The UNIQA Group has committed itself since 2004 to compliance with the Austrian Code of Corporate Governance and publishes this compliance declaration both in the Group annual report and on the . The Austrian Code of Corporate Governance is also publically available at .
Implementation and compliance with the individual rules of the code are annually evaluated by Univ.Prof.DDr. Waldemar Jud Corporate Governance Forschung CGF GmbH. Primarily on the basis of a questionnaire, this institution evaluates whether the company complies with the Austrian Code of Corporate Governance, as published by the Austrian Working Group for Corporate Governance. The report on the external evaluation in accordance with rule 62 of the Austrian Code of Corporate Governance can be found on the .
UNIQA declares its continued willingness to comply with the Austrian Code of Corporate Governance, as currently amended. In accordance with the code, the “L rules” (legal requirements) are all fully adhered to. However, UNIQA deviates from the provisions of the code in the version applicable for the reporting year with regard to the following “C rules” (comply or explain) and explains as follows:
UNIQA Versicherungen AG does not view individual publishing of the Management Board salaries to be meaningful or useful in consideration of data privacy issues and the right of privacy of the individual Management Board members.
Rule 45 (irrelevant as of 31 May 2010)
Markus Mair is, in addition to his function as a member of the Supervisory Board of UNIQA Versicherungen AG, also on the Supervisory Board of Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung Aktiengesellschaft and GRAWE-Vermögensverwaltung.
Due to the growth of UNIQA’s shareholder structure and the special nature of the insurance business with regard to the investment of insurance assets, there are a number of contracts with individual members of the Supervisory Boards of related companies. As long as such contracts require approval by the Supervisory Board according to Section 95 paragraph 5 sub-para 12 of the Austrian Stock Corporation Act (rule 48), the details of these contracts cannot be made public for reasons of company policy and competition laws. In any case, all transactions are handled under customary market conditions.
UNIQA Versicherungen AG does not view individual publishing of the Supervisory Board compensation to be meaningful or useful in consideration of data privacy issues and the right of privacy of the individual Supervisory Board members.