Principles of Corporate Governance for Supervised Institutions
Code of Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2016

ING Bank Śląski S.A. hereby advises that the Management Board and the Supervisory Board adopted their respective resolutions concerning the adoption of the content included in the Best Practice for the WSE-Listed Companies 2016 issued by the Warsaw Stock Exchange by way of resolution no. 26/1413/2015 of the Warsaw Stock Exchange Supervisory Board of 13 October 2015.

I.Z.1.1. Basic corporate documents, in particular the company’s articles of association Check
I.Z.1.2. Full names of the members of the company’s Management Board and Supervisory Board and the professional CVs of the members of those bodies, including information on the fulfilment of the criteria of independence by Supervisory Board Members  
I.Z.1.3. Chart showing the division of duties and responsibilities among the Management Board Members Download
I.Z.1.4. Current structure of shareholders indicating those shareholders that hold at least 5% of the total vote in the company according to information provided to the company by shareholders under the applicable legislation Check
I.Z.1.5. Current reports and periodic reports, prospectuses and information memoranda with annexes, published by the company at least in the last 5 years  
I.Z.1.6. Calendar of corporate events leading to the acquisition or limitation of rights of a shareholder, calendar with publication dates of financial reports and other events relevant to investors, within a timeframe enabling investors to make investment decisions Check
I.Z.1.7. Information materials published by the company concerning the company’s strategy and financial results Check
I.Z.1.8. Selected financial data of the company for the last 5 years of business in a format enabling the recipients to process such data Check
I.Z.1.9. Information about the planned dividend and the dividend paid out by the company in the last 5 financial years, including the dividend record date, the dividend payment date and the dividend amount, in aggregate and per share Download
I.Z.1.10. Financial projections, if the company has decided to publish them, published at least in the last 5 years, including information about the degree of their materialization Check
I.Z.1.11. Information about the content of the company’s internal rule of changing the company authorised to audit financial statements or information about the absence of such rule Check
I.Z.1.12. Statement on compliance with the corporate governance principles contained in the last published annual report Check
I.Z.1.13. Statement on the company’s compliance with the corporate governance recommendations and principles contained herein, consistent with the information that the company should report under the applicable legislation Download
I.Z.1.14. Materials provided to the General Meeting, including assessments, reports and positions referred to in principle II.Z.10, tabled to the general meeting by the Supervisory Board Check
I.Z.1.15. Information about the company’s diversity policy applicable to the company’s governing bodies and key managers; the description should cover the following elements of the diversity policy: gender, education, age, professional experience, and specify the goals of the diversity policy and its implementation in the reporting period; where the company has not drafted or implemented a diversity policy, it should publish the explanation of its decision on its website
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The Bank for years now has been applying best practices that support diversity, promote equal treatment and prevent discrimination. A great number of elements of those practices have been reflected in various procedures or processes. In September 2016, the Bank Management Board approved the Diversity Policy defining the areas and ways of diversity management at ING Bank Śląski S.A. It is aimed at integrating all the actions, including processes, procedures and other documents that are associated with diversity management at ING Bank Śląski S.A. so that all employees and job candidates are treated equally and can work in a friendly environment. Diversity management is an element of delivering on the Bank’s strategy.
The policy is designed to build the awareness of the organisation in which the principles of equal treatment at work are applied, meaning no discrimination in any manner whatsoever, both directly and indirectly, because of: gender, age, disability, health condition, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, denomination, irreligion, political convictions, trade union memberships, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, lifestyle, form, scope and basis of employment, other cooperation types as well as other triggers of discriminatory behaviours.
The Diversity Policy pertains to all employees, regardless of the position they hold, especially to the Bank authorities and key managers. Diversity management concerns all organisational levels and starts already during the recruitment process. The Bank in its strategy, processes and actions ensures equal treatment and those principles are reflected in detailed regulations and processes. Furthermore, the agreed ratios are monitored regularly every six months to show how the Bank delivers on the Diversity Policy.

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I.Z.1.16. Information about the planned transmission of a General Meeting, not later than 7 days before the date of the general meeting Check
I.Z.1.17. Justifications of draft resolutions of the General Meeting concerning issues and determinations which are relevant to or may give rise to doubts of shareholders, within a timeframe enabling participants of the general meeting to review them and pass the resolution with adequate understanding Check
I.Z.1.18. Information about the reasons for cancellation of a general meeting, change of its date or agenda, and information about breaks in a general meeting and the grounds of those breaks
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I.Z.1.19. Shareholders’ questions asked to the management board pursuant to Article 428 §1 or §6 of the Commercial Companies and Partnerships Code together with answers of the management board to those questions, or a detailed explanation of the reasons why no answer is provided, pursuant to principle IV.Z.13 Check
I.Z.1.20. Audio or video recording of a general meeting Check
I.Z.1.21. Contact details of the company’s investor relations officers including the full name and e-mail address or telephone number Check