BlueScope Annual Report 2018/2019

BlueScope Steel Limited – FY2019 Directors’ Report Page 45 AUDITOR INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION Ernst & Young was appointed as auditor for BlueScope at the 2002 Annual General Meeting . AUDITOR INDEPENDENCE The Auditor’s Independence Declaration for the year ended 30 June 2019 has been received from Ernst & Young. This is set out at page 46 of the Directors’ Report. NON-AUDIT SERVICES Ernst & Young provided $746,000 of non-audit services during the year ended 30 June 2019, comprising: $ 171,000 for taxation compliance services; $ 408,000 for assurance services; and $ 167,000 for advisory services. The Directors are satisfied that the provision of these non-audit services is compatible with the general standard of independence for auditors in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 . The nature, value and scope of each type of non-audit service provided is considered by the Directors not to have compromised auditor independence. This Report is made in accordance with a resolution of the Directors. J A BEVAN Chairman M VASSELLA Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Melbourne 19 August 2019