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Proxy Statement (definitive) (def 14a)

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 14A

 

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the Securities

Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No.     )

 

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Philip Morris International Inc.


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2020 PROXY STATEMENT

And Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders

To be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020


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LOGO

March 26, 2020

Dear Fellow Shareholder,

You are cordially invited to join us at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Philip Morris International Inc. (“PMI” or the “Company”) to be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”). We are pleased to introduce a virtual meeting format for the first time this year. Meaningful shareholder engagement is important to us, and we believe that a virtual annual meeting conducted solely online through a live webcast could significantly improve shareholder attendance and participation that have declined significantly over the past five years. We believe that this format will facilitate participation of our shareholders worldwide, regardless of their resources, size or physical location, while saving us and our shareholders time and travel expenses, and, importantly, reducing our environmental impact.

Shareholders will have the same rights and opportunities to participate in our virtual meeting as they would at an in-person meeting. For full transparency, during the Q&A session, which will be publicly webcast, our shareholders will be able to ask questions live, on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, a full webcast replay will be posted to our Investor Relations website at www.pmi.com/investors for one year following the meeting.

The meeting will be hosted online at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/PMI2020.

At this year’s meeting, we will vote on the election of ten directors, an advisory say-on-pay resolution approving executive compensation, and the ratification of the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers SA as the Company’s independent auditors. There will also be a report on the Company’s business, and shareholders will have an opportunity to ask questions.

To participate, you will need to enter the 16-digit control number included on your proxy card, notice of Internet availability of proxy materials, or on the voting instruction form accompanying your proxy materials. For more detailed information, see the instructions set forth in Question 4 on page 62 of this proxy statement.

You will note that Massimo Ferragamo and Stephen M. Wolf have decided not to stand for re-election at the Annual Meeting and will retire from the Board of Directors. They have been exemplary Directors who have provided invaluable service to our Company. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to them for their years of dedicated commitment to our Company.

Your vote is important. We encourage you to sign and return your proxy card, or use telephone or Internet voting prior to the meeting, so that your shares of common stock will be represented and voted at the meeting even if you do not attend.

 

Sincerely,

  

Sincerely,

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LOUIS C. CAMILLERI

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

  

ANDRÉ CALANTZOPOULOS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

For further information about the Annual Meeting, please call toll-free 1-866-713-8075.

 

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PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC.

 

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NOTICE OF 2020 VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

 

Date and Time   

9:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Virtual Annual Meeting   

There is no physical location for the shareholders to attend the 2020 Annual Shareholder Meeting. Shareholders may instead participate online at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/PMI2020.

 

To participate, you will need to enter the 16-digit control number included on your proxy card, notice of Internet availability of proxy materials, or on the voting instruction form accompanying your proxy materials.

Items of Business   

(1)  To elect ten directors.

  

(2)  To vote on an advisory resolution approving executive compensation.

  

(3)  To ratify the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers SA as independent auditors for the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.

  

(4)  To transact other business properly coming before the meeting.

Who Can Vote   

Only shareholders of record of shares of common stock at the close of business on March 13, 2020 (the “Record Date”) are entitled to notice of and to vote at the meeting, or at any adjournments or postponements of the meeting. Each shareholder of record on the Record Date is entitled to one vote for each share of common stock held. On March 13, 2020, there were 1,557,105,624 shares of common stock issued and outstanding.

Voting of Proxies and

Deadline for Receipt

  

Your vote is important. All properly executed written proxies, and all properly completed proxies submitted by telephone or Internet, that are delivered pursuant to this solicitation will be voted at the meeting in accordance with the directions given in the proxy, unless the proxy is revoked before the meeting. Proxies submitted by telephone or Internet must be received by 11:59 p.m., EDT, on May 5, 2020.

2019 Annual Report   

A copy of our 2019 Annual Report is enclosed.

Date of Mailing   

This notice and the proxy statement are first being mailed to shareholders on or about March 26, 2020.

 

 

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Jerry Whitson

Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

March 26, 2020

WE URGE EACH SHAREHOLDER TO PROMPTLY SIGN AND RETURN THE ENCLOSED PROXY CARD OR TO USE TELEPHONE OR INTERNET VOTING. SEE THE QUESTION AND ANSWER SECTION FOR INFORMATION ABOUT VOTING BY TELEPHONE OR INTERNET, HOW TO REVOKE A PROXY, AND HOW TO VOTE YOUR SHARES OF COMMON STOCK. IF YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2020 VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS, PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS SET FORTH ON PAGE 62 IN RESPONSE TO QUESTION 4.

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held

on May 6, 2020: The Company’s Proxy Statement and 2019 Annual Report are available at

www.pmi.com/investors.

 

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LETTER FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

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Dear Fellow Shareholder,

While Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is widely known as a cigarette company, in 2016 it announced its new purpose: to deliver a smoke-free future by focusing its resources on developing, scientifically substantiating and responsibly commercializing smoke-free products that are less harmful than smoking, with the aim of completely replacing cigarettes as soon as possible. These innovative alternative products do not burn tobacco, do not create cigarette smoke and therefore generate significantly lower levels of carcinogens and other toxic substances compared to cigarettes.

Building on the Board’s Letter to Shareholders in PMI’s 2017 Proxy Statement, we would like to reaffirm PMI’s purpose and acknowledge that, as the Company continues to transform its business and organization, its core effort to provide smoke-free alternatives that are satisfying to today’s adult smokers—and to work hard to convince them to switch—will not be enough. The Company needs to continue earning the trust and active cooperation of a host of stakeholders, from its supply chain partners to regulators and public health authorities.

A smoke-free future is attainable, and the benefits it can bring to the people who would otherwise continue to smoke, and hence to global public health, are enormous. However, the Company cannot succeed alone. Together with governments and civil society we can maximize this opportunity through a consensus that smoke-free alternatives, when subject to proper government oversight and regulation, are part of sound tobacco policy.

The Quest for Better Alternatives for Adult Smokers

Smoking causes serious disease, and the best way to avoid the harms of smoking is never to start, or to quit. For decades, tobacco control has focused on strict fiscal, marketing and other measures to deter initiation and to encourage cessation. These must be continued. Nevertheless, while smoking prevalence rates continue to slowly decline, the World Health Organization projects that the estimated number of 1.1 billion people who smoke tobacco products today will remain largely unchanged by 2025, reflecting population growth.

Nicotine, while addictive and not risk free, is not the primary cause of smoking-related disease. The primary cause is the harmful chemicals released or generated by the burning of tobacco and contained in the smoke. Eliminating combustion from nicotine-containing products is the way to significantly reduce their toxicity. Thanks to rapid advances in science and technology, and strong PMI commitment, these products are now a reality.

Currently, PMI’s smoke-free portfolio comprises platforms that heat tobacco, vaporize nicotine-containing liquids or essentially contain only nicotine, all without combustion. Their development and manufacturing follow high standards of quality and consistency. The scientific evaluation to substantiate their harm reduction potential compared to cigarette smoking is based on rigorous pre-clinical and clinical assessments and sophisticated systems toxicology. The results are publicly available, are peer-reviewed and have been submitted to numerous regulatory authorities, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The totality of the scientific evidence makes the Company confident that switching completely to these products is likely to present less risk of harm than continuing to smoke. Post-market surveillance is necessary to continue building this confidence, and, over time, quantify the reduction in morbidity and mortality through epidemiology.

To be clear, these smoke-free alternatives are not risk free and should not be used by youth or non-smokers. For those who use nicotine in any form it is best to quit completely. The Company must market them responsibly, so as to minimize any unintended use, while maximizing the switching of adult smokers who would otherwise continue smoking.

IQOS Platform 1, a heat-not-burn tobacco product, was commercially launched in late 2015 and was very well received by adult smokers, with conversion rates exceeding 70 percent. This confirmed that the Company had the products and the science to fulfill its ambition to completely replace cigarettes. In 2016, with the full support of the Board of Directors, the Company announced its new purpose of delivering a smoke-free future. Since then the Company has fully aligned its employees with this purpose, and swiftly shifted its organizational focus and resources to smoke-free alternatives. The Company is essentially disrupting its traditional business from the inside out and is leading the industry in this unprecedented transformation.

 

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LETTER FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

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While cigarette sales today remain the largest part of PMI’s business in most countries, this is changing rapidly. In 2019, the Company’s smoke-free products were already commercialized in 52 markets and represented 18.7 percent of PMI’s global revenue, 71 percent of its commercial expense and 98 percent of its R&D expenditure. As of December 31, 2019, of the approximately 150 million people who regularly use the Company’s products, approximately 14 million already use IQOS, of whom approximately 9.7 million have stopped smoking and switched to this product. The Company is actively accelerating the decline of cigarette smoking beyond what can be achieved by traditional tobacco control measures alone.

Going forward, the Company is committed to providing less harmful alternatives to the hundreds of millions of adult smokers who would otherwise continue to smoke, 80 percent of whom PMI estimates are looking for better alternatives. The Company will do so through a research agenda to innovate and substantiate a portfolio of products that are affordable and acceptable for these smokers in both developed and developing countries. While PMI will continue to responsibly sell cigarettes as long as there is a significant legitimate demand, it will continue focusing its commercial efforts toward raising awareness of, and informing adult smokers in appropriate ways about, smoke-free products and the benefits of switching versus continued smoking. The Company carefully monitors the results of its marketing to best ensure its smoke-free products are not reaching non-smokers, youth, or people who have already quit nicotine use altogether.

Key Stakeholders to Deliver a Smoke-Free Future

PMI’s key stakeholder constituencies, which are fundamental to achieving its purpose and to the pace of its progress, will be affected in different ways by PMI’s transformation. The Company will seek to engage and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to speed the transformation while mitigating negative consequences.

PMI’s ability to accomplish its purpose depends on the skills, dedication and relentless efforts of its employees. The Company’s focus on a smoke-free future has enhanced its ability to attract the new talent needed to support its transformation. The Company compensates its employees fairly and provides important benefits. It supports them with enriching job experiences, training and education to help them develop new skills and maximize their employability in a rapidly changing world. The Company treats employees with respect, dignity, care and fairness. It fosters diversity, inclusion, equal opportunity and equal salary policies to ensure PMI’s workforce reflects modern society.

Regulators can decisively accelerate the industry’s transformation toward, and the speed at which adult smokers switch to, smoke-free products by implementing risk-proportionate regulations and taxation for all nicotine-containing products and by providing smokers with accurate information. PMI is committed to engaging transparently with regulators, sharing its scientific research and post-market data. The Company will be ready to support an industry-wide gradual phase-out of cigarettes as soon as a majority of smokers in a country have switched to scientifically substantiated smoke-free products. PMI believes that with the right regulatory encouragement and support from civil society, cigarette sales can end within 10 to 15 years in many countries.

