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Method of Directors (Including Independent Directors) Election:

According to AUO's Articles of Incorporation, directors (including independent directors) shall be elected pursuant to the Candidate Nomination System. The professional qualifications, restrictions on the shareholdings and concurrent positions held, method of nomination and election, and other matters with respect to independent directors shall be in compliance with applicable laws and regulations of the ROC Company Act and Securities and Exchange Act.

 

Process of Directors (Including Independent Directors) Election:
Prior to the expiration of the tenure of AUO's 9th Board of Directors, the Board of Directors resolved, according to AUO's Articles of Incorporation, that nine(9) directors be reelected (including five(5) independent directors) as the 10th Board of Directors at AUO's 2022 Annual General Shareholders' Meeting. The Board of Directors also approved the Submission Period for the nomination of director candidates is from March 29, 2022 to April 7, 2022.

 

According to the Article 192-1 of the ROC Company Act, AUO announced on March 28, 2022 the period for accepting the nomination of director candidates, the number of directors to be elected, the place designated for accepting the roster of director nominees, and other necessary matters. Any shareholder holding 1% or more of the outstanding shares of the Company may nominate candidate(s) for directors in writing, provided that the total number of director nominees shall not exceed the number of the directors to be elected. Any shareholder qualified to so nominate may submit to the Company the name(s) of the director nominee(s), and shall send, during the nomination time period from March 29 to April 7, 2022, the name, education background and past work experience of the nominee(s), a letter signed by each nominee of independent director consenting to act as independent director if elected, a written statement issued by each nominee of independent director assuring that he/she is not prohibited from so acting under any of the circumstances set forth in Article 30 of the ROC Company Act, and other relevant documents signed and provided by each nominee to AUO via registered post sent to the following address: No. 1, Li-Hsin Road 2, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, ROC.

 

The Board of Director of AUO resolved to nominate nine(9) candidates, Mr. Shuang-Lang (Paul) Peng, Mr. Frank Ko(Representative of AUO Foundation), Mr. Han-Chou (Joe) Huang (Representative of Qisda Corporation), Ms. Chuang- Chuang Tsai (Representative of Ming Hua Investment Company Limited), Ms. Yen-Hsueh Su (independent director), Mr. Chin-Bing (Philip) Peng (independent director), Mr. Jang-Lin (John) Chen (independent director), Ms. Chiu-ling Lu(independent director) and Ms. Cathy Han(independent director) at the board meeting on April 25, 2022. The Board of Directors appointed the above nominated candidates to stand for election at AUO's 2022 Annual General Shareholders' Meeting.

 

The list of the nominated directors candidates are listed below:

Types of Nominee

Name

Director

Mr. Shuang-Lang (Paul) Peng

Director

Mr. Frank Ko, Representative of AUO Foundation

Director

Mr. Han-Chou (Joe) Huang, Representative of Qisda Corporation

Director

Ms. Chuang- Chuang Tsai, Representative of Ming Hua Investment Company Limited

Independent Director

Ms. Yen-Hsueh Su

Independent Director

Mr. Chin-Bing (Philip) Peng

Independent Director

Mr. Jang-Lin (John) Chen

Independent Director

Ms. Chiu-ling Lu

Independent Director

Ms. Cathy Han

Result of election of directors:
The result of election of directors at AUO 2022 Annual General Shareholders' Meeting on 17 June 2022:

Title

Shareholder Name or Name

Votes Received

Director

Mr. Shuang-Lang (Paul) Peng

7,430,394,262

Director

Mr. Frank Ko, Representative of AUO Foundation

6,032,243,837

Director

Mr. Han-Chou (Joe) Huang, Representative of Qisda Corporation

5,068,392,828

Director

Ms. Chuang- Chuang Tsai, Representative of Ming Hua Investment Company Limited

5,416,753,317

Independent Director

Ms. Yen-Hsueh Su

5,636,102,014

Independent Director

Mr. Chin-Bing (Philip) Peng

5,587,767,889

Independent Director

Mr. Jang-Lin (John) Chen

5,507,622,073

Independent Director

Ms. Chiu-ling Lu

5,574,400,291

Independent Director

Ms. Cathy Han

5,541,244,141

 

Qualification Requirements of Independent Directors

Qualification Requirements of Independent Directors:
The professional qualifications, work experience, independence status and restriction of concurrently serve as an independent director of other public companies of Ms. Yen-Hsueh Su, Mr. Chin-Bing (Philip) Peng, Mr. Jang-Lin (John) Chen, Ms. Chiu-ling Lu and Ms. Cathy Han are comply with Article 2 to Article 4 of Regulations Governing Appointment of Independent Directors and Compliance Matters for Public Companies. Their professional qualifications and independence status are listed in the table below:

