Remuneration and incentive schemes

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Remuneration and incentive schemes

Remuneration of the members of the Supervisory Board

The Annual General Meeting decides on the remuneration of the members of the Supervisory Board annually, on the basis of the proposal prepared to the Annual General Meeting by the Shareholders' Nomination Board. The remuneration paid to the Supervisory Board in 2016 was as follows:

  • Meeting compensation: EUR 250/meeting
  • Compensation for loss of working time: EUR 250 for meeting and assignment dates
  • Fee of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board: EUR 1,500/month
  • Fee of the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board: EUR 750/month
  • Travel allowance according to the Company’s travel policy.

The members of the Supervisory Board have no share incentive plans or share-based bonus schemes, nor are they entitled to any other financial benefits besides the remunerations decided on by the Annual General Meeting.

In 2016, the monthly and meeting fees paid to the members of the Supervisory Board for participating in the work of the Supervisory Board (including fees for work performed in other companies within the same Group) were as follows:

 

Remuneration (in euros) of the 
members of the Supervisory Board, 2015 
Work of the 
Supervisory Board 
Benefits from 
Group companies
      Total
Hannu Hyry, Chairman     22,750      22,750
Anttikoski Juho, Deputy Chairman            14,250      14,250
Asunmaa Mika       2,000                         2,000
Flink Reijo        1,500       1,500
Haarala Lassi Antti       2,000       2,000
Hantula Jussi       2,000       2,000
Holm Henrik      2,500                  1,800     4,300
Hyttinen Veli      2,250                  10,800     13,050
Ingalsuo Pasi      2, 000                  4,800     6,800
Jussi Joki-Erkkilä (as of 28 April 2016)       1,000       1,000
Juuse Marja-Liisa      1,500       1,500
Kaikkonen Jukka      2,000       2,000
Kiviniemi Juha      2,000       2,000
Korhonen Pasi (until 28 April 2016)      500       500
Lajunen Ari       2,250        2,250
Niku Mika      2,000                 4,200     6,200
Ojala Pekka       2,750       2,750
Panula Heikki       2,000       2,000
Ritola Ahti       1,500       1,500
Sairanen Risto       1,250                           1,250
Tuhkasaari Timo       1,000       1,000
Total      71,000                  21,600   92,600

 

Remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors

The Annual General Meeting decides on the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors annually, on the basis of the proposal prepared to the Annual General Meeting by the Shareholders' Nomination Board. Remuneration is handled in the form of monetary compensation. The members of the Board of Directors have no share incentive plans or share-based bonus schemes, nor are they entitled to any other financial benefits besides the remunerations decided on by the Annual General Meeting.

The remuneration paid to the Board of Directors in 2016 was as follows:

  • Meeting compensation: EUR 300/meeting
  • Compensation for loss of working time: EUR 300 for meeting and assignment dates
  • Fee of the Chairman of the Board of Directors: EUR 4,400/month
  • Fee of the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors: EUR 2,200/month
  • Fee of members of the Board of Directors: EUR 1,700/month
  • Travel allowance according to the Company`s travel policy.

In 2016 monthly fees and meeting fees paid to the members of the Board of Directors for participating in the procedures of the Board of Directors (including being a member of the Board of another company that is part of the same Group) were the following:

 

Name                               

Position 

Board of Directors
and committee
work, €

Benefits from group 
companies, €

Total, €           

Seppo Paavola Chairman        69,600      69,600
Jyrki Rantsi Deputy Chairman        40,850        11,700    52,550
Nella Ginman-Tjeder Member (as of 28
28 April 2016)
       15,100       15,100
Esa Kaarto Member        31,200      34,500     65,700
Pasi Korhonen Member        20,250       20,250
Jukka Moisio Member        22,500       22,500
Kjell-Göran Paxall Member        30,900

        7,800

    38,700
Timo Komulainen Member (until 28
April 2016)
       12,200             12,200
Maisa Romanainen Member (until 28
April 2016)
       8,300       8,300
Harri Sivula Member        27,600       27,600
Total       278,500        54,000  332,500

 

Bonus scheme for the CEO and other management

The remuneration of Atria Plc's management aims to promote the company's long-term financial success and competitiveness and the favourable development of shareholder value. The bonus scheme for the management consists of a fixed monthly salary, merit pay and pension benefits. The company has no share incentive plan or option scheme in place.