The public health community is, unfortunately, polarized on the issue of smoke-free products. Without question, their work to discourage youth and non-smokers from starting to use any tobacco or nicotine product and to encourage cessation should continue. At the same time, when better alternatives to cigarettes exist, the discussion should not be whether they should be made available to the more than one billion men and women who smoke today, but how fast, and within what regulatory framework to maximize their adoption while minimizing unintended use. The Company is urging this important stakeholder group to seize the immense opportunity that smoke-free products present for advancing public health within the present generation of smokers. PMI asks the public health community to scrutinize its smoke-free products, to provide feedback for improvement and to be open to considering that PMI’s purpose aligns with the societal goal to change the health trajectories of the people who smoke.

People working in the Company’s supply chain around the world, including tobacco farmers, rely on PMI for a substantial portion of their income. PMI deals fairly and ethically with its suppliers, and is dedicated to acting as a good partner to other companies, large and small, that help meet PMI’s missions. PMI recognizes that smoke-free products differ from cigarettes and entail change for some of its supply chain partners, and PMI is ready to help them in this transition.

 

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LETTER FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

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Continued engagement and partnerships with civil society remain essential to the Company’s success. PMI respects the many communities around the world where it operates. PMI works hard to protect the environment through sustainable practices across its businesses and to address both existing social and environmental challenges, such as child labor in tobacco growing, and emerging topics pertaining to its business transformation, such as helping tobacco farmers to diversify their crops. The scope, metrics and progress of these practices are outlined in PMI’s annual Sustainability Report, published on PMI’s website.

The Company is confident of the business opportunity that smoke-free products bring. It is leading this new highly promising category and is dedicated to ensuring its shareholders continue to receive strong and sustainable financial returns over time, while recognizing the initial uncertainty that transforming the Company’s business model may bring. We are aware of the growing investor movement in select geographies to exclude tobacco from portfolios, but we do not believe that exclusion will convince people who smoke to quit or to improve their lives. On the contrary, by investing in PMI—a tobacco company that is aiming to end cigarette sales—and holding the Company accountable to its purpose and targets, investors can combine positive societal impact with long-term financial returns. The Company welcomes suggestions, pressure and support from engagement with both current and potential investors.

Achieving PMI’s Purpose

The Company understands the need to continue to build legitimacy and trust by being honest, respectful, fair and transparent, and by aligning actions with words across all areas of its business. To make the Company’s progress in delivering its smoke-free vision verifiable, it introduced a set of business transformation metrics, which it publishes every year. As outlined previously, there has already been significant progress.

To assess the impact of PMI’s current and future value chains on society and the environment, the Company regularly conducts sustainability materiality analyses and measures its performance through financial, environmental and social metrics that are key to a sustainable corporate strategy.

The Compensation and Leadership Development Committee of the Board has ensured a strong link between executive compensation and both short- and long-term performance toward achieving the Company’s smoke-free ambition. It is management’s responsibility to ensure that the Company’s purpose is achieved through the appropriate structures, systems, processes and people. The Board oversees management’s efforts to enhance shareholder value responsibly and sustainably over the long term in ways that are consistent with the Company’s purpose. Transparency and engagement between the Board and management are paramount, and the relationship is excellent.

In conclusion, PMI is fully committed to its corporate purpose of delivering a smoke-free future.

 

André Calantzopoulos

   Jennifer Li    Lucio A. Noto

Louis C. Camilleri

   Jun Makihara    Frederik Paulsen

Werner Geissler

   Kalpana Morparia    Robert B. Polet

Lisa A. Hook

     

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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Glossary of Terms

     7  

Proxy Statement Summary

     8  

Board Operations and Governance

     10  

Board Responsibility and Meetings

     10  

Governance Guidelines, Policies and Codes

     10  

Leadership Structure

     10  

Presiding Director

     10  

Committees of the Board

     11  

Board Risk Oversight

     14  

Communications with the Board

     15  

Strong Governance Practices

     15  

Election of Directors

     16  

Process for Nominating Directors

     16  

Recommendations of the Board; Director Attributes, Diversity, Refreshment and Tenure

     16  

Independence of Nominees

     17  

Majority Vote Standard in Uncontested Elections

     17  

Director Nominees

     18  

Compensation of Directors

     25  

Stock Ownership Information

     27  

Ownership of Equity Securities

     27  

Delinquent Section 16(a) Reports

     28  

Compensation Discussion and Analysis

     29  

Executive Summary

     29  

Additional Compensation Policies and Processes

     39  

Compensation and Leadership Development Committee Report

     42  

Summary Compensation Table

     43  

All Other Compensation

     44  

Grants of Plan-Based Awards During 2019

     45  

Outstanding Equity Awards as of December 31, 2019

     46  

Stock Option Exercises and Stock Vested During 2019

     47  

Pension Benefits

     48  

Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation

     52  

Deferred Profit-Sharing and Benefit Equalization Plan

     52  

Employment Contracts, Termination of Employment and Change in Control Arrangements

     53  

Pay Ratio

     55  
Advisory Vote Approving Executive Compensation      56  
Audit Committee Matters      57  
Ratification of the Selection of Independent Auditors      59  
Related Person Transactions and Code of Conduct      60  
Availability of Reports, Other Matters and 2021 Annual Meeting      61  
Exhibit A: Questions & Answers      62  

Exhibit B: Reconciliations

     67  
 

 

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GLOSSARY OF TERMS

 

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Financial Terms:

 

 

Net revenues exclude excise taxes.

 

 

Operating Income, or OI, is defined as gross profit minus operating expenses.

 

 

Adjusted OI is defined as reported OI adjusted for asset impairment and exit costs and other special items.

 

 

Operating Companies Income, or OCI, is defined as operating income, excluding general corporate expenses and the amortization of intangibles, plus equity income or (loss) in unconsolidated subsidiaries, net, and pension and other employee benefit costs.

 

 

Adjusted OCI is defined as reported OCI adjusted for asset impairment and exit costs and other special items.

 

 

EPS stands for Earnings Per Share.

 

 

Adjusted Diluted EPS is defined as reported diluted EPS adjusted for asset impairment and exit costs, tax items and other special items.

 

 

Operating cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities.

 

 

Growth rates and comparisons presented on a “like-for-like” basis reflect pro forma 2018 results, which have been adjusted for the deconsolidation of PMI’s Canadian subsidiary, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, Inc. (RBH), effective March 22, 2019 (the date of deconsolidation). For further details, see Item 8, Note 22. Deconsolidation of RBH to the consolidated financial statements included in our 2019 Form 10-K.

Other Terms:

 

 

Reduced-risk products (“RRPs”) is the term we use to refer to products that present, are likely to present, or have the potential to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to these products versus continued smoking. We have a range of RRPs in various stages of development, scientific assessment and commercialization. Our RRPs are smoke-free products that do not burn tobacco; they produce an aerosol that contains far lower quantities of harmful and potentially harmful constituents than found in cigarette smoke.

 

 

NEOs are Named Executive Officers and include our Chief Executive Officer, or CEO, our Chief Financial Officer, or CFO, and the three other most highly compensated officers serving in 2019.

 

 

PSUs are Performance Share Units.

 

 

RSUs are Restricted Share Units and may be issued in the form of deferred share awards.

 

 

TSR stands for Total Shareholder Return.

 

 

In this proxy statement, “PMI,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Philip Morris International Inc. and its subsidiaries.

 

 

Trademarks and service marks in this proxy statement are the registered property of, or licensed by, the subsidiaries of Philip Morris International Inc. and are italicized.

 

 

“Platform 1” is the term we use to refer to our reduced-risk product that uses a precisely controlled heating device incorporating our IQOS HeatControl technology, into which a specially designed and proprietary tobacco unit is inserted and heated to generate an aerosol.

 

 

The estimated number of people who have “stopped smoking and switched to IQOS” is defined as: for markets where IQOS is the only heat-not-burn product, daily individual consumption of PMI heated tobacco units represents the totality of their daily tobacco consumption in the past seven days; for markets where IQOS is one among other heat-not-burn products, daily individual consumption of heated tobacco units represents the totality of their daily tobacco consumption in the past seven days, of which at least 70 percent are PMI heated tobacco units. The conversion rate in excess of 70 percent as of December 31, 2019 is calculated as a percentage of approximately 9.7 million of those who have stopped smoking and switched to IQOS versus approximately 14 million “total IQOS users,” defined as the estimated number of legal age (minimum 18 years) IQOS users that used PMI heated tobacco units for at least 5 percent of their daily tobacco consumption over the past seven days.

 

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PROXY STATEMENT SUMMARY

 

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This proxy statement contains proposals to be voted on at our Annual Meeting and other information about our Company and our corporate governance practices. We provide below a brief summary of certain information contained in this proxy statement. The summary does not contain all of the information you should consider. Please read the entire proxy statement carefully before voting.

2019 Business Performance Highlights

 

 

We delivered strong underlying results significantly exceeding each of our key performance metrics, reflecting robust growth in our Platform 1 reduced-risk product and solid pricing in our combustible products portfolio. Our share of Top 30 OI markets also exceeded target, with Marlboro cigarette share, excluding China and the U.S., at its all-time high.

As further discussed on page 33, we accomplished all our strategic priorities and strategic enablers, achieving several important milestones in our internal and external transformation. The most notable achievement was our ongoing progress in commercializing our Platform 1 product, reaching 52 markets by year-end, with excellent results in Russia and return to growth in Japan. We made good progress in all other aspects of our RRP portfolio, including in the areas of scientific substantiation and product development across our four RRP platforms, engagement with public health communities, consumer communication, and the regulatory and fiscal environment. Notably, in April 2019, the FDA determined that a version of our Platform 1 product is appropriate for the protection of public health and authorized it for sale in the United States following the agency’s comprehensive assessment of our regulatory application. Later in the year, a subsidiary of Altria Group, Inc., Philip Morris USA Inc., began commercialization of this version of our Platform 1 product in certain cities in the U.S. under license from us.

2019 Performance Targets and Results

 

           

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Growth Measure(a)

 

Target

 

Achieved

Result

 

Weight

 

Performance 

Rating

 

  

 

 

Share of Top 30 OI
Markets(b)

 

16

 

18

 

15%

 

110

 

Net Revenues(c)

 

5.0%

 

6.4%

 

15%

 

141

 

Adjusted OI(d)

 

7.7%

 

11.2%

 

15%

 

148

 

Adjusted Diluted EPS(e)

 

8.0%

 

9.9%

 

20%

 

134

 

Operating Cash Flow(f)

 

15.8%

 

21.4%

 

20%

 

150

 

 

Strategic Priorities and
Enablers Rating

 

--

 

--

 

15%

 

120

 

 

 

(a) For a reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP financial measures see Exhibit B to this proxy statement.

(b) Number of top 30 OI markets (reflecting the deconsolidation of RBH) in which total share of heated tobacco units and cigarettes was growing or stable.

(c) Excluding excise taxes, currency and acquisitions, on a like-for-like basis.

(d) Excluding currency and acquisitions, on a like-for-like basis.

(e) Excluding currency, on a like-for-like basis.

(f)  Net cash provided by operating activities, excluding currency, on a like-for-like basis.

 

PMI 2019 Annual Incentive Compensation Performance Rating(1) 50 80 100 135 150 (1) See pages XX-XX for details.

