2003 Governance Charter: MDP
The Nominating/Governance Committee is appointed by the Board (1) to assist the Board by identifying individuals qualified to become Board members, and to recommend to the Board the director nominees for the next annual meeting of shareholders; (2) to recommend to the Board the Corporate Governance Guidelines applicable to the Company; (3) to lead the Board in its annual review of the Board's performance; and (4) to recommend to the Board director nominees for each committee.
The Nominating/Governance Committee shall consist of no fewer than three members. The members of the Nominating/Governance Committee shall meet the independence requirements of the New York Stock Exchange. The members of the Nominating/Governance Committee shall be appointed and replaced by the Board.
Committee Authority and Responsibilities
1. The Nominating/Governance Committee shall have the sole authority to retain and terminate any search firm to be used to identify director candidates and shall have sole authority to approve the search firm's fees and other retention terms. The Nominating/Governance Committee shall also have authority to obtain advice and assistance from internal or external legal, accounting or other advisors.