Independent AuditorsThe firm of Independent Auditors appointed to carry out the audit, also by exchanging information with the Board of Statutory Auditors, is responsible for:
• checking during the financial year, at least on a quarterly basis, that the company's books of account are kept properly and that the company's transactions are recognized
correctly in the accounting records;
• checking whether the financial statements and, if prepared, the consolidated financial statements, agree with the accounting records and the assessments carried out, and
whether they comply with the rules governing their preparation;
• expressing an opinion on the statutory financial statements and on the consolidated financial statements, if prepared, by means of an audit report.
The Independent Auditors are appointed by the Shareholders' Meeting, which also establishes the audit fees for the entire period of the engagement, which expires at the Shareholders' Meeting called to approve the financial statements for their third year of office; they can be re-elected.
The current Independent Auditors are: