Remuneration policy

The objective of the remuneration policy for members of the Board of Management, as adopted by the General Meeting of Shareholders, is in line with that for executives throughout the Philips Group: to attract, motivate and retain qualified senior executives of the highest caliber, with an international mindset and background essential for the successful leadership and effective management of a large global company. The Board of Management remuneration policy is benchmarked regularly against companies in the general industry and aims at the median market position.

One of the goals behind the policy is to focus on improving the performance of the company and enhancing the value of the Philips Group. Consequently, the remuneration package includes a variable part in the form of an annual cash incentive and a long-term incentive consisting of performance shares. The policy does not encourage inappropriate risk-taking.

The performance targets for the members of the Board of Management are determined annually at the beginning of the year. The Supervisory Board determines whether performance conditions have been met and can adjust the pay-out of the annual cash incentive and the long-term incentive grant upward or downward if the predetermined performance criteria were to produce an inappropriate result in extraordinary circumstances. The authority for such adjustments exists on the basis of contractual ultimum remedium- and claw back clauses. In addition, pursuant to new Dutch legislation effective January 1, 2014, incentives may under circumstances be amended or clawed back pursuant to statutory powers. For more information please refer to Corporate governance. Further information on the performance targets is given in the chapters on the Annual Incentive and the Long-Term Incentive Plan respectively.

This is an interactive electronic version of the Philips Annual Report 2013 and also contains certain information in summarized form. The contents of this version are qualified in their entirety by reference to the printed version of the full Philips Annual Report 2013. This printed version is available as a PDF file on this website. Information about: forward-looking statements, third-party market share data, fair value information, IFRS basis of presentation, use of non-GAAP information, statutory financial statements and management report, reclassifications and analysis of 2013 compared to 2012.