The king report on governance for south AFRICA 2009 (king III)
Remgro is committed to the highest level of corporate governance, integrity and ethics. The Board of Directors (the Board) is ultimately responsible for ensuring that governance standards are set and met and it is therein assisted by senior management who aim to instil a culture of compliance and good governance throughout the Remgro Group. This is underscored by sound and visible leadership characterised by the ethical values of responsibility, accountability, fairness and transparency. Sound corporate governance structures and processes are being applied and are considered by the Board to be pivotal to delivering sustainable growth in the interest of all stakeholders.
As a responsible investor, the Board advocates adherence to sound governance principles by all entities Remgro is invested in by using its significant influence to ensure that all Remgro’s listed subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates endorse the principles contained in King III. Effective corporate governance forms part of Remgro’s investment assessment criteria which are further monitored on a continuous basis by non-executive board representation on those investee companies’ boards. To this end the Remgro policy may be used as a benchmark.
Remgro is an investment holding company and accordingly all references to "the Group” in this context denote the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Remgro’s main wholly owned operating subsidiary is Wispeco. Wispeco is operated and managed as an independent entity with an autonomous board of directors, however, the composition of its board does not comply with the independence requirements of King III due to the size of the business. Remgro’s representatives on the board of that company, however, ensure that sound corporate governance and sustainability practices are followed by Wispeco through the adoption and implementation of Remgro’s policies, processes and procedures.
Remgro’s other wholly owned subsidiaries, excluding Wispeco referred to above, are not operating companies and are administered by Remgro Management Services Limited (RMS). The members of Remgro’s Management Board are also the directors of RMS. RMS renders management and support services to Remgro and certain of its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates and partially recovers its costs through fees for services rendered. The net costs of RMS are part of the corporate costs of Remgro.
The Board is satisfied that Remgro has met the majority of the principles contained in King III throughout the year under review. Where a principle of King III has not been adhered to as specified, this is explained where relevant. For ease of reference, however, a summary of all the principles of King III that were not applied is presented below.
- The Chairman of the Board, Mr Johann Rupert, is not an independent non-executive director but, given his knowledge of the business and his commercial experience, the Board deems this arrangement not only as appropriate but also essential for achieving the business objectives of Remgro.
- The Chairman of the Board acts as ex officio chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Although he is not independent the Board is supportive of his chairmanship of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee given the necessity to align the Company’s remuneration approach with corporate strategy. The Chairman receives no remuneration or fees from Remgro.
- The Board and subcommittees are evaluated annually, but have decided not to disclose the overview of the appraisal process, results and action plans in the Integrated Annual Report due to the potential sensitive nature thereof.
- In terms of the Board’s annual evaluation process, directors are not evaluated individually. Independent non-executive directors are, however, evaluated individually with regard to their independence and specifically the independence of the directors serving on the Board for more than nine years.
- In terms of King III, the Integrated Annual Report should disclose the terms of reference of the Board committees; however, only a summary of the terms is disclosed in the Integrated Annual Report. The complete terms of reference of Board committees are available on the Company’s website at www.remgro.com.
- The Board does not believe that directors should earn attendance fees in addition to a base fee. Many directors add significant value to the Group outside of the formal Board and Committee meetings, sometimes greater than they might do within the confines of a formal meeting.
- The Board does not intend to institute a formal dispute resolution process as it believes that the existing processes within the Group operate satisfactorily and do not require a more formal and separate mechanism. Shareholders have remedies in terms of the Companies Act.
- The King III Report recommends that the Company’s Sustainable Development Report be audited by an independent external professional party. Remgro’s Sustainable Development Report has not been audited but verification of the key sustainability indicators has been obtained through agreed upon procedures performed by internal audit and independent service providers.
|An index on the Company’s application of each King III principle is here.|
The king report on corporate governance™
for south AFRICA 2016 (king IV)
King IV was published on 1 November 2016 and it is effective for financial years of organisations commencing on or after 1 April 2017. The Company will implement and report on the King IV requirements in its 2018 Integrated Annual Report. However, the JSE Limited (JSE) made amendments to section 3.84 of the Listings Requirements relating to certain governance practices extracted from King IV, which are mandatory for listed companies to comply with. The JSE requires listed companies to comply with these mandatory governance practices in all documents (circulars and annual reports) submitted to the JSE on or after 1 October 2017, having the effect that these mandatory governance practices apply to this Integrated Annual Report. A summary of these amendments to the Listings Requirements and page references to the application thereof in this Integrated Annual Report are as follows:
- Listed companies are required to have a separate audit committee, a committee responsible for remuneration and a social and ethics committee. The Company complies with these requirements. The relevant details in respect of the committees of the Company are set out here.