Criteria

Name

 

 

Yen-Hsueh Su

Chin-Bing (Philip) Peng

Jang-Lin (John) Chen

Chiu-ling Lu

Cathy Han

Meet One of the Following Profession Qualification Requirements, Together with at Least Five Years Work Experience

An Instructor or Higher Position in a Department of Commerce, Law, Finance, Accounting, or Other Academic Department Related to the Business in a Public or Private Junior College, College or University

 

 

V

V

 

A Judge, Public Prosecutor, Attorney, Certified Public Accountant, or Other Professional or Technical Specialists Who Has Passed a National Examination and Been Awarded a Certificate in a Profession Necessary Field of Company Finance

         

Have Work Experience in the Area of Commerce, Law, Finance, or Accounting, or Other Necessary Field of Company Finance

V

V

V

V

V

Independent Status (Note)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

V

V

V

V

V

2

V

V

V

V

V

3

 V  V  V  V  V

4

 V  V  V  V  V

5

 V  V  V  V  V

6

 V  V  V  V  V

7

 V  V  V  V  V

8

 V  V  V  V  V

9

 V  V  V  V  V

10

 V  V  V  V  V

11

 V  V  V  V  V

12

 V  V  V  V  V

Number of Other Public Companies Concurrently Serving as an Independent Directors

2 1 0 1 3

 

Note:Directors during the two years before being elected or during the term of office, have been or be any of the following, please tick the appropriate corresponding boxes:

  • Not an employee of the Company or any of its affiliates.
  • Not a director or supervisor of the Company or any of its affiliates. (Do not apply to independent directors appointed in accordance with the Act or the laws and regulations of the local country by, and concurrently serving as such at, the Company and its parent or subsidiary or a subsidiary of the same parent.)
  • Not a natural-person shareholder who holds shares, together with those held by the person’s spouse, minor children, or held by the person under others’ names, in an aggregate amount of 1% or more of the total number of issued shares of the Company or is ranked in the top 10 in shareholdings.
  • Not a spouse, relative within the second degree of kinship, or lineal relative within the third degree of kinship, of a managerial officer under 1. or any of the persons under 2. and 3.
  • Not a director, supervisor, or employee of a corporate shareholder that directly holds five percent or more of the total number of issued shares of the company, or that ranks among the top five in shareholdings, or that designates its representative to serve as a director or supervisor of the company under Article 27, paragraph 1 or 2 of the Company Act. (Do not apply to independent directors appointed in accordance with the Act or the laws and regulations of the local country by, and concurrently serving as such at, the Company and its parent or subsidiary or a subsidiary of the same parent.).
  • Not a director, supervisor, or employee of other company if a majority of the company's director seats or voting shares and those of that other company are controlled by the same person. (Do not apply to independent directors appointed in accordance with the Act or the laws and regulations of the local country by, and concurrently serving as such at, the Company and its parent or subsidiary or a subsidiary of the same parent.).
  • Not a director, supervisor, or employee of other company or institution if the chairman, general manager, or person holding an equivalent position of the company and a person in any of those positions at that other company or institution are the same person or are spouses.
  • Not a director, supervisor, officer, or shareholder holding five percent or more of the shares, of a specified company or institution that has a financial or business relationship with the company. (Do not apply in cases where the specified company or institution holds more than 20 percent but less than 50 percent of the Company’s issued shares and are the independent directors appointed in accordance with the Act or the laws and regulations of the local country by, and concurrently serving as such at, the Company and its parent or subsidiary or a subsidiary of the same parent.)
  • Not a professional individual who, or an owner, partner, director, supervisor, or officer of a sole proprietorship, partnership, company, or institution that, provides auditing services to the company or any affiliate of the company, or that provides commercial, legal, financial, accounting or related services to the company or any affiliate of the company for which the provider in the past 2 years has received cumulative compensation exceeding NT$500,000, or a spouse thereof; provided, this restriction does not apply to a member of the remuneration committee, public tender offer review committee, or special committee for merger/consolidation and acquisition, who exercises powers pursuant to the Act or to the Business Mergers and Acquisitions Act or related laws or regulations.
  • Not a spouse or a relative within the second degree of kinship to any director.
  • Not been involved in any of situations defined in Article 30 of the Company Act.
  • Not elected on behalf of a government agency or corporate or as a representative of these organizations as defined in Article 27 of the Company Act.