Firm's Registration Approved by PCAOB



GREENSBORO, NC Ė February 1,2010 Ė Greensboro-based public accounting firm Breslow Starling, one of the Triad regionís leading accounting and business consulting firms, has received approval of its registration with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) to prepare and issue audit reports on companies subject to the Boardís rules.

The PCAOB is a private-sector, nonprofit organization, created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of2002, to oversee the auditors of public companies and other companies subject to the Boardís rule in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair, and independent audit reports.

To be eligible for registration, Breslow Starling designated member Tom Evans to assume firm-wide responsibility for the quality of the firmís audit practice for companies subject to the Boardís rules, and to ensure that all such audit engagement personnel possess the latest knowledge of all applicable professional standards, rules and regulations for such audits.  The PCAOB is required to conduct a continuing program of inspections to assess compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the rules of the Board, the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and professional standards, in connection with each registered firmís performance of audits, issuance of audit reports,and related matters involving issuers. These inspections are conducted annually for firms that provide audit reports for more than 100 issuers and at least triennially for firms that provide audit reports for fewer issuers.

Breslow Starling is one of only eighteen PCAOB-registered firms headquartered in North Carolina and is ranked among the Triadís and North Carolinaís leading public accounting firms. The firm provides a comprehensive array of audit, tax, accounting and consulting services to individuals and businesses in dozens of industries Ė from manufacturing and real estate to construction and healthcare, and is recognized as one of the leading firms in the region.