- The aforementioned committees must comprise at least three members and the composition thereof must comply with the requirements of the Companies Act and should be considered in accordance with the recommended practices in King IV on an apply and explain basis. Note that the composition of the Company’s Audit and Risk Committee and the Social and Ethics Committee complies with the Companies Act requirements. In addition, the composition of the Company’s Audit and Risk Committee, Remuneration and Nomination Committee and Social and Ethics Committee complies with the recommended practices in King IV. The composition of the relevant committees and attendance at the relevant committee meetings are set out here.
- There is a clarification that independent directors need to be determined holistically, and on a substance over form basis in accordance with the indicators provided in Sections 94(4(a) and (b) of the Companies Act and King IV. Independence of directors was determined holistically and on a substance over form basis as required by the Listings Requirements, and is set out here.
- Notwithstanding its duties pursuant to Section 94 of the Companies Act, the audit committee must also ensure that the issuer has established appropriate financial reporting procedures, and that these procedures are operating. Remgro’s Audit and Risk Committee has various aspects included in its mandate to ensure that the proper reporting processes are adequately documented, implemented, complied with, overseen by appropriate management and independently assessed. The committee’s mandate is available for inspection.
- The Board is still required to evaluate the Company Secretary’s competence, qualifications and experience, but no evaluation is required on the Company Secretary’s independence. The evaluation of the Company Secretary is set out here.
- A requirement to insert a race diversity policy at Board level, which is only effective in respect of annual reports issued on or after 1 June 2018. On 20 September 2017, the Board approved a Policy on the Promotion of Race Diversity, more details of which are set out on here.
- A non-binding vote is required on the Remuneration Policy and Remuneration Implementation Report of the Company and the measures that the Board commits to take in the event that either the Remuneration Policy or the Remuneration Implementation Report, or both, are voted against by 25% or more of the votes exercised on the relevant resolutions. The non-binding votes in respect of the Remuneration Policy and Remuneration Implementation Report are provided for in the Notice to Shareholders here and the engagement with shareholders in the event of a 25% of more vote against the reports is set out here.
The Board is further satisfied that the Company has met the requirements of the Companies Act and the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited. Compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, accepted standards or codes is integral to the Group’s risk management process and is monitored on a continuous basis. As in previous years there has been no major non-compliance by, or fines or prosecutions against the Group during the year under review.
Since the launch of the JSE’s Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index, Remgro measured the effectiveness of its governance processes by means of continuous successful participation in the SRI Index. During June 2015 the JSE partnered with FTSE Russell and launched the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index (RII)on 12 October 2015. Remgro has been included in this Index and the governance practices of RCL Foods Limited, being Remgro’s largest and only listed subsidiary, as well as those of Wispeco, are incorporated.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board charter and responsibilities
The Board has a formal charter which:
- identifies, defines and records the responsibilities, functions and composition of the Board; and
- serves as a reference for new directors.
All directors of Remgro have endorsed the charter and a copy of the charter is available for inspection on Remgro’s website.
Key responsibilities in terms of the charter include the following:
- ensuring that the Board’s composition incorporates the necessary skills and experience;
- appointment of new directors;
- the annual appointment and evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO);
- addressing all aspects that are of a strategic or material nature or that can impact the reputation of Remgro;
- directing the ethical standards, strategy and operations of the Group to build a sustainable business, while considering the short and long-term impact of the Group’s strategy on the economy, society and the environment;
- monitoring compliance with laws and regulations and codes of best business practice;
- ensuring that relevant and accurate information is timeously communicated to stakeholders;
- ultimate responsibility for the strategic direction, risk appetite, performance and affairs of Remgro;
- approval of new investments or extension of existing investments for amounts more than R500 million, as well as the disposal of existing investments for amounts more than R500 million;
- monitoring the operational and investment performance of Remgro;
- empowerment of executive management to implement operational and investment plans and strategies in terms of delegated authorities;
- risk management and IT governance;
- ensuring that sustainability reporting is integrated with financial reporting;
- the promotion of good governance by its subsidiaries, including the adoption and implementation of Remgro’s policies, processes and procedures by subsidiaries;
- ensure that the remuneration of directors and senior management is determined in terms of the Remuneration Policy; and
- at least twice a year, consider the going concern status of Remgro.
