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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
Website https://www.pwc.ch
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
FAOA 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 322  (18.46 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 10.7 years (max.: 32.6 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 5'944 (Ranked #2 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -409 (since 31.12.2020), -437 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 93 (thereof 8 in the SMI, 9 in the SMI Expanded and 63 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 160 6 36 363 145 195 85 398 15 70 29 189 111 23 8 275 45 51 99 81 137 4 320 77 286 1'005 4'213
Limited liability company 12   1 18 18 14 4 49 1 8   42 11 1 2 15 19 10 6 6 13   31   63 109 453
Foundation 31 1 9 83 28 138 7 115 3 21   53 33 12 3 61 14 8 6 6 17 4 69 11 30 273 1'036
Cooperative 7     14 3 5   4 1 1   7 3     9 1 2   1 1   6 3   14 82
Association 1     13 2 10   10   2   6       7   3 1   1   14     29 99
Branch office of a foreign company               1               1                     2
Special legal forms   1   5   2 2 10 2 3 1 3   2   1 1   1 2 1 1 8 2 2 9 59
211 8 46 496 196 364 98 587 22 105 30 300 158 38 13 369 80 74 113 96 170 9 448 93 381 1'439 5'944

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 4732 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 5'944 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 56     4 4 7 1 1       1       1   9     1   1 2 4 18 110
Basel 45     27 163 308 6 5 3 3 7 15 14 1 1 5 14 11 3 1 3 2 2 2 21 60 722
Bern 8     347 6 6 10 4     1 25 2 1   4   18   2     4 3 5 29 475
Chur       1         1 64           5             1       72
Genève 1     8 1 2 11 498     1 3 15   2 1   1 1 2 2   107 10 16 27 709
Lugano 1   1     3   2   1   4       2 1   3   146       5   169
Luzern 12     12 3 2 1 1       197 1 25 6 4 3 4 12   2 3 1 2 20 17 328
Münchenstein           2                                         2
Neuchâtel       28 2   9 10     15   118     1   3     1   18 1 2 5 213
Pully 3     6   4 39 37     2 2 5       3 3 2 1 1   290 17 4 4 423
Sion       1     2 1                             3 53     60
St. Gallen 6 7 40 6   4   2 6 27   4 1     302 5   4 65 1   1   13 56 550
Thun       2                                             2
Winterthur 1     1 1 2 1                 3 15   4 15     1   5 94 143
Zug 8         1 1 1 2     6         4 4 11           112 16 166
Zürich 70 1 5 53 16 23 17 25 10 10 4 43 2 11 4 41 35 21 73 10 13 4 19 3 174 1'113 1'800
211 8 46 496 196 364 98 587 22 105 30 300 158 38 13 369 80 74 113 96 170 9 448 93 381 1'439 5'944

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Latest audit engagements
These are this auditor's latest audit engagements.
 
Client Name Client UID Domicile Start Date Type of switch Auditor Branch
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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
Banque Raiffeisen Fribourg-Ouest société coopérative CHE-105.819.574 Villars-sur-Glâne 27.09.2021 Auditor switch Genève
Fondation Lemania de libre passage CHE-218.566.590 Genève 24.09.2021 Auditor switch Pully
Fondation Romande en faveur de la Prévoyance Individuelle liée (3a) CHE-243.330.145 Genève 24.09.2021 Auditor switch Pully
Terex Global GmbH CHE-114.687.395 Schaffhausen 24.09.2021 Auditor switch Zürich
Raiffeisenbank Oberes Rheintal Genossenschaft CHE-105.805.342 Altstätten 23.09.2021 Auditor switch St. Gallen