Under Norwegian law the auditor of MPC Container Ships is elected by the general meeting. At present, Ernst & Young AS (org. no. 976 389 387) is elected as the company’s auditor.
The auditor participates in meetings of the Risk & Audit Committee that cover interim, quarterly and annual financial reporting, board meetings that deal with the annual accounts, as well as the annual general meeting. At these meetings, the auditor reviews any deviations in the accounting principles applied, comments on key aspects of the audit, material accounting estimates and issues of special interest to the auditor, including possible disagreements between the auditor and the management.
At least once a year the auditor and the Board of Directors meet without members of the executive management present.
The auditor presents and discusses annually with the Risk & Audit Committee the main features of its plan for the audit of the company, as well as a review of the company’s internal control procedures.
The auditor shall annually submit a written confirmation that the auditor continues to satisfy with the requirements for independence and a summary of all services in addition to audit work that has been undertaken for MPC Container Ships.