The Board is satisfied that it has discharged its duties and obligations as described in the Board charter during the past financial year. Only minor amendments were made to the Board charter during the year under review.
Remgro has a fully functional Board that leads and controls the Group. All issues of a material or strategic nature, or which can impact on the reputation of the Group, are referred to the Board. Other issues are dealt with by the Management Board and/or the Investment Committee, or by senior management as permitted in terms of a formal delegation of authority. The Board meets at least five times a year and follows an annual work plan to ensure that all relevant matters are dealt with. Members of the Board and subcommittees receive an agenda, together with supporting documentation, at least one week prior to each meeting in order to enable them to be fully prepared. All directors have unlimited access to the services of the Company Secretary and senior management, as well as to all Company records.
Composition of the Board
Details of the directors of the Company appear here of the Integrated Annual Report.
The composition of the Board reflects a balance of executive and non-executive directors, of whom the majority are independent, in order to ensure that there is a clear balance of authority so that no one individual has unfettered decision-making powers. As at year-end the Board consisted of four executive and 10 non-executive directors of whom seven were independent. Non-executive directors are selected to serve on the Board for their broader knowledge and experience and are expected to contribute effectively to decision-making and the formulation of policy. The independence of independent non-executive directors is reviewed annually and the independence of non-executive directors who have served on the Board for more than nine years, is subject to a rigorous review by the Board.
Executive directors contribute their insight to day-to-day operations, thereby enabling the Board to identify goals, provide direction and determine the feasibility and sustainability of the strategies proposed. These directors are generally responsible for implementing all operational decisions.
The Board will not comprise fewer than six or more than 19 directors, or any other number as the Board may from time to time determine. The Board is satisfied that its current members possess the required collective skills and experience to carry out its responsibilities, to achieve the Group’s objectives and create shareholder value over the long term. In terms of the Memorandum of Incorporation of the Company at least one third of the directors must resign annually on a rotation basis, but may make themselves available for re-election for a further term. The directors to retire shall be those who have been longest in office since their last election. A director who has already held his office for a period of three years since his last election shall retire at such meeting.
The roles and responsibilities of the Chairman of the Board and the CEO are separated. The Chairman, the Deputy Chairmen, the CEO and the CFO are all elected and/or appointed on an annual basis.
As mentioned earlier, the Chairman of the Board is not an independent director. The Board acknowledges the principle in the King Report to appoint an independent non-executive director as Chairman but, given the responsibility of the Board to focus on performance in directing the commercial and economic fortunes of Remgro, this arrangement is deemed not only appropriate, but also essential. In compliance with King III and the JSE Listings Requirements, the Board has appointed Mr G T Ferreira as Lead Independent Director (LID). The main function of the LID is, inter alia, to provide leadership and advice to the Board, without detracting from the authority of the Chairman, when the Chairman has a conflict of interest. The LID is appointed by the Board on an annual basis.
The CEO, Mr Jannie Durand, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Company and he is assisted in this regard by Mr Neville Williams (CFO). Between the two of them they have 44 years of service working for Remgro and Remgro-related businesses.
Evaluation of the Board, subcommittees and individual directors
The Board and subcommittees are evaluated annually by their members. The results of these evaluations are not disclosed in the Integrated Annual Report, but the nomination for reappointment of directors only occurs after the evaluation of the performance of the Board. The Board determines its functions, duties and performance criteria, as well as those for subcommittees, to serve as a benchmark for the performance appraisals.
The Board is satisfied with the independence of independent non-executive directors, including the independence of Messrs Fred Robertson and Paul Harris, who have served on the Board for 17 years, as well as Mr Murphy Morobe, who has served on the Board for 10 years. Based on the evaluation there is no evidence of any circumstances and/or relationships that will impair their judgement, and their independence is in no way affected by the length of service.
