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Comparison to U.S. Standards
The New York Stock Exchange Company Manual, Section 303A.11 (Foreign Private Issuer Disclosure), requires that foreign private issuers, such as TransCanada, disclose any significant ways in which their corporate governance practices differ from corporate governance practices followed by U.S. domestic issuers under the NYSE listing standards.
Our corporate governance practices do not significantly differ from those required to be followed by U.S. domestic issuers under the NYSE's listing standards.
As a Canadian reporting issuer with securities listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), TransCanada has in place a system of corporate governance practices which comply with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) National Instrument pertaining to audit committees and with the CSA's National Policy pertaining to corporate governance guidelines, as well as the New York Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Rules (NYSE Rules) applicable to foreign private issuers.
The Board of Directors of TransCanada has formally adopted and published a set of Corporate Governance Guidelines which affirm our commitment to maintaining a high standard of corporate governance. These guidelines are published on this website under the heading Corporate Governance - Corporate Governance Guidelines. As well, disclosure relating to TransCanada's corporate governance practices are published in our Management Information Circular under the heading Governance.
In the context of its listing on the NYSE, TransCanada is classified as a foreign private issuer and therefore only certain of the NYSE Rules are applicable to TransCanada. However, we benchmark our policies and procedures against major North American companies to assess our standards and we adopt best practices as appropriate. Some of our best practices are derived from the NYSE Rules and comply with applicable rules adopted by the SEC to meet the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Revised: March 8, 2012