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(31) Principal Accountant Fees and Services

At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on May 12, 2016, our shareholders elected KPMG AG Wirtschafts­prüfungsgesellschaft as SAP’s independent auditor for 2016. KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft has been the company’s principal auditor since the fiscal year 2002. Dr. Böttcher has signed as auditor responsible for the audit since the fiscal year 2013, and Ms. Herold has signed as auditor since the fiscal year 2016. KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft and other firms in the global KPMG network charged the following fees to SAP for audit and other professional services related to 2016 and the previous years:

Fees for Audit and Other Professional Services

€ millions 2016 2015 2014
KPMG AG (Germany) Foreign KPMG Firms Total KPMG AG (Germany) Foreign KPMG Firms Total KPMG AG (Germany) Foreign KPMG Firms Total
Audit fees 3 6 9 3 6 9 2 6 8
Audit-related fees 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tax fees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All other fees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 7 10 3 6 9 2 6 8

Audit fees are the aggregate fees charged by KPMG for auditing our consolidated financial statements and the statutory financial statements of SAP SE and its subsidiaries. Audit-related fees are fees charged by KPMG for assurance and related services that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of our financial statements and are not reported under audit fees. Tax fees are fees for professional services rendered by KPMG for tax advice on transfer pricing, restructuring, and tax compliance on current, past, or contemplated transactions. The All other fees category includes other support services, such as training and advisory services on issues unrelated to accounting and taxes.

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