15 | fees independent external auditors

The fees of PricewaterhouseCoopers Accountants N.V. and its affiliates in the countries where the group is active are specified as disclosed below for the financial years:

2015

2014

Audit of the financial statements

1,283

1,260

Other audit procedures

39

17

Other non-audit services

-

17

1,322

1,294

The above fees relate to activities performed for the company and consolidated operating companies by audit organisations and independent external auditors, as referred to in Art. 1, sub 1 of the Dutch Act on the supervision of audit firms (Wet toezicht accountantsorganisaties), and the fees charged by the entire network to which the audit organisation belongs. An amount of € 695 of the € 1,322 (2014: € 658 of the € 1,294) was charged by PricewaterhouseCoopers Accountants N.V. Other non-audit services are permitted under the Dutch regulation governing the independence of auditors regarding assurance services (Verordening inzake de onafhankelijkheid van accountants bij assurance-opdrachten).