OECD Principles of Corporate Governance 2004

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OECD Publishing, May 21, 2004 - Business & Economics - 66 pages

Since they were issued in 1999, the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance have gained worldwide recognition as an international benchmark for good corporate governance. They are actively used by governments, regulators, investors, corporations and stakeholders in both OECD and non-OECD countries and have been adopted by the Financial Stability Forum as one of the Twelve Key Standards for Sound Financial Systems. The Principles are intended to assist in the evaluation and improvement of the legal, institutional and regulatory framework that influences corporate governance. They also provide guidance for stock exchanges, investors, corporations, and others that have a role in the process of developing good corporate governance.

The Principles should be viewed as a living document. This revised version takes into account developments since 1999 and includes several important amendments. The revision has benefited greatly from extensive public consultations. This revised version of the OECD Principles was agreed by the OECD member countries on 22 April 2004.

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