Induction of new directors
Newly appointed Board members are formally informed of their fiduciary duties by the Company Secretary. Upon their appointment directors receive an induction pack consisting of, inter alia, agendas and minutes of the two most recent Board and subcommittee meetings (if applicable), latest annual financial statements and Integrated Annual Report, the Company’s code of conduct regarding insider trading, Group structure, Board charter and subcommittee mandates, etc. in order to inform them of existing matters and risks that are currently being addressed as well as to provide them with a general understanding of the Group. New Board members are also invited to have induction meetings with executive directors and senior management. In addition new members will also receive information on the JSE Listings Requirements and the obligations therein imposed upon directors.
Members of the Board, subcommittees and individual directors are entitled to seek independent professional advice concerning the affairs of the Group, at the Company’s expense, with prior notification to the CEO or Company Secretary.
Company Secretary’s role and responsibilities
All directors have unlimited access to the services of the Company Secretary, Ms Danielle Heynes, who is responsible to the Board for ensuring that proper corporate governance principles are adhered to and that Board orientation or training is given when appropriate.
The Company Secretary is furthermore responsible for ensuring the proper administration of the proceedings and matters relating to the Board, the Company and the shareholders of Remgro in accordance with applicable legislation and procedures.
The Board annually evaluates the competence and effectiveness of the Company Secretary, as required by the JSE Listings Requirements. The evaluation process includes an assessment by each Board member of the Company Secretary’s eligibility, skills, knowledge and execution of duties. The Board has considered and is satisfied that the Company Secretary is competent and has the necessary experience to effectively execute her duties. A brief curriculum vitae of the Company Secretary is included in the Integrated Annual Report here.
The Board has established subcommittees to assist it in discharging its duties and responsibilities. Each committee has its own mandate/terms of reference that defines its powers and duties. Copies of these mandates and terms of reference, which are reviewed on an annual basis, are available here.
The minutes of committee meetings are included in the agendas of subsequent Board meetings and issues that require the Board’s attention or a Board resolution are highlighted and included as separate agenda items. Notwithstanding the delegation of functions to Board committees, the Board remains ultimately responsible for the proper fulfilment of such functions, except for the functions of the Audit and Risk Committee relating to the appointment, fees and terms of engagement of the external auditor.
Remuneration and Nomination Committee
The committee consists of four non-executive directors, three of whom are independent. The Company Chairman, Mr Johann Rupert, is also the chairman of the committee, while the head of human resources acts as secretary. The CEO attends all committee meetings by invitation. The composition of and attendance at committee meetings are set out here.
Meetings of the committee are held periodically (but at least once a year) in order to advise the Board on matters such as the remuneration principles and terms of employment of all directors and Management Board members, the Board structure and composition, directors’ remuneration and long-term incentive schemes and succession plans for the Board, CEO and other Management Board appointments.
The committee is responsible for developing and reviewing the Group’s policies with regard to remuneration, gender diversity and race diversity. During the year, the committee reviewed its mandate and the Remuneration Policy, and adopted a gender diversity policy, which the Board approved. There were no amendments to the committee’s mandate during the year under review. The committee also adopted a race diversity policy, which the Board approved on 20 September 2017. The gender and race diversity policies apply to the Board only and although formal targets are not set, the committee pursues all opportunities to enhance the gender and race diversity of the Board.
Remgro’s remuneration principles are set out in the Remuneration Report here of the Integrated Annual Report. The Remuneration Policy and Remuneration Implementation Report will be tabled for separate non-binding advisory votes on the Company’s forthcoming Annual General Meeting on 29 November 2017.
Audit and Risk Committee
The committee is governed by a mandate that includes the recommendations of King III and the requirements of the Companies Act. The committee consists of four independent non-executive directors, elected by Remgro’s shareholders on recommendation by the Board, and is chaired by Ms S E N De Bruyn Sebotsa. The committee meets at least four times a year and the CEO, CFO and the head of internal audit attend all meetings, ex officio. The composition of and attendance at committee meetings are set out here.
The main role of the committee is to assist the Board in discharging its responsibilities regarding the following:
- risk management;
- internal controls;
- internal financial controls, accounting systems and information;
- the effectiveness of the CFO and financial function;
- accounting policies;
- internal and external audit;
- information technology systems;
- protection of assets;
- public reporting; and
- to monitor compliance with laws, rules, codes of conduct and standards.
The annual appointment of the external auditor, the approval of its terms of engagement and audit approach, as well as the approval of fees relating to audit services and non-audit services are also performed by the committee. These responsibilities apply to Remgro and its subsidiaries administered by RMS.
