Deloitte & Touche LLP (Deloitte) was Allstate’s independent registered public accountant for the year ended December 31, 2016.
The audit committee reviewed and discussed with management the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
The committee discussed with Deloitte the matters required to be discussed by Auditing Standard No. 1301, as adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. The committee received the written disclosures and letter from Deloitte that is required by applicable requirements of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board regarding Deloitte’s communications with the committee concerning independence and has discussed with Deloitte its independence.
Based on these reviews and discussions and other information considered by the committee in its judgment, the committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the audited financial statements be included in Allstate’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, for filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and furnished to stockholders with this Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement.
Mary Alice Taylor (Chair)
Kermit R. Crawford
Michael L. Eskew
Siddharth N. Mehta