The following are the principles for remuneration of senior executives adopted by the Annual General Meeting:
- Trelleborg will offer market-based terms of employment that enable the company to recruit, develop and retain senior executives.
- The remuneration structure is to comprise fixed and variable salary, pension and other remuneration, which together form the individual’s total remuneration package.
- Trelleborg continuously gathers and evaluates information on market-based remuneration levels for relevant industries and markets.
- Principles for remuneration may vary depending on local conditions.
- The remuneration structure will be based on such factors as position, expertise, experience and performance.
Senior executives comprise the President and other members of Group Management. The principles are supplemented by a policy for benefits for senior executives as well as a global Remuneration Policy covering all managers and senior salaried employees. In 2016, total remuneration of Group Management amounted to SEK 91,817,000 (81,714,000), excluding pension premiums, and SEK108,246,000 (104,255,000), including pension premiums.
During 2016, the President and CEO received a fixed salary and other remuneration as shown in the table overleaf. Pursuant to agreements, the President has the possibility of obtaining an annual variable salary. The annual variable salary has an established ceiling for full-year 2016, corresponding to a maximum of 65 percent of fixed salary. During 2016, the annual variable salary was based on the Trelleborg Group’s profit before tax and the Group’s operating cash flow, excluding both the effect of structural changes approved by the Board, the earnings effect from Vibracoustic and global growth. The President also had a minor share of the annual variable salary based on the result from Vibracoustic. The annual variable salary does not constitute pensionable income and does not form the basis of calculation of vacation pay. For 2016, an annual variable salary of SEK 6,058,000 (5,648,000) was payable to the President.
Pensionable age for the President is 65; however, both the company and the President have the right, without special motivation, to request early retirement from the age of 60, with a mutual six-month notice of termination. If the President enters early retirement, the employment agreement and pension agreement are rendered invalid. The pension agreement is a defined-contribution scheme, and the premium comprises 40 percent of the fixed salary. Pension premiums were expensed in 2016 as shown in the table overleaf. For the President, a period of notice of 24 months applies when termination of employment is initiated by the company. The period of notice when termination of employment is initiated by the President is six months.
Other senior executives
The principles for remuneration of other senior executives are based on both a fixed and annual variable salary. The annual variable part has an established ceiling and accounts for a maximum of 40–65 percent of fixed annual salary. In 2016, one senior executive received a variable part that exceeded 65 percent. This was of a non-recurring nature and was approved by the Remuneration Committee. In 2016, the annual variable salary was based on the following factors: profit before tax, operating cash flow and global growth. In addition, a minor portion of the annual variable salary of a few senior executives was based on the result from Vibracoustic. For the business areas, other operating key figures also served as targets for annual variable salary.
For other senior executives, the entire pension plan is a defined- ontribution scheme, whereby the pension premium can vary between 20 and 45 percent of the fixed salary. This applies to other senior executives in all countries other than Italy, where the premium level is slightly higher. Certain senior executives have extended notice of termination periods when initiated by the company, normally 12, 18 or 24 months. The period of notice from the senior executive is six months. The President and other senior executives have the possibility of having other benefits, primarily a company car and medical expenses insurance.