Evli’s decision making, management and operations are guided by the company’s values and internal operating policies. Evli Bank Plc and its subsidiaries are governed in compliance with the company's Articles of Association and the rules, instructions and provisions of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki and the Financial Supervisory Authority and the obligations regarding listed companies laid out in Finland’s Limited Liability Companies Act, Securities Markets Act and other legislation.

In addition, Evli complies with the Finnish Corporate Governance Code approved by the Securities Market Association. More about the code can be read at www.cgfinland.fi/en

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The ultimate decision-making power in Evli Bank is vested in the General Meeting, at which shareholders participate in the steering and supervision of the company. General Meetings are held at least once a year.

In addition to the general meeting of shareholders, Evli’s governance structure comprises of the Board of Directors and the CEO. In the operative management of the company, the CEO is assisted by the Group Executive Team.

Evli Bank’s Board of Directors is primarily responsible for the Evli Group’s risk management, and confirms the risk management policies, the Group's risk limits and other guidelines governing how risk management and internal oversight is to be organized.

Corporate Governance Statement

Evli publishes its Corporate Governance Statement annually.

Ensuring the suitability of decision-makers

The suitability and competence of Evli Bank Plc’s Board of Directors, CEO, Deputy CEO and other persons belonging to the company’s management is assessed in accordance with the relevant regulations, both before their appointment and regularly thereafter. The procedure, involving assurances given on suitability and trustworthiness as well as certain investigations undertaken by the bank, is designed to ensure that the members of the Group’s most senior decision-making bodies constantly meet the highest demands set for independent management and also for the impeccable management of personal financial affairs.

Updated: March 18, 2019