This excerpt taken from the NOVL DEF 14A filed Feb 25, 2009.
RATIFICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
The Audit Committee has retained PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2009. Although stockholder ratification is not required by our Bylaws or under any other applicable legal requirement, the Audit Committee is asking the stockholders for ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a matter of good corporate governance. If the stockholders do not ratify the Audit Committees selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the Audit Committee will take such determination into account in its future selection of an independent registered public accounting firm. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP will have a representative present at the Annual Meeting who will be available to respond to appropriate questions. The representative also will have the opportunity to make a statement if he or she desires to do so.