Sanoma Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 6 February 2019 at 8:50 EET

Sanoma continues its long-term incentive programme

The Board of Directors of Sanoma Corporation has approved the continuation of the share-based long-term incentive programme for approx. 200 employees. Under the annual share-based long-term incentive programmes originally announced on 7 February 2013 and 7 February 2014, a new Performance Share Plan for 2019-2021 and Restricted Share Plan 2019-2021 is introduced.

Performance Share Plan 2019–2021

The performance measures for the Performance Share Plan 2019–2021 are based on adjusted free cash flow and adjusted earnings per share targets in 2019.

The share rewards payable, subject to the achievement of the performance measures, will be delivered to the participants in spring 2022, subject to meeting the continuous employment or good leaver ground conditions at the time of the payment. The share rewards to be paid will amount up to a maximum of 667,500 Sanoma shares (gross, before the deduction of related taxes).  

Restricted Share Plan 2019–2021

The duration of the Restricted Share Plan commencing at the beginning of 2019 is three years. The share rewards payable based on the plan will be delivered to the participants in spring 2022. The share rewards to be paid will amount up to a maximum of 50,000 Sanoma shares (gross). The plan is introduced only for specific, non-performance related remuneration needs.

Additional information
Kaisa Uurasmaa, Head of Investor Relations and CSR, tel. +358 40 560 5601


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