According to Metsä Board’s Articles of Association, the company has one auditor who shall be an auditing firm authorised by the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland. The General Meeting appoints the auditor each year. Pursuant to the decision of the Annual General Meeting of 2015, KPMG Oy Ab acts as the Company’s auditor and has appointed Raija-Leena Hankonen, APA, as the auditor with main responsibility. The Audit committee controls the appointment procedure of the auditors and provides the Board and the General Meeting with a recommendation for the appointment of the auditor.

In 2015, KPMG Oy Ab received EUR 229,742 (222,690 in 2014 and 186,953 in 2013) in auditing compensation, KPMG internationally received altogether EUR 407,883 (EUR 447,954 in 2014 and 455,054 in 2013) and other auditing firms outside Finland were paid EUR 42,321 (EUR 50,344 in 2014 and EUR 22,550 in 2013). In addition,
KPMG has received EUR 10,554 (EUR 9,113 in 2014 and EUR 3,500 in 2013) for services not related to the actual auditing of the accounts.