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Information from the board about events (June 17– 30)

As planned before, on June 17 the meeting of the Board of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” approved sections of the progress report on the implementation of recommendations of audit company “Ernst&Young Baltic” (business, procurements and legal analysis). The scheduled meeting with creditors was also held on June 17. The director of the Riga city Council Legal Directorate, J. Liepiņš, who is also the chairman of the commission nominating the council of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme”, informed the creditors that the commission had finished its work. The holder of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” capital shares, V. Baraņņiks, informed the creditors that he will meet in person all the candidates proposed for the council and then will decide on appointing the council. The representatives of the creditors wanted to meet the council members as soon as possible after their nomination. It was also noted that not only legal aspects are important, but also how the documents approved will be implemented and will function. Following the creditors’ request, no further information about issues discussed during this meeting is disclosed.

On June 19, there was an unplanned meeting with representatives of “Škoda Transportation” at the office of Deputy Chairman of Riga City Council O. Burovs, which was attended by RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” Chairman of the Board Dr. iur. E. Saulītis and the Board’s advisor A. Konošonoks. Given the agreement reached between the parties about the confidentiality of the meeting, no further information will be disclosed. At the meeting of June 19, the Board approved the Code of Ethics of and the Regulation of the Ethics Commission of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme”. To ensure the formation of the council of the capital company and harmonise its statutes with the Corporate Management Code approved by the Board previously, the Board approved draft amendments to RP SIA „Rīgas satiksme” statutes and decided to convene a meeting of the Board to approve these amendments, as well as to appoint the council. It was decided to set the date of the shareholder meeting after further harmonisation with the representative of the holder of capital shares. The Board also decided to approve the minutes approved by the group of experts of SIA „Rīgas satiksme” and “Škoda Transportation”/”Škoda Electric”, as well as the plan of action for complete solution of differences which is included in the minutes. 

Given the nearing holidays and the business trip of Board Chairman Dr. iur. E. Saulītis, the Board decided to continue the already started projects and to convene a meeting of the Board on June 28. Preparations are being made for a pilot projects that provides that on some public transport routes passengers will get on though front doors and get off through middle and rear doors. The goal of the project is to evaluate how the new order will increase the number of registered trips, as well as the regularity of public transport traffic. It was established during a previous project that the number of registered trips grows by about 20-30% if control is improved.

On June 26, Board member J. Meirāns met with representatives of “Conduent” to discuss further cooperation of shareholders in SIA "Rīgas Karte". The parties have unanimously agreed that the previous work of the company needs to be evaluated to ensure that the company works in the interest of its shareholders. The company’s management also must be improved.

On June 27, the first electronic information boards were installed at places with the highest intensity of public transport traffic. About 15 information boards are planned to be installed as part of this project.

On June 28, the meeting of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” approved the Procurement Regulations, the Regulations of the Procurement Commission, Contract Management and Follow-up Regulations, as well as RP SIA „Rīgas satiksme” Regulations on the Contract Circulation Procedure. A part of these documents will take effect on July 1, and the another part on  September 1 because the employees involved need to be trained. It was established during the discussion that measures envisaged by these documents will extend the fulfilment of procurement procedures, will make them more complicated, which will require additional resources. At the same time, it was concluded that the implementation of such solutions is an objective necessity, because it is necessary to ensure the transparency of procurement procedures and their clearness. On Friday, Chairman of the Board Dr. iur. E. Saulītis, the Board member in charge of financial matters J. Švanders and Financial Director L. Hodaseviča met with representatives of AS “Citadele banka” to discuss further cooperation issues. Considering the agreement reached between the parties, no further information about this meeting will disclosed.

RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” also continues to work on budget amendments and revision of the investment plan.

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