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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  (18.37 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

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

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 5'915 (Ranked #2 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -438 (since 31.12.2020), -464 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 94 (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 158 6 36 364 145 193 85 395 15 70 29 192 110 23 8 271 45 48 98 82 137 4 321 76 281 1'005 4'197
Limited liability company 12   1 19 18 14 4 48 1 8   43 11 1 2 15 18 10 6 6 13   30   63 108 451
Foundation 31 2 9 83 28 136 7 115 3 21   53 33 12 3 61 14 8 6 6 17 4 69 10 30 272 1'033
Cooperative 4     14 3 5   3 1 1   7 3     8 1 1     1   4 2   14 72
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 1   5   2 2 10 2 3 1 3   2   1 1   1 2 1 1 8 2 2 10 61
207 9 46 498 196 360 98 582 22 105 30 304 157 38 13 364 79 70 112 96 170 9 446 90 376 1'438 5'915

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 4718 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 5'915 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 17 109
Basel 43     27 163 304 6 5 3 3 7 15 14 1 1 5 14 10 3 1 3 2 2 2 21 61 716
Bern 8     348 6 6 10 4     1 24 2 1   4   18   2     4 2 5 29 474
Chur                 1 63           5             1       70
Genève 1     8 1 2 11 493     1 3 15   2 1   1 1 2 2   106 10 16 26 702
Lugano 1   1     3   1   1   4       2 1   3   147       5   169
Luzern 12     12 3 2 1 1       202 1 25 6 4 3 4 12   2 3 1 2 20 17 333
Münchenstein           2                                         2
Neuchâtel       29 2   9 10     15   117     1   3     1   18 1 2 5 213
Pully 3     6   4 39 37     2 2 5       3 3 2 1 1   290 15 4 4 421
Sion       1     2 1                             3 53     60
St. Gallen 5 8 40 6   4   2 6 27   4 1     297 5   4 65 1   1   13 56 545
Thun       2                                             2
Winterthur 1     1 1 2 1                 3 15   4 15     1   5 93 142
Zug 8         1 1 1 2     6         4 1 10           106 16 156
Zürich 69 1 5 54 16 23 17 26 10 11 4 43 2 11 4 41 34 21 73 10 12 4 18 3 175 1'114 1'801
207 9 46 498 196 360 98 582 22 105 30 304 157 38 13 364 79 70 112 96 170 9 446 90 376 1'438 5'915

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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
Griston Holding AG CHE-102.750.839 Untervaz 26.10.2021 Auditor switch Chur
Lantzerath (Schweiz) Holding AG CHE-103.607.564 Rothenburg 26.10.2021 Auditor switch Luzern
Gendre & Emonet, Gérance immobilière SA CHE-106.820.284 Montreux 25.10.2021 Auditor switch Genève
Max Trada AG CHE-110.620.044 Freienbach 25.10.2021 Auditor switch Zug
Hach AG CHE-108.032.435 Biberist 22.10.2021 Auditor switch Zug