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Company Lloyds Banking Group PLC
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Headline Proposal to appoint Deloitte as external auditor
Released 10:30 22-Nov-2018
Number 2055I10

RNS Number : 2055I
Lloyds Banking Group PLC
22 November 2018
 

 

 

22 November 2018

PROPOSED APPOINTMENT OF DELOITTE AS EXTERNAL AUDITOR

Lloyds Banking Group today announces that, following the conclusion of the formal audit review process led by the Group's Audit Committee, the Board has approved the proposed appointment of Deloitte as its auditor with effect from the year ending December 2021.  The appointment of Deloitte LLP (Deloitte) will be recommended to shareholders for approval at the 2021 Annual General Meeting.

 

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) will continue to audit Lloyds until the year ending 31 December 2020, subject to reappointment by shareholders at the respective Annual General Meetings, and on completion of the 2020 audit they will stand down as required by the Companies Act 2006.  A formal handover process will be undertaken to ensure a smooth and effective migration between Deloitte and PwC.

 

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For further information:

 

Investor Relations

Douglas Radcliffe                                                                                                 +44 (0) 20 7356 1571

Group Investor Relations Director

douglas.radcliffe@lloydsbanking.com

 

 

Corporate Affairs

Matt Smith                                                                                                             +44 (0) 20 7356 3522

Head of Media Relations

matt.smith@lloydsbanking.com 

 

 



 

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This document contains certain forward looking statements with respect to the business, strategy and plans of Lloyds Banking Group and its current goals and expectations relating to its future financial condition and performance. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Lloyds Banking Group's or its directors' and/or management's beliefs and expectations, are forward looking statements. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend upon circumstances that will or may occur in the future. Factors that could cause actual business, strategy, plans and/or results (including but not limited to the payment of dividends) to differ materially from the plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward looking statements made by the Group or on its behalf include, but are not limited to: general economic and business conditions in the UK and internationally; market related trends and developments; fluctuations in interest rates (including low or negative rates), exchange rates, stock markets and currencies; the ability to access sufficient sources of capital, liquidity and funding when required; changes to the Group's credit ratings; the ability to derive cost savings and other benefits including, but without limitation as a result of any acquisitions, disposals and other strategic transactions; changing customer behaviour including consumer spending, saving and borrowing habits; changes to borrower or counterparty credit quality; instability in the global financial markets, including Eurozone instability, the exit by the UK from the European Union (EU) and the potential for one or more other countries to exit the EU or the Eurozone and the impact of any sovereign credit rating downgrade or other sovereign financial issues; technological changes and risks to cyber security; natural, pandemic and other disasters, adverse weather and similar contingencies outside the Group's control; inadequate or failed internal or external processes or systems; acts of war, other acts of hostility, terrorist acts and responses to those acts, geopolitical, pandemic or other such events; changes in laws, regulations, accounting standards or taxation, including as a result of the exit by the UK from the EU, or a further possible referendum on Scottish independence; changes to regulatory capital or liquidity requirements and similar contingencies outside the Group's control; the policies, decisions and actions of governmental or regulatory authorities or courts in the UK, the EU, the US or elsewhere including the implementation and interpretation of key legislation and regulation; the ability to attract and retain senior management and other employees; requirements or limitations on the Group as a result of HM Treasury's investment in the Group; actions or omissions by the Group's directors, management or employees including industrial action; changes to the Group's post-retirement defined benefit scheme obligations; the extent of any future impairment charges or write-downs caused by, but not limited to, depressed asset valuations, market disruptions and illiquid markets; the value and effectiveness of any credit protection purchased by the Group; the inability to hedge certain risks economically; the adequacy of loss reserves; the actions of competitors, including non-bank financial services, lending companies and digital innovators and disruptive technologies; and exposure to regulatory or competition scrutiny, legal, regulatory or competition proceedings, investigations or complaints. Please refer to the latest Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of certain factors together with examples of forward looking statements. Except as required by any applicable law or regulation, the forward looking statements contained in this document are made as of today's date, and Lloyds Banking Group expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward looking statements. The information, statements and opinions contained in this document do not constitute a public offer under any applicable law or an offer to sell any securities or financial instruments or any advice or recommendation with respect to such securities or financial instruments.

 

 


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