New York (April 21, 2003) - The Big Four have petitioned the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to pare down the oversight body’s required disclosures in order to audit publicly traded companies.

In a series of comment letters, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young and KPMG, expressed concern regarding the board’s requirement to register all of the firm’s accountants with the PCAOB as well as list all legal proceedings against the firms over the last 10 years.

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