This excerpt taken from the HPQ DEF 14A filed Feb 11, 2005.
ONE-YEAR CUMULATIVE RETURN**
The Audit Committee has appointed Ernst & Young LLP as HP's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2005. Stockholders are being asked to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP at the annual meeting pursuant to Proposal No. 2. Representatives of Ernst & Young LLP are expected to be present at the annual meeting, will have the opportunity to make a statement if they desire to do so and are expected to be available to respond to appropriate questions.