 

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PROXY STATEMENT SUMMARY

 

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Investor Outreach

 

 

Throughout the year, the Company engages in an extensive shareholder outreach program during which it seeks input on a range of matters, including executive compensation and corporate governance. In 2019, we met with 59 of our top 100 institutional investors, representing 71% of our available global shareholder base (which excludes index and pension funds that do not meet with management), to discuss our business and environmental, social and governance programs. In addition to these regular Investor Relations engagements, we invited 83 of our largest shareholders (including their governance and ESG decision makers), holding approximately 58% of our outstanding shares, to participate in individual conference calls to discuss executive compensation and corporate governance. These engagements provided us with a better understanding of our shareholders’ priorities, perspectives and positions. We reported the substance of these engagements to our Compensation and Leadership Development Committee, our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and our entire Board of Directors.

Before deciding to hold this year’s annual meeting of shareholders in a virtual format, we solicited the views of our 85 largest shareholders; the responses were significantly positive.

Our Focus on Sustainability

 

 

As part of our continued focus on sustainability, the Board in 2018 added oversight of our sustainability strategies and performance to the charter of the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. In 2019, we made the CDP Climate A list for the sixth year in a row. In addition, PMI earned a position on the Water Security A List, a recognition of the Company as a global leader in water security. PMI’s efforts on forest protection earned us a rating of A- by CDP Forests. For the third year in a row, PMI was recognized as a Supplier Engagement Leader for its engagement with suppliers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. We also improved our ranking in the 2019 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices. As one of our sustainability priorities, we will continue to address littering by raising awareness and encouraging behavior change to ensure proper disposal of cigarette butts.

For additional information about our sustainability efforts, see our Sustainability Report available at www.pmi.com/sustainability/sustainability-report.

EQUAL-SALARY Certification

 

 

Last year, we became the first multinational company to receive a global EQUAL-SALARY certification from the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation. This achievement is an important building block on the road to creating a more inclusive gender-balanced workplace and continuing our reputation as a top employer.

2020 Shareholder Vote Recommendations

 

 

 

The Board of Directors makes the following recommendations to shareholders:

 

        

Board’s Recommendation         

 

Page   

Item 1:

 

Election of Directors

   FOR each nominee             16  

Item 2:

 

Advisory Vote Approving Executive Compensation

   FOR             56  

Item 3:

 

Ratification of the Selection of Independent Auditors for 2020

   FOR             59  

 

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BOARD OPERATIONS AND GOVERNANCE

 

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Board Responsibility and Meetings

The primary responsibility of the Board of Directors is to foster the long-term success of the Company, consistent with its statutory duty to shareholders. The Board has responsibility for establishing broad corporate policies, setting strategic direction, and overseeing management, which is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Company. In fulfilling this role, each director must exercise his or her good faith business judgment of the best interests of the Company.

The Board holds regular meetings, typically during the months of February, March, May, June, September and December, and additional meetings when necessary. The organizational meeting follows immediately after the Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The Board held six regular meetings in 2019. The Board meets in executive session regularly with no members of management being present. Directors are expected to attend Board meetings, the Annual Meeting of Shareholders and meetings of the Committees on which they serve, with the understanding that on occasion a director may be unable to attend.

During 2019, all nominees for director then in office attended at least 75% of the aggregate number of meetings of the Board and all Committees on which they served, and all nominee directors attended the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

The Board approves the Company’s annual budget each year and receives updates of the Company’s performance against the budget throughout the year. The Board also reviews and approves the Company’s three-year plan each year, typically in a two-day session. The Board regularly receives presentations on the Company’s longer-term objectives and plans.

Governance Guidelines, Policies and Codes

The Board has adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines and a code of conduct known as the Guidebook for Success, an interactive, plain language tool that describes the fundamental beliefs and attributes that unite and guide us in pursuing PMI’s goals, illustrates how to meet our commitments to these beliefs and attributes, and explains why it is critical to do so. The Guidebook applies to all employees, including the Company’s principal executive officer, chief operating officer, principal financial officer, and principal accounting officer or controller. The Board has also adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to directors. The Board has also adopted a policy

with regard to reviewing certain transactions in which the Company is a participant and an officer, director or nominee for director has, had or may have a direct or indirect material interest. All of these documents are available free of charge on the Company’s website, www.pmi.com/who-we-are/corporate-governance/overview, and will be provided free of charge to any shareholder requesting a copy by writing to the Corporate Secretary of Philip Morris International Inc. at Avenue de Rhodanie 50, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland.

The information on the Company’s websites, including the Company’s Sustainability Report referenced on pages 5 and 9, is not, and shall not be deemed to be, a part of this proxy statement or incorporated into any other filings the Company makes with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Leadership Structure

The Board believes that no particular leadership structure is inherently superior to all others under all circumstances. It determines from time to time the structure that best serves the interests of the Company and its shareholders under the then-prevailing circumstances. Currently, Louis C. Camilleri serves as our Chairman, and André Calantzopoulos serves as our Chief Executive Officer.

As Chairman, Mr. Camilleri facilitates communication between the Board and management and assists the CEO with long-term strategy. He presides at all meetings of shareholders and of the Board and assists in the preparation of agendas and materials for Board meetings, working together with the Presiding Director, who approves the agendas before they are disseminated to the Board. Input is sought from all directors as to topics they wish to review.

Presiding Director

The non-management directors elect at the annual organizational meeting one independent director as the Presiding Director. The Presiding Director’s responsibilities are to:

 

   

preside over executive sessions of the non-management directors and at all meetings at which the Chairman is not present;

 

   

call meetings of the non-management directors as he or she deems necessary;

 

   

serve as liaison between the Chief Executive Officer and the non-management directors;

 

 

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approve agendas and schedules for Board meetings;

 

   

advise the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the Board’s informational needs and approve information sent to the Board;

 

   

together with the Chairman of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee, communicate goals and objectives to the Chief Executive Officer and the results of the evaluation of his performance; and

 

   

be available for consultation and communication if requested by major shareholders.

The Presiding Director is invited to attend all meetings of Committees of the Board. Lucio A. Noto currently serves as the Presiding Director.

Committees of the Board

The Board has established various standing Committees to assist with the performance of its responsibilities. These Committees and their current members are listed below. The Board designates the members of these Committees and the Committee Chairs at its organizational meeting following the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, based on the recommendations of the Nominating and Corporate

Governance Committee. The Board has adopted written charters for each of these Committees, and these charters are available on the Company’s website at www.pmi.com/who-we-are/corporate-governance/board-committees. The Chair of each Committee develops the agenda for that Committee and determines the frequency and length of Committee meetings. Each Committee meets as often as it deems appropriate, and each has sole authority to retain its own legal counsel, experts and consultants.

The Audit Committee, the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee each consists entirely of non-management directors, all of whom the Board has determined are independent within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). The Board has determined that all members of the Audit Committee are financially literate and that Lucio A. Noto is an “audit committee financial expert” within the meaning set forth in the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. No member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee or the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee received any payments in 2019 from Philip Morris International Inc. or its subsidiaries, other than compensation received as a director.

 

 

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   Current Members    Purpose, Authority and Responsibilities     

 

AUDIT

 

Meetings: 7

  

 

- Jennifer Li (Chair)

- Massimo Ferragamo

- Werner Geissler

- Jun Makihara

- Lucio A. Noto

- Stephen M. Wolf

  

 

Purpose: to assist the Board in its oversight of:

 
  

 

   the integrity of the financial statements and financial reporting processes and systems of internal control;

 
  

 

   the qualifications, independence and performance of the independent auditors;

 
  

 

   the internal audit function; and

 
  

 

   the Company’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

 
  

 

Authority and Responsibilities:

 
  

 

   sole authority for appointing, compensating, retaining and overseeing the work of the independent auditors;

 
  

 

   evaluate the internal audit function;

 
  

 

   evaluate the compliance function;

 
  

 

   review financial risk assessment and management;

 
     

 

   oversee cybersecurity risk assessment and management and compliance with privacy regulation;

 
     

 

   oversee the risk management of excessive or discriminatory taxation;

 
     

 

   oversee the risk management of illicit trade;

 
     

 

   oversee the risk management of manufacturing and supply chain disruption;

 
     

 

   oversee the risk management of climate change, pandemics and natural disasters;

 
     

 

   oversee the management of the risk that credibility and reputational issues may stand in the way of promoting the benefits of RRPs as a necessary pillar of tobacco control and impair their commercial success;

 
     

 

   oversee the risk management of judicial and regulatory disregard for the rule of law; and

 
     

 

   establish “whistleblower” procedures and review claims of improper conduct.

 

 

 

COMPENSATION

AND LEADERSHIP

DEVELOPMENT

 

Meetings: 4

  

 

- Werner Geissler (Chair)

- Lisa A. Hook

- Lucio A. Noto

- Robert B. Polet

- Stephen M. Wolf

  

 

Purpose:

 
  

 

   discharge the Board’s responsibilities relating to executive compensation;

 
  

 

   produce a report for inclusion in the proxy statement; and

 
  

 

   review succession plans for the CEO and other senior executives.

 
  

 

Authority and Responsibilities:

 
  

 

   review and approve the Company’s overall compensation philosophy and design;

 
  

 

   review and approve corporate goals and objectives relevant to the compensation of the CEO, evaluate his performance and determine and approve his compensation;

 
  

 

   review and approve the compensation of all executive officers;

 
  

 

   recommend to the Board compensation plans and administer and make awards under such plans and review the cumulative effect of its actions;

 
  

 

   monitor compliance by executives with our share ownership requirements;

 
     

 

   review and assist with the development of executive succession plans, evaluate and make recommendations to the Board regarding potential CEO candidates and evaluate and approve candidates to fill other senior executive positions;

 
     

 

   oversee the management of risks related to compensation design and payout;

 
     

 

   oversee the management of the risk that the Company is unable to attract and retain the necessary talent with the right degree of diversity, experience and skills to achieve its ongoing business transformation;

 
     

 

   review and discuss with management proposed disclosures regarding executive compensation matters; and

 
         

 

   recommend to the Board whether the Compensation Discussion and Analysis should be accepted for inclusion in the proxy statement and annual report.

 

   

 

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FINANCE

 

Meetings: 5

  

 

- Jun Makihara (Chair)

- Massimo Ferragamo

- Werner Geissler

- Lisa A. Hook

- Jennifer Li

- Kalpana Morparia

- Lucio A. Noto

- Frederik Paulsen

- Robert B. Polet

- Stephen M. Wolf

  

 

Purpose, Authority and Responsibilities:

 
  

 

   monitor the Company’s financial performance and condition;

 
  

 

   oversee sources and uses of cash flow and capital structure;

 
  

 

   advise the Board on dividends, share repurchases and other financial matters;

 
  

 

   advise the Board on the Company’s long-term financing plans, short-term financing plans and credit facilities;

 
  

 

   oversee the management of the Company’s cash management function;

 
  

 

   oversee the management of the Company’s pension plans, including funded status and performance;

 
  

 

   oversee the management of the Company’s investor relations and stock market performance;

 
     

 

   oversee the management of the risk that certain new market entrants may alienate consumers from our RRP products through marketing campaigns and messaging and inferior product satisfaction, while not relying on substantiated science and appropriate R&D protocols and standards;

 
     

 

   oversee the management of the risks to the Company’s pricing strategies;

 
     

 

   oversee the risk that failure to effectively implement or integrate business development initiatives could impair the achievement of our strategic objectives;

 
     

 

   oversee the management of the risks of currency exchange rate volatility and convertibility; and

 
     

 

   oversee the management of the risks of global macro-economic uncertainty.

