ΡΟLΙCΥ ΟΝ RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
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The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Phoenix International Limited (the “Company”) has adopted the following policy and procedures with regard to Related Party Transactions as defined below. The Audit Committee will review and may amend this policy from time to time. This policy is to regulate transactions between the Company and its Related Parties based on the applicable laws and regulations applicable to the Company and also provides for materiality of related party transactions.
This policy is framed based on Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirement) Regulations, 2015 “SEBI LODR Regulations” and primarily intended to ensure the governance and reporting of transactions between the Company and its Related Parties.
“Audit Committee or Committee” means “Audit Committee” constituted by the Board of Directors of the Company under provisions of SEBI LODR Regulations and Companies Act, 2013, from time to time.
“Board of Director” or “Board” means the Board of Directors of Phoenix International Limited, as constituted from time to time.
“Key Managerial Personnel” or “Key Management Personnel” means Key Managerial Personnel as defined under the Companies Act, 2013 and the Rules made thereunder.
“Policy” means Related Party Transaction Policy.
“Related Party” As per SEBI LODR Regulations, the term “Related Party” means an entity which is a related party as per Section 2(76) of the Companies Act, 2013 or such entity(ies) which is a related party as provided in the applicable accounting standard.
Definition as per Section 2(76) of the Companies Act, 2013 is provided for reference related party”, with reference to a company, means—
- a director or his relative;
- a key managerial personnel or his relative;
- a firm, in which a director, manager or his relative is a partner;
- a private company in which a director or manager or his relative is a member or director;
- a public company in which a director or manager is a director and holds along with his relatives, more than two per cent. of its paid-up share capital;
- any body corporate whose Board of Directors, managing director or manager is accustomed to act in accordance with the advice, directions or instructions of a director or manager;
- any person on whose advice, directions or instructions a director or manager is accustomed to act: Provided that nothing in sub-clauses (vi) and (vii) shall apply to the advice, directions or instructions given in a professional capacity;
- any body corporate which is—
(a) a holding, subsidiary or an associate company of such company;
(b) a subsidiary of a holding company to which it is also a subsidiary; or
(c) an investing company or the venturer of the company;";
Explanation.—For the purpose of this clause, “the investing company or the venturer of a company” means a body corporate whose investment in the company would result in the company becoming an associate company of the body corporate.
- such other person as may be prescribed;
(a) a director other than an independent director or key managerial personnel of the holding company or his relative with reference to a company, shall be deemed to be a related party;
“Related Party Transaction” : means a transfer of resources, services or obligations between a listed entity and a related party, regardless of whether a price is charged and a "transaction" with a related party shall be construed to include a single transaction or a group of transactions in a contract:
Provided that this definition shall not be applicable for the units issued by mutual funds which are listed on a recognised stock exchange(s);
Subject to provisions of SEBI LODR Regulations, all Related Party Transactions must be reported to the Audit Committee for its approval in accordance with this Policy. However, the Audit Committee may in accordance with the provisions of law may grant omnibus approval for any related party transaction as it deems fit. Such delegation by Audit Committee shall comply with the following:
a) The Audit Committee shall lay down the criteria for granting the omnibus approval in line with the policy on Related Party Transactions of the company and such approval shall be applicable in respect of transactions which are repetitive in nature.
b) The Audit Committee shall satisfy itself the need for such omnibus approval and that such approval is in the interest of the company;
c) Such omnibus approval shall specify (i) the name/s of the related party, nature of transaction, period of transaction, maximum amount of transaction that can be entered into, (ii) the indicative base price / current contracted price and the formula for variation in the price if any and (iii) such other conditions as the Audit Committee may deem fit;
d) Provided that where the need for Related Party Transaction cannot be foreseen and aforesaid details are not available, Audit Committee may grant omnibus approval for such transactions subject to their value not exceeding Rs.1 crore per transaction.
e) Audit Committee shall review, at least, on a quarterly basis, the details of RPTs entered into by the company pursuant to each of the omnibus approval given.
f) Such omnibus approvals shall be valid for a period not exceeding one year and shall require fresh approvals after the expiry of one year.
4.1 Identification of Potential Related Party Transactions
Each director and Key Managerial Personnel is responsible for providing Notice to the Company Secretary of any potential Related Party Transaction involving him/her or his or her relative, including any additional information about the transaction that the Board/Audit Committee may request, for being placed before the Audit Committee and the Board. The Board shall record the disclosure of Interest and the Audit Committee will determine whether the transaction does, in fact, constitute a Related Party Transaction requiring compliance with this policy. The Company strongly prefers to receive such notice of any potential Related Party Transaction well in advance so that the Audit Committee has adequate time to obtain and review information about the proposed transaction.
4.2 Review and Approval of Related Party Transactions
Subject to the foregoing, every Related Party Transaction shall be subject to the prior approval of the Audit Committee. Any member of the Committee who has a potential interest in any Related Party Transaction will abstain from discussion and voting on the approval of the Related Party Transaction.
