Corporate Governance

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Our responsibility

The Stars Group aims for strong corporate governance and ethical business conduct by maintaining best practices, transparency and accountability to our stakeholders., believing these contribute to prudent and effective decision making, and a healthier business environment.

As a regulated entity, The Stars Group is required to maintain strong corporate governance standards and is required to, among other things, maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures, maintain systems for accurate record keeping, file periodic reports with gaming and securities authorities and maintain strict compliance with various laws and regulations applicable to us.

The Stars Group has a comprehensive Code of Business Conduct which requires every officer, director and employee to observe high standards of business and personal ethics as they carry out their duties and responsibilities, as well as Board-approved policies including, without limitations, a Disclosure, Confidentiality & Trading Policy, an Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy, and a Whistleblower Policy.


Corporate Governance Documents

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Code of Business ConductDownload Pdf
Mandate for the Board of DirectorsDownload Pdf
Corporate Governance GuidelinesDownload Pdf
Audit Committee CharterDownload Pdf
Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee CharterDownload Pdf
NASDAQ Statement of Corporate Governance DifferencesDownload Pdf
Position Description for the Chief Executive OfficerDownload Pdf
Position Description for the Chair of the Board of DirectorsDownload Pdf
Redemption Provisions for Unsuitable Persons (Section 4 of the Common Share terms in The Stars Group’s Articles ofContinuance)Download Pdf

On April 28, 2017, The Stars Group amended its Code of Business Conduct (the “Code”), a copy of which is available at the link directly above. The substantive amendments made to the Code: (a) clarify that it is The Stars Group’s policy to operate in compliance with all laws including anti-corruption laws, and that compliance with laws always take precedence over customs or social requirements; (b) more explicitly caution employees, officers and directors that there are special legal and ethical considerations that apply to the provision of gifts, benefits and entertainment to public officials; (c) provide that gifts shall not be made to public officials without express authorization from The Stars Group’s legal department and that such legal department shall be consulted prior to hiring family members of current or former public officials; (d) caution that certain jurisdictions strictly prohibit gaming companies and their employees from engaging in political activities; and (e) provide that reports of violations or possible violations of the Code can be made anonymously through The Stars Group’s Whistleblower Hotline.

Committee Membership

Audit
David Lazzarato, FCA, C.A., ICD.D - ChairIndependent Director
Alfred F. Hurley, JrIndependent Director
Mary Turner Independent Director
Peter MurphyIndependent Director
Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compensation
Alfred F. Hurley, Jr. - ChairIndependent Director
Divyesh (Dave) Gadhia, CPA, C.A., ICD.DChairman
Harlan GoodsonIndependent Director
Compliance
Tom Auriemma - Chair
  • Former chair of the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement
  • Recently retired Chief Compliance Officer of Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN)
Ben Soave
  • Law enforcement and intelligence innovator
  • Former Chief Superintendent of the RCMP
  • Internationally decorated in combatting organized crime and terrorism
Harlan GoodsonIndependent Director
  • Former Director of California’s Division of Gambling Control
  • Internationally recognized legal expert in area of gaming law
  • Recipient of the International Masters of Gaming Law inaugural Regulator of the Year award in 2001
  • Current Independent Director. Full biography is here
Dr. Aubrey Zidenberg
  • Strategist in International Gaming, Tourism & Entertainment projects since 1975‎
  • Co-Chair ‎of the Integrate Strategic Community Advisory Council, working primarily with the Major Crimes Unit ‎of the York Regional Police
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of Casino Amusements Canada since 1978
  • President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of ZAP Casinos Canada since 1996
Michelle Chatigny
  • Former Vice President of Compliance and Compliance Committee member at International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT)‎
  • Formerly with the Nevada Gaming Control Board

Contact the Board of Directors

To ask a question and report concerns openly, anonymously or confidentially:

The Stars Group

The Stars Group200 Bay StreetSouth Tower, Suite 3205TorontoOntario, CanadaM5J 2J1

Communications are distributed to the Board of Directors, or any individual directors as appropriate and are monitored by The Stars Group’s General Counsel. Responses to any communications will be at the discretion of the addressed Board member(s) and/or the General Counsel.