35. Auditor’s remuneration
The Auditor’s fees for carrying out his mandate at Group level amounted to €235.0 thousand in 2015 (2014: €80.0 thousand). The fees for audit-related services executed by the Auditor, in particular other assurance engagements primarily related to the Nasdaq IPO, amounted to €538.4 thousand in 2015 (2014: €117.3 thousand). Fees for persons related to the Auditor for carrying out an auditor’s mandate at Group level amounted to €45.0 thousand in 2015 (2014: €40.8 thousand). The fees paid in 2015 for non-audit services for the Group by persons related to the auditor for tax and advisory services amounted to €7.9 thousand (2014: €9.8 thousand). The Audit Committee and the Board of Directors are of the opinion that these non-audit services do not affect the independence of the Auditor in the performance of his audit. The abovementioned additional fees were fully approved by the Audit Committee in accordance with article 133 §6 of the Belgian Companies Code.