The Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Georg Fischer attach very great importance to good Corporate Governance in the interest of shareholders, customers, business partners and employees. The implementation and ongoing improvement of the generally accepted principles of Corporate Governance ensure the necessary transparency to enable investors to judge the quality of the Corporation. This Report provides information on structures and processes, areas of responsibility and decision-making procedures, control mechanisms as well as the rights and obligations of the various stakeholders.
The present publication fulfills all obligations of the relevant SIX Swiss Exchange directive on information relating to Corporate Governance in terms of content and order and is based on the Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance of economiesuisse, the association of Swiss industry. The Compensation Report is presented in a separate chapter on pages 56 to 60. All data and information apply to the cutoff date of 31 December 2012, unless otherwise noted. Any changes occurring before the copy deadline on 14 February 2013 are listed at the end of this chapter. Any changes occurring after the copy deadline can be found on our website. Georg Fischer also publishes the Articles of Association of Georg Fischer Ltd, the internal Organization and Business Rules, its policies and much more information online at
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The information below follows the guidelines of the SIX Swiss Exchange on compensation policy and the remuneration paid to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and takes into account the transparency regulations of the Swiss Code of Obligations Art. 663bbis and 663c CO.