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2015 Ramsay Health Care Limited Annual Report

ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Principles of Good Corporate Governance and Best Practice Recommendations ASX Principle Reference 34 RAMSAY HEALTH CARE ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Compliance as at the date of this Statement Principle 4 Safeguard integrity in corporate reporting 4.1 The board of a listed entity should: (a) have an audit committee which: (1) has at least three members, all of whom are Non-Executive Directors and a majority of whom are independent directors (2) is chaired by an independent director, who is not the chair of the board, and disclose: (3) the charter of the committee (4) the relevant qualifications and experience of the members of the committee; and (5) in relation to each reporting period, the number of times the committee met throughout the period and the individual attendances of the members at those meetings; or (b) if it does not have an audit committee, disclose that fact and the processes it employs that independently verify and safeguard the integrity of its corporate reporting, including the processes for the appointment and removal of the external auditor and the rotation of the audit engagement partner. 2 and 15 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 4.2 The board of a listed entity should, before it approves the entity’s financial statements for a financial period, receive from its CEO and CFO a declaration that, in their opinion, the financial records of the entity have been properly maintained and that the financial statements comply with the appropriate accounting standards and give a true and fair view of the financial position and performance of the entity and that the opinion has been formed on the basis of a sound system of risk management and internal control which is operating effectively. 15 Yes 4.3 A listed entity that has an AGM should ensure that its external auditor attends its AGM and is available to answer questions from security holders relevant to the audit. 15 Yes Principle 5 Make timely and balanced disclosure 5.1 A listed entity should: (a) have a written policy for complying with its continuous disclosure obligations under the Listing Rules; and (b) disclose that policy or a summary of it. 17 Yes Yes Principle 6 Respect the rights of shareholders 6.1 A listed entity should provide information about itself and its governance to investors via its website. 17 Yes 6.2 A listed entity should design and implement an investor relations program to facilitate effective two-way communication with investors. 17 Yes 6.3 A listed entity should disclose the policies and processes it has in place to facilitate and encourage participation at meetings of security holders. 17 Yes 6.4 A listed entity should give security holders the option to receive communications from, and send communications to, the entity and its security registry electronically. 17 Yes


2015 Ramsay Health Care Limited Annual Report
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