This excerpt taken from the WDC DEF 14A filed Sep 24, 2007.
RATIFICATION OF APPOINTMENT OF
INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
The accounting firm of KPMG LLP, certified public accountants, has served as our independent registered public accounting firm since our incorporation in 1970. The Audit Committee of our Board of Directors has again appointed KPMG to serve as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending June 27, 2008. We are not required to submit the appointment of KPMG for stockholder approval, but our Board of Directors has elected to seek ratification of the appointment of our independent registered public accounting firm by the affirmative vote of a majority of the shares represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. If a majority of the shares represented at the Annual Meeting and entitled to vote do not ratify this appointment, the Audit Committee will reconsider its appointment of KPMG and will either continue to retain this firm or appoint a new independent registered public accounting firm. We expect one or more representatives of KPMG to be present at the Annual Meeting and they will have an opportunity to make a statement if they so desire and will be available to respond to appropriate questions.
Following are the fees paid by us to KPMG for the fiscal years ended June 29, 2007 and June 30, 2006:
The Audit Committee has adopted a policy regarding the pre-approval of audit and non-audit services to be provided by our independent registered public accounting firm. The policy requires that KPMG LLP seek pre-approval by the Audit Committee of all audit and permissible non-audit services by providing a description of the services to be performed and specific fee estimates for each such service. The Audit Committee has delegated to the Chairman of the Audit Committee the authority to pre-approve audit-related and permissible non-audit services and associated fees up to a maximum for any one audit-related or non-audit service of US$50,000, provided that the Chairman shall report any decisions to pre-approve such audit-related or non-audit services and fees to the full Audit Committee at its next regular meeting for ratification. One-hundred percent (100%) of the Audit-Related Fees and Tax Fees billed by KPMG during fiscal 2007 and fiscal 2006 were approved by the Audit Committee pursuant to regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.