Equitable Treatment of Shareholders
The Board of Directors has a policy to treat all shareholders equitably and fairly by protecting the rights of shareholders and provide convenience to shareholders in exercising of rights in various matters which shareholders are deserved. The Board of Directors has a policy of equitable treatment of shareholders as follows:
- The Board of Directors gives the rights to shareholders to cast one vote per one share. For the same type of shares, they have the rights to cast one vote per one share.
- The Company allows a shareholder and/or a group of shareholders holding the Company’s shares collectively at least 5 percent of voting rights to propose agendas and prospective directors before the Annual General Meetings. This description will be provided through the SEC and the Company’s website at least 3 months prior to the end of each fiscal year.
- For the Annual General Meetings, the Company will send the meeting invitation notice and documents to shareholders at least 14 days prior to the meeting date and post the invitation notice and all information on the Company’s website (http://www.gmmgrammy.com) in Thai and English more than 21 days prior to the meeting so that shareholders will have sufficient time to thoroughly study the meeting information for decision-making before receiving documents from the Company. The Company also advertised meeting notices in newspapers to inform shareholders of the date, time, venue, and agenda items in Thai and English for 3 consecutive days and at least 3 days prior to the meeting.
- The Board of Directors provides convenience to shareholders who cannot attend the meeting in person by sending them Proxy Form Type A, B and C and attaching documents and simple proxy-giving instructions so that proper documents will be prepared and none of difficulties expected. In addition, shareholders also have option to download the proxy form from the Company’s website.
- The Board of Directors will nominate at least 1 independent director of the Company as an option of proxy for shareholders. The Company will attach the name and profile of the independent director with the meeting invitation notice
- The Board of Directors will conduct the meeting according to the agenda order outlined in the meeting invitation notice and will not add any other meeting agenda without notifying shareholders in advance apart from those specified in the invitation letter except extraordinary cases in order to protect the Company’s interest under the governed laws.
- The Board of Directors will arrange for the use of ballots and a qualified vote processing program on every agenda item that requires vote casting for transparency, and inspection can be made in case debates occur later on. Also, an inspector is prepared for counting votes, and the vote results and resolutions of the meeting shall be disclosed clearly in the meeting minutes.
- The Board of Directors sets a policy and guidelines of prevention of conflicts of interest and insider trading to seek interest for oneself or others in undue manner in the Corporate Governance and Business Ethics Manual of the Company and disseminates the policy to all directors, executives and employees of the Company for acknowledgement and strict compliance to prevent directors and executives of the Company from trading the Company’s shares by using internal information or undertaking related party transactions and selling or buying assets in a manner which may breach or not comply with guidelines of the SET and the SEC.
- In case of undertaking related party transactions which are required to be disclosed or to seek approval from shareholders according to requirements of the SET, prior to the undertaking of the transaction, the Company has disclosed details such as name and relation of related parties, a policy of determination of the value of the transaction, rationale, as well as opinions on the transaction of the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors to shareholders clearly.
- The Board of Directors requires directors and executives (according to definitions of the SEC) to comply with Section 89 of the Securities and Exchange Act by reporting their interest and their related persons’ (including whenever there is change to information) by assigning the Company Secretary to report interest information (including changes) to the meeting of the Board of Directors for acknowledgement every 6 months to consider transactions of the Company which may have conflicts of interest with the Company. Directors and executives who have any related interest shall not attend the meeting to express opinions and have no right to make a resolution of such matter