AVG Technologies N.V. Appoints PwC as New External Auditor

Aug 07, 2013, 07:00 ET from AVG Technologies N.V.

AMSTERDAM, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy and optimization solutions to 155 million active users, today announced that its shareholders have approved the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers Accountants N.V. ("PwC") as its statutory external auditor for the three years ending December 31, 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively. 

PwC was appointed following a tender process conducted by AVG's Audit Committee and replaces the previous auditor, BDO Accountants N.V., whose appointment expired in June.

"We are delighted to appoint PwC as our new external auditor," said John Little, CFO of AVG Technologies N.V.  "We are now in our second year as a public company and we believe PwC can help us further develop financially and in our corporate governance as we continue to grow."

"The appointment of PwC is a significant step towards supporting AVG's growth and financial maturity," said Jan Haars, Chairman of AVG's Audit Committee.  "PwC is well respected for its expertise and experience, as well as its strong reputation for working effectively to meet the challenges and opportunities in a wide variety of business environments.  We are extremely pleased by their appointment, and look forward to establishing a collaborative and productive relationship over the coming years."

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About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG)

AVG's mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful yet easy­‐to-­use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG's software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 155 million active users as of June 30, 2013 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software.   www.avg.com 

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