2019 Financial
and Social Report

Relations with the capital market

Bank Millennium is the first Polish bank listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (since 1992). Presently, the Bank is a member of the WIG Index, WIG 30, mWIG 40, WIG Banks and WIG-ESG.

Fast and accurate information for investors

The priority in investor relations is to provide fair and timely information concerning the strategy, business and financial performance of the overall Bank Millennium Group. The list of communications published by the Bank Group, including their frequency and place of publication, is available on the Bank’s website in the Investor Relations section.

The Bank uses various communication channels in order to reach present and prospective shareholders, mainly such as:

  • regular conferences with the participation of the Bank’s Management Board on the quarterly performance of the Bank Group (4 in 2019),
  • participation in conferences and road shows organized for investors in Poland and abroad (12),
  • individual and group meetings with capital market players (360),
  • current stock exchange reports (30) and press releases,
  • dedicated website in the Bank’s portal on investor relations,
  • encouraging participation in the Annual Shareholder Meeting,
  • ongoing contacts with market participants (by e-mail or telephone).

To ensure best practice in equal access to information, since 2006 the Bank has enabled unlimited access to these conferences via the web (video transmission in Polish and English) and by telephone. A transcript of every conference is available on the Bank’s website. The Bank also offers a webcast of the Shareholder Meeting. A transcript of the discussion and resolutions is also available on the Bank’s website.

Meetings with capital market players 2019 2018 2017 2016
Number of meetings 168 155 183 192
Number of participants 360 355 373 391

ESG Best Practices

The Bank operates based on good ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) practices and observes corporate governance principles. The Company is included in the WIG-ESG – the index of socially responsible companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange – and reports on corporate social responsibility issues.

Best corporate governance practices

The Bank satisfies all the corporate governance principles described in the document “Best Practices for WSE Listed Companies”. In accordance with the “comply or explain” principle, a breach of any of the principles described in the Best Practices should be publicly announced by the Company in the form of a relevant report. In 2019, the Bank complied with the corporate governance principles described in the document entitled “Best Practices for WSE Listed Companies”. The only exception to this rule was the absence of two-way communication in real time during the Bank’s Shareholder Meeting. In the Bank’s opinion, the implementation of this principle entailed technological and legal risks to the proper and efficient conduct of the Shareholder Meeting. The Bank was convinced that avoiding these risks would provide the shareholders with a greater benefit.

Bank Millennium in the WIG-ESG

In September 2019, Bank Millennium was included in the WIG-ESG index of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. In 2010-2019, the Bank was part of the Respect Index.

The WIG-ESG index is published on the basis of the value of the portfolio of companies considered to be socially responsible. The index includes 60 companies included in the WIG20 and mWIG40 indices. The weights of individual companies in the WIG-ESG index depend on the number of shares in free float adjusted for the results of the ESG ranking prepared by Sustainalytics and an assessment of their application of corporate governance principles. The index will be the underlying instrument for a passive fund managed by NN Investment Partners TFI.

Bank Millennium has been selected as one of the top 4 best-rated companies. It has achieved the highest result both in terms of the application of environmental, social and corporate governance factors (ESG coefficient of 1.0) and in terms of the application of the Code of Best Practice (KDP coefficient of 1.0).

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