Tue April 30 08:00 am 2013 in category Stock exchange releases
Nokian Tyres plc Stock Exchange Release 30 April 2013 at 8.00 a.m.

The Board of Directors of Nokian Tyres plc resolved on a key employees incentive plan

The Board of Directors of Nokian Tyres Plc has approved a new share based incentive plan for the Group key employees. The aim of the new Plan is to combine the objectives of the shareholders and the key employees in order to increase the value of the Company, to commit the key employees to the Company, and to offer them a competitive reward plan based on earning the Company’s shares.

The new Plan includes three performance periods, calendar years 2013, 2014 and 2015. The Board of Directors of the Company will decide on the performance criteria and their targets for a performance period at the beginning of each performance period. The potential reward from the performance period 2013 will be based on the Nokian Tyres Group´s Net Sales and Operating Profit.

Rewards from performance period 2013 will be paid partly in the Company’s shares and partly in cash in 2015. The cash proportion is intended to cover taxes and tax-related costs arising from the rewards to the key employees. No reward will mainly be paid, if the key employee’s employment or service ends before reward payment. The shares paid as reward may not be transferred during an approximately two-year restriction period established for the shares. For shares earned on the basis of performance period 2013 the restriction period will end on 31 December 2016.

The Plan is directed to approximately 40 people. The rewards to be paid on the basis of the performance period 2013 correspond to an approximate maximum total of 100,000 Nokian Tyres Plc shares and including also the proportion to be paid in cash.

Nokian Tyres Plc
Antti-Jussi Tähtinen
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

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