Website last updated 21 November 2017 in accordance with AIM Rule 26.
The following information is being disclosed for the purposes of Rule 26 of the AIM Rules for Companies.
The Company adheres to the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) Corporate Governance Code (the 'QCA Code'). The Board of Directors acknowledge the importance of corporate governance and seeks to comply with the QCA Code as best as possible.
The Board of the Company currently consists of two non-Executive Directors and two Executive Directors, one of whom is the Executive Chairman of the Board . Neil Pike holds the position of Senior Independent Director.
Following the announcement of the purchase of the Bruce/Keith/Rhum assets from BP and prior to the completion of the acquisition it is the intention of the Board that a further two non-Executive Directors be appointed to the Board to provide the depth and breadth commensurate with the Company’s expanded operations. All the non-Executive Directors are independent in character and judgement and have the range of experience and calibre to bring independent judgement on issues of strategy, performance, resources and standards of conduct which is vital to the success of the Group.
The Board retains full and effective control over the Company. The Company holds regular Board meetings at which financial, operational and other reports are considered and, where appropriate, voted on. The Board is responsible for the Group’s strategy, performance, key financial and compliance issues, approval of any major capital expenditure and the framework of internal controls. The matters reserved for the Board include, amongst others, approval of the Group’s long term objectives, policies and budgets, changes relating to the Group’s management structure, approval of the Group’s annual report and accounts and ensuring maintenance of sound systems of internal control.
There is a clearly defined organisational structure with lines of responsibility and delegation of authority to executive management. The Board is responsible for monitoring the activities of the executive management. The Chairman has the responsibility of ensuring that the Board discharges its responsibilities. In the event of an equality of votes at a meeting of the Board, the Chairman has a second or casting vote.
All of the non-Executive Directors meet the requirements of independence prescribed in the UK Code. There is no formal Board performance appraisal system in place but the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee considers this as part of its remit.
Details of the ten principles of the QCA Code, the Chairman's Governance Statement and how the Company complies with the principles can be found here.
Serica Energy plc is incorporated in England and Wales. Its main countries of operations are the United Kingdom, Ireland and Namibia.
(adopted by special resolution passed on 25th June 2010)
The Company's shares are listed on AIM in London under ticker symbol SQZ and is a designated foreign issuer on the Canadian TSX.
There are no restrictions on the transfer of securities.
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