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Remuneration and the remuneration committee
Remuneration to the board of directors
The nomination committee, which is appointed in accordance with the principles resolved at the annual general meeting, proposes the remuneration to board members. Remuneration to the board of directors is resolved by the annual general meeting and is stated in the annual report.
Guidelines for remuneration to senior executives
According to the guidelines for remuneration to senior executives, adopted at the annual general meeting of 26 October 2016, Immunicum shall offer a competitive remuneration that enables recruitment and retention of skilled senior executives. Remuneration to the senior executives shall consist of a fixed salary, an achievement-based variable salary and other benefits. If the board of directors, in addition to this remuneration, assesses that share-related incentive programs, such as personnel stock options, should be implemented, the board of directors shall propose such to the general meeting. The guidelines includes an authorization to the board of directors to depart from the guidelines if a specific situation so demands. Previous mentioned authorization has been utilized when recruiting the company’s present managing director, so far as he has right to remuneration in occurrence of sales of the company or sale of the company’s major assets or intellectual property rights, or at other transactions which the board of directors assesse as equivalent. The aforesaid remuneration is fixed at a percentage of, respectively, the purchase price or the up-front payment and so-called milestone payments.
At the moment there are no incentive programs involving issuing of new shares in Immunicum, but the CEO have participated in a so called share saving program whereby he has received remuneration in the form of sixed salary for shares in Immunicum he has acquired on the stock market.
The board of directors of Immunicum have assessed it more suitable that the assignments of the remuneration committee is performed by the entire board of directors . The main task of the remuneration committee is to prepare proposals to guidelines of remuneration to senior executives, remuneration and other terms of employment of the company’s managing director and senior executives, to follow and assesses variable remuneration to senior executives and current structure of remuneration and – levels in the company, to the general meeting. The remuneration committee shall in addition to this supervise and on a regular basis evaluate ongoing and closed programs of variable remuneration to senior executives and prepare questions of proposals to possible incentive programs.