The Company is listed on the premium listing segment of the Official List, and therefore it is required to comply with corporate governance policies and practices consistent with the UK Corporate Governance Code.
The Company does, and will, comply with the recommendations of the UK Corporate Governance Code.
The Company will report to its shareholders on its compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code in accordance with the Listing Rules. As an Israeli company, the Company also complies with the corporate governance provisions of Israel’s Companies Law, 5759-1999 (the “Companies Law”).
The Company has procedures for the disclosure and review of any conflicts, or potential conflicts, of interest in compliance with the Companies Law, which the directors may have and for the authorisation of such conflict matters by the Board.
Under the Companies Law, any transaction of the Company with a director or any transaction of the Company in which a director has a personal interest requires the approval of the Board. The transaction must not be approved if it is not in the Company’s best interest. If the transaction is an extraordinary transaction (i.e. a transaction that is not in the ordinary course of business, that is not on market terms or that is likely to have a material impact on a company’s profitability, assets or liabilities), then Audit Committee approval is required in addition to Board approval. If the transaction concerns exculpation, indemnification, insurance or compensation of a director, then the approvals of the Remuneration Committee, the Board and the shareholders by way of ordinary resolution are required (in that order). A director who has a personal interest in a matter that is considered at a meeting of the Board, the Audit Committee or the Remuneration Committee may not attend that meeting or vote on that matter, unless a majority of the Board, the Audit Committee or the Remuneration Committee, as applicable, has a personal interest in the matter. If a majority of the Board, the Audit Committee or the Remuneration Committee, as applicable, has a personal interest in the transaction, the shareholders’ approval, by way of ordinary resolution, is also required.
The authorisation of a conflict matter, and the terms of authorisation, may be reviewed at any time by the Board. The Board considers that these procedures are operating effectively. There are no potential conflicts of interest between any duties owed by the directors or senior managers to the Company and their private interests or other duties.
The Company encourages the participation of both institutional and private investors. The Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Asaf Elimelech, and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Elad Even-Chen, meet regularly with institutional investors, usually in regard to the issue of half and full year results. Communication with private individuals is maintained through the Annual General Meeting and the Company’s annual and interim reports. The chairmen of the Company’s audit, remuneration and nomination committees are made available to answer questions at the Company’s Annual General Meetings. In addition, further details on the strategy and performance of the Company can be found at its website (www.plus500.com), which includes copies of the Company’s press releases. Regular updates are provided to the Board on meetings with shareholders and analysts, and broker’s opinions are made available to the Board. Non-executive directors are available to meet major shareholders, if required. Investors are encouraged to contact the Company’s Investor Relations, at ir@Plus500.com.
Plus500 is committed to operating responsibly in all aspects of its business, including enriching the communities where it operates and creating an inclusive, safe and healthy workplace. Plus500 knows that mobile technology is a great way to bring people together and build communities and that is why at the core of its Corporate and Social Responsibility (“CSR”) efforts it uses the same expertise, technology and partnerships it uses in working with its customers. Plus500 believes that CSR is both its responsibility and an essential part of good management. As Plus500 grows its business it remains committed to integrating CSR initiatives into its business, not only to enrich and contribute to the lives of the communities in which it works and lives, but also to create tangible value for its employees, customers and shareholders.
Plus500 is committed to the creation of a work environment in which fairness, trust and individual responsibility are valued. The Company believes that talented and dedicated employees are our most valuable asset and that everyone should be given an equal opportunity to succeed. The Company is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating, managing and valuing diversity in its workforce. The Company has an equal opportunities policy with respect to hiring, promotion, compensation, training and assignment of responsibilities, termination, or any other aspect of the employment relationship on age, gender orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability. The Company’s Equality and Diversity Policy is available here.
Plus500 is continuously striving to increase sustainability efforts and has developed a thorough company-wide action plan targeted at conservation of resources. Its efforts include energy-saving technology integration, responsible product design, resource conservation, recycling with responsible end of life electronics management and green information technology practices.
The Company’s objectives when managing capital are to safeguard the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern in order to provide returns for shareholders and benefits for other stakeholders and to maintain an optimal capital structure to reduce the cost of capital.
Customer care is integral to Plus500: customers cannot be subject to negative balances and there are no commissions on trades. Plus500 does not utilise cold calling techniques and does not offer binary options. A free demo account is available on an unlimited basis for platform users and sophisticated risk management tools are provided free of charge to manage leverage and stop losses to help customers protect profits and limit capital losses.