The Company's Articles of Association contain the following compensation provisions required by the OaEC:
The NCC shall also assist the Board of Directors in determining the compensation of Directors and Executive members (Board of Directors and CEO), and with the audit of the Compensation Report. The NCC particularly has the following duties related to “compensation”:
Unless expressly agreed otherwise, the Board of Directors shall retain the decision-making authority.
The following table provide an overview of the division of responsibilities between the Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Board of Directors, the NCC, and the CEO:
|Subject area/Responsibility||NCC||Board of Directors||Annual General Meeting (AGM)|
|Compensation report||proposes||approves||advisory vote|
|Maximum total compensation of the Board of Directors for the period until the next annual general meeting||recommends||reviews and proposes||approves|
|Maximum total compensation of the CEO for the next financial year||recommends||reviews and proposes||approves|
|Individual compensation of the Board Members within the limits of the total amount approved by the AGM, of the Articles of Association and the law (including any portion in shares, the related terms and conditions, the allocation date, valuation and restriction period)||recommends||decides|
|Financial targets of the STIP for the CEO||recommends||decides|
|CEO's performance under the STIP||reviews and decides (on proposal by the Chairman of the Board of Directors)|
|Individual compensation of the CEO within the limits of the total amount approved by the AGM, of the Articles of Association and the law (base salary and variable compensation under the STIP)||recommends (in cooperation with the Chairman of the Board of Directors)||decides|
The Board of Directors has appointed HCM International Ltd. (HCM), an external, independent consulting firm, as the advisor of the NCC and Board of Directors on specific compensation issues. HCM holds no further mandates with Ina Invest Holding Ltd.
Each year, based on the recommendation of the NCC, the Board of Directors shall decide on the proposal made to the general meeting (i) concerning the maximum total compensation of the Board of Directors for the period until the next annual general meeting and (ii) concerning the maximum total compensation of the CEO for the next financial year.
The individual compensation of the Board Members and of the CEO shall be reviewed annually by the NCC.
The NCC Chair shall promptly report on significant proceedings, recommendations and resolutions of the NCC to the Chair of the Board of Directors, unless the Chair of the Board of Directors participated, and shall report on same at the next Board of Directors meeting. The minutes of the NCC meetings shall be forwarded to all Board Members.
The CEO (and the Chair of the Board of Directors) shall not participate in the meetings at which their own compensation is discussed and related resolutions are adopted, and shall have no voting rights in that respect.