The Board of Directors' Nomination and Remuneration Committee prepares the following for a decision to be made by the Board of Directors:  the terms of the service contracts of the CEO and Deputy CEO; the remuneration, fees and other employment benefits of the directors who report to the CEO; the forms and criteria of the bonus and incentive schemes of top management; and (iv) the content and group assignments of the pension programmes of the company's management.

Atria Plc's Board of Directors decides on the remuneration, other financial benefits and criteria applied in the merit pay system for the Group's CEO and Management Team, as well as the merit pay principles used for other management members.

The directors of each business area and the Group's CEO decide on the remuneration of the members of the management teams of the various business areas according to the one-over-one principle. The performance bonus systems for the management teams of the business areas are approved by the Group’s CEO.

The base salary for CEO is EUR 498,000/year containing fringe benefits. According to the terms of short-term incentive plan decided by the Board of Directors the CEO can earn yearly not more than 50 % of the yearly salary as merit pays. According to the terms of long-term incentive plan decided by the Board of Directors the CEO can earn yearly not more than 33 % of the yearly salary as merit pays.

The retirement age for the CEO is 63 years. The CEO nevertheless has the right to retire at the age of 60. The pension arrangement is payment-based and the amount of pension is based on the CEO’s annual earnings at Atria Group as specified by the Board of Directors. The earnings include monetary salary and fringe benefits without cash payments of incentive schemes.

According to the CEO's contract, the period of notice is six months for both parties. If the company terminates the contract, the CEO is entitled to the salary for the period of notice and severance pay, which together correspond to 18 months' salary. There are no terms and conditions for any other compensation based on the termination of employment.

Incentive plans for management and key personnel

Long-term incentive plan
Atria's long-term incentive plan includes an earning period consisting of periods of three years. Possible payments from the earning period to be implemented in 2015–2017 will be based on the Group’s earnings per share (EPS) excluding extraordinary items. Bonuses earned during the period will be paid in instalments in the coming years. Cash rewards payable under the plan for the entire 2015–2017 earning period are capped at EUR 4.5 million. The plan will end on 31 December 2017, and it covers a maximum of 45 people. The plan covers the CEO and the rest of the Group's Management Team.

Short-term incentive plan
The maximum bonus payable of Atria Plc’s short-term incentive plan is 25% to 50% of annual salary, depending on the performance impact and requirement level of each individual’s role. The criteria in the merit pay scheme are the performance requirements and net sales at Group level and in the area of responsibility of the person concerned. In addition to the CEO and other members of the Group's Management Team, Atria Plc's merit pay schemes cover approximately 40 people.                    

Pension benefits
Managerial group pension benefits confirmed by Atria's Board of Directors have been arranged for the members of Atria Group's Management Team who are covered by Finnish social security. The retirement age of the group pension insurance is 63 years for the members of the Management Team. The retirement age determined in the insurance agreement can be changed if the earnings-related pension legislation is changed. Members of the Management Team nevertheless have the right to retire at the age of 60. The pension plan is payment-based, and the pension is based on the annual earnings (monetary salary and fringe benefits) of the insured as specified by the Board of Directors.

The financial benefits paid to the CEO and the Management Team in 2016 were as follows:

  Salaries,
EUR
Fringe
benefits
Merit pay Supplementary
pension
contributions
2015 
total
CEO Juha Gröhn    499,609  20,186       58,238   129,949  707,982
Deputy CEO
Heikki Kyntäjä 
   215,449   14,829       35,424     28,785  294,487

Other members
of the management
team

 1,286,232  67,407      268,641     93,499 1,715,779
Total 2,001,290 102,422     362,303  252,233  2,718,248

 

Share incentive plan
Atria Plc has not any share incentive plan or stock option scheme.