This excerpt taken from the INFY 6-K filed Mar 25, 2005.
CHANGES IN REGISTRANTS CERTIFYING ACCOUNTANTS
The Company had changed its US GAAP auditors from KPMG (Registered), an Indian partnership (KPMG India), to KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership (KPMG LLP), for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004 at the request of KPMG India. As contemplated and disclosed in the Form 6-K filed on April 26, 2004, the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Companys US GAAP auditors was expected to be transitory with the re-appointment of KPMG India as the Companys US GAAP auditors anticipated upon completion of KPMG Indias registration with the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (the PCAOB).
KPMG India has notified the Company of its registration with the PCAOB. The appointment of KPMG India as US GAAP auditors for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2005 has been approved by the Audit Committee of the Company.
The Company reports financial results in accordance with both US GAAP and Indian GAAP. Under the rules promulgated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), the change from KPMG LLP to KPMG India for fiscal year ending March 31, 2005 constitutes a change in the registrants certifying accountants. There has been no change in the Companys Indian GAAP auditors, BSR & Co.
The reports of KPMG LLP on the Companys financial statements for each of the fiscal years ended March 31, 2003 and 2004 did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.
During the fiscal years ended March 31, 2003 and 2004 and through the date of change of auditors, there were no disagreements with KPMG LLP on any matter of accounting principle or practice, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedure which, if not resolved to the satisfaction of KPMG LLP, would have caused them to make reference to the subject matter in connection with their reports on the Companys financial statements for such years. There were no reportable events as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
The Company provided KPMG LLP and KPMG India with a copy of the foregoing disclosures. Attached as Exhibit 99.1 is a copy of the letter of KPMG LLP, dated March 25, 2005, stating its agreement with such statements.