2. Compensation contents
2.1 BASIC PRINCIPLES
The structure of the remuneration model is based on the basic strategy that positions the Jungfraubahn Holding AG share as a value stock. The compensation system supports the long-term increase in value for investors. This is achieved in concrete terms through a longer-term determination of salary and in particular a longer-term fixing of the success component of the Executive Board to ensure continuity, the calculation of the profit sharing of the Executive Board in earnings before tax (EBT) and thus a team-oriented objective (EBT as an important prerequisite for achieving free cash flow), a share participation programme with a long binding period (blocking the transfer of shares over a period of 5 years) and thus an orientation towards the long-term growth in value.
The share participation programme also exists in the same format for the Group's managers and employees. The shares under the company's own ownership are intended to reinforce the commitment of all employees to the company. Since 2005, over 4% of the stock has been placed with the staff via the employee participation programme. The exercise rate in 2017 was 65%.
2.2 THE INDIVIDUAL ELEMENTS OF THE COMPENSATION SYSTEM
2.2.1 Fixed compensation
For members of the Management Board, the fixed compensation, consisting of fee, expenses and attendance fees, forms the basis for the compensation. It is paid out in two half-yearly instalments. The Executive Board receives a basic salary, which is in the form of 13 monthly salaries.
For Executive Board directors representing a legal person participating in Jungfraubahn Holding AG (article 707, paragraph 3 of the Swiss Code of Obligations), the representative may determine that the fee should not be paid to the director but directly to the legal person. The amount due will be settled once a year at the end of December .
Provided that members of the Management Board and members of the Executive Board receive compensation from third parties for activities carried out in connection with their roles at Jungfrau Railways, the following shall apply: The members of the Executive Board deliver their fees without compensation to Jungfraubahnen Management AG. They can keep their attendance fees as part of their compensation. Administrative committees keep fees and attendance fees. Such payments are included in this report in the fee or salary and are reported to the respective beneficiary.
2.2.2 Variable compensation
As of 1 January 2018, i.e. effective for the 2017 financial year, the Executive Board has cancelled the variable component of profit sharing.
Service rendered by the Executive Board is taken into account through the variable profit sharing, which is determined by the success achieved by the company. It is measured by earnings before tax (EBT). It is established over the long term and applies over a longer period. The share is calculated according to the formula (EBT - CHF 15 million) × Factor, where the following is using to calculate the factor: 0.5% for the CEO and 0.3% for the other members of the Executive Board. Profit sharing is limited by the statutes to a maximum of two thirds of basic remuneration. The profit share is payable to members of the Executive Board on the payment day following the approval of the results of Jungfraubahn Holding AG.
2.2.3 Share participation programme
The Management Board and Executive Board can participate voluntarily in the programme for discounted employee shares, in accordance with the quotas allocated to them. The subscription right is allocated, taking into account the amount approved by the General Meeting and by virtue of the business affiliation at the end of the 3rd quarter. Exercising takes place at a discounted price which is reviewed and re-established annually. The number of subscription rights for the Management Board is also determined by a maximum amount for the share. This is determined in such a way that the total remuneration comes within a defined target range .
The subscription period runs for 60 days in which the beneficiaries must decide how many shares they wish to purchase. The guideline for the subscription price is one-third of the average price in December of the previous year, which can be adjusted if necessary (major price changes) during the year until15 September at the latest . The shares cannot be sold or pledged during a vesting period of 5 years. The difference between the reference price and the exchange rate, determined according to circular no. 37 of the Federal Tax Administration, is shown as a remuneration component.
2.3 OCCUPATIONAL PENSION PLAN OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
The basic salaries of the members of the Executive Board are insured in the Jungfrau Railways Staff Pension Fund. An insurance solution for the variable components is in place with a life insurance company.