The Company is a member of the FTSE 250 Index, having achieved a Premium Listing on the London Stock Exchange in July 2010. The Board is committed to high standards of corporate governance and supports the UK Corporate Governance Code ('the Code') which sets standards of good practice for UK listed companies. The Code has applied to the Company from 1 January 2011 and the Company has implemented those new aspects of the Code which were not included in its predecessor, the Combined Code on Corporate Governance. In particular, in relation to the more notable new provisions of the Code, all Directors of the Company are subject to annual re-election by shareholders and evaluation of the Board will be externally facilitated at least every three years.

As detailed in the Corporate Governance Report on pages 47 to 55, we complied in 2015 with the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code ('the Code') apart from one unavoidable matter when a Director was unable to attend our AGM for personal reasons, resulting in a technical breach of code provision E2.3.  This has been our only matter of non-compliance with the Code in the past four years.

This report sets out details of how the Company has applied the principles and complied with the provisions of the Code during the period from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

View the PDF version of our Annual Report and Accounts 2015, which includes our Corporate Governance Report.

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