|TRIVAGO N.V. filed this Form F-3 on 04/05/2018|
the enterprise affiliated with the Company. The internal risk management and control systems should be adjusted in response to incidents in a timely fashion.
4.9 The Management Board should monitor the operation of the internal risk management and control systems and, at least annually, carry out a systematic review of the effectiveness of the systems' design and operation. Such monitoring should cover all material control measures, including the financial, operational and compliance aspects, and take account of weaknesses observed and lessons learned, signals from whistleblowers and findings from the internal audit function and the external auditor. Where necessary, improvements should be made to internal risk management and control systems.
4.10 The Management Board should render account to the Supervisory Board and to the Company's audit committee of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company's internal risk management and control systems.
4.11 The Management Board is responsible for the functioning of the Company's internal audit function. The Management Board should both appoint and dismiss the senior internal auditor. Both the appointment and the dismissal of the senior internal auditor should be submitted to the chairman of the Audit Committee for approval. The Management Board should annually assess the functioning of the internal audit function, taking into account the Audit Committee's opinion.
4.12 The Management Board is responsible for creating a culture aimed at long-term value creation for the Company and its business, under the supervision of the Supervisory Board. The Management Board is responsible for embedding the culture in the Company's business. In doing so, the Management Board should pay attention to culture- and conduct-determining factors such as the business model and the environment in which the Company operates.
4.13 Without prejudice to any other approval requirements under Dutch law, the Articles of Association, the Amended and Restated Shareholders' Agreement or these rules, the approval of the Supervisory Board is required for matters described in the Appendix with respect to the Company or any Subsidiary.
5.1 The Management Board shall meet as often as any of the Managing Directors deems necessary or appropriate but in general at least once per any month.
5.2 A Board Meeting may be convened by any Managing Director by means of a written notice.
5.3 All Managing Directors shall be given reasonable notice of at least one week for all Board Meetings, unless a shorter notice is required to avoid a delay which could reasonably be expected to have an adverse effect on the Company and/or the business connected with it. Notice of a Board Meeting shall include the date, time, place and agenda for that Board Meeting and shall be sent to the Managing Directors in writing.
5.4 As a matter of principle Board Meetings shall be physically held in Germany. In case a Managing Director is travelling at the point in time when a Board Meeting is scheduled or a Managing Director is otherwise prevented from joining a Board Meeting in person, such Managing Director may participate in the respective Board Meeting by means of audio-communication facilities, provided that either (i) the travelling Managing Director is participating in the Board Meeting from a location in Germany or (ii) the majority of all participating Managing Directors is participating in the Board Meeting in person or from another location in Germany, and the travelling Managing Director does not participate from a location in the Netherlands. For the purpose of determining whether the majority of the Managing Directors is participating in the Board Meeting in person or from another location in Germany within the meaning of proviso (ii) of the immediately preceding sentence, the CEO shall count twice, if the number of all participating Managing Directors is an odd number and the CEO participates. In exceptional circumstances a Board Meeting may be held entirely by means of audio-communication facilities, provided that no Managing Director participates in such Board Meeting from a location in the Netherlands. Exceptional circumstances within the meaning of the preceding sentence shall only apply if a Board Meeting must be held in such manner in order to avoid material or irreversible damage of any kind (including pecuniary, reputational or