Item 3: Approve the remuneration report. There are concerns over the structure of remuneration. However, the quantum is not excessive and even maximum potential amounts are moderate. The LTI includes relative TSR as a performance metric and performance metrics are considered sufficiently challenging.
Item 4: Approve the remuneration policy. The changes proposed to the Remuneration Policy strengthen the alignment between pay and performance as they pivot variable compensation more towards long-term performance and do not increase the total quantum beyond the limits set out in our guidelines. Nevertheless, the structure is not weighted more towards rewarding long-term performance in normal situations and accelerated vesting in the event of a change of control is possible.
Items 14 and 15: Appoint the auditor and authorise the Board to approve their remuneration. Non-audit fees are considered excessive and may undermine auditor independence.
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We are reaffirming our GBX 700 per share fair value estimate for United Utilities Group, along with our no-moat and stable trend ratings, after management reported underlying 2019 fiscal year results roughly in line with expectations. The company increased the annual dividend per ordinary share by 3.9% to GBX 41.28, in line with our and consensus' expectations, and with management's policy of increasing the dividend in line with the U.K. retail price index. We expect allowed returns to be hit by the new regulatory regime starting in 2020. Shares are overvalued. The group's underlying 2019 fis...
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In item 6, we recommend opposing the authorization to increase the share capital by up to 50%, as the authority includes the power to exclude pre-emptive rights in connection with 20% of the share capital, exceeding ECGS' voting policy limit of 10%. In item 7, we also recommend opposing the authorization to reduce the minimum advance notice period for calling an EGM from 30 to 15 days, because it would strongly limit the time for foreign shareholders to adequately inform, analyse the resolutions and cast their votes through the custodian chain. In item 8.3, the Board proposes to appoint Ms. ...
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