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Corporate governance policies at Budimex SA and public availability of the underlying document

In 2016, the Company applied the “Best Practices of WSE Listed Companies 2016” adopted by a resolution of the WSE Supervisory Board, No. 26/1413/2015 dated 13 October 2015, within the scope indicated in Report No. 1/2016 of 4 January 2016, sent in the EBI system and published on the Company’s website.

On 11 December 2015, under Resolution No. 22, the Company’s Management Board adopted the new principles for use as of 1 January 2016, except for guaranteeing shareholders, using electronic means of communication:

  1. two-way real-time communication during which shareholders can take the floor during the General Meeting of Shareholders while being in a place other than the place of the meeting – Rule No. IV.R.2 item 2) in Chapter IV General Meeting and Shareholder Relations,
  2. the option to exercise voting rights in person or through an authorised legal representative during the General Meeting, outside the place of the General Meeting – Rule No. IV.R.2 item 3) in Chapter IV General Meeting and Shareholder Relations.

The Company upholds its previously presented position in relation to continued doubts as to the possibility of ensuring a legally safe manner of execution of the General Meeting if shareholders are granted the above-mentioned option, in particular, taking into account the number of shareholders usually participating in the General Meeting of Budimex SA. Therefore, in the opinion of the Company, such a situation still carries technical, and consequently legal, threats to the correct and efficient execution of the General Meeting.

In the above-mentioned resolution, the Management Board also determined that:

  1. in accordance with Rule I.Z.1.15. (diversity policy) in Chapter I. Disclosure Policy and Investor Communications, the Company applies the diversity policy to its governing bodies and key managers and, as a result, it will prepare in one document the principles of this policy, covering in particular such elements as gender, education, age, professional experience, so that it is possible to publish the relevant description on its website,
  2. Rule III.Z.3. in Chapter III. Internal Systems and Functions (the independence of the person managing the internal audit function and other persons responsible for the performance of its tasks in line with generally accepted international standards of the professional internal audit practice), is applied by the Company in such a way that in accordance with the adopted division of competencies between individual bodies of the Company, matters related
    to employing Office of Internal Control staff, including their remuneration, are in the competencies of the Management Board of the Company, and the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board monitors the efficiency of internal control systems and internal audit, i.e. the actions of the Office of Internal Control, is informed of the activity plan of the internal audit, and receives reports of these activities or periodic summaries from the Office of Internal Control. Employees of the Office of Internal Control are obliged to perform audits primarily at the request of the Supervisory Board and the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board,
  3. the Management Board and the Supervisory Board apply previous corporate governance principles regarding
    a conflict of interest, and the relevant provisions do not occur in internal regulations of the Company regarding the Supervisory Board (Bylaws of the Supervisory Board), on the basis of principle V.Z.6. of DPS 2016 it will be proposed to the Company’s Supervisory Board that it supplements the Bylaws of the Supervisory Board with a provision under which a member of the Supervisory Board will inform the Supervisory Board of an existing conflict of interests which has arisen or may arise, and shall refrain from discussing such issue, including refraining from voting.

At the same time, the Management Board applied to the Supervisory Board to adopt the resolution on the application of corporate governance principles concerning the above.
On 16 December 2015, under Resolution No. 240, the Company’s Supervisory Board adopted the “Best Practices of WSE Listed Companies 2016” for use as of 1 January 2016, in the scope specified in the aforesaid resolution of the Company’s Management Board.

On 14 March 2016, by Resolution No. 242, the Supervisory Board introduced the aforementioned amendments to the Bylaws of the Supervisory Board by adding Article 12b to the Bylaws. Next, at the request of the Management Board, by Resolution No. 243 of 14 March 2016, the Supervisory Board asked the Ordinary General Meeting to adopt a resolution on observing the “Best Practices of WSE Listed Companies 2016” to the extent specified in the aforementioned resolutions of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board.

In 2016, the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company, by Resolution No. 275 of 26 April 2016, adopted for use the “Best Practices of WSE Listed Companies 2016” as suggested by the Management Board and the Supervisory Board. The document containing corporate governance policies was and is still posted on the Company’s website at http://www.budimex.pl.

At the same time, it needs to be noted that the Company has been providing a broadcast of the General Meeting in real time for several years, and no changes in this respect are planned.