Board diversity

The Nomination Committee at the current time has not determined to set a specific female Board member quota. Appointments to the Board and throughout the Group will continue to be based on the diversity of contribution and required competencies, irrespective of gender, age or any other personal characteristic. Statistical employment data for the Group can be found in the Shanks Corporate Responsibility Report available on the Group website.

It is also confirmed that Shanks is an equal opportunities employer.

Shanks are similarly committed to appointing the best available person to any role within the Group regardless of gender. We reference our 2016 CR Report which provides a high level breakdown of our male/female employee split across our principal divisions of operation.

We shall of course continue to review our policies in this area, including both best practice as well as regulatory disclosure requirements.

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