SLH » Topics » Audit Committee.

This excerpt taken from the SLH 10-K filed Sep 17, 2007.
Audit Committee.   The audit committee is responsible for (1) selecting the independent auditors, (2) approving the overall scope of the audit, (3) assisting the board in monitoring the integrity of our financial statements, the independent auditors’ qualifications and independence, the performance of the independent auditors and our internal audit function and our compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, (4) annually reviewing an independent auditors’ report describing the auditing firms’ internal quality-control procedures and any material issues raised by the most recent internal quality-control review, or peer review, of the auditing firm, (5) discussing the annual audited financial and quarterly statements with management and the independent auditor, (6) discussing earnings press releases, as well as financial information and earnings guidance provided to analysts and rating agencies from time to time, (7) discussing policies with respect to risk assessment and risk management, (8) meeting separately, periodically, with management, internal auditors and the independent auditor, (9) reviewing with the independent auditor any audit problems or difficulties and management’s response, (10) setting clear hiring policies for employees or former employees of the independent auditors, (11) handling such other matters that are specifically delegated to the audit committee by the board of directors from time to time and (12) reporting regularly to the full board of directors.

Our audit committee consists of Ms. Gillespie and Messrs. Shelton and Yarbrough. Our board of directors has determined that Ms. Gillespie and Messrs. Shelton and Yarbrough are independent directors according to the rules and regulations of the SEC and the NYSE and that Mr. Yarbrough qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” as such term is defined in Item 407(d) of Regulation S-K.

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