The Audit and Risk Committee meets at least once per year with the external and internal auditors and executive management to ensure that their efforts relating to risk management and internal control are properly coordinated.
The committee furthermore evaluates the effectiveness of its subcommittee, the Risk and IT Governance Committee. This committee’s mandate includes the maintenance of the Risk Management Policy and plan, establishment and maintenance of an operational risk register, information technology risk management, legal compliance and occupational health and safety. A Financial Statements Committee, which is not an official subcommittee of the Audit and Risk Committee, was also established. Its tasks include the revision of Remgro’s Integrated Annual Report (including the annual financial statements) prior to submission thereof to the Audit and Risk Committee. Both of these committees are chaired by Remgro’s CFO and the chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee attends the meetings by invitation.
The committee is also responsible for ensuring that the combined assurance model introduced by King III is applied to provide a coordinated approach to all assurance activities. In particular the committee:
- will ensure that the combined assurance received is appropriate to address all the significant risks facing the Company; and
- monitors the relationship between the external service providers and the Company.
|The committee’s report describing how it has discharged its statutory duties in terms of the Companies
Act and its additional duties assigned to it by the Board in respect of the financial year ended 30 June 2017 is included here.
The Investment Committee comprises four non-executive directors, of whom two are independent, as well as the CEO and the CFO. The committee is chaired by Mr Johann Rupert and meets when required for significant investment decisions. The composition of the committee is set out here.
The duties and responsibilities of the committee are:
- to consider and, if appropriate, approve:
- new investments up to an amount of not more than R500 million;
- the extension of existing investments for amounts between R100 million and R500 million;
- the disposal of existing investments for amounts between R100 million and R500 million; and
- to consider and make recommendations to the Board regarding investment decisions amounting to more than R500 million.
During the year under review all decisions taken by the Investment Committee were approved by written resolution.
The Management Board consists of all four executive directors as well as two members of senior management, Messrs Pieter Louw and Pieter Uys. The committee meets on a monthly basis and the duties and responsibilities of committee members are in addition to their duties and responsibilities as members of the Board (in the case of members who are directors) and/or their other duties as executives. The composition of and attendance at committee meetings are set out here.
The key duties and responsibilities of the committee are as follows:
- development of operational and investment plans and strategies for Remgro for submission to the Board and the implementation thereof once approved;
- evaluating and monitoring of existing Group investments;
- extension of existing investments up to an amount of not more than R100 million;
- the disposal of existing investments with a carrying value not exceeding R100 million;
- recommendation of all new investments, the extension of existing investments for more than R100 million and the disposal of existing investments for more than R100 million to the Investment Committee and the Board for approval;
- appropriate reporting in respect of existing investments to the Board; and
- nomination of representatives of Remgro as directors on the boards of investee companies, for approval by the Board.
Social and Ethics Committee
The committee’s responsibilities are governed by a formal mandate as approved by the Board and the main objectives of the committee are to:
- assist the Board in monitoring the Group’s performance as a good and responsible corporate citizen by the monitoring of its sustainable development practices; and
- perform the statutory duties of a Social and Ethics Committee in terms of the Companies Act and other functions assigned to it by the Board.
The composition of and attendance at committee meetings are set out here.
|The committee’s report describing how it has discharged its statutory duties in terms of the Companies Act and its
additional duties assigned to it by the Board in respect of the financial year ended 30 June 2017 is included here.
Dealing in securities
In accordance with the Listings Requirements of the JSE, the Company has adopted a code of conduct for insider trading. During price-sensitive or closed periods directors and designated employees are prohibited from dealing in Remgro’s securities. In terms of the Group’s policy closed periods lasts from the end of a financial reporting period until the publication of financial results for that period. A closed period is also applicable when the Company has issued a cautionary announcement to its shareholders.
Directors and designated employees may only deal in Remgro’s securities outside the closed period, with the approval of the Chairman or the CEO. In addition, directors and designated employees are prohibited from dealing in the securities of listed investee companies unless permission has been obtained from the Chairman or the CEO.
Conflicts of interests
Mechanisms are in place to recognise, respond to and manage any actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest. Directors are required to disclose their personal financial interests, and those of persons related to them, in contracts or other matters in which Remgro has a material interest or which are to be considered at a Board meeting. Where a potential conflict of interest exists, directors are expected to recuse themselves from relevant discussions and decisions.
