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1. Preamble

The purpose of this Policy is to establish principles, parameters and Governance framework of remuneration for Directors, KMPs, Senior Management Personnel and Employees. This policy will assist the Board and Nomination and Remuneration Committee ('NR Committee') to fulfil its responsibility towards attracting, retaining and motivating Directors, KMPs, Senior Management Personnel and Employees through competitive remuneration in line with the corporate and individual performance. The policy has been framed in compliance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 ("SEBI regulations").

2. Objectives

The main objectives of this Policy are:

  • To determine remuneration of Directors, KMPs and other senior management personnel, keeping in view all relevant factors including industry trends and practices.
  • To provide for rewards linked directly to their effort, performance, dedication and achievement of the Company’s target.

3. Remuneration

3.1 Remuneration paid to Executive Directors

The remuneration paid to Executive Directors to be recommended by the NR Committee and approved by the Board, subject to the subsequent approval by the shareholders at the general meeting and such other authorities, as the case may be.

At the Board meeting, only the Non-Executive and Independent Directors shall participate in approving the remuneration paid to the Executive Directors. The remuneration is to be arrived by considering various factors such as performance, qualification, experience, prevailing remuneration in the industry and the financial position of the company. The elements of the remuneration and limits shall be pursuant to the applicable laws.

3.1.1 Remuneration Structure/ Parameters

The remuneration structure for the Executive Directors would include the following components

Basic Salary

  • Provides for a fixed, per month, base level remuneration to reflect the scale and dynamics of business to be competitive in the external market
  • Normally to be set in the home currency of the Executive Director and reviewed annually
  • Will be subject to an annual review as per recommendations of the NR Committee and approval of the Board of Directors post performance assessment.

Commission

  • Executive Directors will be allowed remuneration, by way of commission on a case to case basis which is in addition to the Basic Salary, Perquisites and any other Allowances, benefits and amenities.
  • Subject to the condition that the amount of commission shall not exceed 1% of net profit of the company in a particular financial year in the manner referred in Sections 197 & 198 of Companies Act 2013.
  • The amount of commission shall be paid subject to recommendation of the NR Committee and approval of the Board of Directors and shareholders, if required.

Perquisites and Allowances

A basket of perquisites and allowances would also form a part of the remuneration structure.

Contribution to Provident and other funds

In addition to the above, the remuneration would also include:

  • Contribution to Provident, Superannuation and National Pension Scheme funds as applicable.
  • Gratuity

Minimum Remuneration

If in any financial year during the tenure of the Executive Directors, the Company has no profits or its profits are inadequate, they shall be entitled to minimum remuneration as prescribed under the Companies Act, 2013.

3.2 Remuneration payable to Non-Executive & Independent Director

The Non-Executive Directors of the company would be paid sitting fees as determined by the Board from time to time for each meeting of the Committees and Board. The NR Committee/ Board shall review and revise this limit, if there are any changes in the limits/provisions of law.

The Non-Executive and Independent Directors will also be entitled to remuneration by way of commission aggregating up to 1% of net profits of the Company pursuant to the provisions of Sections 197 and 198 of the Companies Act 2013 in addition to the sitting fees for attending the meetings of the Board and any Committee thereof.

3.3 Remuneration Parameters for Key managerial personnel, senior management & other employee

The compensation for the Key managerial personnel, senior management and other employees at Hero MotoCorp would be guided by the external competitiveness and internal parity through annual benchmarking surveys.

All employees of Hero MotoCorp will be subject to annual performance review as per approved performance management process of the company. Meritocracy will be promoted by ensuring rigorous performance differentiation. The rating obtained by an employee will be used as an input to determine variable and merit pay increases. Variable and merit pay increases will be calculated using a combination of individual performance and organizational performance. Grade wise differentiation in the ratio of variable and fixed pay as well as in increment percentage will be made.

Other factors that will determine compensation will be criticality of skills, availability of competitive skills in the talent market globally.

Appropriate salary band and grade structure will be designed to ensure the organization is managed efficiently and effectively. The structure will be reviewed by the company’s leadership from time to time.

4. Performance Framework

With the objective of building a high performance culture at Hero MotoCorp, the performance management system shall be designed to:

  • Align organizational and individual Goals (KRA)
  • Provide data for making critical decisions related to the employees
  • Drive the right employee behaviours
  • Support employee development

The goals will be derived from the Company’s long term vision that shall be translated to medium term plans and then an Annual Business Plan.

These goals will be cascaded to the functional heads and from them, to their reporting managers and employees.. Similarly, the senior management’s performance will also be contingent on their leadership, guidance and also the achievement of the goals of their teams.

The employees will be rated on the basis of achievements of these goals and also a defined competency framework. The weightages of these depend on the level within the organization as determined by the management from time to time.

5. Review

This policy will be reviewed at appropriate time, as decided by the NR Committee and with the approval of the Board. The utility and interpretation of this policy will be at the sole discretion of the NR Committee/Board.