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Mainboard Rules
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Definitions and Interpretation
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Sponsors
Chapter 3 Disciplinary and Appeals Procedures, and Enforcement Powers of the Exchange
Chapter 4 Equity Securities
Chapter 5 Reserved
Chapter 6 Reserved
Chapter 7 Continuing Obligations
Chapter 8 Changes in Capital
Chapter 9 Interested Person Transactions
Chapter 10 Acquisitions and Realisations
Chapter 11 Takeovers
Chapter 12 Circulars, Annual Reports and Electronic Communications
Chapter 13 Trading Halt, Suspension and Delisting
Chapter 14 Transition Rules
Appendices
Practice Notes
Code of Corporate Governance 2012
Code of Corporate Governance 2018
Remuneration Matters
SGX-ST Rules
CDP Clearing Rules
DVP Rules
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Futures Trading Rules
SGX-DC Clearing Rules
SIAC DT Arbitration Rules
SIAC DC Arbitration Rules
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Jan 1 2019 onwards

Remuneration Matters

Future version: effective from Jan 1 2019 onwards.

PROCEDURES FOR DEVELOPING REMUNERATION POLICIES

Principle:

6 The Board has a formal and transparent procedure for developing policies on director and executive remuneration, and for fixing the remuneration packages of individual directors and key management personnel. No director is involved in deciding his or her own remuneration.

Provisions:

6.1 The Board establishes a Remuneration Committee ("RC")16 to review and make recommendations to the Board on:
(a) a framework of remuneration for the Board and key management personnel; and
(b) the specific remuneration packages for each director as well as for the key management personnel.
6.2 The RC comprises at least three directors. All members of the RC are non-executive directors, the majority of whom, including the RC Chairman, are independent.
6.3 The RC considers all aspects of remuneration, including termination terms, to ensure they are fair.
6.4 The company discloses the engagement of any remuneration consultants and their independence in the company's annual report.

LEVEL AND MIX OF REMUNERATION

Principle:

7 The level and structure of remuneration of the Board and key management personnel are appropriate and proportionate to the sustained performance and value creation of the company, taking into account the strategic objectives of the company.

Provisions:

7.1 A significant and appropriate proportion of executive directors' and key management personnel's remuneration is structured so as to link rewards to corporate and individual performance. Performance-related remuneration is aligned with the interests of shareholders and other stakeholders and promotes the long-term success of the company.
7.2 The remuneration of non-executive directors is appropriate to the level of contribution, taking into account factors such as effort, time spent, and responsibilities.
7.3 Remuneration is appropriate to attract, retain and motivate the directors to provide good stewardship of the company and key management personnel to successfully manage the company for the long term.

DISCLOSURE ON REMUNERATION

Principle:

8 The company is transparent on its remuneration policies, level and mix of remuneration, the procedure for setting remuneration, and the relationships between remuneration, performance and value creation.

Provisions:

8.1 The company discloses in its annual report the policy and criteria for setting remuneration, as well as names, amounts and breakdown of remuneration of:
(a) each individual director and the CEO; and
(b) at least the top five key management personnel (who are not directors or the CEO) in bands no wider than S$250,000 and in aggregate the total remuneration paid to these key management personnel.
8.2 The company discloses the names and remuneration of employees who are substantial shareholders of the company, or are immediate family members of a director, the CEO or a substantial shareholder of the company, and whose remuneration exceeds S$100,000 during the year, in bands no wider than S$100,000, in its annual report. The disclosure states clearly the employee's relationship with the relevant director or the CEO or substantial shareholder.
8.3 The company discloses in its annual report all forms of remuneration and other payments and benefits, paid by the company and its subsidiaries to directors and key management personnel of the company. It also discloses details of employee share schemes.

16 Rule 210(5)(e) of the SGX Listing Rules (Mainboard) / Rule 406(3)(e) of the SGX Listing Rules (Catalist) requires companies to establish one or more committees as may be necessary to perform the functions of an Audit Committee, a Nominating Committee and a Remuneration Committee. Each committee formed should have written terms of reference which clearly set out the authority and duties of the committee.