This excerpt taken from the CKEC DEF 14A filed Apr 21, 2008.
RATIFICATION OF APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
Our Audit Committee has appointed Deloitte & Touche LLP to audit our consolidated financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2008 and to prepare a report on this audit. A representative of Deloitte & Touche LLP will be present at the Annual Meeting, will have the opportunity to make a statement and will be available to respond to appropriate questions by stockholders.
We are asking our stockholders to ratify the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2008. Although ratification is not required by our Amended and Restated By-Laws or otherwise, the Board of Directors is submitting the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP to our stockholders for ratification because we value our stockholders views on our independent registered public accounting firm. If the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP is not ratified, the Audit Committee will reconsider the appointment. Even if the selection is ratified, the Audit Committee in its discretion may select a different independent registered public accounting firm at any time during the year if it determines that such a change would be in the best interests of Carmike and our stockholders.