 

 

NOMINATING AND

CORPORATE

GOVERNANCE

 

Meetings: 3

  

- Kalpana Morparia (Chair)

- Massimo Ferragamo

- Jennifer Li

- Lucio A. Noto

- Robert B. Polet

- Stephen M. Wolf

  

Purpose:

 
  

 

   identify qualified candidates for Board membership;

 
  

 

   recommend nominees for election at the annual meeting;

 
  

 

   advise the Board on corporate governance and sustainability matters; and

 
  

 

   oversee self-evaluation of the Board and each Committee.

 
  

 

Authority and Responsibilities:

 
  

 

   review qualifications of prospective candidates for director;

 
  

 

   consider performance of incumbent directors;

 
  

 

   oversee the Company’s sustainability strategies and performance and advise the Board on sustainability matters;

 
  

 

   make recommendations to the Board regarding director independence and the function, composition and structure of the Board and its Committees;

 
     

 

   oversee the Company’s lobbying and trade association activities and expenditures;

 
     

 

   oversee the management of the risk that credibility and reputational issues may stand in the way of promoting the benefits of RRPs as a necessary pillar of tobacco control and impair their commercial success;

 
     

 

   recommend corporate governance guidelines; and

 
     

 

   review director compensation.

 

 

PRODUCT

INNOVATION AND

REGULATORY

AFFAIRS

 

Meetings: 2

  

- Frederik Paulsen (Chair)

- Massimo Ferragamo

- Werner Geissler

- Lisa A. Hook

- Jun Makihara

- Kalpana Morparia

- Robert B. Polet

- Stephen M. Wolf

  

Purpose:

 
  

 

   oversee the research and development of new products and to improve existing products, with a particular focus on RRPs; and

 
  

 

   monitor and review key legislative, regulatory and public policy issues and trends related to the research and development of RRPs.

 
  

 

Authority and Responsibilities:

 
  

 

   monitor the Company’s internal scientific research, including the Company’s efforts to substantiate the risk-reduction potential of its RRPs through rigorous scientific methodologies, as well as the external body of scientific research relevant to the Company’s present and future RRPs;

 
  

 

   monitor the Company’s development of innovative RRPs;

 
  

 

   monitor the Company’s management of its intellectual property;

 
  

 

   monitor evolving risks affecting the Company’s research and development, which may include the risk that the regulatory environment will not differentiate between combustible products and RRPs, will limit consumer access to RRPs or to accurate information about their risks and benefits, and will limit the opportunity to switch smokers to RRPs; and risks associated with changes in consumer perceptions and preferences regarding RRPs; and

 
         

 

   make recommendations to the Board regarding significant R&D projects and budgets.

 

   

 

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Board Risk Oversight

Risk oversight is conducted both by the Committees of the Board with respect to their areas of responsibility as well as by the full Board. Management has identified and prioritized key enterprise risks based on four risk dimensions: the impact a risk could have on the organization if it occurs, the likelihood a risk will occur, the velocity with which a risk would affect the organization if it occurs, and the interconnectivity of a risk with other risks. As part of the risk management process, the Company has established a Corporate Risk Governance Committee (“CRGC”) comprising the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President and Controller, the Vice President, Corporate Audit, and the Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer. Ownership of each of the prioritized risks is assigned to a member of senior management, and oversight of the management of each risk is assigned to a particular Board Committee or to the full Board. Management reports on these risks to the appropriate Committee and to the full Board throughout the year. The risk management oversight by each Committee is indicated in the chart on pages 12 and 13. The full Board oversees the management of risks relating to the Company’s business plan and litigation, and it receives reports on risk management by each Committee. The roles of the various components of risk assessment, management and oversight are shown below.

PMI Risk Assessment, Management and Oversight

 

 

 

 

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Board of Directors Audit Committee Other Board Committees Senior Management Team (SMT) Corporate Risk Governance Committee (CRGC) Market Leadership Teams and Global Functions Responsible for oversight of risk management processes Allocates oversight of management of specific risks to the appropriate Board Committee Provides oversight by reviewing CRGC process and results Assesses risk appetite Provide oversight of management of specific risks falling within each Committee's sphere of expertise Aligns on key strategic enterprise risks annually Assigns ownership of strategic enterprise risks to individual SMT members Integrates risk assessment and management into long-range plan and budget review process Drives desired risk management culture through standard measurement and terminology Coordinates SMT strategic enterprise risk assessment Coordinates Integrated risk assessment for Internal Controls, Compliance, Corporate Audit and other functions Integrates key risks Into Internal Controls Chart of Controls process Own risk assessment and management for affiliate or function Drive sustainability through integration of risk management into existing business processes

 

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Communications with the Board

Shareholders and other interested parties who wish to communicate with the Board may do so by writing to the Presiding Director, Board of Directors of Philip Morris International Inc., 120 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10017-5579. The non-management directors have established procedures for the handling of communications from shareholders and other interested parties and directed the Corporate Secretary to act as their agent in processing any communications received. All communications that relate to matters that are within the scope of the responsibilities of the Board and its Committees are to be forwarded to the Presiding

Director. Communications that relate to matters that are within the responsibility of one of the Board Committees are also to be forwarded to the Chair of the appropriate Committee. Communications that relate to ordinary business matters that are not within the scope of the Board’s responsibilities, such as customer complaints, are to be sent to the appropriate subsidiary. Solicitations, junk mail and obviously frivolous or inappropriate communications are not to be forwarded, but will be made available to any non-management director who wishes to review them.

 

 

Strong Governance Practices

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board reviews our corporate governance practices regularly and proposes modifications to our principles and other key governance practices as warranted for adoption by the Board. The following summarizes our key principles and practices and refers you to the pages of this proxy statement where you will find a more detailed discussion of various items:

 

   

 Majority voting standard for uncontested
election of directors (page 17)

 

    

 Rigorous share ownership requirements and anti-hedging and anti-pledging policies (page 40)

 

 Proxy access by-laws (page 16)

    

 Post-termination share holding requirement (page 40)

 

 Non-management directors elect
Presiding Director annually (pages 10-11)

 

    

 No tax gross-up on limited perquisites

 Directors may be removed with or
without cause

    

 Double-trigger vesting policy on change in control (pages 53-54)

 

 Non-management directors meet regularly
without management being present

 

    

 Board committee oversight of political spending and lobbying (page 13)

 

 No “poison pill” rights plan

    

 Board committee oversight of sustainability strategies and performance (page 13)

 

 Board-adopted “clawback” policy (page 40)

 

      

 

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Process for Nominating Directors

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is responsible for identifying and evaluating candidates for director and for recommending to the Board a slate of nominees for election at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

In evaluating the suitability of individuals for Board membership, the Committee takes into account many factors. These include whether the individual meets requirements for independence; the individual’s general understanding of the various disciplines relevant to the success of a large publicly traded company in today’s global business environment; the individual’s understanding of the Company’s global business and markets; the individual’s professional expertise and educational background; and other factors, including nationality and gender, that promote diversity of views and experience. The Committee evaluates each individual in the context of the Board as a whole, with the objective of recommending a group of directors that can best perpetuate the success of the business and represent long-term shareholder interests through the exercise of sound judgment, using its breadth of knowledge and experience. In determining whether to recommend a director for re-election, the Committee also considers the director’s attendance at meetings and participation in and contributions to the activities of the Board. The Committee has not established any specific minimum qualification standards for nominees to the Board, although from time to time the Committee may identify certain skills or attributes, such as financial experience, global business experience, consumer-centricity, digital transformation and scientific expertise, as being particularly desirable to help meet specific Board needs.

In identifying candidates for Board membership, the Committee relies on suggestions and recommendations from the Board, shareholders, management and others. The Committee does not distinguish between nominees recommended by shareholders and other nominees. From time to time, the Committee also retains search firms to assist in identifying candidates for director, gathering information about their background and experience, and acting as an intermediary with such candidates.

Shareholders wishing to suggest candidates to the Committee for consideration as directors must submit a written notice to the Corporate Secretary, who will provide it to the Committee. Our by-laws set forth the procedures a shareholder must follow to nominate directors. These procedures are summarized in this proxy statement under the caption “2021 Annual Meeting.”

In addition, our by-laws permit an eligible shareholder or group of shareholders who have owned 3% or more of PMI’s shares for at least three years to nominate and include in our proxy statement director candidates to occupy up to 20% of the authorized Board seats.

Recommendations of the Board; Director Attributes, Diversity, Refreshment and Tenure

It is proposed that ten directors be elected to hold office until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors have been elected. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee has recommended to the Board, and the Board has approved, the persons named and, unless otherwise marked, a proxy will be voted for such persons. Each of the nominees currently serves as a director and each was elected by the shareholders at the 2019 Annual Meeting. The Board believes that the experience, qualifications, attributes and skills of each of the nominees presented qualify them to deal with the complex global, regulatory, business, and financial issues facing the Company, and that the Board as a whole provides a breadth of knowledge, international experience, intellectual rigor and willingness to face tough issues.

Our Board comprises a diverse group of individuals. Three nominees are women. Nine different nationalities are represented, underscoring the global perspective of the Board taken as a whole.

The Board has experienced a healthy level of director refreshment since our spin-off in 2008. Two of the original directors continue to serve on the Board. Of the remaining members of the Board, one joined in 2010, two in 2011, one in 2013, two in 2014, one in 2015, and one in 2018. The average tenure of the Company’s nominees is 7.8 years. As new Board members gain experience, the Board rotates its various committee chairs.

Although it is not anticipated that any of the persons named below will be unable or unwilling to stand for election, a proxy, in the event of such an occurrence, may be voted for a substitute designated by the Board. However, in lieu of designating a substitute, the Board may amend the Company’s by-laws to reduce the number of directors.

 

 

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Independence of Nominees

After receiving the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, the Board has determined that each of the following nominees for director is independent of, and has no material relationship with, the Company: Werner Geissler, Lisa A. Hook, Jennifer Li, Jun Makihara, Kalpana Morparia, Lucio A. Noto, Frederik Paulsen, and Robert B. Polet. To assist it in making these determinations, the Board has adopted categorical standards of director independence that are set forth in the Corporate Governance Guidelines, which are available on the Company’s website at www.pmi.com/who-we-are/corporate-
governance/overview. Each of the above-named nominees qualifies as independent under these standards.

