The statutory auditor is appointed annually by the AGM. The task of the statutory auditor is to examine, on behalf of the shareholders, the Company's accounting records and annual report and the administration of the Company by the Board and the President & CEO.
The auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers AB (PwC) was re-elected by the 2020 AGM to serve as the Company's statutory auditor through the conclusion of the 2020 AGM. Authorised Public Accountant Michael Bengtsson was by the auditing firm appointed chief statutory auditor for financial year 2020.
For the financial year 2019, fees for audit services totalled SEK 12 million (11) and fees for non-audit services totalled SEK 3 million (1). The non-audit services in 2019 primarily relate to assistance in relation to acquisitions and tax compliance matters. The amount of fees paid to all accounting firms is shown in Note 4 on page 64 in the Annual Report for the financial year 2019.