PCAOB to Consider Supplemental Request for Comment Related to Improving Audit Transparency and Concept Release on Audit Quality Indicators at Open Meeting

Washington, DC, June 25, 2015

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has scheduled an open meeting for Tuesday, June 30, at 10 a.m. Eastern time, to consider the issuance of a supplemental request for comment on rules to require disclosure of certain audit participants and a concept release on audit quality indicators.

At the open meeting, the Board will consider issuing a supplemental request for comment on its 2013 proposal to require auditors to disclose in the auditor's report the name of the engagement partner and information about certain other participants in the audit. The Board will consider seeking comment on an alternative to disclosure of this information in the auditor's report, whereby the information would be required to be disclosed on a new PCAOB form.

The Board will also consider issuing for public comment a concept release on the content and possible uses of a group of potential audit quality indicators, quantitative measures that may provide new insights about how to evaluate the quality of audits.

The meeting is open to the public and will take place in the Board's meeting room at 1666 K Street NW, Washington, DC. A webcast via a link on the PCAOB website will be made available the day of the meeting. The meeting also will be available via podcast later in the day.