Politically exposed person is a natural person who is or has been entrusted with prominent public functions (V) and the immediate family members (III) or close associates (IV) of such person.


Immediate family member is the spouse, the person with whom a partnership has been registered (cohabitant), parents, brothers, sisters, children, children’s spouses and children’s cohabitants.


Close associate is a natural person who participates in the same legal person or an organisation not having a legal personality, or maintains any other business relationship with the person who performs or performed prominent public functions (IV), or a natural person who has sole beneficial ownership of the legal person or an organisation not having legal personality which has been set up or is operating for the de facto financial or any other private benefit of the person who performs or performed the prominent public functions (IV).


Prominent public functions are the functions performed in the Republic of Lithuania, the European Union and international or foreign state institutions by: (i) heads of State, heads of government, ministers, vice-ministers or deputy ministers, secretaries of State and chancellors of parliament, government or ministry; (ii) members of parliament; (iii) members of supreme courts, constitutional courts or of other high-level judicial bodies whose decisions are not subject to further appeal; (iv) mayors of municipalities, directors of municipal administrations; (v) members of the management bodies of supreme audit and control institutions or chairs of the boards of central banks, deputy chairs or board members; (vi) ambassadors, chargés d\'affaires, envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary or high-ranking officers in the armed forces; (vii) members of the management or supervisory bodies of state enterprises, public limited liability companies and private limited liability companies whose shares or part of shares carrying more than ½ of all the votes at the general meeting of shareholders are held by the right of ownership by the State; (viii) members of the management or supervisory bodies of municipal enterprises, public limited liability companies and private limited liability companies whose shares or a part of shares carrying more than ½ of all the votes at the general meeting of shareholders of these companies are held by the right of ownership by municipalities and which are considered to be large undertakings under the Law on Financial Reporting by Undertakings of the Republic of Lithuania; (ix) heads and deputy heads of international intergovernmental organisations and members of their management or supervisory bodies; (x) heads and deputy heads of political parties and members of their management bodies.