Investor Relations / AIM Rule 26
Effective corporate governance is a priority of the Board and outlined below are details of how the Company has applied the principles set out in The UK Corporate Governance Code (the “Code”) revised in April 2016 by the Financial Reporting Council. Under the rules of AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange, the company is not required to comply with the Code and the Board considered that the size of the Group does not warrant compliance with all of the Code’s requirements. The Board fully supports the principles on which the Code is based and seeks to comply with best practice in such respects as they consider appropriate for a Group of its size and nature. The Board has a wide range of experience directly relevant to the Group and its activities and its structure ensures that no one individual or group dominates the decision making process.
The Board consists of one non-executive and three Executive Directors. The roles of the Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive of the Group are held separately with a clear division of responsibility between them. The Chairman of the Board is an independent non-executive Director.
Within the scope of the corporate governance procedures, the Board meets regularly to consider the financial results, budgets, and major items of capital expenditure of all the Group’s companies. This body is also responsible for formulating, reviewing and approving the Group’s strategy and the phases of its development.
The Audit Committee consists of one non-executive Director, Jack Rowell. The member of the Audit Committee has relevant financial experience. This Committee, inter alia, is responsible for reviewing the Annual and Interim financial statements, in addition to the systems of internal control and risk management, and also for ensuring the integrity of the financial information reported to the shareholders.
The Remuneration Committee comprises one non-executive Director, Jack Rowell. This Committee is scheduled to meet at least twice per annum to advise the Board on the Group’s remuneration strategy and to determine the terms of employment and total remuneration of the respective Executive Directors of the Group and of its subsidiary companies, including the granting of share options. Among others, the objective of this Committee is to attract, retain and motivate Executives capable of delivering the Group’s objectives. The Remuneration Committee is also responsible for the evaluation of the performance of Executive Directors.
Share Dealing Code
The Directors understand the importance of complying with the AIM Rules for Companies relating to Directors’ dealings and has established a share dealing code which is appropriate for an AIM quoted company.
UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers
The Board confirms that Ukrproduct Group Ltd is subject to the rules of the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers