Principles for related party transactions

The Company complies with legislation regarding related party transactions and ensures, in accordance with the legislation and the Finnish Corporate Governance Code, that the requirements set for the monitoring, assessment, decision-making and reporting of related party transactions are complied with. The Board of Directors has approved Suominen’s Related Party Policy defining the principles for monitoring and assessing related party transactions.

Suominen has defined the parties that are related to the Company and Suominen’s Finance function maintains a list of such persons and entities. The Company can carry out transactions with its related parties provided that such transactions are made within the Company’s ordinary course of business and on customary, arm’s-length terms. The Board of Directors decides on related party transactions that are made either outside the Company’s ordinary course of business or on other than customary, arm’s-length terms.

Related party transactions are monitored regularly by the Company’s Finance function as part of the Company’s normal reporting and monitoring procedures. Members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Team are also obligated to report any planned related party transactions or ones they have become aware of to the CFO without undue delay once the transaction has been brought to their attention.