LANXESS Annual Stockholders' Meeting
I. Agenda item 5
5. Appointment of the auditor
Upon recommendation of the Audit Committee, the Supervisory Board proposes that PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main, shall be appointed as
a) auditor of the annual financial statements and the consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year 2019, as well as;
b) auditor for the review of the abbreviated financial statements and the interim management report as contained in the 2019 half-year report.
The Audit Committee has stated that its recommendation pursuant to the requirements in Article 16 Para. 2 and Para. 6 of Regulation (EU) No 537/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16, 2014, is free from improper influence by a third party and no clause has in particular been imposed upon it that restricts its choice to certain statutory auditors.