Altia Plc: New earning period in the share-based long-term incentive scheme for the management and key employees of Altia
Altia Plc Stock Exchange Release 13 February 2020 at 8:35 EET
New earning period in the share-based long-term incentive scheme for the management and key employees of Altia
The Board of Directors of Altia Plc has decided on a new earning period in the share-based long-term incentive scheme for the management and key employees of Altia Group. The incentive scheme was originally established and announced in February 2019.
The objectives of the share-based long-term incentive scheme are to align the interests of Altia’ management and key employees with those of the Company’s shareholders and, thus, to promote shareholder value creation in the long term, and to commit the management to achieving Altia’ strategic targets as well as the retention of Altia’ valuable key resources.
It consists of annually commencing individual performance share plans (PSP), each with a three-year performance period, followed by the payment of the potentially earned share reward. The commencement of each individual plan is subject to a separate Board approval.
The second plan
The second plan within the structure, PSP 2020–2022, commences as of the beginning of 2020 and the potential share reward thereunder will be paid in the spring 2023 provided that the performance targets set by the Board of Directors are achieved. The potential reward will be paid in listed shares of Altia.
The performance targets based on which the potential share reward under PSP 2020–2022 will be paid are the relative total shareholder return of Altia’s share and earnings per share.
Eligible to participate in PSP 2020–2022 are approximately 25 individuals.
If all the performance targets set for PSP 2020–2022 are fully achieved, the aggregate maximum number of shares to be paid based on this second plan is approximately 271 000 shares. This number of shares represents a gross earning, from which the applicable payroll tax is withheld and the remaining net value is paid to the participants in shares.
The aggregate gross value of this second plan, estimated based on the average share price of the last trading day preceding the date hereof, is approximately EUR 2.3 million.
The combined amount of variable compensation paid to an individual participant any given year, including the long-term incentive scheme and the short-term incentive scheme, may not exceed 120% of the individual' annual gross base salary.
If the individual’s employment with Altia Group terminates before the payment date of the share reward, the individual is, as a main rule, not entitled to any reward based on the plan.
Altia applies a share ownership recommendation to the members of its Executive Management Team. According to this recommendation each member of the Executive Management Team is expected to retain in his/her ownership at least half of the net shares received under the share-based incentive schemes of Altia until the value of his/her share ownership in Altia corresponds to at least his/her annual gross base salary.
The Board of Directors anticipates that no new shares will be issued based on the share-based incentive scheme and that the scheme will, therefore, have no dilutive effect on the registered number of the Company's shares.
Board of Directors
Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae, Chairman of Altia’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board’s HR Committee
Merja Kaukonen, Executive Assistant, tel. +358 40 5400592
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