According to the Tecnotree Corporation’s Articles of Association, the Annual General Meeting decides on the remuneration to be paid to the Members of the Board. The Board makes a decision on the salary and other financial benefits of the Group executives according to grandfathering principle.
The variable compensation system in the Tecnotree Group is designed to promote competitiveness and the company’s long-term financial success and to contribute to a positive development of owner value. Compensation plans are based on predetermined and measurable performance and result criteria. At the moment Tecnotree has only short-term compensation plans.
Annual remuneration of Board members
The Annual General Meeting 2017 decided to maintain the following existing Board member remuneration:
• Chairman of the Board: EUR 50,000 a year
• Vice Chairman of the Board: EUR 30,000 a year
• Members of the Board: EUR 23,000 a year
• the Chairman and members shall receive an attendance fee of EUR 800 and EUR 500 per meeting, respectively
• the members of committees shall receive an attendance fee of EUR 500 per meeting.
In accordance with the decision of the Annual General Meeting, reasonable travel expenses shall also be reimbursed to Board members.
Remuneration paid to the Chairman and members of the Board of Directors from 1 January to 31 December 2017 totaled EUR 186 138.
Compensation for the CEO and other executives
The purpose of the remuneration system is competitive remuneration in order to acquire and commit key resources. The current remuneration system of the CEO and other executives consists of a fixed monthly salary and a performance-related bonus based on short-term financial targets. Potential returns from the performance-related bonus system is tied to the achievement of Group’s targets of net sales and operating profit development. The managers of divisions have an additional target related to the development of received orders. The targets are determined annually.
Compensation of the CEO
The variable compensation of the CEO, the annual short-term incentive scheme (STI), is 50% at the target level and, not more than, 100% of the annual basic salary. The annual bonus is based on net sales, the quality index and net sales cash inflow. CEO’s annual bonus requires a valid employment contract at the end of the year.
The notice period of the CEO is six months if the company terminates his or her contract, and six months, if the contract is terminated by the CEO. Salary is paid for the period of notice and, in the case of the notice given by the company, a compensation equal to 12 months’ salary will be paid. The company can terminate the contract of the CEO with immediate effect, without a separate compensation, if the CEO has materially breached his or her CEO contract, convicted guilty to a crime or otherwise caused substantial damage to the company.
If a new shareholder is acquiring more than 50% of the company’s shares or if more than 50% of the company’s assets are transferred to a new owner, the CEO can terminate the contract with the period of notice of 3 months and he or she is entitled for a compensation equivalent to 6 months’ salary.
Retirement age is determined by the employee pension law.
In 2017, CEO Padma Ravichander was paid a total of EUR 412 770 as salaries and other compensation.
The variable compensation of the members of the Management Board, the annual short-term incentive scheme (STI), has a target and a maximum level depending on the role of the Member. The Management Board member’s annual bonus requires a valid employment contract at the end of the year. The retirement ages of the Management Board members are based on applicable local legislation. The period of notice for Management Board members varies between two and six months if the Company terminates the member’s contract, and between two and six months if the member terminates the contract.
In 2017, members of the Management Board was paid a total of EUR 1,037,068 as salaries and other employee benefits, of which fixed salaries accounted for 97 per cent.
Loans and guarantees
No guarantees or loans have been granted to members of the Board of Directors or Management Board, nor do they or persons or organisations closely associated with them have any significant business connections with the company.