Throughout its history, DIA has been steadfastly committed to best corporate governance practice and compliance with the most stringent governance regulations. The new era embarked upon in 2011 in the wake of the IPO gave the company the opportunity to revisit and reconsider what governance principles should permeate the entire organisation, from its senior executives to every last store employee. This exercise and insight gave rise to the formulation of the company’s intrinsic values which in turn served as the basis for drawing up the new business ethics code.

2012 corporate governance report

On 12 December 2012, DIA’s Board of Directors approved the Annual Corporate Governance Report1. The full report is available on DIA’s corporate website which also contains all the corporate and financial information filed by the company with the pertinent regulatory authorities; it can also be downloaded from the dedicated 2012 Annual Report section of the website.

The shareholders with significant direct or indirect interests in the company are the following:

Direct voting rights Indirect voting rights Percentage of total voting rights
Blue Capital S.A.R.L. 64,047,813 - 9.428%
Baillie Giffford CO - 20,402,234 3.003%

The members of the Board of Directors who hold voting shares in the company are:

Direct voting rights Indirect voting rights Percentage of total voting rights
Ms. Ana María Llopis Rivas 27,447 - 0.004%
Mr. Mariano Martín Mampaso 20,725 - 0.003%
Mr. Ricardo Currás de Don Pablos 23,707 - 0.003%
Mr. Antonio Urcelay Alonso 13,725 - 0.002%
Mr. Julián Díaz González 23,562 - 0.003%
Mr. Nadra Moussalem 21,318 - 0.003%
Mr. Nicolas Brunel 20,725 - 0.003%
Mr. Pierre Cuilleret 22,376 - 0.003%
Mr. Richard Golding 17,384 - 0.003%
Ms. Rosalía Portela De Pablo 26,921 - 0.004%

In all, the members of DIA’s Board of Directors hold 0.032% of total voting rights.

1, As stipulated in article 116 of the Spanish Securities Market Act, as amended by Law 26 dated 17 July 2003, a piece of legislation that is better known as the Transparency Act and which was enacted by Ministerial Order ECO/3722 of 26 December 2003 and CNMV Circular 1, dated 17 March 2004.

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