The Karachi Stock Exchange (Guarantee) Limited’s certification of directors under the “The Board Development Series” Program Offered by Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance

Karachi: Attention of the listed companies is hereby invited to the mandatory requirement of Clause No. (xiv) of the Code of Corporate Governance, whereby it s required to have at least one Director on the Board of the companies to be certified under “The Board Development Series” Program offered by the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) by June 30, 2011.

The Code is reproduced for information:

Orientation Courses/Directors’ Educational Program

(xiv) All hated companies shall make appropriate arrangements to carry out orientation courses for their directors to acquaint them with their duties and responsibilities and enable them to manage the affairs of the listed companies on behalf of shareholders.

It will be mandatory for all the directors of the listed companies to have certification under The Board Development Series” program offered by the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance

Provided that at least one director shall be required to have such certification up to June 30, 2011 and thereafter, every following year minimum one director on the Board shall acquire the said certification under this program.

It is hereby advised to ensure compliance of the requirements of the Code to inculcate good governance practices in the corporate sector.

For more information, contact:
Muhammad Ghufran
Deputy General Manager – Companies Affairs
Karachi Stock Exchange
Tel: +9221 111 001 122
Fax: +9221 3241 0825, +9221 3241 5136
Email: info@kse.com.pk
Web: www.kse.com.pk