Corporate Governance

Viasat, Inc. strives to achieve excellence and integrity in all of its business practices, including corporate governance, oversight, accountability and transparency. Viasat has incorporated best practices in its governance, including those required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and The Nasdaq Stock Market®. The following are several examples of excellence in Corporate Governance implemented by Viasat, many dating back several years before the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act:

  • Viasat's Board of Directors has consisted of a majority of Independent Directors since 1987.
  • Membership on the Audit Committee, Compensation and Human Resources Committee and Nominating and Evaluation Committee is limited to the Independent Directors.
  • The Board of Directors has formed a Corporate Governance Committee to outline and monitor Viasat's corporate governance guidelines and procedures.
  • Each Committee of the Board has a written charter.
  • Each member of the Audit Committee is a “financial expert” under SEC rules.
  • The Audit Committee has adopted Pre-Approval Policies and Procedures with respect to services provided by Viasat's independent auditor.
  • The Company has instituted an ethics program monitored by an internal Ethics Advisory Committee.
  • The Company has disseminated to all of its employees a Guide to Business Conduct (ethics code) and Financial Complaint Procedures Policy.

Below are website links to a list of Viasat's corporate governance related documents. This includes Board committee charters, the Guide the Business Conduct (ethics code), and the Financial Complaint Procedures Policy to enable the anonymous reporting of any possible financial wrongdoing within Viasat.

Committee Charters

Title Documents

Audit Committee Charter

Nomination, Evaluation and Corporate Governance Committee Charter

Compensation and Human Resources Committee Charter

Banking/Finance Committee Charter

Other Governance Documents

Title Documents

Certificate of Incorporation

Viasat Bylaws

Corporate Governance Guidelines

Audit Committee Approval Policy

Guide to Business Conduct

Audit Committee Relationship with Independent Auditor

Financial Complaint Procedures Policy

Recent SEC Filings

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Registration statement for face-amount certificate companies


Amended Registration statement for face-amount certificate companies


Amended Registration statement for face-amount certificate companies


Registration of certain classes of securities 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act