Nyrada Inc - Annual Report 2022

NYRADA INC (ASX:NYR) 26 Remuneration Policy The Company has a Remuneration and Nomination Committee, which consists of Christopher Cox (Chair of the Remuneration Committee), Ian Dixon, and John Moore. The remuneration policy, which is set out below, is designed to promote superior performance and long-term commitment to the Company. An overview of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee is outlined below. The Remuneration & Nomination Committee establishes, amends, reviews and approves the compensation and equity incentive plans with respect to senior management and employees of the Company, including determining individual elements of the total compensation of the Chief Executive Officer and other members of senior management. The Remuneration & Nomination Committee is also responsible for reviewing the performance of the Company’s executive officers with respect to these elements of compensation. It recommends the Director nominees for each annual general meeting and ensures that the Audit & Risk Committee and Remuneration & Nomination Committee have the benefit of qualified and experienced directors. Non-executive Director remuneration Under the Company’s Bylaws, the Directors decide the total amount paid to each non-executive Director for their services. However, under the ASX Listing Rules, the total amount paid to all non-executive Directors must not exceed in any financial year the amount fixed in a general meeting of the Company. This amount is capped under the Bylaws at US$500,000 (exclusive of securities) per annum. Any increase to the aggregate amount needs to be approved by CDI Holders. The Directors will seek CDI Holder approval from time to time as appropriate. The aggregate annual sum does not include any special remuneration which the Board may grant to the Directors for special exertions or additional services performed by a Director for or at the request of the Company, which may be made in addition to or in substitution for the Director’s fees. The Directors set the individual non-executive director fees within the overall limit approved by CDI Holders. Non-executive directors are not provided with retirement benefits. Executive Director remuneration Executive directors receive a base remuneration which is at market rates and may be entitled to performance-based remuneration, which is determined on an annual basis. Overall remuneration policies are subject to the discretion of the board and can be changed to reflect competitive and business conditions where it is in the interests of the Group and shareholders to do so. Executive remuneration and other terms of employment are reviewed annually by the board having regard to the performance, relevant comparative information and expert advice. The Board’s Remuneration Policy reflects its obligation to align executive remuneration with shareholders’ interests and to retain appropriately qualified executive talent for the benefit of the Consolidated Entity. The main principles are: • remuneration reflects the competitive market in which the Consolidated Entity operates; • individual remuneration should be linked to performance criteria if appropriate; and • executives should be rewarded for both financial and non-financial performance. The total remuneration of executives consists of the following: • salary – executives receive a fixed sum payable monthly in cash plus superannuation at 10% of salary; • cash at-risk component – executives may participate in share and option schemes generally made in accordance with thresholds set in plans approved by shareholders if deemed appropriate. However, the board considers it appropriate to issue shares and options to executives outside of approved schemes in exceptional circumstances; • other benefits – executives may, if deemed appropriate by the board, be provided with a fully expensed mobile phone and other forms of remuneration; and • performance bonus. The Board has not formally engaged the services of a remuneration consultant to provide recommendations when setting the remuneration received by directors or other key management personnel during the financial year.