1. Conflict of Interests
The Company and subsidiaries set as an important policy that directors and executives must not exploit their relationship with the Company and subsidiaries for personal gain. As a result, the following guidelines are stipulated:
(1) Avoid any transaction related to oneself, which may lead to a conflict of interest with the Company and subsidiaries.
(2) If it is necessary to carry out such transaction for the Company and subsidiaries’ benefit, conduct it as if it is a transaction done with a third party. However, any such transaction must be fully disclosed and approved by the relevant authority within the Company and
subsidiaries in advance. Furthermore directors or executives having an interest in a transaction must not be involved in its approval process.
(3) If a transaction is considered as a related-party transaction under the SET Notification,directors and executives must strictly comply with the rules and procedures regarding information disclosure by listed companies for such transactions.
(4) If a director or executive or a member of their family is involved with, or becomes ashareholder in a business in competition with the Company and subsidiaries, or anyother business that may cause a conflict of interest with the Company and subsidiaries; he/she must inform the Chief Executive Officer in writing.
(5) If a director or executive becomes a director, partner, advisor or participant in any other capacity in another company or business organization, such position must not conflict with the Company and subsidiaries’ business or that person’s direct responsibility to the Company and subsidiaries.
2. Use of Corporate Information
It is the responsibility of the Company and subsidiaries’ directors and executives to keep corporate information strictly confidential, especially internal information not yet disclosed to the public or any data or information that may affect the business of the Company and subsidiaries or the share price. The following guidelines have been established:
(1) Directors and executives must not use information they receive from their directorship or employment for personal benefit or for conducting business or other activities in competition with the Company and subsidiaries.
(2) Directors and executives in possession of corporate information which is not generally known and which may influence the share price (“inside information”) must refrain from dealing in the share of the Company and subsidiaries. Inside information shall not be given to any third party for the purpose of their dealing in the shares of the Company and subsidiaries.
(3) Business secrets shall not be disclosed to any third party especially to competitors even after a director or executive has left the Company and subsidiaries.