12 October 2016
Change of auditor
Hammerson plc ("Hammerson" or "the Company") announces that, following the conclusion of a formal tender process led by the Company's Audit Committee, the Board of Hammerson has approved the proposed appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor for the financial year commencing 1 January 2017. The appointment is subject to shareholder approval at the Annual General Meeting to be held in April 2017.
The Board of Hammerson extends its appreciation to Deloitte LLP for its services as auditor and confirms that there are no matters in connection with Deloitte LLP's prospective resignation as auditor following the 2016 audit which need to be brought to the attention of shareholders.
Note: the announcement above has also been released on the SENS system of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
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