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This excerpt taken from the KEI DEF 14A filed Dec 31, 2008.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES
 
The firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has served as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm since 1958. The following table shows the fees billed to the Company from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for professional services rendered for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2008 and 2007:
 
                 
    Fiscal 2008     Fiscal 2007  
 
Audit Fees
  $ 811,400     $ 752,300  
Tax Fees
    279,900       273,800  
All Other Fees
    3,000       3,000  
                 
Total
  $ 1,094,100     $ 1,029,100  
                 
 
Fees related to fiscal 2008 and 2007 are comprised of the services as described in the following items:
 
“Audit Fees” consist of fees billed for professional services rendered for the audit of Keithley Instruments, Inc.’s consolidated financial statements, the audit of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 404, review of the interim consolidated financial statements included in quarterly reports, and services that are normally provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements.
 
“Tax Fees” consist of fees billed for professional services for tax compliance, tax advice and tax planning for the Company’s subsidiaries and sales offices in various tax jurisdictions throughout the world.
 
“All Other Fees” consist of licensing fees for an accounting research database maintained by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.


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Policy on Audit Committee Pre-Approval of Audit and Permissible Non-Audit Services of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 
The Audit Committee pre-approves, on an individual basis, all audit and permissible non-audit services provided by the independent registered public accounting firm. These services may include audit services, audit-related services, tax services and other services. Pre-approval is generally provided for up to one year and any pre-approval is detailed as to the particular service or category of services and is generally subject to a specific budget. The independent registered public accounting firm and management are required to periodically report 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.
 
This excerpt taken from the KEI DEF 14A filed Dec 28, 2007.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES
 
The firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has served as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm since 1958. The following table shows the fees billed to the Company from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for professional services rendered for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2007 and 2006:
 
                 
    Fiscal 2007     Fiscal 2006  
 
Audit Fees
  $ 752,300     $ 1,050,850  
Tax Fees
    273,800       187,100  
All Other Fees
    3,000       3,000  
                 
Total
  $ 1,029,100     $ 1,240,950  
                 
 
Fees related to fiscal 2007 and 2006 are comprised of the services as described in the following items:
 
“Audit Fees” consist of fees billed for professional services rendered for the audit of Keithley Instruments, Inc.’s consolidated financial statements, the audit of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 404, review of the interim consolidated financial statements included in quarterly reports, and services that are normally provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements.
 
“Tax Fees” consist of fees billed for professional services for tax compliance, tax advice and tax planning for the Company’s subsidiaries and sales offices in various tax jurisdictions throughout the world.
 
“All Other Fees” consist of licensing fees for an accounting research database maintained by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
 
A representative of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is expected to be present at the Annual Meeting, and he will have an opportunity to make a statement if he so desires. The representative will also be available to respond to appropriate questions from shareholders.
 
Policy on Audit Committee Pre-Approval of Audit and Permissible Non-Audit Services of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 
The Audit Committee pre-approves, on an individual basis, all audit and permissible non-audit services provided by the independent registered public accounting firm. These services may include audit services, audit-related services, tax services and other services. Pre-approval is generally provided for up to one year and any pre-approval is detailed as to the particular service or category of services and is generally subject to a specific budget. The independent registered public accounting firm and management are required to periodically report 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.
 
The Audit Committee has selected PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008.
 
This excerpt taken from the KEI DEF 14A filed Jan 4, 2007.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES
 
The firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has served as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm since 1958. The following table shows the fees billed to the Company from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for professional services rendered for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2006 and 2005:
 
                 
    Fiscal 2006     Fiscal 2005  
 
Audit Fees
  $ 1,047,250     $ 740,310  
Audit-Related Fees
          29,500  
Tax Fees
    189,400       158,000  
All Other Fees
    3,000       3,000  
                 
Total
  $ 1,239,650     $ 930,810  
                 
 
Fees related to fiscal 2006 and 2005 are comprised of the services as described in the following items:
 
“Audit Fees” consist of fees billed for professional services rendered for the audit of Keithley Instruments, Inc.’s consolidated financial statements, the audit of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 404, review of the interim consolidated financial statements included in quarterly reports, and services that are normally provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements.
 
“Audit-Related Fees” consist of fees billed for professional services related to the audits of the Company’s United States pension plan and retirement savings and trust plan.
 
“Tax Fees” consist of fees billed for professional services for tax compliance, tax advice and tax planning for the Company’s subsidiaries and sales offices in various tax jurisdictions throughout the world.
 
“All Other Fees” consist of licensing fees for an accounting research database maintained by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
 
A representative of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is expected to be present at the Annual Meeting, and he will have an opportunity to make a statement if he so desires. The representative will also be available to respond to appropriate questions from shareholders.
 
Policy on Audit Committee Pre-Approval of Audit and Permissible Non-Audit Services of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 
The Audit Committee pre-approves, on an individual basis, all audit and permissible non-audit services provided by the independent registered public accounting firm. These services may include audit services, audit-related services, tax services and other services. Pre-approval is generally provided for up to one year and any pre-approval is detailed as to the particular service or category of services and is generally subject to a specific budget. The independent registered public accounting firm and management are required to periodically report 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.
 
The Audit Committee has selected PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007.


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