The Board and the members of TransCanada's management are committed to the highest standards of corporate governance. TransCanada's corporate governance practices comply with the governance rules of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), those of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), applicable to foreign issuers and those mandated by the United States Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX). TransCanada is in compliance with the CSA's National Instrument 52-110 pertaining to audit committees (Canadian Audit Committee Rules). TransCanada is also in compliance with National Policy 58-201, Corporate Governance Guidelines, and National Instrument 58-101, Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices (collectively, the Canadian Governance Guideline).
The board has formally adopted and published a set of Corporate Governance Guidelines, which affirm TransCanada's commitment to maintaining a high standard of corporate governance. The guidelines address the structure and composition of the board and its committees and also provide guidance to both the Board and management in clarifying their respective responsibilities. The board's strengths include: an independent, non-executive Chair; well informed and experienced directors who ensure that standards exist to promote ethical behaviour throughout TransCanada; effective board size; director share ownership requirements; and annual assessment of board, committee and individual director effectiveness.