All information acquired by directors in the performance of their duties, which is not disclosed publicly, is treated as confidential. Directors may not use, or appear to use, such information for personal advantage or for the advantage of third parties.
All directors of the Company are required to comply with the Remgro Code of Ethics, the provisions of the Financial Markets Act, 2012 and the requirements of the JSE Limited regarding inside information, dealings in securities and the disclosure of such dealings.
The activities and conduct of executive directors and senior management who act in a non-executive capacity on the boards of investee companies are governed by formal guidelines as approved by the Board.
PRICE SENSITIVE INFORMATION
During the year under review, the Board approved an internal Price Sensitive Information Policy, which deals with the determination of price sensitive information, the maintenance of confidentiality and the prompt dissemination of such information. The purpose of the policy is to ensure that price sensitive information is kept confidential up to the time of publication, through the electronic news service established by the JSE (SENS), and follows the general principle of the JSE Listings Requirements that shareholders should enjoy fair and equal treatment.
RISK MANAGEMENT AND INTERNAL CONTROL
The Board has a comprehensive risk management system, which incorporates continuous risk assessment, evaluation and internal control embedment. The Group’s reporting on its risk management process and systems of internal control is included in the Risk Management Report here.
In terms of the JSE Listings Requirements, the external auditor of all listed companies and their major subsidiaries should be accredited with the JSE. Remgro’s external auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. is accredited as such with the JSE. The external auditor attends all Audit and Risk Committee meetings and has direct access to the chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Chairman of the Group.
Non-audit services provided by the external auditor are approved by the Audit and Risk Committee and relate mainly to tax matters. These services are effected by a department that is independent of the audit partners.
INVESTOR RELATIONS AND SHAREHOLDER COMMUNICATION
The Board acknowledges the importance of keeping shareholders and the investor community informed of developments in Remgro’s business. Communication with shareholders is based on the principles of timely, balanced, clear and transparent information. Both positive and negative aspects of financial and non-financial information are provided. Interactions with institutional investors take place twice a year at the dial-in interim and final results presentations, where questions can be directed to the CEO and CFO. The most recent and historic financial and other information is also published on the Company’s website. Further information regarding Remgro’s initiatives on communication with all of its stakeholders is provided in the Sustainable Development Report.
ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
|Board||Audit and Risk Committee||Remuneration and Nomination Committee||Social and Ethics Committee||Manage- ment Board|
|Number of meetings held(1)||5||4||1||2||11|
|Attendance by directors|
|J P Rupert||5||–||1||–||–|
|E de la H Hertzog||5||–||–||–||–|
|Independent non-executive directors|
|G T Ferreira||4||–||1||–||–|
|P K Harris||3||–||0||–||–|
|N P Mageza(2)||5||4||–||1||–|
|P J Moleketi||5||3||–||–||–|
|S E N De Bruyn Sebotsa(4)||5||4||–||1||–|
|Executive directors and Management Board|
|J J Durand||5||–||–||–||10|
|W E Bührmann||5||–||–||–||10|
|P R Louw||–||–||–||2||11|
|P J Uys||–||–||–||1||10|
|N J Williams||5||–||–||–||10|
|(1)||All decisions taken by the Investment Committee during the year under review were approved by written resolution.|
|(2)||Mr N P Mageza was appointed as a member of the Social and Ethics Committee with effect from 1 December 2016 and attended all the meetings since his appointment.|
|(3)||Mr M Morobe was appointed as Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee with effect from 1 December 2016 and attended all the meetings since his appointment.|
|(4)||Ms S E N De Bruyn Sebotsa was appointed as a member of the Social and Ethics Committee with effect from 1 December 2016 and attended all the meetings since her appointment.|
|(5)||Mr H Wessels retired as director from 1 December 2016.|
|(6)||Mrs M Lubbe was appointed as a director and a member of the Management Board with effect from 20 September 2016 and attended all the meetings since her appointment.|
BUSINESS RESCUE PROCEEDINGS
An internal business rescue policy has been formulated and approved by the Board. Given the nature of Remgro as an investment holding company, the actual consideration of Business Rescue Proceedings is part of the legal compliance policy approved by the Board.
Business Rescue Proceedings at investee companies are the responsibility of the boards of these entities as required by the Companies Act. Remgro has, as part of its risk management framework, processes in place to timeously identify and address underperforming investments.