CORPORATE GOVERNANCE STATEMENT
Afarak Group Plc (“Afarak”, the “Company” or the “Group”) is a Finnish public limited company listed on the NASDAQ Helsinki Stock Exchange (AFAGR) and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (AFRK).
Afarak’s corporate governance is based on, and complies with, the laws of Finland, the Articles of Association of the Company, the Finnish Corporate Governance Code and the regulations of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority, the UK Listing, Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the NASDAQ Helsinki Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. As Afarak primarily follows the Finnish Corporate Governance Code, certain sections of the UK Corporate Governance Code issued in September 2012 (“UK CG”) are not strictly complied with. However, in the areas that the Company diverges from the UK CG the Company believes that its policies are acceptable for the reasons which are set out in the attachment below.
Afarak’s foreign subsidiaries operate under the local laws and regulations of the countries in which they are located, including but not limited to local accounting and tax legislation as well as exchange controls. This Corporate Governance Statement for the financial period 1 January to 31 December 2015 is issued as a separate report to the Board of Directors’ Report and is available on the Group’s website at www.afarak.com. It has been prepared pursuant to the Finnish Corporate Governance Code 2010 and the guideline of the Securities Market Association dated 1 December 2010. Afarak complies with the Finnish Corporate Governance Code which can be found on the Securities Market Association’s website at www.cgfinland.fi. Afarak has made no exceptions in its Finnish Corporate Governance Code compliance.
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