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Fact Sheet PricewaterhouseCoopers AG

Core Company Information
Company Name PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
Company UID CHE-106.839.438
Alternative / previous Names PricewaterhouseCoopers SA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd
Domicile Zürich
Canton ZH
Legal Form Limited corporation
Firm Inscription Date 22.06.1998
Takeovers: Controllexpert AG (ADM-137.181.853), per 24.09.2001
Revisuisse Price Waterhouse AG (ADM-271.016.843), per 25.01.2001
Price Waterhouse AG (ADM-315.960.011), per 25.01.2001
STG-Coopers & Lybrand Consulting AG (ADM-405.109.008), per 19.03.2001
Ofor Révision Bancaire SA (CHE-100.093.893), per 30.04.2012
Coopers & Lybrand, Revisa, Revisuisse AG (CHE-101.269.060)
Willy Bühler & Co Treuhand und Revisions AG (CHE-101.271.602), per 19.07.2005
Trewi Treuhand- und Revisions-AG (CHE-103.390.270), per 19.07.2005
Ofor (CHE-103.852.431), per 22.12.2005
Frei + Kläui Treuhand AG (CHE-107.159.412), per 19.07.2005
FAOA Information
RAB ID 500003
RAB Permission state-regulated audit firm
FAOA License active
Link to FAOA website View auditor profile at FAOA
Branch offices (13) PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-251.833.951) in Aarau (AG)   [+]
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-393.441.652) in Basel (BS)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-308.775.052) in Bern (BE)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-421.817.078) in Chur (GR)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-390.062.005) in Genève (GE)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-478.378.975) in Lugano (TI)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-434.873.063) in Luzern (LU)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-346.954.590) in Münchenstein (BL)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-291.782.389) in Neuchâtel (NE)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-497.306.752) in Pully (VD)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-140.989.034) in Sion (VS)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-364.598.872) in St. Gallen (SG)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-289.904.602) in Thun (BE)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-151.657.932) in Winterthur (ZH)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-254.525.813) in Zug (ZG)
Membership in Associations EXPERTsuisse
Number of auditors with permission 346  (18.65 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 10.3 years (max.: 27.9 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 6'453 (Ranked #1 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -57 (since 31.12.2019), -46 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 89 (thereof 10 in the SMI, 10 in the SMI Expanded and 64 in the SPI)

Details regarding the distribution of the audit engagements across legal forms and cantons are depicted in the table below.

  AG AI AR BE BL BS FR GE GL GR JU LU NE NW OW SG SH SO SZ TG TI UR VD VS ZG ZH
Limited corporation 174 7 36 389 155 210 95 427 14 75 27 182 121 20 9 290 44 63 108 85 151 4 322 80 311 1'059 4'458
Limited liability company 12   1 20 19 11 4 49 2 8   47 11 2 3 21 21 12 6 6 10   30 1 65 108 469
Foundation 30 1 10 86 28 146 6 124 2 22   51 36 9 3 64 15 10 6 6 17 4 72 12 32 281 1'073
Cooperative 29 1 2 31 9 5 10 7 2 9 5 23 5 1 1 38 2 15 5 15 18 2 17 17 6 23 298
Association 1     13 2 10   12   2   7       6   3 1   1   12     29 99
Branch office of a foreign company               1               1                     2
Special legal forms   1 1 6   1 3 11 1 2 1 2   2   1 1   1 1 1 1 8 1 2 6 54
246 10 50 545 213 383 118 631 21 118 33 312 173 34 16 421 83 103 127 113 198 11 461 111 416 1'506 6'453

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 4475 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 6'453 statutory audits are performed by the branch offices as indicated in the table below.

  AG AI AR BE BL BS FR GE GL GR JU LU NE NW OW SG SH SO SZ TG TI UR VD VS ZG ZH
Aarau 57     4 4 8 1 1       1   1   1   11     1   1 2 7 19 119
Basel 64     28 176 327 8 6 6 3 7 14 14 1 1 5 15 23 5   3 2 2 2 24 66 802
Bern 10   1 385 8 7 19 3     1 24 4 1   4   26   2 1   4 9 7 25 541
Chur 1     1           69           4                     75
Genève       7   3 15 531     6 5 18   2     1 1 2 2   118 11 13 22 757
Lugano 1   1     1   2   2   7       2 1   3   171       2   193
Luzern 15     17 4 2 1 1       218 1 26 7 4 3 4 15   2 5 1 1 28 15 370
Münchenstein           2                                         2
Neuchâtel       30 3   11 14     14   128     1 1 3     1   16 1 2 6 231
Pully 4     8   4 41 42     2 1 4     1 2 4 2 1 1   292 25 5 5 444
Sion             2 1                             3 55     61
St. Gallen 6 9 42 5   4   1 6 32   4 1     345 5   5 78     2 1 14 65 625
Thun       2                                             2
Winterthur 4   2 1 1 2 1         1       5 13 1 3 15     1   3 109 162
Zug 9           1 1       5 1       5 4 12           117 13 168
Zürich 75 1 4 57 17 23 18 28 9 12 3 32 2 5 6 49 38 26 81 15 16 4 21 4 194 1'161 1'901
246 10 50 545 213 383 118 631 21 118 33 312 173 34 16 421 83 103 127 113 198 11 461 111 416 1'506 6'453

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Latest audit engagements

These are this auditor's latest audit engagements.

Client Name Client UID Domicile Start Date Auditor Branch
Heidenbauer Suisse Immobilien-Aktiengesellschaft CHE-110.048.150 Zürich 27.05.2020 Zürich
Permapack AG CHE-107.142.707 Rorschach 27.05.2020 St. Gallen
Credit Suisse Group AG CHE-105.884.494 Zürich 25.05.2020 Zürich
VP Bank (Schweiz) AG CHE-107.826.214 Zürich 22.05.2020 Zürich
ZAZ SA CHE-110.152.988 Gland 22.05.2020 Pully
Discontinued audit engagements

The following audit engagements were lost recently, either to a competitor, due to auditor resignation or due to an opting out.

Client Name Client UID Domicile End Date Reason Auditor Branch
MAN Truck & Bus Schweiz AG CHE-106.015.880 Otelfingen 26.05.2020 Auditor switch Zürich
Medbase Berner Oberland AG CHE-245.382.549 Winterthur 26.05.2020 Opting-out Zürich
Admicasa Holding AG CHE-414.023.707 Frauenfeld 26.05.2020 Auditor switch Zürich
Arcadia Verlag AG CHE-103.286.891 Zug 22.05.2020 Auditor switch Zürich
SmarDTV SA CHE-112.936.529 Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne 15.05.2020 Opting-out Pully