This excerpt taken from the ATVI DEF 14A filed Jul 30, 2007.
The Board recommends that you vote FOR the approval of the 2007 Plan.
The Audit Committee of the Board has appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to serve as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2008. The Board is requesting ratification by Stockholders at the Annual Meeting of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
The Audit Committee has the responsibility for selecting auditors, and Stockholder approval is not required for the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm. However, the Company is requesting that Stockholders ratify such appointment at the Annual Meeting. In the event Stockholders fail to ratify the appointment, the Audit Committee will reconsider its selection for the next fiscal year. Even if the appointment is ratified, the Audit Committee may direct the appointment of a different independent registered public accounting firm at any time during the year if the Audit Committee determines that such a change would be in the best interest of the Company and its Stockholders.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP was initially engaged as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm on March 20, 2001. During the Company's three most recently completed fiscal years, there were no disagreements between the Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedure, and there were no reportable events as described in Item 304 of Regulation S-K promulgated by the SEC.
Representatives of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP are expected to be present at the Annual Meeting and will have the opportunity to make a statement if they desire to do so. They are also expected to be available to respond to appropriate questions.