Updated as of May 11, 2018

Joseph R. Higdon

Joseph R. Higdon

Lead Independent Director

76 Years Old

Joseph R. Higdon, an American, is Lead Independent Director of SMIC.  Until his retirement, he was a Senior Vice-President of Capital Research and Management Company, a United States investment company.  He joined Capital Research in 1974 and worked there until 2006.  He analyzed Philippine Stocks from 1989 until 2006.  He was a US Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines from 1962 to 1964.  He is also an Independent Director of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. and Security Bank Corporation.  For six years until 2012, he served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Philippines.

DESIGNATION

  1. Lead Independent Director
  2. Chairman, Corporate Governance Committee
  3. Chairman, Related Party Transactions Committee
  4. Member, Risk Management Committee
  5. Member, Compensation Committee

POSITIONS IN OTHER PLCs

Security Bank Corporation - Independent Director
Philippine Equity Partners, Inc. - Independent Director
International Container Terminal Services, Inc.- Independent Director

BOARD ATTENDANCE:

100%; 6 of 6 Board Meetings

DATE OF FIRST APPOINTMENT:

April 2010

NO. OF YEARS ON THE BOARD:

8 YRS.

OTHER INFORMATION:

No legal dispute in the past five (5) years;
No conflict of interest transactions in the past year