Each member of the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board must immediately report and provide all relevant information to the chairman of the Supervisory Board about any conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest, material or not to the company and/or to the relevant member. A member of the Board of Management also informs the other members of the Board of Management (as applicable).
If the chairman of the Supervisory Board has a conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest that is material to the company and/or to him, he is required to report this immediately to the vice chairman of the Supervisory Board and to provide all relevant information. In all situations, this includes information concerning a spouse, registered partner or other life companion, (foster) child or other relatives by blood or marriage up to the second degree.
The Supervisory Board is responsible for deciding how to resolve a conflict of interest between members of the Board of Management, members of the Supervisory Board and/or the external auditor on the one hand and the company on the other.
In the event of a conflict of interest between PostNL and a member of the Board of Management, the company will be represented by another member of the Board of Management or a member of the Supervisory Board appointed by the Supervisory Board for this purpose.
A decision to enter into a transaction involving a conflict of interest with a member of the Board of Management or the Supervisory Board, material or not, to the company or to the relevant member requires the approval of the Supervisory Board. No such transactions were entered into in 2020 so best practice provisions 2.7.3 and 2.7.4 of the Code did not apply.
The by-laws of the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board also include a provision that a member of the Board of Management or the Supervisory Board does not participate in any discussion or decision-making that involves a subject or transaction in relation to which the member has a conflict of interest with the company. In 2020, there were no cases whereby conflict of interest occurred.
Members of the Supervisory Board, the Board of Management and PostNL’s senior management are subject to the PostNL Group Policy on Prevention of Insider Trading, which sets rules to prevent insider trading in our financial instruments and in securities other than PostNL’s financial instruments.
Under the current remuneration policies share ownership is mandatory for the Board of Management, and not for members of the Supervisory Board. This is further detailed in the Remuneration report.
The table below lists the total number of PostNL shares held by each member of the Board of Management, including shares vested under PostNL’s performance share plan and variable remuneration. The table does not state the unvested shares which have been allocated to such members under PostNL’s performance share plan. None of the Supervisory Board members holds any PostNL shares at the date of this Annual Report.
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 20201
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