The Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee periodically reviews and makes recommendations to the Board concerning the criteria for selection and retention of Directors, the composition of the Board (including the Chairman of the Board), the structure and function of Board committees, and the retirement policy of Directors. The Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee also assists in identifying, and recommends to the Board, qualified candidates to serve as Directors of the Company and considers and makes recommendations to the Board concerning Director nominations submitted by stockholders.
The Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee also periodically reviews and advises the Board regarding significant matters of public policy, including proposed actions by foreign and domestic governments that may significantly affect the Company; and reviews and advises the Board regarding adoption or amendment of major Company policies and programs relating to matters of public policy. The Board has determined that each member of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee meets all applicable independence requirements under the NYSE listing standards.
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