SEC Filings

DEF 14A
CARNIVAL CORP filed this Form DEF 14A on 03/07/2019
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AUDIT MATTERS

Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

 

Board regarding the independent accountants’ communications with the Audit Committees concerning independence and discussed with Carnival Corporation & plc’s independent auditor the independent auditors’ independence.

The Audit Committees also considered whether the provision to the relevant entity by the independent auditor of non-audit services was compatible with maintaining the independence of the independent auditor. Based on the reviews and discussions described above, the Audit Committees recommended to the Boards of Directors that the audited consolidated financial statements of Carnival Corporation & plc be included in Carnival Corporation & plc’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2018 for filing with the SEC.

 

  The Audit Committee

  of Carnival Corporation

 

The Audit Committee

of Carnival plc

 

 

Richard J. Glasier, Chair

 

 

Richard J. Glasier, Chair

 

 

Jason Glen Cahilly

 

 

Jason Glen Cahilly

 

Katie Lahey

 

Katie Lahey

 

Stuart Subotnick

 

Stuart Subotnick

 

Laura Weil

 

Laura Weil

 

Randall J. Weisenburger

 

 

Randall J. Weisenburger

 

INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

Audit and Non-Audit Fees

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP were the auditors of Carnival Corporation & plc during fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2017. Aggregate fees for professional services rendered to Carnival Corporation & plc by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for the years ended November 30, 2018 and 2017 were as follows (in millions):

 

  Type of Fee    2018      2017  
   

  Audit Fees

   $ 5.7      $ 5.4  

  Audit-Related Fees

     0.2        0.1  

  Tax Fees

     0.0        0.0  

  All Other Fees

     0.1        0.0 (1)  
     
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

  Total

   $ 5.9      $ 5.5  
(1)

Less than $50,000.

Audit Fees for 2018 and 2017 were for professional services rendered for the integrated audits of the Carnival Corporation & plc consolidated financial statements and systems of internal control over financial reporting, quarterly reviews of our joint Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, the audits of the Carnival plc consolidated IFRS financial statements, consents, registration statements, statutory audits of various international subsidiaries and the issuance of comfort letters.

Audit-Related Fees for 2018 and 2017 were principally for consultations related to financial accounting and reporting standards and for services rendered for the audit of our sustainability reports.

All Other Fees for 2018 were principally for consulting services related to the analysis of customer data.

All of the services described above were approved by the Audit Committees, and in doing so, the Audit Committees did not rely on the de minimis exception set forth in Rule 2-01(c)(7)(i)(C) under Regulation S-X.

 

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