This excerpt taken from the VVI DEF 14A filed Apr 5, 2006.
PROPOSAL 2: RATIFICATION OF VIADS
INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
The Audit Committee of the Board has appointed Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent registered public accountants (independent auditors) for 2006, and the Board of Directors ratified the appointment. The following resolution concerning the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Viads independent auditors will be offered at the meeting:
RESOLVED, that the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Viad Corp to audit the accounts of the Corporation and its subsidiaries for the fiscal year 2006 is hereby ratified.
Deloitte & Touche LLP has audited our accounts and those of our subsidiaries for many years. Although the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange and the charter of the Audit Committee require Viads independent registered public accountants to be engaged, retained and supervised by the Audit Committee, the Board considers the selection of the independent registered public accountants to be an important matter of shareholder concern and is submitting appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP for ratification by shareholders as a matter of good corporate practice. No determination has been made as to what action the Audit Committee and Board would take if shareholders do not approve the appointment.
Viad anticipates that a representative of Deloitte & Touche LLP will attend the meeting, respond to appropriate questions, and be afforded the opportunity to make a statement.
The Board recommends
that you vote FOR the ratification of the appointment of