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Policy Talk: Independence

Spouses and spousal equivalents

Deloitte LLP designed this program to provide you with a brief, high-level overview of the various policies that may affect you as the spouse or spousal equivalent of a partner, principal or employee of Deloitte LLP. Given the complex, diverse and highly regulated environment of professional services organizations, we act in accordance with rigorous independence, ethics and compliance policies. Maintaining our independence and appearance of independence to third parties is critical to our reputation in the community as auditors.

To fully understand their obligations to Deloitte LLP, all partners, principals, directors and employees must read the policies and consult the appropriate persons within Deloitte LLP when necessary. The spouse or spousal equivalent of these professionals must read, understand and abide by these policies as well.

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The Policy Talk program provides an introduction to the independence issues that face spouses and spousal equivalents. For additional information or questions about independence, please contact the following partners and employees of Deloitte LLP:

Michael Zychinski
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
+1 203 761 3641

Jim Curry
National Director of Independence
+1 203 761 3689

Dick Goligoski
Partner, Independence Consultations
+1 203 761 3423

Karl Reuter
Independence Compliance Director
+1 203 761 3044

Kirk Cloniger
Director, Independence Consultations
+1 203 761 3309

Jennifer Small
Independence Compliance Manager
+1 203 761 3426

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