for the financial year 2024.
Recommendation of the Audit Committee to the Board of Directors
The Audit Committee of the Gofore Plc has organised a competitive tendering of the audit for the 2024 financial year and has prepared its recommendations for the election of the auditor in accordance with the EU Audit Regulation (537/2014).
In accordance with Article 16 (2) of the Audit Regulation, the Audit Committee must submit its recommendation to the Board of Directors of the Gofore Plc regarding the appointment of the audit firm. As set out in the Audit Regulation, the Audit Committee shall identify at least two alternatives from which to select an auditor and shall make a justified recommendation for one.
The Audit Committee received four tenders in the tendering process. The Audit Committee assessed the candidates on the basis of numerous selection criteria, including knowledge of the industry, audit quality and use of technology in the audit, the experience of the audit team and the competitiveness of the remuneration. The committee identified Ernst & Young Oy as the best candidate to carry out the company’s audit.
The Audit Committee affirms that its recommendation has not been influenced by third parties and that the committee has not been required to comply with the contractual clause referred to in Article 16(6) of the EU Audit Regulation, which would restrict the appointment of the auditor by the Annual General Meeting.
Assurance of the sustainability reporting for the 2024 financial year
In connection with the tendering of the audit, the Audit Committee has ensured that its recommended auditor, Ernst & Young Oy, also is eligible to attain the certification to serve as the company’s sustainability reporting assurance provider for the 2024 financial year as required by the Government Proposal (HE 20/2023) on the enforcement of the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (EU 2022/2464, CSRD).
- Teppo Talvinko, CFO, Gofore Oyj, +358407153660, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Gofore Oyj
Gofore is an international digital transformation consultancy with Finnish roots. We have over 1,400 impact-driven people in 19 locations across Finland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Estonia and Italy. With our technology and business expertise we build an equal digital society and create sustainable solutions for the intelligent industry. Our diverse group of professionals shares a pioneering ambition to create a more humane, sustainable and ethical digital world. Our values guide our business: Gofore is a great workplace that thrives on customer success. In 2022, our net sales amounted to EUR 149.9 million. Gofore Plc’s share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. Our vision is to be the most significant digital transformation consultancy in Europe. Learn to know us better at gofore.com