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This excerpt taken from the MKSI DEF 14A filed Mar 23, 2009.
Audit Committee
 
The Audit Committee consists of Messrs. Anderson, Beecher (Chairman) and Valente. The Audit Committee’s responsibilities include:
 
  •  appointing, approving the fees of and assessing the independence of, our independent registered public accounting firm;
 
  •  overseeing the work of our independent registered public accounting firm, including through the receipt and consideration of certain reports from the independent registered public accounting firm;
 
  •  reviewing and discussing our annual audited financial statements and related disclosures with management and the independent registered public accounting firm;
 
  •  reviewing our quarterly unaudited financial statements;
 
  •  coordinating oversight of our internal control over financial reporting, disclosure controls and procedures and code of business conduct and ethics;
 
  •  overseeing our internal audit function;
 
  •  establishing procedures for the receipt and retention of accounting related complaints and concerns;
 
  •  meeting independently with our internal auditing staff, independent registered public accounting firm and management;
 
  •  reviewing any related party transactions; and
 
  •  preparing the Audit Committee report required by SEC rules (which is included on page 31 of this proxy statement).
 
The Audit Committee held five meetings in 2008.
 
This excerpt taken from the MKSI DEF 14A filed Mar 17, 2008.
Audit Committee
 
The Audit Committee consists of Messrs. Anderson, Beecher (Chairman) and Valente. The Audit Committee’s responsibilities include:
 
  •  appointing, approving the fees of and assessing the independence of, our independent registered public accounting firm;
 
  •  overseeing the work of our independent registered public accounting firm, including through the receipt and consideration of certain reports from the independent registered public accounting firm;
 
  •  reviewing and discussing our annual audited financial statements and related disclosures with management and the independent registered public accounting firm;
 
  •  reviewing our quarterly unaudited financial statements;
 
  •  coordinating oversight of our internal control over financial reporting, disclosure controls and procedures and code of business conduct and ethics;
 
  •  overseeing our internal audit function;
 
  •  establishing procedures for the receipt and retention of accounting related complaints and concerns;
 
  •  meeting independently with our internal auditing staff, independent registered public accounting firm and management;
 
  •  reviewing any related party transactions; and
 
  •  preparing the Audit Committee report required by Commission rules (which is included on page 30 of this proxy statement).
 
The Audit Committee held five meetings in 2007.
 
This excerpt taken from the MKSI DEF 14A filed Mar 28, 2007.
Audit Committee
 
The Audit Committee consists of Messrs. Anderson, Beecher, Robbins and Valente (Chairman). The Audit Committee’s responsibilities include:
 
  •  appointing, approving the fees of and assessing the independence of, the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm;
 
  •  overseeing the work of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, including through the receipt and consideration of certain reports from the independent registered public accounting firm;
 
  •  reviewing and discussing the Company’s annual audited financial statements and related disclosures with management and the independent registered public accounting firm;
 
  •  reviewing the Company’s quarterly unaudited financial statements;
 
  •  coordinating oversight of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting, disclosure controls and procedures and code of business conduct and ethics;
 
  •  overseeing the Company’s internal audit function;
 
  •  establishing procedures for the receipt and retention of accounting related complaints and concerns;
 
  •  meeting independently with the Company’s internal auditing staff, independent registered public accounting firm and management;
 
  •  reviewing any related party transactions; and
 
  •  preparing the Audit Committee report required by Commission rules (which is included on page 27 of this proxy statement).
 
The Audit Committee held eight meetings in 2006.
 
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