The Group regulation “Compensation standards” sets down the framework for the Group-wide compensation policy. It defines the basis, values, objectives and responsibilities and sets out the minimum requirements for the design of the compensation systems. The compensation report contains information about the elements and methods of determining compensation, as well as the compensation paid to the Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board.
On 1 January 2014, the “Ordinance against Excessive Compensation with respect to Listed Stock Corporations” (OaEC) came into force in Switzerland. Pursuant to the ordinance, Swiss public companies whose shares are listed on an exchange in Switzerland or abroad must publish details about the compensation of the members of their governing bodies in a compensation report. The details to be reported are set out in Art. 13 to 16 of the OaEC.
The OaEC does not apply to foreign companies that are publicly listed in Switzerland. According to the Regulatory Board Communiqué No. 2 / 2014 of 1 September 2014, No. II, all companies listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange should have to disclose the same information on corporate governance. Issuers that are not subject to the regulations of the OaEC have to therefore publish details about the compensation of the members of the Board of Directors and the Board of Management in the same manner as Art. 14 to 16 of the OaEC. By publishing this compensation report, Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG is fulfilling this obligation.
The following report deals with the compensation policy, the basis and elements of the compensation, the responsibilities and methods of determining compensation. The compensation paid during the 2018 business year is also presented.