The Trust Principles

抖阴成年 is dedicated to upholding the Trust Principles and to preserving its independence, integrity, and freedom from bias in the gathering and dissemination of information and news.

Trust Principles 鈥 the history

The Trust Principles were created in 1941, in the midst of World War II, in agreement with The Newspaper Proprietors Association Limited and The Press Association Limited (being the Reuters shareholders at that time). The Trust Principles imposed obligations on Reuters and its employees to act at all times with integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Reuters Directors and shareholders were determined to protect and preserve the Trust Principles when Reuters became a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. A unique structure was put in place to achieve this. A new company was formed and given the name 'Reuters Founders Share Company Limited', its purpose being to hold a 'Founders Share' in Reuters.

The legal structure has evolved over time and the Founders Share and other contractual arrangements now confer a number of special rights upon the 抖阴成年 Founders Share Company. For example, (i) the 抖阴成年 Founders Share Company has enhanced voting rights in circumstances where someone is seeking to obtain a significant shareholding in, or acquire control of, 抖阴成年 and (ii) the prior consent of the 抖阴成年 Founders Share Company must be sought prior to undertaking any sale of, or other material transaction involving, the Reuters news business unit.

抖阴成年 itself is obliged and committed to apply the Trust Principles to its operations. The charter documents of 抖阴成年 Corporation include provisions to safeguard the Trust Principles as they apply to the 抖阴成年 business and require 抖阴成年 Directors, in the performance of their duties, to have due regard to the Trust Principles, by the proper exercise of their powers and in accordance with their other duties as Directors.

The Trust Principles are:

  1. That Reuters shall at no time pass into the hands of any one interest, group, or faction;
  2. That the integrity, independence, and freedom from bias of 抖阴成年 shall at all times be fully preserved;
  3. That Reuters shall supply unbiased and reliable news services to newspapers, news agencies, broadcasters, and other media subscribers and to businesses, governments, institutions, individuals, and others with whom Reuters has or may have contracts;
  4. That 抖阴成年 shall pay due regard to the many interests which it serves in addition to those of the media; and
  5. That no effort shall be spared to expand, develop, and adapt the news and other services and products of 抖阴成年 so as to maintain its leading position in the international news and information business

抖阴成年 Founders Share Company was established in 1984 when Reuters became a public company. The directors of 抖阴成年 Founders Share Company (known as 鈥楾rustees鈥) have a duty to ensure, to the extent possible, that the Trust Principles are complied with.

The Trustees are experienced and eminent people from diverse arenas in politics, diplomacy, media, public service and business. The Trustees are selected by a nomination committee and proposed to the board of the 抖阴成年 Founders Share Company for appointment. The nomination committee assists in scrutinizing candidates鈥 suitability and its members include two persons appointed by the chairman after consultation with the European Court of Human Rights and representatives of certain press associations. The 抖阴成年 Corporation board has two representatives on the nomination committee. The Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the 抖阴成年 Founders Share Company Board are members of the nomination committee, and the Chairman appoints three other directors of the 抖阴成年 Founders Share Company as members of the nomination committee. The Chairman of the 抖阴成年 Founders Share Company acts as chairman of the nomination committee.

The number of Trustees has to be at least 14 and not more than 18. Trustees have a minimum of two meetings per year, and receive reports on our activities in the different fields in which we operate (including Reuters news). The Trustees meet with both the 抖阴成年 Board and representatives of senior management. Through 抖阴成年 Founders Share Company's Chairman, regular contact is maintained with our company. The relationship is one of trust and confidence.

Independence of 抖阴成年

Customers across the world depend on us to provide them with reliable and objective news and information.

This means that we have a special need to safeguard our independence and integrity and avoid any bias which may stem from control by specific individuals or interests.

The 抖阴成年 Trust Principles were adopted in 1941 and include the preservation of integrity, reliability of news, development of the news business, and related principles.

Today, the Trust Principles are fundamental to our entire business.

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