To review a Related Party Transaction, the Committee will be provided with all relevant material information of the Related Party Transaction, including the terms of the transaction, the business purpose of the transaction, the benefits to the Company and to the Related Party, and any other relevant matters. The information provided shall specifically cover the following:
- the name of the related party and nature of relationship;
- the nature, duration of the contract and particulars of the contract or arrangement;
- the material terms of the contract or arrangement including the value, if any;
- any advance paid or received for the contract or arrangement, if any;
- the manner of determining the pricing and other commercial terms, both included as part of contract and not considered as part of the contract;
- whether all factors relevant to the contract have been considered, if not, the details of factors not considered with the rationale for not considering those factors;
- the persons/authority approving the transaction; and
- any other information relevant or important for the Committee to take a decision on the proposed transaction.
In determining whether to approve a Related Party Transaction, the Committee will consider the following factors, among others, to the extent relevant to the Related Party Transaction:
- Whether the terms of the Related Party Transaction are fair and on arm’s length basis to the Company and would apply on the same basis if the transaction did not involve a Related Party;
- Whether there are any undue compelling business reasons for the Company to enter into the Related Party Transaction and the nature of alternative transactions, if any;
- Whether the Related Party Transaction would affect the independence of the directors/KMP;
- Whether the proposed transaction includes any potential reputational risk issues that may arise as a result of or in connection with the proposed transaction;
- Where the ratification of the Related Party Transaction is allowed by law and is sought from the Committee, the reason for not obtaining the prior approval of the Committee and the relevance of business urgency and whether subsequent ratification would be detrimental to the Company; and
- Whether the Related Party transaction would present an improper conflict of interest for any director or Key Managerial Personnel of the Company, taking into account the size of the transaction, the overall financial position of the director, Executive Officer or other Related Party, the direct or indirect nature of the director’s, Key Managerial Personnel’s or other Related Party’s interest in the transaction and the ongoing nature of any proposed relationship and any other factors the Board/Committee deems relevant.
If the Committee determines that a Related Party Transaction should be brought before the Board, or if the Board in any case elects to review any such matter or it is mandatory under any law for Board to approve the Related Party Transaction, then the Board shall consider and approve the Related Party Transaction and the considerations set forth above shall apply to the Board’s review and approval of the matter, with such modification as may be necessary or appropriate under the circumstances.
All the Transactions, other than the Material Related Party Transaction, with the related parties which are not in the Ordinary Course of Business and at Arms’ Length Basis shall also require the approval of the Board/ shareholders through special resolution as per the requirements of the Companies Act 2013 and such Related Parties shall abstain from voting on such resolution as per the provisions of the applicable law.
- Approval by Special resolution for:
- (a) Material Related Party Transactions
- (b)Related Party Transactions not in Ordinary Course of Business or not on Arm's length basis.
- Related Party Transactions referred by Audit Committee for approval of the Board to be considered
- Related Party Transactions mandatorily to be approved by the Board
Audit Committee Approval
- All the Related Party Transactions subject to prior approval of the Audit Committee or delegated, as per law.
4.3 Decision regarding transaction in ordinary course of business and on arm’s length basis
The Audit Committee or the Board shall, in respect of the related party transactions referred to them for approval, shall after considering the materials placed before them, shall judge if the transaction is the ordinary course of business or at arm’s length basis. In case the Audit Committee is not able to arrive at such a decision, the same shall be referred to the Board, which shall decide if the transaction is the ordinary course of business or at arm’s length basis. In case the Board is not able to arrive at such a decision, the same shall be decided by the Independent Directors, whose decision shall be final.
4.4 Material Related Party Transaction
A transaction with a related party shall be considered material if the transaction / transactions to be entered into individually or taken together with previous transactions during a financial year, exceeds ten percent of the annual consolidated turnover of the Company as per the last audited financial statements or such other applicable threshold limit as provided by the law from time to time.
5. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS NOT APPROVED UNDER THIS POLICY
In the event the Company becomes aware of a Transaction with a Related Party, which is regulated under SEBI LOD Regulations or which is not on Arm’s length basis or not in the ordinary course of business, that has not been approved or is not in accordance with the delegation approved under this Policy, the matter shall be reviewed by the Committee. The Committee shall consider all of the relevant facts and circumstances regarding the Related Party Transaction, and shall evaluate all options available to the Company, including ratification, revision or termination of the Related Party Transaction. The Committee shall also examine the facts and circumstances pertaining to the failure of reporting such Related Party Transaction to the Committee under this Policy and failure of the internal control systems, and shall take any such action it deems appropriate.
In any case, where the Committee determines not to ratify a Related Party Transaction that has been commenced without approval, the Committee, as appropriate, may direct additionalactions including, but not limited to, discontinuation of the transaction or seeking the approval of the shareholders, payment of compensation for the loss suffered by the related party etc. In connection with any review of a Related Party Transaction, the Committee has authority to modify or waive any procedural requirements of this Policy.
6. TRANSACTION NOT COVERED UNDER THE POLICY
All the related party transactions which are not covered by the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and/or SEBI LOD Regulations will not be governed by this Policy.
7. POLICY SEVERABLE
This Policy constitutes the entire document in relation to its subject matter. In the event that any term, condition or provision of this Policy being held to be a violation of any applicable law, statute or regulation, the same shall be severable from the rest of this Policy and shall be of no force and effect, and this Policy shall remain in full force and effect as if such term, condition or provision had not originally been contained in this Policy.
This Policy will be communicated to all operational employees and other concerned persons of the Company and shall be placed on the website of the Company at www.phoenixindia.com