The Corporate Governance policies and procedures we use are designed to help the Company achieve its general objectives and to protect shareholders' interests. The legal norms specific to the Group regarding Corporate Governance were drawn up and/or adapted to the applicable legislation on the occasion of the company's flotation on the Spanish stock market in April 2010. They are the following:
The General Shareholders' Meeting is the highest body representing Amadeus Group's share capital and exercises the power reserved to it exclusively in Corporate Law and in the company's bylaws. According to these laws, the shareholders must meet at least once a year, within the first six months of each year, to debate and adopt agreements concerning its exclusive duties, which are the most economically and legally relevant. Among these are the appointment of Board members, the review and approval of the annual accounts, applying results, appointing external auditors, treasury stock and supervising the Board's activity. Both the law and the company's bylaws reserve the exclusive power of adopting other important agreements to the General Shareholders' Meeting such as: bylaw modifications, bond issues, mergers, etc.
The Board of Directors is the highest body of representation, administration, direction, management and control of the company and sets out the general guidelines and economic objectives. The Board assumes and carries out the Company's strategy (steering and implementing company policies), supervision (controlling management) and communication (serving as a link with shareholders).