TORONTO, March 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of R Split III
Corp. (the "Company") announced today that it has engaged
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (the "Successor Auditor") as the Company's
new auditors effective May 4, 2013. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP will
audit the Company's financial statements for the year ended May 31,
2013. The Company had previously engaged Ernst & Young LLP (the
"Former Auditor") as its auditor.
The change follows a request for proposal initiated by Scotia Managed
Companies Administration Inc. (the "Administrator") in late 2012 for
all of the investment funds managed by the Administrator. Previously,
several audit firms were engaged for the investment funds (the "Funds")
managed by the Administrator. Changing and consolidating audit firms is
expected to result in cost efficiencies for the Company.
There were no disagreements with the Former Auditor on any matter of
accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or
auditing scope or procedure for the period that their auditing services
The Former Auditor audited the annual financial statements of the
Company for the most recently completed fiscal year. Their audit report
did not contain any reservations and did not provide a modified
opinion. There were also no reportable events between the Company and
the Former Auditor including disagreements, unresolved issues or
consultations as defined in National Instrument 51-102, continuous
The resignation of the Former Auditor and the recommendation to appoint
the Successor Auditor was approved by the Audit Committee, the Board of
Directors and the Independent Review Committee of the Company.
R Split III Corp. is a mutual fund corporation created to hold a
portfolio of common shares of the Royal Bank of Canada. Capital Shares
and Preferred Shares of R Split III Corp. are listed for trading on The
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols RBS and RBS.PR.B respectively.
SOURCE: R Split III Corp.
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R Split III Corp.
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