Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") today announces the conclusion of a competitive tender process for its statutory audit contract. The Board has approved the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP following the completion of the audit of the Group's accounts for the year ending 31 March 2019. The appointment will be subject to the approval by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting.
David Nish, Chairman of the Vodafone Audit and Risk Committee, said: "We thank PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for their significant contribution as Vodafone's auditors over recent years and we look forward to working with Ernst & Young LLP."
Notes to Editors
1. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP remain the Group's auditors for the current financial year and did not participate in the tender given the matters disclosed in the Group’s press release of 21 December 2018.
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Vodafone Group is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 25 countries, partners with mobile networks in 44 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. As of 31 December 2018, Vodafone Group had approximately 700 million mobile customers and 21 million fixed broadband customers, including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.
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