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This excerpt taken from the CPHD DEF 14A filed Mar 20, 2009.

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2007 and 2008, the aggregate fees billed by Cepheid’s independent registered public accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP, for professional services were as follows:

 

     2008    2007

Audit Fees

   $ 933,100    $ 1,023,000

Audit-Related Fees

     55,600      122,000

Tax Fees

     40,700      85,500
             

Total

   $ 1,029,400    $ 1,230,500
             

“Audit Fees” consist of fees billed for professional services rendered for the audit of Cepheid’s annual financial statements and review of the quarterly financial statements and services, such as comfort letters, consents and comment letters, that are normally provided by Ernst & Young LLP in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements. “Audit-Related Fees” consist of assurance and related services related to the performance of the audit not disclosed under “Audit Fees.” “Tax Fees” consist of services rendered in connection with tax compliance, tax advice, and tax planning. The Audit Committee’s policy is to pre-approve all audit and permissible non-audit services to be provided by Ernst & Young LLP. Ernst & Young LLP and management are required to report periodically to the Audit Committee regarding the extent of services provided by the independent registered public accounting firm in accordance with this pre-approval, and the fees for the services performed to date.

 

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This excerpt taken from the CPHD DEF 14A filed Mar 25, 2008.
Principal Accountant Fees and Services
 
During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2006 and 2007, the aggregate fees billed by Cepheid’s independent registered public accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP, for professional services were as follows:
 
Audit Fees.  Consists of fees billed for professional services rendered for the audit of Cepheid’s annual financial statements and review of the quarterly financial statements and services, such as comfort letters, consents and comment letters, that are normally provided by Ernst & Young LLP in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements.
 
                 
    2007     2006  
 
Audit Fees
  $ 1,023,000     $ 763,500  
Audit-Related Fees
    122,000       30,850  
Tax Fees
    85,500       64,000  
All Other Fees(1)
          1,500  
                 
Total
  $ 1,230,500     $ 859,850  
                 
 
 
(1) Fees related to online services.
 
This excerpt taken from the CPHD DEF 14A filed Mar 26, 2007.
Principal Accountant Fees and Services
 
During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2005 and 2006, the aggregate fees billed by Cepheid’s independent registered public accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP, for professional services were as follows:
 
Audit Fees.  Consists of fees billed for professional services rendered for the audit of Cepheid’s annual financial statements and review of the quarterly financial statements and services, such as comfort letter, consent and comment letter, that are normally provided by Ernst & Young LLP in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements.
 
                 
    2006     2005  
 
Audit Fees
  $ 763,500     $ 664,000  
Audit-Related Fees
    30,850       12,500  
Tax Fees
    64,000       30,000  
All Other Fees(1)
    1,500       0  
                 
Total
  $ 859,850     $ 706,500  
                 
 
 
(1) Fees related to online services.
 
All of Ernst & Young LLP’s fees for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2005 and 2006, described above, were pre-approved by the audit committee.
 
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