Following shareholder approval at the Group’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 22 October 2015, the Group announces that Ernst & Young LLP (EY) has resigned as the Company's auditor and that Deloitte LLP (Deloitte) has been appointed as the Company's auditor.
The resignation and appointment were effective from the conclusion of the AGM.
The change of auditor follows the recommendation by the Board to appoint Deloitte, after a competitive tender process. The tender was in accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code and further details of the process are set out in the Group’s Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ended 27 June 2015.
In accordance with section 519 of the Companies Act 2006, EY have deposited a statement with the Group of the circumstances connected with them ceasing to hold office as auditors of the Company.