Cooperation between the Boards
Achieving sustained increases in company value is the common goal of the collaboration between the Management Board and the Supervisory Board. The Management and Supervisory Boards meet at regular intervals to jointly coordinate the strategic direction of the company. The Management Board also provides the Supervisory Board with regular information on all issues relating to planning, business trends, risk, risk management, internal accounting and compliance. The Management Board reports any discrepancies between actual business performance and the plans and goals drawn up, and provides justification for these. The Supervisory Board has stipulated in the Rules of Procedure for the Management Board how the Management Board must provide information and reports. These Management Board Rules of Procedure also stipulate that the Supervisory Board has the right of veto with respect to decisions or measures could materially affect the company’s assets, financial situation or earnings position, and also concerning transactions of major importance.
Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG has taken out D & O insurance, which includes an excess of 10% of the loss, for the members of the Supervisory and Management Boards in accordance with the provisions of the German Corporate Governance Code.
Remuneration of the Management Board and Supervisory Board
Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG adheres to the recommendations of the Code concerning disclosure of the remuneration of individual Management Board and Supervisory Board members. The basic features of the remuneration system and remuneration are presented in the remuneration report contained in the Group management report and the management report.
With regard to its future composition, the Supervisory Board must bear in mind the composition of the Supervisory Board recommended by the Corporate Governance Code, with male and female members. At present, there are still no women on the company’s Supervisory Board. For a Supervisory Board consisting of three members in total, it is considered to be adequate to have one female Supervisory Board member. In the Supervisory Board elections planned for the 2011 Annual General Meeting, no female candidates were put forward for election for the time being. This was in the interests of Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG, which is currently undergoing restructuring measures. It therefore seemed crucial to maintain continuity in the work of the Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board will take diversity into account in the case of nominations at the Annual General Meeting. The decisive guideline for nomination remains the company’s interests, which means that the Supervisory Board will proposes the most suitable candidate. The Supervisory Board will take the issue of diversity into account when seeking suitably qualified candidates for Management Board positions that need to be filled.
Furthermore, at least one member of the Supervisory Board is to fulfil criteria with regard to internationality. One member already meets these criteria.