According to the Articles of Association, the company must have one auditor and, if the auditor is not an audit firm, one deputy auditor. The auditor and deputy auditor must be authorised by the Finnish Central Chamber of Commerce. The auditors are appointed in the Annual General Meeting.
The Annual General Meeting held on 8 April 2020 elected KPMG Oy Ab, Authorised Public Accountants, as auditor for the Marimekko Group and the Group companies, with Virpi Halonen, Authorised Public Accountant, as the auditor with principal responsibility. The Annual General Meeting also decided that the auditor’s fee will be paid as per invoice approved by the company.
In 2019, KPMG Oy Ab, Authorised Public Accountants, acted as auditor for the Marimekko Group and the Group companies, with Virpi Halonen, Authorised Public Accountant, as chief auditor. The remuneration paid for audit services in 2019 was EUR 94 thousand. The remuneration paid to the auditor for non-audit services in 2019 was EUR 56 thousand.
The auditor issues an auditor’s report in connection with the company’s financial statements to the Board of Directors and, as required by law, an audit report to the shareholders. The auditor is present at the Board meeting where the annual financial statements are reviewed and, if needed, at the meetings of the Audit and Remuneration Committee.