WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
CHARTER OF THE NOMINATING AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
COMMITTEE OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A. FORMATION OF THE NOMINATING AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
There shall be a committee of the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Trans World Entertainment Corporation, a New York corporation (the "Company"), to be known as the "Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee" (the "Committee"). The Committee shall be composed of directors who are independent of the management of the Company and are free of any relationship that, in the opinion of the Board, would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment as a Committee member. Without limiting the generality of the preceding sentence, the directors appointed to the Committee shall satisfy the independence requirements of the NASDAQ National Market and shall not be an affiliated person of the issuer or any subsidiary as defined under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The Committee shall consist of no fewer than three independent directors, for a term of appointment at the discretion of the Board of Directors, considering the views of the Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer, as appropriate, usually for one year. The members of the Committee shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualify, and shall designate the Chairman of the Committee. The Board shall have the power at any time to change the membership of the Committee and to fill vacancies in it, subject to such new member(s) satisfying the above requirements and any other corporate legislation in effect at that time. The Committee may form and delegate authority to subcommittees when appropriate, and shall meet as necessary, but at least once each year, in order to enable it to fulfill its responsibilities and duties as set forth herein. Except as expressly provided in this Charter, the by-laws of the Company and any applicable corporate governance guidelines of the Company, the Committee shall fix its own rules of procedure.
B. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMMITTEE
The Committee shall (1) assist the Board in identifying individuals qualified to become Board members and recommend to the Board the director nominees for the next annual meeting of shareholders; (2) recommend members of the Board to serve on the committees of the Board; (3) recommend to the Board individuals qualified to be elected as officers of the Company; (4) recommend to the Board the corporate governance and business ethics policies, principles, guidelines and codes of conduct applicable to the Company; and (5) lead the Board in its annual review of the Board's performance.
C. DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEE
NOMINATING. The Committee shall:
• Develop policies on the size and composition of the Board and qualification criteria, as prescribed by corporate legislation and NASDAQ rules, for Board members in order to insure that the Board is comprised of members reflecting the proper expertise, skills, attributes and personal and professional backgrounds for service as a director of the Company and who have sufficient time available to devote to the affairs of the Company;
• Actively seek, interview and screen individuals qualified to become Board members for recommendation to the Board;
• Receive suggestions concerning possible candidates for election to the Board, including self-nominations, nominations from shareholders in accordance with the Company's by-laws and other third-party nominations;
• Recommend to the Board individuals for vacancies occurring from time to time on the Board, including vacancies resulting from an increase in the size of the Board;
• Recommend the slate of nominees to be proposed for election at each annual meeting of shareholders;
• Recommend members of the Board to serve on the committees of the Board; and
• Recommend to the Board individuals qualified to be elected as officers of the Company.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE. The Committee shall:
• Develop and recommend to the Board a set of corporate governance and business ethics policies, principles, guidelines and codes of conduct applicable to the Company and its directors, officers and employees;
• Review and reassess at least annually the adequacy of the Company's corporate governance and business ethics policies, principles, guidelines and codes of conduct in light of emerging issues and developments related to corporate governance and other factors and formulate and recommend any proposed changes to the Board for approval;
• Generally advise the Board as a whole on corporate governance matters;
• Review and reassess at least annually the adequacy of this Charter and recommend any proposed changes to the Board for approval;
• Annually review its own performance; and
• Review and assess the management succession plan for the Chief Executive Officer position.
OTHER. The Committee shall have the authority to:
• Request reports from internal or external sources on matters related to its authority and duties as described in this Charter and on any subject that it deems related to its responsibilities;
• Retain and terminate any search firm to be used to identify director or officer candidates and to approve the search firm's fees and other retention terms;
• Receive communications from shareholders and provide copies or summaries of such communications to the other Directors, as the Chairman of the Committee considers appropriate;
• Retain and terminate outside accountants, legal counsel and other advisors to advise the Committee with respect to Committee matters as it may deem appropriate in its sole discretion and approve related fees and retention terms; and
• Perform such other activities as the Committee or the Board may from time to time deem necessary or appropriate.
D. PROCEDURE FOR SHAREHOLDER NOMINATIONS
The Committee will consider nominations submitted by shareholders. To recommend a nominee, a shareholder must write to the Company's Secretary. To be considered by the Committee for nomination and inclusion in the Company's proxy statement for its annual meeting of shareholders, a shareholder recommendation for a director must be received by the Company's Secretary no later than the deadline for submitting shareholder proposals pursuant to Rule 14a-8(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Any recommendation must include (i) the name and address of the candidate, (ii) a brief biographical description, including his or her occupation for at least the last five years, and a statement of the qualifications of the candidate, taking into account the qualification requirements summarized above, and (iii) the candidate's signed consent to be named in the proxy statement and to serve as a director if elected. The Committee may seek additional biographical and background information from any candidate that must be received on a timely basis to be considered by the Committee. Assuming the appropriate biographical and background material is provided for candidates submitted by shareholders, the Committee will evaluate those candidates by applying substantially the same criteria, as for candidates submitted by Board members.