In making the determination that Mr. Camilleri is not independent, the Board considered the Company’s relationship with Ferrari, which began in 1973, well before Mr. Camilleri became CEO of Ferrari in 2018. The Company’s Formula 1 sponsorship agreement and its renewals have been negotiated on an arms-length basis with executives of Ferrari prior to Mr. Camilleri’s becoming CEO of Ferrari. At the time of the last renewal, in early 2018, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee reviewed the sponsorship as a Related Person Transaction (see page 60) and determined that it is in the best interests of the Company.

In making the affirmative determination that Ms. Morparia is independent, the Board considered the fact that the

Company has routine commercial relationships with J.P. Morgan Chase, Ms. Morparia’s employer. Payments by the Company to J.P. Morgan Chase are immaterial and Ms. Morparia has no direct or indirect material interest in these routine commercial relationships. Ms. Morparia has never represented J.P. Morgan Chase in connection with its provision of services to the Company, and her compensation is not affected by any banking relationship between the Company and J.P. Morgan Chase.

Majority Vote Standard in Uncontested Elections

All directors are elected annually. The Company’s by-laws provide that, where the number of nominees for director does not exceed the number of directors to be elected, directors shall be elected by a majority rather than by a plurality vote. Under applicable law, a director’s term extends until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified. Thus, an incumbent director who fails to receive a majority vote would continue to serve as a holdover director. To address that possibility, our Corporate Governance Guidelines require a director who receives less than a majority of the votes cast to offer to resign. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee would then consider, and recommend to the Board, whether to accept or reject the offer.

 

 

The Board recommends a vote FOR each of

the nominees identified below.

 

 

 

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Director Nominees

 

 

 

                                        Current Committee Membership                    
  Nominee  

Director 

Since

      Nationality       Independent        Audit          

Compensation

    and Leadership    

Development

      Finance      

Nominating

and

Corporate

    Governance    

 

 

Product
Innovation
and
Regulatory
Affairs

 

André Calantzopoulos

(CEO)

 

 

 

2013

 

 

Greece/Switzerland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis C. Camilleri

(Chairman)

 

 

 

2008

 

 

UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Werner Geissler

 

 

 

2015

 

 

Germany

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa A. Hook

 

 

 

2018

 

 

USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Li

 

 

 

2010

 

 

China

 

 

 

 

   Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun Makihara

 

 

 

2014

 

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalpana Morparia

 

 

 

2011

 

 

India

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair

 

 

 

Lucio A. Noto

(Presiding Director)

 

 

 

2008

 

 

USA

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frederik Paulsen

 

 

 

2014

 

 

Sweden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair

 

Robert B. Polet

 

 

 

2011

 

 

Netherlands

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Director Qualifications

 

 

Our Board is a diverse, highly engaged group that provides strong, effective oversight of our Company. Both individually and collectively, our directors have the qualifications, skills and experience needed to inform and oversee the Company’s long-term strategic growth. Each director has senior executive experience, in many cases with large, complex organizations with significant global operations. Several directors have leadership experience in the global consumer products sector, and others bring expertise regarding information technology, cybersecurity, digital transformation, sustainability, and environmental, social and governance matters. These and the other skills and attributes discussed below are key considerations in evaluating the composition of our Board and inform our Board succession planning and director selection process.

 

 

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  High Integrity

 

 

  Strength  of Character and Judgment

 

 

  Intellectual/Analytical Skills

 

 

 

  Proven Record of Success

 

 

 

  Corporate Governance Experience

 

 

 

  Strategic Planning

 

 

 

  Leadership

 

 

 

  Talent Management/Succession Planning

 

 

 

  Risk Assessment and Oversight

 

 

 

  Understanding our Global Business and Markets

 

 

  Diversity of Perspectives

 
           

 

Key attributes and skills of all Directors:

Our director nominees’ individual experiences, qualifications, attributes and skills are highlighted in the following matrix. The matrix is intended as a high-level summary and not an exhaustive list of each nominee’s skills or contributions to the Board. Further biographical information about each director standing for re-election is set forth on the following pages.

 

 

 

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Senior Executive

 

  

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tobacco Industry

 

  

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       
 

 

Global Consumer-Centric Engagement

 

  

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operations

 

  

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

 

Information Technology and Privacy

 

          

 

 

  

 

 

              
 

 

Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility

 

  

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 

 

Risk Assessment and Oversight

 

  

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CFO or Banking

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

 

Civic Leadership

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 

 

Global Pharmaceutical

 

                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
   

 

Marketing and Retail

 

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calantzopoulos Camilleri Geissler Hook Li Makihara Morparia Noto Paulsen Polet

 

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ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

 

LOGO

 

 

 

Director Nominees

 

 

 

ANDRÉ CALANTZOPOULOS

 

 

LOGO

 

Primary

Occupation:

Chief Executive

Officer

 

Director since:

2013

 

Age: 62

 

 

Professional Experience:

Mr. Calantzopoulos became our Chief Executive Officer in May 2013. He served as our Chief Operating Officer since our spin-off on March 28, 2008, and until becoming CEO. Mr. Calantzopoulos served as PMI’s President and Chief Executive Officer between 2002 and the date of our spin-off. He joined the Company in 1985 and worked extensively across Central Europe, including as Managing Director of PM Poland and President of the EEMA Region.

 

Director Qualifications:

Mr. Calantzopoulos’s intellect and all-encompassing knowledge of the Company serve him well as CEO and as a member of the Board. He has played an instrumental role in numerous key initiatives, leading the Company with his bold vision of a smoke-free future and through its related evolution into a consumer-centric technology and science-driven business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOUIS C. CAMILLERI

 

 

LOGO

 

Primary

Occupation:

Chief Executive Officer,

Ferrari N.V.

 

Director since:

2008

 

Age: 65

 

 

Professional Experience:

Mr. Camilleri is our Chairman, having served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from our spin-off in 2008 until May 2013. Before our spin-off, Mr. Camilleri was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altria Group, Inc., positions he had held since 2002. From November 1996 to April 2002, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Altria Group, Inc. He had been employed continuously by Altria Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (including Philip Morris International Inc.) in various capacities since 1978. Mr. Camilleri became Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari N.V. in 2018.

 

Other Directorships and Associations:

Mr. Camilleri is a director of Ferrari N.V. He previously served on the Board of Telmex International SAB from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Camilleri was a director of Kraft Foods Inc. from 2001 to 2007 and its Chairman from 2002 to 2007, and was a director of América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. from 2011 to 2019.

 

Director Qualifications:

Mr. Camilleri’s extensive and detailed knowledge of the Company and the tobacco industry and an incisive strategic view, combined with his transparency and open-mindedness, serve him well in his ongoing role as Chairman of the Board.

 

 

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ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

 

LOGO

 

 

 

 

WERNER GEISSLER

 

 

LOGO

 

Primary

Occupation:

Operating Partner,

Advent International

 

Director since:

2015

 

Age: 66

 

 

Professional Experience:

Mr. Geissler became an Operating Partner of Advent International in 2015. He previously served as Vice Chairman and Special Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble until his retirement in January 2015. He joined that company in 1979 and served in various capacities, including President, Northeast Asia, from 2001 to 2004, Group President, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, from 2004 to 2007, and Vice Chairman, Global Operations, from 2007 to 2014.

 

Other Directorships and Associations:

Mr. Geissler is a director of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

 

PMI Board Committees:

Mr. Geissler is Chair of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and a member of the Audit, Finance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

 

Director Qualifications:

Mr. Geissler has a keen knowledge of the global consumer products business, having served as a senior consumer products executive in many of the Company’s most important markets and regions. His deep senior executive experience serves him well as Chair of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee.

 

 

 

LISA A. HOOK

 

 

LOGO

 

Primary

Occupation:

Businesswoman

 

Director since:

2018

 

Age: 61

 

 

Professional Experience:

Ms. Hook served as Chief Executive Officer of Neustar, Inc. from October 2010, as a member of its Board from November 2010, and as President from January 2008. She retired from Neustar in July 2018. Ms. Hook served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunrocket, Inc. from 2006 to 2007, and held several executive-level posts at America Online, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Previously, she was a partner at Brera Capital Partners, a global private equity investment firm, managing director of Alpine Capital Group, LLC, an investment banking firm, an executive at Time Warner, Inc., a legal advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and a senior attorney at Viacom International, Inc.

 

Other Directorships and Associations:

Ms. Hook serves on the board of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., a global leader in banking and payment solutions, Ping Identity Holding Corp., a pioneer in digital identity solutions, and Unisys Corporation, a global information technology company. Ms. Hook served as Senior Independent Director of RELX PLC and RELX NV, providers of information solutions, from 2006 to 2016. Previously, she served as a director of Covad Communications and Time Warner Telecom, Inc. In 2012, she was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

 

PMI Board Committees:

Ms. Hook is a member of the Compensation and Leadership Development, Finance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

 

Director Qualifications:

With her past experience as CEO of a company whose holistic understanding of digital identity is key to deploying actionable insights that grow and guard many of the world’s largest corporations and her extensive public board experience, Ms. Hook brings to the Board valuable insights in the areas of cybersecurity, data privacy, and digital transformation as the Company is transitioning to a consumer-centric, highly digitalized business model.

 

 

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ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

 

LOGO

 

 

 

 

JENNIFER LI

 

 

LOGO

 

Primary

Occupation:

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Changcheng

Investment Partners

 

Director since:

2010

 

Age: 52

 

 

Professional Experience:

Ms. Li currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Changcheng Investment Partners. Previously, she served as Chief Executive Officer and General Managing Director of Baidu Capital. Ms. Li joined Baidu, Inc., the largest Internet search engine in China and the third-largest independent search engine in the world, in 2008, as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for a wide range of corporate functions, including Finance, Human Resources, International Operations, Marketing, Communications and Purchasing. From 1994 to 2008, she held a number of senior finance positions at various General Motors companies in China, Singapore, the United States and Canada, rising to Chief Financial Officer of GM’s business in China and Financial Controller of the North American Operations of GMAC.

 

Other Directorships and Associations:

Ms. Li is a director of Flex Ltd., ABB Ltd. and HSBC, Asia.

 

PMI Board Committees:

Ms. Li is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

 

Director Qualifications:

Ms. Li draws upon her strong financial and accounting expertise as Chair of the Audit Committee, and her experience in a fast-growing, high-tech business and Asian background strengthen the Board’s depth and global perspective.

 

 

 

JUN MAKIHARA

 

 

 

LOGO

 

Primary

Occupation:

Retired Businessman

 

Director since:

2014

 

Age: 62

 

 

Professional Experience:

Mr. Makihara was employed at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1981 to 2000, during which time he was a General Partner for six years, working in New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. During his tenure in Tokyo, he was co-head of the Investment Banking Group and the Japanese Equities Group and also served as co-branch manager. Subsequently, he was Chairman of Neoteny Co., Ltd., a Japanese venture incubator, until 2015.

 

Other Directorships and Associations:

Mr. Makihara is a director of Monex Group, Inc. and Shinsei Bank, Ltd. He is a trustee of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation in Washington, D.C. and a board member of the Japan Society in New York. He also served on the board of RHJ International S.A. from 2005 to 2014.

