|TRIVAGO N.V. filed this Form 20-F on 03/06/2018|
Item 16A: Audit committee financial expert
Mr. Peter Kern, an independent director and a member of the Audit Committee, qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert,” as defined in Item 16 A. of Form 20-F and as determined by our supervisory board.
Item 16B: Code of ethics
We have adopted a code of business conduct and ethics that applies to all of our employees, members of our senior management and members of our management board and supervisory board, including those members of our senior management responsible for financial reporting. Our code of ethics is posted on our company website at: http://ir.trivago.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=254450&p=irol-govHighlights. We will disclose any substantive amendments to the code of business conduct and ethics, or any waiver of its provisions, on our website. The reference to our website does not constitute incorporation by reference of the information contained at or available through our website.
Item 16C: Principal accountant fees and services
The following table sets forth, for each of the years indicated, the fees billed by Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, our independent registered public accounting firm and the percentage of each of the fees out of the total amount billed. Audit fees also include fees for services rendered for the audit of our financial statements but charged to our controlling shareholder.
Audit Fees are defined as the standard audit work that needs to be performed each year in order to issue opinions on our consolidated financial statements and to issue reports on our local statutory financial statements. Also included are services that can only be provided by our auditor, such as reviews of quarterly financial results, consents and comfort letters and any other audit services required for SEC or other regulatory filings.
Audit Related Fees include those other assurance services provided by the independent auditor but not restricted to those that can only be provided by the auditor signing the audit report.
Tax Fees relate to the aggregate fees for services rendered on tax compliance.
All Other Fees are any additional amounts billed for products and services provided by the independent auditor.
Pre-Approval Policies and Procedures
Our Audit Committee has adopted a policy that requires pre-approval of all services performed for us by our independent registered public accounting firm, effective for the period following the completion of our IPO. The policy was adopted on December 9, 2016. The Audit Committee pre-approval function can be delegated to the Audit Committee Chairman or another Audit Committee member outside of meetings.