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John B. Veihmeyer confirmed as global chairman of KPMG 

Singapore, 17 March 2014
KPMG International (KPMGI) announced today that John B. Veihmeyer's selection as Global Chairman was ratified by the firm’s Global Council. Veihmeyer, who was the unanimous choice of KPMG International’s Global Board on February 27, assumes the role effective immediately.

"I am proud to have the opportunity to lead KPMG globally," said Veihmeyer who began his career with KPMG in the U.S. "My focus will be to continue to strengthen our global reputation for quality and professionalism, as well as our status as one of the world's great places to work and build a career. This is an exciting time for KPMG. Our global network is well positioned to respond to a dynamic marketplace, and to fulfill our role in the capital markets system."

Veihmeyer has served as Chairman and CEO of KPMG's firm in the U.S. since 2010 and will continue in those roles as Global Chairman. He will continue to be based in New York. He has previously held numerous other leadership roles at KPMG, including as a member of KPMG's global executive team; Chairman of the Americas region; Deputy U.S. Chairman; managing partner of KPMG's Washington, D.C. operations; and Global Head of Risk Management and Regulatory.

Veihmeyer is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and lives with his wife in Maryland. He has three grown children.