 

PMI Board Committees:

Mr. Makihara is Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Audit and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

 

Director Qualifications:

Mr. Makihara brings his deep experience in finance to his position as Chair of the Finance Committee, and the Board benefits from his entrepreneurial spirit and a thorough knowledge of business in Asia, which is of great importance to the Company’s business.

 

 

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ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

 

LOGO

 

 

 

 

KALPANA MORPARIA

 

 

 

LOGO

 

Primary

Occupation:

Chairman, South and

South East Asia,

J.P. Morgan Chase

 

Director since:

2011

 

Age: 70

 

 

Professional Experience:

Ms. Morparia assumed her current position in March 2019, having previously served as CEO of South and South East Asia since April 2016, and CEO of J.P. Morgan India since 2008. She is a member of J.P. Morgan’s Asia Pacific Management Committee. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan India, Ms. Morparia served as Joint Managing Director of ICICI Bank, India’s second-largest bank, from 2001 to 2007 and the Vice Chair of ICICI’s insurance and asset management business from 2007 to 2008.

 

Other Directorships and Associations:

Ms. Morparia is a director of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and Hindustan Unilever Limited.

 

PMI Board Committees:

Ms. Morparia is Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Finance and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

 

Director Qualifications:

With her strong executive leadership experience in finance, and her deep knowledge of international business, Ms. Morparia provides a keen perspective on economies in Asia, while her legal background and deep experience in highly regulated industries serve her well as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

 

 

 

LUCIO A. NOTO

 

 

 

LOGO

 

Primary

Occupation:

Managing Partner, Midstream

Partners, LLC

 

Director since:

2008

 

Age: 81

 

 

Professional Experience:

Mr. Noto assumed his current position with Midstream Partners, LLC in March 2001. He retired as Vice Chairman of ExxonMobil Corporation in January 2001, a position he had held since the merger of the Exxon and Mobil companies in November 1999. Before the merger, Mr. Noto was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mobil Corporation. Mr. Noto had been employed by Mobil continuously since 1962.

 

Other Directorships and Associations:

Mr. Noto is a director of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. He also served on the boards of IBM from 1995 to 2008, Altria Group, Inc. from 1998 to 2008, Shinsei Bank from 2005 to 2008, Commercial International Bank from 2006 to 2009 and RHJ International S.A. from 2011 to 2015.

 

PMI Board Committees:

Mr. Noto is the Presiding Director and a member of the Audit, Compensation and Leadership Development, Finance, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

 

Director Qualifications:

As the former chief financial officer and chief executive officer of a large, multinational oil company, together with his past governance experience serving on the boards and audit committees of a number of major international companies, Mr. Noto brings an extensive knowledge of internal controls and risk assessment to his role as a member of the Audit Committee and a strong “hands-on” approach as Presiding Director.

 

 

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ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

 

LOGO

 

 

 

 

FREDERIK PAULSEN

 

 

 

LOGO

 

Primary

Occupation:

Chairman,

Ferring Group

 

Director since:

2014

 

Age: 69

 

 

Professional Experience:

Dr. Paulsen has been Chairman of the Ferring Group, a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group, since 1988, having joined that company in 1976.

 

Other Directorships and Associations:

Dr. Paulsen is a member of the boards of MGIMO University in Moscow, Russia, and the Pro Universitate of the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany, and a trustee of the Salk Institute of Biological Research in La Jolla, California, USA.

 

PMI Board Committees:

Dr. Paulsen is Chair of the Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committee and a member of the Finance Committee.

 

Director Qualifications:

Dr. Paulsen’s substantial experience as head of a successful multinational biopharmaceutical group, together with his scientific background, bring a unique perspective to the Company’s critical efforts to develop reduced-risk products.

 

 

 

 

ROBERT B. POLET

 

 

 

LOGO

 

Primary

Occupation:

Chairman,

Rituals Cosmetics Enterprise B.V.

 

Chairman,

Arica Holding B.V.

 

Director since:

2011

 

Age: 64

 

 

Professional Experience:

Mr. Polet is currently serving as Chairman of Rituals Cosmetics Enterprise B.V., and Chairman of Arica Holding B.V. He was Chairman of Safilo Group S.p.A. from 2011 to 2017, and President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of the Gucci Group from 2004 to 2011. Previously, Mr. Polet spent 26 years in the Unilever Group in a variety of executive roles, including President of Unilever’s Worldwide Ice Cream and Frozen Foods division, Chairman of Unilever Malaysia, Chairman of Van den Bergh and Executive Vice President of Unilever’s European Home and Personal Care division.

 

Other Directorships and Associations:

Mr. Polet is a director of Safilo Group S.p.A. and William Grant & Sons Limited.

 

PMI Board Committees:

Mr. Polet serves on the Compensation and Leadership Development, Finance, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

 

Director Qualifications:

In his previous position, Mr. Polet was responsible for managing such global luxury brands as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Boucheron, Balenciaga, Sergio Rossi, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney. He brings to the Board his considerable entrepreneurial business experience in the global luxury business and his deep executive background running major consumer packaged goods businesses, as well as his extensive knowledge of global markets.

 

 

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COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS

 

LOGO

 

 

 

Compensation Philosophy

 

 

 

 

Directors who are full-time employees of the Company receive no additional compensation for services as a director. The Company’s philosophy is to provide competitive compensation necessary to attract and retain high-quality non-employee directors. The Board believes that a substantial portion of director compensation should consist of equity-based compensation to assist in aligning directors’ interests with the interests of shareholders.

 

Compensation

At his request, Dr. Paulsen serves as a director without compensation. The compensation of all other non-employee directors is set forth in the accompanying chart.

 

    

 

 

Directors’ Compensation

 

PMI’s non-employee directors’ compensation for 2019 was set at the following levels and, except as noted, continues in effect for 2020:

 

 

 

 

Annual cash retainer:

 

  $

 

125,000

 

 

 

 

Annual equity award:

 

  $

 

175,000

 

 

 

 

Chairman’s incremental cash retainer:

 

  $

 

400,000

 

 

 

 

Presiding Director cash retainer:

 

  $

 

25,000

 

 

 

Committee Chair cash retainer:

 

  $

 

35,000

 

 

 

 

Committee member cash retainer:

 

   

 

None

 

 

 

 

Committee meeting fees:

 

   

 

None

 

 

 

 

Stock Options:

 

   

 

None

 

 

 

   

 

*   The cash retainer for the Presiding Director was increased to $35,000, effective January 1, 2020.

    

Share Retention Requirement

A non-employee director may not sell or otherwise dispose of PMI shares received pursuant to the annual share award (other than shares withheld from the grant to pay taxes) unless he or she continues after the disposition to own PMI shares having an aggregate value of at least five times the then-current annual cash retainer. The Company’s anti-hedging and anti-pledging policies also apply to non-employee directors (see page 40).

 

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COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS

 

LOGO

 

 

 

The following table presents the compensation received by the non-employee directors for fiscal year 2019.

 

  Name

 

  

Fees Earned

or Paid in Cash

($)

 

    

Stock
Awards

($)

 

    

All Other
Compensation

($)

 

  

Total

($)

 

 

  Louis C. Camilleri

  

 

525,000    

 

  

 

175,000

 

  

-

  

 

700,000

 

  Massimo Ferragamo

  

 

125,000    

 

  

 

175,000

 

  

-

  

 

300,000

 

  Werner Geissler

  

 

160,000    

 

  

 

175,000

 

  

-

  

 

335,000

 

  Lisa A. Hook

  

 

125,000    

 

  

 

175,000

 

  

-

  

 

300,000

 

  Jennifer Li

  

 

160,000    

 

  

 

175,000

 

  

-

  

 

335,000

 

  Jun Makihara

  

 

160,000    

 

  

 

175,000

 

  

-

  

 

335,000

 

  Kalpana Morparia

  

 

160,000    

 

  

 

175,000

 

  

-

  

 

335,000

 

  Lucio A. Noto

  

 

150,000    

 

  

 

175,000

 

  

-

  

 

325,000

 

  Frederik Paulsen(a)

  

 

-

 

  

 

-

 

  

-

  

 

-

 

  Robert B. Polet

  

 

125,000    

 

  

 

175,000

 

  

-

  

 

300,000

 

  Stephen M. Wolf

  

 

125,000    

 

  

 

175,000

 

  

-

  

 

300,000

 

 

(a) 

At his request, Dr. Paulsen serves as a director without compensation.

 

Non-employee directors may also elect to defer the award of shares of common stock and all or part of the annual and Committee retainers. Deferred fee amounts are “credited” to an unfunded account and may be “invested” in nine “investment choices,” including a PMI common stock equivalent account. These “investment choices” parallel the investment options offered to employees under the PMI Deferred Profit-Sharing Plan and determine the “earnings” that are credited for bookkeeping purposes to a non-employee director’s account.

The Company reimburses non-employee directors (other than Dr. Paulsen) for their reasonable expenses incurred in attending Board of Directors, Committee and shareholder meetings and other corporate functions, including travel, meals and lodging. Non-employee directors (other than Dr. Paulsen) also are covered by business travel and accident insurance, which the Company maintains for their benefit when they travel on Company business, as well as group life insurance.

 

 

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STOCK OWNERSHIP INFORMATION

 

LOGO

 

 

 

Ownership of Equity Securities

The following table shows the number of shares of common stock beneficially owned as of March 13, 2020, by each director, nominee for director and named executive officer, and the directors and executive officers of the Company as a group. Unless otherwise indicated, each of the named individuals has sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares shown. The beneficial ownership of each director, nominee for director and executive officer, and of the directors, nominees for director and executive officers as a group, is less than 1% of the outstanding shares.

 

  Name    Amount and
Nature of
Beneficial
Ownership(1)
 

  André Calantzopoulos

  

 

832,385

 

  Louis C. Camilleri

  

 

407,464

 

  Massimo Ferragamo

  

 

7,461

 

  Marc S. Firestone

  

 

208,177

 

  Werner Geissler

  

 

65,212

 

  Lisa A. Hook

  

 

4,515

 

  Martin G. King

  

 

164,275

 

  Jennifer Li

  

 

66,687

 

  Jun Makihara

  

 

16,221

 

  Kalpana Morparia

  

 

16,452

 

  Lucio A. Noto

  

 

110,701

 

  Jacek Olczak

  

 

275,238

 

  Frederik Paulsen

  

 

 

  Robert B. Polet

  

 

17,981

 

  Stephen M. Wolf

  

 

96,051

 

  Miroslaw Zielinski

  

 

256,908

 

  Group (36 persons)

  

 

3,437,262

 

 

(1) 

Includes shares of deferred stock as follows: Mr. Calantzopoulos, 147,140; Mr. Camilleri, 51,464; Mr. Ferragamo, 7,461; Mr. Firestone, 43,480; Ms. Hook, 4,475; Mr. King, 20,740; Mr. Makihara, 12,861; Mr. Noto, 71,123; Mr. Olczak, 48,510; Mr. Wolf, 72,729; Mr. Zielinski, 36,980; and group, 803,953. Also includes 17,085 shares as to which beneficial ownership is disclaimed by Mr. Noto (shares held by spouse) and 22,196 shares held in trust as to which he has not disclaimed beneficial ownership. Also includes 1,360 shares as to which beneficial ownership is disclaimed by Mr. Makihara (shares held by spouse).

