External auditors of listed companies are required to be entered to a special Register kept by Consob. During the financial year they are required to verify that:
- the company's accounting records are properly maintained and that operations are correctly reflected in the accounting records; and
- the company's annual accounts and consolidated accounts are free from material misstatements which would alter the true and fair view of the financial position and results of operations of the Company and of the Group and are compliant with applicable accounting standards.
Additionally, based on Consob's recommendation, the external auditors shall also carry out a review of the individual and consolidated first-half report.
An auditing firm was appointed to perform the above tasks by UniCredit's Shareholders' Meeting on 11 May 2012 according to the Board of Statutory Auditors' proposal, for the financial statements 2013-2021 as for Legislative Decree 39/2010 that introduced a duration of nine years non-renewable.
The auditing firm currently appointed by UniCredit as its external auditors is Deloitte & Touche S.p.A. whose address is as follows:
Via Tortona, 25
Tel. 02 83322111
The auditing firm's reports (Report of the External Auditors) are included in the Parent Company's and Consolidated Annual Report and Accounts, as well as in the Individual and Consolidated First-Half Report.
You can find the table of fees for the year 2014 for audit services rendered by Deloitte & Touche SpA and entities belonging to its network in the "Consolidated Financial Statements" on p.552.