VASCO DATA SECURITY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND NOMINATING COMMITTEE
OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (the “Company”) has constituted and established a Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee (the “Committee”) with authority, responsibility, and specific duties as described in this Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Charter (the “Charter”). The primary function of the Committee is to assist the Board in:
- Determining the appropriate structure of the Board, including related committees;
- Evaluating the performance of the Board and members of the Company’s management;
- Identifying and recommending to the Board individuals to be nominated as a director, including the consideration of director candidates recommended by stockholders;
- Providing oversight of the Company’s management succession plans; and
- Providing oversight of the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics.
The Committee shall be comprised of three or more directors as determined by the Board, each of whom shall be an independent director, as defined by the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. rules.
The members of the Committee shall be elected by the Board at the Annual Organizational Meeting of the Board and serve at the pleasure of the Board until their successors shall be duly elected and qualified. Unless a Chair is elected by the full Board, the members of the Committee may designate a Chair by majority vote of the full Committee membership.
The Committee shall meet as often as necessary to fulfill its responsibilities. Reports of meetings of the Committee shall be made to the Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting following the Committee meeting accompanied by any recommendations to the Board approved by the Committee.
The Chair will preside at each meeting of the Committee and, in consultation with the other members of the Committee, shall set the date, time, duration and the agenda of items to be addressed at each upcoming meeting. A majority of the members of the Committee present in person or by means of a conference telephone or other communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other shall constitute a quorum.
To fulfill its responsibilities and duties the Committee shall:
1. Review and assess the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines and recommend changes to the Board as deemed appropriate.
2. Review and recommend to the Board guidelines and procedures to be used by Committee in evaluating the Board’s performance, each Board member’s performance, and the performance of the various committees of the Board.
3. Review annually all committees of the Board and recommend changes in the number, function or membership on any such committees as appropriate.
4. Identify and recommend to the Board individuals to be nominated as a director.
5. Review annually, or more often as appropriate, the performance of members of management of the Company and make recommendations to the Board as appropriate.
6. Review annually, the Company’s management succession plan.
7. Establish, review and update periodically codes of ethical conduct and ensure that management has established a system to enforce its codes of conduct.
8. Review all reported violations of the Code of Conduct and Ethics.
9. Review with the Corporation’s counsel, legal compliance matters including corporate securities trading policies.
The Committee shall, on an annual basis, consider ways to improve its performance under this Charter. In reviewing its performance, the Committee shall evaluate whether this Charter appropriately addresses the matters that are or should be within its scope and compare the performance of the Committee to the requirements of this Charter. The Committee shall also consider all matters that the Committee deems relevant to its performance, including, but not limited to, the adequacy, appropriateness and quality of the information and recommendations presented to the Committee by the management of the Company and other advisors, the manner in which issues were discussed or debated, and whether the number and length of meetings of the Committee were adequate for the Committee to complete its work in a thorough and thoughtful manner.
The Committee shall prepare and review with the Board the annual performance evaluation of the Committee, which report by the chairperson of the Committee may take the form of an oral report and present any recommended changes in its Charter to the Board for review and approval.
The Committee may conduct or authorize investigations into or studies of matters within the Committee's scope of responsibilities, and may retain, at the Company's expense, such independent counsel or other advisers as it deems necessary. The Committee shall have the sole authority to retain or terminate any consultant to assist the Committee in carrying out its responsibilities, including sole authority to approve the consultant's fees and other retention terms, such fees to be borne by the Company.