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This Statement provides guidance to accountants for performing and reporting on the results of engagements to issue letters for underwriters and certain other requesting parties described in and meeting the requirements of paragraph 3, 4, or 5 (commonly referred to as "comfort letters") in connection with financial statements and financial statement schedules contained in registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the Securities Act of 1933 (the Act) and other securities offerings. In paragraph 9, this Statement also provides guidance to accountants for performing and reporting on the results of engagements to issue letters for certain requesting parties, other than underwriters or other parties with a due diligence defense under section 11 of the Act, that are described in, but do not meet the requirements of, paragraph 3, 4, or 5.
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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Auditing Standards Board, "Amendments to statement on auditing standards no. 72, letters for underwriters and certain other requesting parties" (1995). Statements on Auditing Standards. 79.