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Ferguson Plc, formerly Wolseley plc, is a Switzerland-based holding company. The Company is engaged in the distribution of plumbing and heating products and building materials. The Company's segments include USA, UK, Nordics, and Canada and Central Europe. The Company operates seven business units in the United States, six of these mainly operate in the business to business (B2B) market with one operating in the business to consumer (B2C) market. The Company, through Wolseley UK, operates approximately three businesses in the B2B market and has over 737 branches covering the whole country. The Nordic region consists of five businesses that operate a total of approximately 256 branches across over four countries, supported by approximately five distribution centers. The Company's businesses serve residential repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) and new construction markets. Ferguson Enterprises, Inc (Ferguson) is the Company's primary brand in the USA segment.
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Item 2: Approve the Remuneration Report The structure is weighted more towards rewarding long-term performance. While there are concerns that the bonus performance metrics may not be sufficiently challenging, due to the high payout, the incentive pay is not much above guidelines.Item 3: Approve the Remuneration Policy The changes proposed to the Remuneration Policy make minor improvements to the policy. In addition, the structure of remuneration is considered acceptable, though we continue to be concerned that accelerated vesting is possible.Item 4: Approve the dividend If approved, the Com...
Item 3: Approve the Remuneration Report The structure is weighted more heavily towards short-term performance. One of the performance metrics for the LTI is the payment of sustainable dividends, which is not considered appropriate as executives can potentially influence the payout level. The LTI also includes relative TSR as a performance metric. Nevertheless, the quantum is not excessive and even maximum potential amounts are moderate. On balance, we recommend shareholders vote in favor. Item 4: Approve the Remuneration PolicyThe main concern with the Company's remuneration policy is that pa...
Item 2: Approve the Remuneration ReportThe remuneration structure is unsatisfactory. 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. Actual incentive pay during the year was1.6 times the ECGS limit. Furthermore, variable remuneration is overly reliant on a single performance metric, benchmark profit before tax. A second performance criteria will be used in the coming year. We note that the Company has adjusted ...
Leadership changes Vittorio Colao was succeeded by Nick Read who was appointed Chief Executive Designate on 27 July 2018 and became Chief Executive on 1 October 2018. Margherita Della Valle joined the Board as Chief Financial Officer on 27 July 2018. Item 15: Advisory vote on the Remuneration ReportThe structure is unsatisfactory. The maximum bonus and total incentive pay exceed guidelines. The quantum for the year was excessive. Pay weighted more towards rewarding long-term performance, but there are overlapping performance conditions as free cash flow was used for both the STI and LTI. A b...
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