Embassy REIT’s Philosophy on Corporate Governance
Embassy REIT seeks to ensure a high standard of corporate governance consistent with global best practices. Our governance framework emphasises accountability, transparency and integrity, with a view to maximising Unitholder value. Embassy REIT has in place a comprehensive set of compliance policies to implement this corporate governance framework.
Embassy REIT was settled on March 30, 2017 at Bengaluru, Karnataka, India as an irrevocable trust under the provisions of the Indian Trusts Act, 1882, pursuant to a trust deed dated March 30, 2017 as amended on September 11, 2018. Embassy REIT was registered with SEBI on August 3, 2017 as a real estate investment trust under Regulation 3(1) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Real Estate Investment Trusts) Regulations, 2014 (“REIT Regulations”) having registration number IN/ REIT/17-18/0001. Embassy Sponsor and Blackstone Sponsor are the sponsors of Embassy REIT. Units of Embassy REIT were listed on National Stock Exchange of India Limited (“NSE”) and BSE Limited (“BSE”) on April 1, 2019.
Embassy Office Parks Management Services Private Limited (“EOPMSPL”) is the Manager of Embassy REIT. The Manager is a private limited Company incorporated in India under the Companies Act, 1956 on January 31, 2014 at Bengaluru, Karnataka. EOPMSPL is held by Embassy Sponsor and certain entities forming part of the Blackstone Sponsor Group with the shareholding of 51% and 49%, respectively. The Manager’s role is to manage Embassy REIT and its assets in accordance with the Trust Deed, the Investment Management Agreement and the REIT Regulations in the interests of Unitholders.
Axis Trustee Services Limited is the Trustee of Embassy REIT. The Trustee is a registered intermediary with SEBI under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Debenture Trustees) Regulations, 1993, as a debenture trustee with registration number IND000000494 which is valid until suspended or cancelled by SEBI. The Trustee is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Axis Bank Limited. The Trustee is not an Associate of either of the Sponsors or the Manager. The Trustee is responsible for the safe custody of the assets of the Embassy REIT and holds the assets in trust for the benefit of the Unitholders.