GlaxoSmithKline PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 2850A
GlaxoSmithKline PLC
18 March 2013
 



 

Notification of Transactions of Directors and Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility

 

The Deferred Annual Bonus Plan - Post-Tax Awards

 

The Deferred Annual Bonus Plan (DABP) was approved by shareholders on 20 May 2009, and allows a performance related opportunity in the form of conditional awards to be made to eligible employees.  All Executive Directors and Corporate Executive Team (CET) members are eligible to participate in the DABP.

 

On 5 March 2013 the Company announced the awards made to the individuals who had elected to participate in the DABP in respect of their 2012 bonus on a gross or pre-tax basis, and stated that DABP post-tax awards would be the subject of a separate announcement following the award date. The individual below has elected to participate in the DABP in respect of her 2012 bonus on a post-tax basis.

 

Participants may choose to invest up to 50% of any bonus earned into shares for three years on a pre-tax basis (Deferred Bonus Award) and/or post-tax (Co-Investment Shares) basis. 

 

The Company will match Ordinary Shares or American Depositary Shares (ADSs) up to one-for-one depending on the achievement of the performance measures, as set out below (Matching Award). 

 

The vesting of the Matching Award is subject to the following four equally weighted performance measures (Performance Measures) which directly link to the company's strategy:

 

Key strategic priorities

Performance Measure

% of each award

Deliver value to shareholders

Total Shareholder Return (TSR)

25

Simplify the operating model

Adjusted free cash flow

25

Deliver more products of value

Research & Development (R&D) new product

25

Grow a diversified global business

Business diversification

25

 

The performance period for the awards is three years from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.         

 

TSR measure:-

25% of each conditional award is based on relative TSR.  This measure compares the TSR of the Company's Ordinary Shares over the performance period with the TSR of the shares of nine (9) other global pharmaceutical companies (i.e. a comparator group of 10 companies including the Company). The amended vesting schedule (reflecting the demerger of Abbott Laboratories) is based on preserving 30% vesting for achieving median performance.  However, in a group of 10 companies, the median (position 5.5) falls between two companies. Therefore, 0% will vest if the Company's TSR is ranked 6th and 44% will vest if its TSR is ranked 5th, i.e. above median, in the comparator group.

 

The companies in the TSR comparator group are AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche Holdings, Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline.

 

Adjusted free cash flow measure:-

25% of each conditional award is based on adjusted free cash flow. The adjusted free cash flow performance threshold for these awards is £14.06 billion, where vesting for this element of each award will be at 25%, at £14.49 billion 50% will vest, at £15.94 billion 75% will vest, and there will be full vesting for this element of the award at £16.66 billion. Below £14.06 billion, none of this element will vest.

 

R&D new product performance measure

25% of each conditional award is based on R&D new product performance.  Due to commercial sensitivity, the Remuneration Committee has decided that the R&D new product target cannot be published at the time of grant.  The target and vesting outcome will be disclosed in full at the end of the performance period. 

 

25% of this element will vest if the performance threshold level is attained, rising to 100% for stretching performance exceeding 122% of the set threshold.  Below the set threshold, none of this element will vest.

 

Business diversification performance measure

25% of each conditional award is based on the business diversification measure.  Due to commercial sensitivity, the Remuneration Committee has decided that the business diversification target cannot be published at the time of grant.  The target and vesting outcome will be disclosed in full at the end of the performance period. 

 

25% of this element will vest if the performance threshold level is attained, rising to 100% for stretching performance exceeding 114% of the set threshold.  Below the set threshold, none of this element will vest.

 

To the extent that each element of a conditional award does not vest at the end of the three-year performance period, it will lapse.

 

For the following US participant who elected to defer on a post-tax basis, the Matching Award for the Co-Investment Shares has been granted as a conditional award over ADSs. As noted above, the percentage of Matching Awards over Ordinary Shares and ADSs ultimately vesting will be dependent on performance.

 

Dividends accrue on the Deferred shares during the performance period. Dividends also accrue on the conditionally awarded Matching shares during the performance period, but will only vest to the extent that the Matching shares themselves vest at the end of the relevant performance period. These dividends are not included in the figures below.

 

 


Number of ADS underlying the Co-Investment Shares

Ms D Connelly

978

 

 


Number of ADSs potentially vesting in respect of the the Matching Award subject to the TSR measure

(N.B. One ADS represents two Ordinary Shares) 

 ADSs

6th position or below

5th position

Maximum

Ms D Connelly

Nil

108

245

 

 


Number of ADSs potentially vesting in respect of the Matching Award subject to the adjusted free cash flow, R&D new product and business diversification measures

(N.B. One ADS represents two Ordinary Shares) 

ADSs

Below threshold

 

At threshold

Maximum

Ms D Connelly

nil

183

733

 

The Co-Investment Shares will cease to be Co-Investment Shares on the vesting date. The vesting date for the Matching Award will be the later of the date, following the end of the three year performance period, on which the Remuneration Committee determines the extent to which the performance conditions have been satisfied, the third anniversary of the Award Date or such date as determined by the Remuneration Committee.

 

The above award was approved by the Remuneration Committee on 28 February 2013.  The Co-Investment Shares were acquired, in accordance with the 2009 Deferred Annual Bonus Plan rules, on 15 March 2013 at an ADS price of US$45.31.

 

The Company and Person Discharging Managerial Responsibility were advised of this transaction on 15 March 2013.

 

This notification is made in accordance with Disclosure and Transparency Rule 3.1.4R(1)(a).

 

V A Whyte

Company Secretary

 

18 March 2013

 


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