The Board's proposal on remuneration
The Board of Directors' proposal for resolution on guidelines for remuneration to Chief Executives
The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolve to adopt the following guidelines for remuneration to Chief Executives.
The Board of Directors' proposal for a resolution on guidelines for remuneration to Chief Executives is formulated to ensure that the Sandvik Group from a global perspective can offer market level and competitive remuneration that attracts and retains qualified employees in Sandvik's Group Executive Management.
The remuneration to Group Executive Management comprises fixed salary, annual variable salary and long-term variable salary. The parts are intended to create a well-balanced remuneration and benefits program that reflects the individual's performance, responsibility and the Group's earnings trend.
The fixed salary, which is individual and differentiated based on the individual's responsibility and performance, is determined based on market principles and is revised annually.
Receipt of annual variable salary is conditional upon fulfilment of goals determined annually. The goals are related to the Company's earnings and to measurable goals within the individual's area of responsibility. The maximum payment of annual variable salary for Group Executive Management is 50-75% of the annual fixed salary.
The long-term variable salary is conditional upon fulfilment of measurable goals, determined by the Board, pertaining to certain key figures that create shareholder value linked to the Company's growth, profitability and capital efficiency during a three-year period. The maximum payment of long-term variable salary for Group Executive Management is 45-50% of the annual fixed salary.
Group Executive Management's other benefits shall be comparable to what is considered reasonable in relation to generally accepted market practice. The benefits comprise pension, car, housing, healthcare insurance and severance pay.
The pension benefits for Group Executive Management are based on fixed salary or the gross salary paid in cash and shall be defined-contribution or defined-benefit. Normally, the retirement age is 62. The President has a retirement age of 60.
Severance payments are made, normally, on notice of termination by Sandvik. Any other earned income is deducted from severance pay, which is between 12 to 18 months' salary for persons under age 55 and between 18 to 24 months for persons over 55. No severance payment is made when the employee gives notice of termination.
The Board is to be entitled to deviate from the guidelines resolved on by the Annual General Meeting, if there is a particular reason for this in the individual case.
The sphere of senior executives covered by the proposal is the President and other members of the Group Executive Management.
Sandviken in March 2009
Sandvik Aktiebolag (publ)
The Board of Directors