According to the Swedish Companies Act the annual general meeting each year, based on proposals from the Board, shall decide on guidelines for remuneration to senior executives.
The 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) adopted the following guidelines for remuneration of senior executives.
Remuneration of senior executives will be a fixed salary, variable remuneration, additional benefits and pension. The total remuneration is to correspond to market practice and be competitive in the senior executive’s field of profession and linked to the manager’s responsibility and authority. Variable
remuneration is to be limited and linked to the fixed remuneration, based on performance results in relation to annual and long-term established targets. In the event of termination of employment, the notice period should normally be up to two years if termination is initiated by the company, and up to one year, when initiated by the senior executive. There will be no severance pay. Pension benefits should, wherever possible, only include defined contribution pension benefits and entitle the executive to receive a pension from the age of 65. Variable remuneration is not part of pensionable income. The Board of Directors has the right to depart from the established guidelines if there is an individual case with special grounds. The guidelines do not take precedence over compulsory conditions in accordance with labor legislation or collective agreements. Furthermore, they are not applicable to existing contracts.