The following disclosures relate to the year ended 31 March 2018.
The total compensation of the members of the Board and Senior Executive Committee, including pension contributions, benefits in kind and all other aspects of compensation, amounted to CHF 38 728 697. The highest paid executive was Mr Cyrille Vigneron, Chief Executive Officer of Cartier, with a total compensation of CHF 6 001 135.
The Compensation report may be found in the Annual Report.
Trading in Richemont shares
The exercise of options and transactions in Richemont shares and related securities by any current director or member of the Senior Executive Committee and their related parties is promptly notified to SIX Swiss Exchange (‘SIX’). These notifications are simultaneously published by SIX and can be accessed via the following link: Click here.
As at 31 March 2018, members of the Board and parties closely linked to them owned a total of 37 138 Richemont ‘A’ shares. Mr Johann Rupert is the General Managing Partner of Compagnie Financière Rupert, which holds the 522 000 000 ‘B’ registered shares in the Company. Parties associated with Mr Johann Rupert and Compagnie Financière Rupert held a further 2 836 664 ‘A’ shares or ‘A’ share equivalents at 31 March 2018. Details of the shareholdings of the members of the Board of Directors in the Company are disclosed on page 114 of the 2018 Annual report.
Share option plan
The Group operates a long-term share-based compensation plan whereby executives are awarded options to acquire shares at the market price on the date of grant. No awards under the share option plan have been made to persons serving as non-executive directors. Further details may be found in the 2018 Annual Report on pages 99-100.