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Experian Group - Proxy report 18/07/2018

Item 2: Approve the Remuneration Report

The main concern at the Company is that the potential maximum incentive pay including the bonus, matching shares on the deferred portion of the bonus and the LTI amounts to 1000% of base salary, which is considered grossly excessive. Actualy incentive pay during the year was more than double the ECGS limit. Furthermore, variable remuneration is overly reliant on a single performance metric, benchmark profit before tax.

Item 9: Re-elect the Chairman

Mr. Robert was not considered independent upon appointment as he formerly served as CEO of the Company. ECGS questions the practice where the CEO becomes the Chairman of the Board or supervisory Board. While this may provide continuity, it risks causing difficulties in respect of the Board's supervisory function and may inhibit an objective assessment of management and strategy and of the initiatives of the successor CEO.

Experian Group

Experian is an information services group. Co. has four businesses: Credit Services, which collects data to analyze the credit histories of people and businesses, sorting through information about the credit they applied for and how they repaid the credit; Decision Analytics, which combines Co.'s data with data from its clients and third parties, and uses software and analytics to access, organize and analyze this data to help its clients to minimize the risk of fraud; Marketing Services, which helps Co.'s clients to plan, build and deliver their marketing campaigns; and Consumer Services, which, among others, monitors the information in people's credit reports for suspected fraud patterns.


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