Sotheby's Director Independence Categorical Standards

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Director Independence Categorical Standards

 

As permitted by New York Stock Exchange corporate governance rules, the Board of Directors of Sotheby’s (the “Company”) has adopted the following categorical standards to identify immaterial relationships with the Company that would not disqualify a director from being deemed independent:

  1. The director has received, or an immediate family member has received, during any twelve month period within the last three years, $100,000 or less in direct compensation from the Company, other than director and committee fees and pension or other deferred compensation for prior service, so long as that compensation is not contingent on continued service;
  2. The director or an immediate family member is a partner, shareholder or officer of a law firm or other professional service firm that has received less that $100,000 in fees from the Company in any single fiscal year during the preceding three years;
  3. The Company has made a contribution to a tax exempt organization of which the director or any immediate family member serves as a trustee, director or executive officer and such contributions, for any single fiscal year during the preceding three years, have not exceeded $100,000; 

  4. During any single fiscal year within the last three years, the director, an immediate family member, or a company Controlled (as defined below) by any of them was indebted to the Company, or the Company was indebted to any such person, and either the total amount of such indebtedness did not exceed $100,000 or such indebtedness consists of a loan made in the ordinary course of the Company’s art lending business on substantially the same terms as those prevailing at the time for a similarly situated person who is not a director. “Controlled” means a company of which the director or immediate family member beneficially owns a majority of the outstanding voting securities; or
     
  5. During the last three years, the director or an immediate family member has purchased or sold property through the Company or its affiliates, so long as such purchases or sales were at public auction or in private transactions in the ordinary course of the Company’s business on substantially the same terms as those prevailing at the time for a similarly situated person who is not a director.

 

For purposes of the foregoing standards, an “immediate family member” includes a director’s spouse, parents, children, siblings, mothers and fathers-in-law, sons and daughters-in-law, brothers and sisters-in-law, and anyone (other than domestic employees) who shares the director’s home. When applying the look-back provisions in these standards, individuals who are no longer immediate family members as a result of legal separation or divorce, or those who have died or become incapacitated will not be deemed to be “immediate family members.”