The Board of Directors proposes to the General Shareholders Meeting the appointment of an external auditor, based on the recommendation of the Audit Committee. The selection and appointment of the External Auditor is performed in compliance with a Corporate Policy approved by the Board of Directors. At the general assembly meeting of July 12, 2017 and based on the recommendation of the Board of Directors, the shareholders have resolved upon the appointment of Ernst & Young as Nebras' external auditors for year 2017, and approved their annual audit fees of QAR 145,000. No company other than Ernst & Young and its affiliates has provided external audit services to Nebras Power in relation to the year 2017. In addition to fees for audit work, Ernst & Young and/or its affiliates were paid QAR 109,880 for consulting and advisory services The provision of consulting and advisory services by the external auditor is subject to the review and approval by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors to check that independence and objectivity is not impaired.