Audit Committee

The Audit Committee comprises of Jan Svensson (Chairman), Birgitta Klasén and Sofia Schörling Högberg.

The duties of the Audit Committee include continuous monitoring and quality assurance of ASSA ABLOY’s financial reporting. Regular communication is maintained with the company’s external auditor, including the focus and scope of the audit. The Audit Committee is also responsible for evaluating the audit assignment and obtaining the results of the Swedish Inspectorate of Auditors’ quality control of the auditor, as well as informing the Board of Directors of the results of the evaluation. The Audit Committee also has the task of supporting the Nomination Committee in providing a proposal for the appointment of external auditor. Furthermore, the Audit Committee shall review and monitor the impartiality and independence of the auditor, paying particular attention to whether the auditor provides the company with services other than auditing services. The Audit Committee establishes guidelines for procurement of services other than audit services from the company’s auditor, but otherwise, the Committee has no decision-making powers. Audit Committee meetings are minuted; a copy of the minutes is enclosed with the materials provided to the Board and a verbal report is given at board meetings.