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Appian Holdings

PRI reporting framework 2017

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PE 01. Breakdown of investments by strategy (Private)

PE 02. Typical level of ownership (Private)

PE 03. Description of approach to RI (Private)

PE 04. Investment guidelines and RI

04.1. Indicate if your organisation’s investment guidelines for private equity refer to responsible investment.

04.2. Describe how your organisation’s investment guidelines outline your expectations on staff and portfolio companies’ approach towards ESG issues [Optional].

Appian regards social, environmental and governance standards as key to its success and is committed to working to ensure that it and the companies that it invests in meet international best standards and practices.

Appian’s Investment Guidelines, as codified in the Fund’s Limited Partnership Agreement and with reference to its Private Placement Memorandum, are clear in that they specifically state that Appian will adhere to the six Principles of ESG of the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, both in the investment decision making process and portfolio company management. Consequently, due diligence on a potential portfolio company will include analysis of the ESG risks, and the mitigating factors in relation to these risks, for example, the portfolio company’s planned response to address the potential ESG matters.

If environmental, social or governance issues are identified during the due diligence phase that do not have appropriate / achievable risk management procedures in place in order to satisfactorily address and improve these matters, that acquisition would not proceed to completion as Appian would decline the investment.