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(New York, New York, April 16, 2013)

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global organization for the accountancy profession with 172 members and associates in 129 countries, today applauded the release of the proposed International Integrated Reporting Framework by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). The Framework is expected to be a critical tool for businesses as they create integrated reports and drive integrated thinking in their organizations.

Integrated reporting is the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting and communications, helping organizations to communicate a clear and candid picture of their performance to investors.

“The accountancy profession plays a vital facilitating role in bringing integrated reporting to more organizations, and the Framework will help guide organizations and professional accountants in this process,” said IFAC President Warren Allen, who is also a member of the IIRC Council. “Feedback from individual accountants and the profession on the proposed Framework is critical.”

IFAC has been a proactive participant in the development of the Framework, and is a co-founder of the IIRC. In addition to Mr. Allen serving on the IIRC Council, Ian Ball, former IFAC CEO and current principal advisor, chairs the IIRC Working Group. IFAC also has a staff member who has been seconded to the IIRC on a full-time basis.

The IIRC is asking all stakeholders to provide feedback on the International Integrated Reporting Framework during its public consultation period, which closes July 15, 2013. The Framework has been released in English but will also be available soon in additional languages.

About IFAC
IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession, dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. It is comprised of 172 members and associates in 129 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.



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Jennifer DiClerico
Head of Communications

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