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Governance

The primary role of GE's Board of Directors is to oversee how management serves the interests of shareowners and other stakeholders. To do this, GE's directors have adopted corporate governance principles aimed at ensuring that the Board is independent and fully informed on the key strategic and risk issues GE faces. GE has met its goal to have two-thirds of its Board be independent under a strict definition of independence. Today, 9 of the Board's 10 directors are independent. Each independent director is encouraged to visit at least two GE businesses each year, typically without corporate management present.

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Governance

GE’s governance framework guides the Board and management’s oversight of the company and is outlined in its governing documents.

The Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws establish fundamental principles about GE’s capital structure, shareowner rights and its directors and officers.

The Governance Principles provide additional detail on Board operations and key governance policies. The GE Board has several standing committees, each of which has specified responsibilities that are set forth in its committee charter.

Our Code of Conduct, The Spirit & The Letter, sets forth our ethics and compliance standards for all employees and directors.



Environmental, Social and Governance

GE brings to market innovative solutions that deliver essential energy, healthcare and transportation infrastructure. We do this by working with the highest integrity and respect for human rights while also reducing the impact of our technology and environmental footprint.

Contact the Board

All comments, concerns and complaints can be sent to the Board via phone, e-mail or post, and will be addressed by the Audit Committee or GE Ombudsperson's Office.

Because the Board receives a significant number of these communications, they are initially processed by the GE Corporate Ombudsperson's Office, which acknowledges receipt to the person submitting the communication. The Corporate Ombudsperson's Office supplies any such communication that relates to accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters (or a summary) directly to the Chairman of the Audit Committee. The Corporate Ombudsperson's Office also regularly provides copies or summaries of other communications directly to directors depending on the nature of the issues or concerns raised.

With respect to all other communications, the Corporate Ombudsperson's Office provides regular reports to the Audit Committee and GE's lead director at least four times a year. These reports summarize the communications by subject matter and frequency, and break out significant concerns. The reports also include a summary of the status of significant matters that are under review or investigation in response to a concern. This approach ensures that concerns are raised to the directors in an effective manner that accurately informs them of the nature and frequency of the concerns.

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