Voting is captured by Ausbil’s Corporate Governance Policy. Ausbil acts on corporate governance issues in accordance with its documented Board-endorsed Corporate Governance Policy. The Policy document details formal procedures designed to ensure the consistent application of the policy.
The Corporate Governance Policy outlines the core corporate governance principles that Ausbil subscribes to, e.g. the rights of shareholders, the equal treatment of shareholders, the accountability of the board, transparency and integrity of financial statements. The policy also outlines the roles and responsibilities of Ausbil’s corporate governance committee and proxy voting procedures as well as the decision framework relating to board structure and composition (e.g. size, diversity, competence, independence, time commitment) and remuneration (e.g. committee structure, disclosure and transparency, basic salary, short-term incentives, long-term incentives, quantum, termination provisions and more) as well as audit and financial reporting, share capital and other issues (e.g. shareholder resolutions, related-party transactions and more). While the policy seeks to define a preferred framework the policy states that it should not be applied at the expense of pragmatism and suitability.