According to the Articles of Association, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson shall have no less than one and no more than three registered public accounting firms as external independent auditor. Ericsson’s auditor is currently elected each year at the AGM pursuant to the Swedish Companies Act, which provides that the mandate period of an auditor shall be one year, unless the Articles of Association provide for a longer mandate period of up to four years. The auditor reports to the shareholders at General Meetings.

The duties of the auditor include:

  • Updating the Board of Directors regarding the planning, scope and content of the annual audit work
  • Reviewing the interim reports for the third and fourth quarters and the year-end financial statements to assess that the financial statements are presented fairly in all material respects
  • Advising the Board of Directors of nonaudit services performed, the consideration paid and other issues that determine the auditor’s independence.

Auditing work is carried out by the auditor continuously throughout the year. The auditor signs review opinions over Ericsson’s interim financial reports for the third and fourth quarters and signs an audit opinion over the Annual Report.

Current auditor

PricewaterhouseCoopers AB was elected auditor at the AGM 2014 for a period of one year, i.e. until the close of the AGM 2015. PricewaterhouseCoopers AB has appointed Peter Nyllinge, Authorized Public Accountant, to serve as auditor in charge.

Fees to the auditor

Ericsson paid the fees (including expenses) for audit-related and other services listed in the table in Notes to the consolidated financial statements – Note C30, "Fees to auditors" in the Annual Report.

Related information

Previously elected auditors