Item 2: Approve the Remuneration Report. The structure is unsatisfactory given especially the size of the bonus. Pay does not appear to be aligned with performance given the decision to award 100% of bonus shares despite below target revenue performance. Variable remuneration was excessive.
Item 3: Approve the Remuneration Policy. ECGS has concerns over the potential maximum variable remuneration under both the short and long-term programmes (up to 725% of base salary), especially in the light of continued increases in base salary.
Furthermore, potential and actual short-term incentives outweigh long-term incentives. This is a concern as it means that the variable pay framework does not provide an adequate alignment between executive pay and shareholder long-term interest.
Shareholders should not that 41% of shareholders voted against the Remuneration Report at the 2016 AGM, and we regret that the Company appears to have ignored their concerns.
Item 14: Re-elect the Chairman. The UK Code considers that the Chairman should be independent on appointment. However, he was not independent upon appointment. In addition, following his appointment, he has served as Chairman & CEO and Executive Chairman from 2004 to Dec. 2014. The company breaches the applicable corporate governance code recommendation that the Chairman of the
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ECGS notes that as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the AGM will be held as an electronic meeting only. Consequently, it will not be possible to attend the AGM in person. In general, Prosus is in compliance with the Dutch regulations relating to the organization and procedures of the AGM. Under ITEM 2 an advisory vote on the Company’s executive remuneration report is requested. ECGS notes that the total variable salary granted in the year under review, corresponding to 1062% of annual base salary, exceeds the maximum threshold under its guidelines. Accordingly, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOS...