The PCAOB released the following statement today:

Washington, Dec. 23, 2016

PCAOB Board Member Jay D. Hanson notified the PCAOB today of his resignation from the Board.

In his letter to the Board, Board Member Hanson wrote: "This is to notify you that I have submitted my resignation as Board Member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to the Commissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission."