Corporate Governance

Synchrony Financial is committed to upholding sound principles of corporate governance and to meeting the requirements of federal and state law and the rules of the New York Stock Exchange. The board of directors has adopted Governance Principles which, along with our Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws, Charters and Key Practices of the Board Committees, and the company's Code of Conduct, provide the framework for the governance of the company.

The Board of Directors actively supports a culture of ethical conduct and values communication from Synchrony Financial’s shareholders.  If you would like to raise a concern related to ethical or business conduct matters in a confidential and/or anonymous manner, please follow these instructions.

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Governance Principles

Our Governance Principles provide a framework for the governance of the company, and cover such topics as the role and function of the board of directors, the types of board committees we will have, and the company’s expectations regarding ethics and conflicts of interest. The board of directors has approved these principles and will review all aspects of the company’s governance annually, or more often if deemed necessary. 

Topics Covered:

  1. Role of the Board and Management
  2. Functions of the Board
  3. Qualifications of Directors
  4. Independence of Directors
  5. Size of the Board and Director Selection Process
  6. Board Committees
  7. Independence of Committee Members
  8. Meetings of Non-Management and Independent Directors
  9. Board Leadership
  10. Board and Committee Self-Evaluations
  11. Setting the Board Agenda
  12. Ethics and Conflicts of Interest
  13. Reporting of Concerns to Non-Management Directors of the Audit Committee
  14. Compensation of the Board
  15. Succession Planning
  16. Access to Senior Management
  17. Access to Independent Advisors
  18. Director Education
  19. Stock Ownership Requirements
  20. Potential Impact on Compensation from Executive Misconduct

The Board of Directors actively supports a culture of ethical conduct and values communication from Synchrony Financial’s shareholders.  If you would like to raise a concern related to ethical or business conduct matters in a confidential and/or anonymous manner, please follow these instructions.

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Leadership Team