In addition to the shares shown in the table above, as of March 13, 2020, those directors who participate in the Company’s director deferred fee program had the following PMI share equivalents allocated to their accounts: Mr. Ferragamo, 4,728; Mr. Makihara, 10,738; Mr. Noto, 106,133; and Mr. Wolf, 33,906. See “Compensation of Directors” on page 26 for a description of the deferred fee program for directors.

 

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STOCK OWNERSHIP INFORMATION

 

LOGO

 

 

 

The following table sets forth information regarding persons or groups known to the Company to be beneficial owners of more than 5% of the outstanding common stock.

 

  Name and Address of Beneficial Owner    Number of Shares
Beneficially Owned
 

Percent of Common
Stock Outstanding on

March 13, 2020

 

  BlackRock, Inc.

  55 East 52nd Street

  New York, NY 10055

    

 

 

 

94,735,242

 

(1)

 
     

 

6.08

 

%

 

 

  The Vanguard Group

  100 Vanguard Blvd.

  Malvern, PA 19355

    

 

 

 

124,734,308

 

(2)

 
     

 

8.01

 

%

 

 

(1) 

According to a Schedule 13G/A, dated February 5, 2020, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on February 5, 2020, by BlackRock, Inc. presenting the number of shares as of December 31, 2019.

 

(2) 

According to a Schedule 13G/A, dated February 10, 2020, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on February 12, 2020, by The Vanguard Group presenting the number of shares as of December 31, 2019.

Delinquent Section 16(a) Reports

The Company believes that during 2019 all reports for the Company’s executive officers and directors that were required to be filed under Section 16 of the Exchange Act were filed on a timely basis, except that the award of 5,240 Restricted Share Units on February 7, 2019 to Deepak Mishra, Chief Strategy Officer, and a sale of 11,000 shares of common stock on October 18, 2019 by Werner Barth, Senior Vice President, Commercial, were inadvertently reported late.

 

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COMPENSATION DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

 

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Executive Summary

Our Compensation Discussion and Analysis outlines the design of our executive compensation program components, the objectives and principles upon which they are based, our 2019 performance and the resulting decisions of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee to reflect that performance in setting compensation for our CEO and the other named executive officers.

Compensation and Leadership Development Committee

 

 

The Compensation and Leadership Development Committee consists entirely of non-management directors, all of whom our Board has determined are independent within the meaning of the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange. Its responsibilities are described below and set forth in the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee Charter, which is available on the Company’s website at www.pmi.com/who-we-are/corporate-governance/overview. The members of the Committee are: Werner Geissler (Chair), Lisa A. Hook, Lucio A. Noto, Robert B. Polet and Stephen M. Wolf. The Committee met four times in 2019. The Chair of the Committee, in consultation with the other members, sets meeting agendas. The Committee reports its actions and recommendations to the Board.

Program Design, Philosophy and Objectives

 

 

 

Our compensation and benefits program supports our business and financial objectives. Each component of our program is designed to achieve one or more of the following objectives:

 

 

to support our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class leaders in a controversial industry;

 

 

to align the interests of executives and shareholders;

 

 

to reward performance against pre-defined objectives;

 

 

to support long-term business growth, superior financial results, sustainability efforts, societal alignment and integrity of conduct;

 

 

to promote internal fairness and a disciplined assessment of performance; and

 

 

to align executive incentives with our risk management objectives.

These objectives provide the framework for the various components of compensation and benefits and take into account the specific nature of our business. Together, these elements form an aggregate package that is intended to be appropriately competitive. The design of the overall package encompasses the following features:

 

 

a mix of fixed and “at-risk” compensation: the higher the organizational level of the executive, the lower the fixed component of the overall compensation and benefits package;

 

 

a mix of annual and long-term compensation and benefits to appropriately reward the achievement of both annual and long-term goals and objectives;

 

 

a mix of cash and deferred equity compensation that seeks to discourage actions that are solely driven by the Company’s share price at any given time to the detriment of PMI’s long-term strategic goals; and

 

an optimal balance of equity compensation comprising both performance-based and time-based awards, without using stock options, and with significant share ownership requirements, to align the interests of executives and shareholders while remaining mindful of the potentially dilutive nature of equity compensation on shareholder value.

In 2015, the Committee substantially revamped our executive compensation program. Our shareholders have overwhelmingly supported the new compensation program, approving our 2019 say-on-pay proposal by a vote of 95.93% and our 2017 Performance Incentive Plan by a vote of 96.18%. Based on this support and its own satisfaction with the current compensation program, the Committee determined not to make any substantial modifications to the program in 2020 except for the replacement of certain metrics in the 2020 annual incentive compensation performance matrix and the performance metrics for the 2020-2022 PSU performance cycle to better align the executive compensation program with our transformation goals of switching adult smokers who would otherwise continue to smoke to our RRPs. The 2020 annual incentive compensation performance matrix includes the Company’s environmental, social and governance objectives in one of the Company’s strategic priorities.

The Committee reviews local market and Peer Group (see page 39) data, but does not target total direct compensation at a specific percentile of the market. Instead, the Committee sets total direct compensation at levels that it believes necessary to attract and retain talented executives in a controversial industry and remain competitive with other consumer product companies.

 

 

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Components of Our Total Direct Compensation Program

 

 

 

The three components of total direct compensation are base salary, annual performance-based variable cash awards and variable equity awards. We also provide our executives retirement benefits and limited perquisites.

Our total direct compensation program emphasizes pay-for-performance, and the one component that is fixed

for a given year, base salary, constitutes the smallest portion of executive compensation for salary grades 26 and above. See page 31 for the target compensation mix of our NEOs in 2019. The key characteristics and key objectives of each component of our compensation program as it applies to our NEOs are as follows:

 

 

Component

  Key Characteristics          Key Objective     

Base Salary

 

 

Fixed component of compensation reflecting the scope of the executive’s role, performance and market pay practices.

 

     

 

Intended to provide sufficient competitive base pay to attract, develop and retain world-class leaders.

 

Incentive Compensation (IC) Awards

 

 

Annual performance-based variable cash award for meeting or exceeding performance goals pre-established by the Committee.

 

     

 

Intended to motivate executives to meet or exceed our performance goals and strategic objectives in a given fiscal year.

 
 

 

 

 

The Company’s incentive compensation business rating is determined by a fixed formula that measures the Company’s results against performance targets pre-established and pre-weighted by the Committee (see pages 33-34). The final award is determined by multiplying the executive’s base salary by the IC performance rating and by the executive’s IC target and individual performance rating.

 

Equity Awards

 

 

Long-term variable equity awards contribute to all six of the Committee’s program design objectives while minimizing share dilution and protecting against excessive risk taking.

 

     

 

Intended to motivate our executives to produce results that enhance sustainable shareholder value and strengthen the Company over the long term.

   
   

 

 

 

Amount of each award is determined by multiplying the executive’s base salary by the target percentage for that salary grade, and then by the executive’s individual performance rating for the most recently completed year, plus or minus ten percentage points.

 

–  60% of the February 2020 award was in the form of PSUs that vest at the end of the 2020-2022 performance cycle in amounts that depend on the degree to which pre-established and pre-weighted performance goals are achieved or exceeded (see pages 35-37).

 

–  40% of the February 2020 award was in the form of RSUs that vest at the end of the three-year cycle (assuming continued employment).

   

 

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Target Compensation Mix

 

 

Other than the CEO, all of our NEOs are in salary grades 25 and 26. Our CEO is the only employee in salary grade 28, and no employee is in salary grade 27. The target compensation mix for 2019 and for 2020 is shown in the following chart:

 

 

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In February 2020, the Committee granted PSUs for the 2020-2022 performance cycle and RSUs. It also established performance targets for the 2020 annual incentive compensation awards that are payable in February 2021. Award targets as a percentage of base salary for our named executive officers are as follows:

 

       

2020 Cash Incentive

Target

as % of Base Salary(1)

 

    

2020-22 PSUs Target

as % of Base Salary

(60% of total Equity Award)(2)

 

    

2020 RSUs Target

as % of Base Salary

(40% of total Equity Award)(3)

 

  André Calantzopoulos (CEO)

     200%      360%      240%

  Marc S. Firestone

     125%      165%      110%

  Martin G. King

     100%      105%        70%

  Jacek Olczak

     125%      165%      110%

  Miroslaw Zielinski

     125%      165%      110%

 

(1) 

Possible award range is between 0% and 225% of target.

 

(2) 

Possible award grant range is between 0% and 150% of target; between 0% and 200% of PSUs granted may vest, depending on performance versus criteria established at the time of grant.

 

(3) 

Possible award grant range is between 0% and 150% of target.

 

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Use of Equity Awards Versus Stock Options: Equity awards are made in the form of RSUs and PSUs, rather than stock options, because these forms of awards:

 

 

establish a relationship between our cost and the value ultimately delivered to our executives that is more direct and more visible than is the case with stock options; and

 

 

require the use of substantially fewer shares than stock options to deliver equivalent value, resulting in an annual Company run rate (the sum of all director stock awards

   

and RSUs granted during the period, plus the number of all PSUs vested during the period, divided by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period) in 2019 of 0.13% and a total 2019 year-end overhang (number of unvested RSUs plus unvested PSUs at target as a percentage of all shares outstanding at year-end) of 0.33%.

Our run rate and overhang each compares favorably to those of our Peer Group.

 

 

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2019 Company Performance and Targets

 

 

The Committee determined the 2019 cash incentive award performance rating based on 2019 results versus performance metrics pre-established by the Committee and defined on page 34. Each of the financial targets set by the Committee reflected appropriately ambitious performance goals.

2019 Results: We delivered strong underlying results significantly exceeding each of our key performance metrics, reflecting robust growth in our Platform 1 reduced-risk product and solid pricing in our combustible products portfolio. Our share of Top 30 OI markets also exceeded target.

Share of Top 30 OI Markets: We registered a growing or stable market share in 18 of our Top 30 OI markets, above our target of 16 markets. Our total cigarette and HTU market share, excluding China and the U.S., grew by 0.1 percentage point. Marlboro’s share of the cigarette market was at an all-time high at 10.0%, excluding China and the U.S., and Marlboro remains the number one global brand. Importantly, our total market share in Russia and Japan grew by 1.8 and 0.5 percentage points, respectively, from 2018.

Net Revenues*: Net revenues of $29.8 billion reflected constant currency growth of 6.4%, significantly above our ambitious target of 5.0%. This result was driven primarily by higher heated tobacco unit shipment volumes, coupled with strong combustible tobacco pricing.

Adjusted OI*: Adjusted OI of $11.8 billion reflected constant currency growth of 11.2%, well above our target of 7.7% growth, driven by net revenue growth, coupled with the favorable impact of our cost-savings initiatives and increasing leverage of existing RRP infrastructure by a growing volume and user base.

