Variable Pay System
Variable pay is paid based on the achievement of the set targets. In 2018, earning period for the variable pay was the calendar year. The targets are determined separately for each earning period. The setting of targets and the review of their achievement is decided on a one-over-one basis. The criteria for the short-term merit pay are the financial and strategic targets of the Company. In 2018, gross margin and cash flow formed the financial targets. In addition, part of the targets may be other Company objectives or personal targets. Personal targets vary between duties.
Directed Share Issue without Consideration (2016)
Based on the authorization granted by Bittium Corporationīs Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on April 15, 2015, the Board of Directors of Bittium Corporation decided on March 22, 2016 on a directed share issue without consideration as reward payments to the key persons of the Company and its subsidiaries. In the share issue, 37,500 new shares were issued without consideration to the key persons entitled to the share bonus. The share bonus was issued to 8 key persons of the Company defined by the Board of Directors, with the condition that they must be employed by Bittium Corporation or its subsidiaries at the time of payment of the share bonus. The shares issued in the directed share issue without consideration are subject to restrictions on the right of disposal until December 31, 2018. However, the Board of Directors may grant permission to dispose or use the shares prior to the given date. The shares were registered to the trade register and on the book-entry accounts of the recipients on March 24, 2016, and became subjects to trading on the trading list of Nasdaq Helsinki on March 29, 2016. The CEO received 10,000 shares of Bittium Corporation, and the rest of the members of the Management Group received in total 27,500 shares of Bittium Corporation.