The Company's Lead Independent Director is responsible for:

  • coordinating the activities of the independent directors, and authorization to call meetings of the independent directors;
  • coordinating with the Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer(s) and Corporate Secretary, as appropriate, in helping set the agenda for Board meetings, including suggestions from other members of the Board;
  • chairing executive sessions of the independent directors;
  • providing feedback and perspective to the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer(s) about discussions among the independent directors;
  • helping facilitate communication among the Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer(s) and the independent directors;
  • presiding at Board meetings where the Executive Chairman is not present; and
  • performing other duties assigned from time to time by the Board.