Guidelines for remuneration to senior executives
The Annual General Meeting 2017 approved the following guidelines concerning remuneration to executive officers of the BillerudKorsnäs Group. Executive officers are the CEO, the Executive Vice President and the other members of the senior management team.
BillerudKorsnäs shall apply remuneration levels and employment terms that are in line with market practice in order to recruit and maintain a management team with a high level of competence and the capability of achieving established goals. The remuneration shall motivate executives to do their utmost to secure the shareholders' interests. The remuneration may be in the form of fixed salary, variable salary, long term incentive programs and other benefits such as a company car and pension. Fixed and variable salaries shall be set in relation to competence, area of responsibility and performance. The variable remuneration is based on outcomes in relation to established goals and shall be set to a maximum of a fixed percentage of the annual fixed salary and may vary between 30 per cent and 70 per cent. However, the variable remuneration shall only be paid on condition that the company's operating result is positive. Long term incentive programs in the company shall primarily be linked to certain pre-determined financial and share price related performance criteria. The programs shall ensure long term commitment to the development of the company and shall be implemented on market terms. Long term incentive programs shall run for at least three years. For more information about the existing long term incentive programs, see the company's annual accounts and website.
Pension benefits shall both be defined-benefit or defined-contribution, and normally entitle to pension from the age of 65. In some cases the retirement age may be lower, although 62 is the lowest age of retirement. Six to twelve months is the normal notification period for termination of employment, and severance pay shall be set to a maximum of 12 months' salary in the event that the employment is terminated by the company.
Remuneration and employment terms for the CEO are prepared by the remuneration committee and resolved upon by the board. Remuneration and employment terms for members of the senior management team are resolved upon by the CEO, subject to the approval of the remuneration committee.
Board Members, elected at General Meetings, may in certain cases receive a fee for services performed within their respective areas of expertise, outside of their Board duties. Compensation for these services shall be paid at market terms and be approved by the Board.
The board of BillerudKorsnäs has the right to deviate from these guidelines in individual cases in the event of special reason granting such deviation.
For information regarding remuneration to the Board and senior executives 2016, see note 24 in the Annual Report 2016 which you will find here.
Below you will find the Board's report with respect to 2016 of the results of the Remuneration Committee's monitoring and evaluation of the current remuneration structure and levels of remuneration in the company in accordance with rule 9.1 and 10.3 in the Swedish corporate governance code.