This excerpt taken from the LPL 20-F filed Apr 11, 2005.
Our two principal shareholders, LG Electronics and Philips Electronics, who together own approximately 89.1% of our voting stock, have significant influence over corporate decisions.
LG Electronics and Philips Electronics together have control of all matters submitted to our shareholders for approval, including electing certain of the directors, amending our articles of incorporation and approving changes of control that may impact you as a minority shareholder. The directors elected by these shareholders are able to make decisions affecting our capital structure, including decisions to issue additional capital stock, implement stock repurchase programs and incur indebtedness.
In addition, we engage in a variety of related party transactions with our two principal shareholders and their respective affiliates:
Pursuant to our articles of incorporation and the terms of a shareholders agreement entered into between LG Electronics and Philips Electronics in July 2004, we have a nine-member board of directors which is composed of two outside directors selected by each of LG Electronics and Philips Electronics, one outside director jointly selected by them and four non-outside directors. In March 2005, we established the Outside Director Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee which will nominate our future outside directors. The right to nominate the four non-outside directors of our board depends on the respective ownership interest in us of each of LG Electronics and Philips Electronics. The two shareholders have also agreed to a co-voting arrangement under which each party is obligated to vote in favor of the non-outside director candidates selected by the other party as well as the non-outside candidate jointly selected by the two shareholders. Subject to minimum shareholding requirements, LG Electronics and Philips Electronics are able to nominate our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, respectively, who as our two joint representative directors, must act in concert in order for their actions to bind us. See Item 6A. Directors and Senior Management for a description of the composition of our board and the joint representative director system under Korean law. As a result, persons with ties to LG Electronics and Philips Electronics may account for as many as four directors on our board and, will continue to exert substantial influence over the operation of our business.