SEC Filings

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

Re-Appointment and Remuneration of Independent Auditors of Carnival plc and

Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm of Carnival Corporation

 

Policy on Audit Committee Pre-Approval of Audit and Permissible Non-Audit Services of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Audit Committees have adopted Key Policies and Procedures which address, among other matters, pre-approval of audit and permissible non-audit services provided by the independent registered public accounting firm. The Key Policies and Procedures require that all services to be provided by the independent registered public accounting firm must be approved by the Audit Committees prior to the performance of such services. The Audit Committees consider whether the services requested are consistent with the rules of the SEC and UK Financial Reporting Council on auditor independence.

PROPOSALS 15 & 16

RE-APPOINTMENT AND REMUNERATION OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS OF CARNIVAL PLC AND RATIFICATION OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM OF CARNIVAL CORPORATION

 

The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Carnival plc has selected the UK firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Carnival plc’s independent auditors for the year ending November 30, 2019. The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Carnival Corporation has selected the U.S. firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Carnival Corporation’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending November 30, 2019. Representatives of both the U.S. and UK firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP are expected to be present at the Annual Meetings, will have an opportunity to make a statement if they desire to do so, and are expected to be available to respond to appropriate questions from shareholders.

Proposal 15 would re-appoint the UK firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the independent auditors of Carnival plc until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting of Carnival plc. It is a requirement of Section 489(2) of the Companies Act that Carnival plc appoint its independent auditors before the end of a general meeting at which its annual accounts and reports are laid (which occurs at its Annual General Meeting). Proposal 15 would also ratify the selection of the U.S. firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of Carnival Corporation.

Although ratification by our shareholders of the appointment of an independent public accounting firm of Carnival Corporation is not legally required, our Boards of Directors believe that such action is desirable. If our shareholders do not approve Proposal 15, the Audit Committees will consider the selection of another accounting firm for 2020 and future years.

Under Proposal 16, you are being asked to authorize the Audit Committee of Carnival plc to determine the remuneration of the UK firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent auditors of Carnival plc.

The Boards of Directors unanimously recommend a vote FOR the re-appointment of the UK firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Carnival plc’s independent auditors for the 2019 fiscal year, the ratification of the selection of the U.S. firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Carnival Corporation’s independent registered public accounting firm for the 2019 fiscal year and the authorization of the Audit Committee of Carnival plc to determine the remuneration of the UK firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

 

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