This excerpt taken from the CXG DEF 14A filed Mar 21, 2006.
PROPOSAL #2RATIFICATION OF SELECTION OF INDEPENDENT AUDITOR
The Audit Committee has selected PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm to serve as the independent auditor for CNX Gas in respect of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, and is proposing such selection to the stockholders of CNX Gas for ratification. The Audit Committee recommends that the stockholders of CNX Gas ratify this selection.
During 2005, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP reviewed the financial statements included in CNX Gas Registration Statement on Form S-1 and audited CNX Gas annual consolidated financial statements and those of its subsidiaries, reviewed financial information in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies, and as part of CONSOL Energys audit, audited CNX Gas internal control over financial reporting for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2005 and provided various other services.
The affirmative vote of the majority of the shares present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting and voting on the proposal shall constitute ratification of the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. If the stockholders of CNX Gas by the affirmative vote of the majority of the shares present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting and voting on the proposal do not ratify the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the selection of an independent registered public accounting firm to serve as the independent auditor for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2006 will be reconsidered by the Audit Committee.
Representatives of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP are expected to be present at the meeting and will have an opportunity to address the meeting and respond to appropriate questions.