Pursuant to the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, our Firm was most recently selected for a tri-annual regulatory inspection in September 2016 of its SEC audit practice by a team of inspectors from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). The PCAOB is the agency designated by Congress to regulate auditors of SEC issuers. The report of the PCOAB issued September 29, 2016, on the results of that inspection contains no findings and can be accessed on the PCAOB website.