Share dealing rules and rules on disclosure control
In accordance with Dutch law and regulations (including the European Market Abuse Regulation), the company maintains insider lists and exercises controls around the dissemination and disclosure of potentially price sensitive information.
All employees and the members of the Board of Management, Executive Committee and Supervisory Board, are subject to the AkzoNobel Share Dealing Rules, which limit their opportunities to trade in AkzoNobel securities. Transactions in AkzoNobel shares carried out by Board of Management, Executive Committee and Supervisory Board members (including their closely associated persons) are, as and when required, notified to the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).
The Board of Management, Executive Committee and Supervisory Board members require authorization from the General Counsel prior to carrying out any transactions in respect of AkzoNobel securities, even in a so-called “open period”. In relevant cases, the General Counsel can prohibit carrying out transactions in respect of other companies’ securities. In addition, all employees are subject to the AkzoNobel Rules on Disclosure Control.