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Corporate Governance

We are committed to sound corporate governance
to ensure responsible growth.

KB Financial Group is committed
to highest standard of corporate governance
to enhance corporate value and contribute to sound and transparent financial market.

KB Financial Group is making efforts to enhance corporate value by continuous improvement of corporate governance and create sound and transparent management environment and doing its best to protect and improve the rights and interests of all the interest parties by operating independent board of directors and auditing organization with responsible management system.

KB Financial Group’s Goal for Corporate Governance

Enhancement of
Corporate Value
Realization of
Shareholders' Value
  • Securing
    Independence
    of the Board
    of Directors
  • Enhancement
    of Management
    Transparency
  • Efficient
    Operation of
    Auditing
    Organization
  • Protection of
    Shareholders'
    rights
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01. Enhancement of Management Transparency

KB Financial Group provides the matters related to corporate governance, corporate information and IR via Internet web site in real time and makes public through Financial Supervisory Service and Korea Exchange to disclose major information on corporate management in a transparent manner.

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02. Securing Independence of the Board of Directors

KB Financial Group has six board committees such as audit committee, risk management committee, evaluation and compensation committee, non-executive director nominating committee, audit committee member nominating committee, corporate governance committee, and non-executive directors play an effective of checks & balances on the management by expressing their opinions on the agenda at the committees. We are adopting a system to evaluate non-executive directors’ performance to improve transparency in governance. We also offer education to non-executive directors to enhance their understanding of business so as to strengthen board oversight on the business management and advisory function on the business management.

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03. Protection of Shareholders’ Rights

KB Financial Group provides the webcasts of general shareholders meeting at our website to protect the shareholders' rights. KB Financial Group strives to reflect minor shareholders opinions through the voting system in writing based on cumulative voting system.

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04. Efficient Operation of Auditing Organization

KB Financial Group discloses its policy on appointment of audit committee members and adopts whistleblower program to ensure effective functioning of audit.

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Reinforcement the independence of nonexecutive director.

KB Financial Group (the “Company”) is making and developing a system to secure independence of non-executive directors so that the board of directors can establish a transparent governance structure based on the principles of checks and balances.

Our non-executive directors meet the independence requirements as set forth in the Commercial Act and the Act on the Corporate Governance of Financial Companies.

A non-executive director of the Company is independent by meeting all of the following criteria listed below:

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  • The non-executive director must not have been employed by the Company or its subsidiaries in an executive capacity within the last five years.

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  • The non-executive director must not have accepted any payments, or have a family member who has accepted any payments from the Company or its subsidiaries in excess of $60,000 during the current fiscal year”, except in certain cases as permitted by SEC Rule 4200 Definitions.

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  • The non-executive director must not be a family member of an individual who has been employed by the Company or its subsidiaries as an executive officer.

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  • The non-executive director must not be an adviser or consultant to the Company or a member of the Company’s senior management.

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  • The non-executive director must not be an employee of a company that has signed a major advisory agreement or a technology partnership agreement with the Company.

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  • The non-executive director must not be an employee of a company that has concluded a single contract with the Company for an amount that exceeds 10% of the Company’s consolidated gross revenues in the current fiscal year.

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  • The non-executive director must not be an employee of a company that has had transactions with the Company in the amount exceeding 10% of the Company’s consolidated total assets or operating revenue in the past three fiscal years.

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  • The non-executive director must not have any other conflict of interest on the agenda determined by the board of directors.

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