The committee oversees our financial reporting and approves the appointment of andinteraction with our
independent auditors and our internal audit-related officers. The committee also reviews our financial
information, audit examinations, key financialstatement issues and the administration of our financial affairs
by the board of directors. In connection with the general meetings of stockholders, the committee examines
theagenda for, and financial statements and other reports to be submitted by, the board ofdirectors for each
general meeting of stockholders.