REMUNERATION AND INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

BONUS PLAN BASED ON THE COMPANY’S RESULT (SHORT-TERM INCENTIVE PLAN)

Aspo has a result-based incentive plan for the management. The maximum bonus may differ up to a sum equivalent to three to eight months of the employee’s salary. The criteria used in the bonus plan include annual requirements and the development preconditions of the area for which the person has responsibility. The fulfilling of the bonus plan criteria is monitored annually. The criteria and payments paid according to the criteria are approved by Aspo Plc’s Board of Directors. Bonuses recognized annually are paid after the completion of the annual financial statements.

Aspo Plc's Board of Directors has resolved on a new share-based incentive plan for the Group's key personnel. The aim of the new plan is to combine the objectives of the shareholders and the key employees in order to increase the value of the Company in the long-term, to retain the key employees at the Company, and to offer them competitive reward plans based on earning and accumulating the Company's shares.

RESTRICTED SHARE PLAN 2020

In June 2020, Aspo Plc's Board of Directors has resolved on a new share-based incentive plan for the Group's key personnel. The aim of the new plan is to combine the objectives of the shareholders and the key employees in order to increase the value of the Company in the long-term, to retain the key employees at the Company, and to offer them competitive reward plans based on earning and accumulating the Company's shares.

The reward from the Restricted Share Plan 2020 is based on the participant's valid employment or service and continuation of employment during the vesting period of 36 months, and is paid in company shares and a cash contribution not exceeding the value of the shares. The rewards payable under the plan correspond to a maximum total value of 340,000 Aspo Plc shares including the proportion to be paid in cash.

The cash proportion to be paid in addition to the company's shares is intended to cover taxes and tax-like payments arising from the remuneration to the key personnel, in addition to which no other cash contributions are paid to the key personnel. If a key person resigns during the vesting period, he or she must, as a general rule, return the shares issued as a reward to the company free of charge. The shares paid as a reward may not be transferred during the vesting period, which ends three years after the transfer of the shares to the key employee.

The Restricted Share Plan 2020 is directed to approximately 10 people, including the members of the Group Executive Committee.

PERFORMANCE SHARE PLAN 2021–2023

The Board of Directors of Aspo Plc established a new Performance Share Plan 2021–2023. The aim of the plan is to combine the objectives of the shareholders and the key employees in order to increase the value of the Company in the long-term, to retain the key employees at the Company, and to offer them competitive reward plan based on earning and accumulating the Company´s shares.

Rewards earned from the Performance Share Plan 2021–2023 will be based on the Group’s Earnings per Share (EPS) of the financial year 2021. The prerequisite for participation in the plan and receiving reward on the basis of this plan is that a person participating in the plan allocates freely transferable company shares held by him or her or acquires the company shares up to the number determined by the Board of Directors.

The potential reward will be paid partly in the Company´s shares and partly in cash in 2022. The cash proportion is intended to cover taxes and tax-related costs arising from the reward to a key employee. As a rule, no reward will be paid if a key employee´s employment or service ends before the reward payment. The shares paid as reward may not be transferred during the restriction period, which will end on December 31, 2023. As a rule, if a key employee´s employment contract or director contract terminates during the restriction period, he or she must gratuitously return the shares earned as reward.

The Performance Share Plan 2021–2023 is directed to approximately 20 participants, including the members of the Group Executive Committee. The rewards to be paid on the basis of the Plan correspond to the value of a maximum total of 204,000 Aspo Plc shares including also the proportion to be paid in cash.

SUPPLEMENTARY PENSIONS

The CEO and one members of the Group Executive Committee are eligible for a defined contribution pension insurance plan. The retirement age is the lowest possible retirement age less three years whereupon the payment of contribution ends. The receiving of a pension ends at the age of 75. The pension is determined in accordance with the accrued insurance savings at the time of retirement. The start of receiving the pension can be postponed, at most, until the age of 70. In that case, the pension is determined on the basis of insurance savings adjusted in accordance with the value development of related investment objects.

If the person’s employment to the company ends before the contractual retirement age, the person is entitled to a paid-up policy – a paid-up insurance that corresponds to insurance savings accumulated by the end of the person´s employment. The person is always entitled to a paid-up policy that corresponds to his or her own share of contribution.



Updated: 29.07.2021