Adjusted Diluted EPS*: Our 9.9% adjusted diluted EPS growth, excluding currency, surpassed our target of 8.0%.

Operating Cash Flow*: Operating cash flow, excluding currency, increased 21.4%, well above our target of 15.8%.

The Committee also rated our performance on the following six key strategic priorities and four enablers that the Committee pre-set in February 2019, based on a ratings range of 0-70 if they were missed, 80-120 if they were mostly or all accomplished, and 130-150 if they were mostly or all exceeded:

Strategic Priorities:

 

 

Grow current RRP platforms to scale by building a superior portfolio across segments, IQOS brand equity, a quality consumer experience across digital and physical touchpoints at scale, and geographic expansion;

 

 

Maintain leadership in our conventional business, net of cannibalization, through continued brand development and selective innovation;

 

 

Develop our long-term product portfolio and launch an ecosystem portfolio of products and services to fulfill broader needs of our adult RRP consumers;

 

 

Build global societal support for RRPs through advocacy and obtain regulatory and fiscal measures that allow adult smokers to learn about, and convert to, our RRPs faster;

 

 

Achieve cost and cash leadership by improving productivity to reinvest in RRP expansion; and

 

 

Reduce time-to-market for product launches and improve supply chain agility to drive excellent consumer service.

Strategic Enablers:

 

 

Consumer centricity: roll out a consumer-centric organization, consumer journey framework, measurement of consumer satisfaction and rapid feedback loops into product and service development;

 

 

Digitalized consumer engagement: roll out a digital consumer engagement platform across markets to rapidly scale awareness, engagement, conversion and customer care;

 

 

People, culture, ways of working and organization: evolve the organization and ways of working to attract, retain, manage and reward top talent, and increase agility by adopting a project-based organization, agile working methods and zero-based organization principles; and

 

 

Real-time communication: develop a real-time communication engine to engage with adult consumers, key opinion leaders and regulators to shape the dialogue in real time.

As a result of this evaluation, the Committee concluded that the Company had accomplished all of its strategic objectives and it assigned a strategic priorities and enablers rating of 120.

 

 

 

*

On a like-for-like basis.

 

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IC Performance Rating: The Committee employed the following pre-established matrix that assigned a rating of 100 correlating to attaining the targeted performance. Ratings for each factor can range from 0 to 150. The percentages indicated for net revenues, adjusted OI, adjusted diluted EPS, and operating cash flow represent growth versus 2018 results on a currency-neutral, like-for-like basis. Actual results are shown in the blue boxes.

 

     

2019 IC Performance Versus Target

 

             
                                          Target                                                            
   

Rating:

 

 

    0  ...

 

   

30   ...   60    

 

   

70

 

   

 

80

 

   

90

 

   

100

 

   

110

 

   

120

 

   

130

 

   

134

 

   

140

 

 

141

 

   

148

 

   

150

 

             
   

Growth Measure(a)

 

                                                                                                                                    
     

 

Market Share (Top 30 OI(b) Markets)

 

 

 

 

 

 

<7    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7    

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

10    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18    

 

 

 

 

    20        

 

 

 

 

22    

 

 

 

 

          24              

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25    

 

 

 

 

               
     

 

Net Revenues(c)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 <2.5% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5% 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

3.1% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.5% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.8% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.1% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.0% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.4% 

 

 

 

 

   

 

5.7% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.0% 

 

 

 

 

         

6.3% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.4% 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

7.4% 

 

 

 

 

               
     

 

Adjusted OI(d)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 <3.8% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.8% 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

4.9% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.4% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.9% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.4% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.7% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.4% 

 

 

 

 

   

 

8.8% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.3% 

 

 

 

 

          9.8%           

 

 

 

 

11.2% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.5% 

 

 

 

 

               
     

 

Adjusted Diluted EPS(e)

 

 

 

 

 

 

<4.0% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.0% 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

5.0% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.6% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.1% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.7% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.0% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.7% 

 

 

 

 

    9.2%     

 

 

 

 

9.7% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.9% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10.2% 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

12.1% 

 

 

 

 

               
     

 

Operating Cash Flow(f)

 

 

 

 

 

 

<5.5% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.5% 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

8.0% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.3% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.6% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.8% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.8% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.6% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.1% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.7% 

 

 

 

 

          18.2%                   

 

 

 

 

20.3% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21.4% 

 

 

 

 

       
   
Strategic Priorities and Enablers  

 

 

 

 

< Key initiatives missed >       

0 - 70       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

< Mostly all accomplished >     

80 - 120     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

< Majority / all exceeded >
130 - 150

 

 


 

 

               

 

(a) 

For a reconciliation of non-GAAP to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures see Exhibit B to this proxy statement.

 

(b) 

Number of Top 30 OI markets (reflecting the deconsolidation of RBH) in which total share of the heated tobacco units and cigarettes was growing or stable.

 

(c) 

Excluding excise taxes, currency and acquisitions, on a like-for-like basis.

 

(d) 

Excluding currency and acquisitions, on a like-for-like basis.

 

(e) 

Excluding currency, on a like-for-like basis.

 

(f) 

Net cash provided by operating activities, excluding currency, on a like-for-like basis.

Our performance rating for each factor was weighted in accordance with the pre-established formula shown below to produce an overall IC performance rating of 135.

 

 

2019 IC Performance Rating

 

Growth Measure

 

  

Performance

Rating

 

  

Weight

 

 

Weighted Performance

Rating

 

   

Market Share (Top 30 OI Markets)

   110    15%   17
   

Net Revenues

   141    15%   21
   

Adjusted OI

   148    15%   22
   

Adjusted Diluted EPS

   134    20%   27
   

Operating Cash Flow

   150    20%   30
   

Strategic Priorities and Enablers

   120    15%   18

 

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Based on its performance against the pre-established targets, the Company earned an IC performance rating for 2019 of: 2019 vs. 2018 2017 135 80 100

 

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In addition to certifying the IC performance rating, the Committee rated each executive officer’s personal performance during 2019. Individual ratings can range from 0% to 150%. To assure a disciplined, fair and equitable assessment, individual performance ratings were calibrated to reflect each executive’s contribution to the overall results of the Company. Application of the following formula then determined the cash incentive award for each named executive officer in 2019.

Incentive Compensation Award Formula

 

IC

Award

  =  

Base

Salary

  X  

Individual

Target %

(varies by
grade)

  X  

IC

Performance

Rating

(0%-150%)

  X  

Individual

Rating

(0%-150%)

2020 Incentive Compensation (IC) Awards: For 2020, the Committee retained four of the five performance metrics used in 2019 and replaced the adjusted diluted EPS metric with shipment volume from our RRPs and any other non-combustible products in order to more closely align the performance factors with the Company’s transformation. The Committee also set performance targets for those metrics. Each of the 2020 financial performance targets reflects the Company’s 2020 budget approved by the Board, with a performance factor of 100 equating to achieving budgeted results. To measure the Company’s performance, the Committee also established six key strategic priorities and four strategic enablers reflecting the Company’s transformation goals, one of which includes our environmental, social and governance objectives. The full range of potential results is reflected in a pre-established matrix that will generate an overall IC performance rating for 2020. In addition to pre-establishing a formula for grading our results against the performance factors, the Committee pre-established the weights for each factor.

Long-Term Equity Awards: The Committee establishes the equity award target opportunity for our CEO and each other NEO based on Company targets by salary grade, which are unchanged from the levels established in 2014, and the individual’s performance rating for this award. The Committee grants the individual 60% of the award opportunity in the form of performance-based PSUs and 40% in the form of time-based RSUs.

Equity Award Grant Formula

 

Equity

Award

Target

Opportunity

(60% PSU &

40% RSU)

  =  

Base

Salary

  X  

Individual

Target %

(varies by
grade)

  X  

Individual

Rating

(0%-150%)

PSU Performance Metrics: In February 2017, the Committee established three metrics for determining the number of PSUs that would vest at the end of the 2017-2019 performance cycle. The first measure, weighted 50%, was the Company’s Total Shareholder Return during the three-year cycle relative to the Peer Group and on an absolute basis. The second measure, weighted 30%, was the Company’s currency-neutral compound annual adjusted operating companies income growth rate over the cycle, excluding acquisitions. The final measure, weighted 20%, was the Company’s performance against its transformation metric, defined as RRP shipment volume target during the last year of the performance cycle.

The aggregate of the weighted performance factors for the three metrics determined the percentage of PSUs that vested at the end of the three-year performance cycle. Each vested PSU entitles the participant to one share of common stock. An aggregate weighted PSU performance factor of 100 would result in the targeted number of PSUs being vested. The minimum percentage of PSUs that would vest was zero, while the maximum was twice the targeted number.

TSR Performance Factor. The TSR performance factor, which determined 50% of the PSU payout, was calculated based on the Company’s three-year rolling TSR versus the Company’s Peer Group (see page 39). To adjust for market volatility, the TSR calculations are based on the average of the 20 trading days immediately before the start of the performance cycle and the last 20 trading days of the performance cycle. To reflect that several members of the Peer Group are primarily

 

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listed on foreign stock exchanges and report their financial results in different currencies, the Company measures the TSRs for those companies by using the price performance of their publicly traded American Depository Receipts (“U.S. ADRs”). The use of U.S. ADRs avoids the need to adjust the TSRs of non-U.S. Peers to reflect currency changes, and increases transparency by enabling shareholders to directly observe such TSRs. In addition to evaluating our relative TSR, if the Company’s absolute TSR for a performance cycle is zero or less, the Committee will cap the TSR performance factor at target or less. This approach would limit rewards for a performance cycle in which we performed in line with, or better than, the Peer Group, but shareholders did not realize a positive return. The TSR performance factor for the 2017-2019 performance cycle was calculated relative to the Peer Group in accordance with the following schedule:

 

 

 

  

PMI TSR as a Percentile of

Peer Group

 

               
    

Result

 

  

Performance Factor

 

     

            Actual             

 

     

        Rating        

 

 

 Below Threshold

 

  

 

Below 25th percentile

 

  

 

    0%

 

               

 

 Threshold

 

  

 

25th percentile

 

  

 

  50%

 

        35th  percentile         70%

 

 Target

 

  

 

50th percentile

 

  

 

100%

 

 

 Maximum

 

  

 

85th percentile and above

 

  

 

200%

 

               

Adjusted Currency-Neutral Operating Companies Income Growth Performance Factor. The adjusted operating companies income growth performance factor for the 2017-2019 performance cycle, which determined 30% of the PSU performance factor, was the compound annual growth rate of the Company’s adjusted operating companies income (excluding currency and acquisitions) as shown below:

 

    

Three-Year Adjusted OCI CAGR

(excluding currency and acquisitions)*

 

               
    

Result

 

  

Performance Factor

 

     

            Actual             

 

     

        Rating        

 

 

 Below Threshold

 

  

 

  <4%

 

  

 

    0%

 

               

 

 Threshold

 

  

 

    4%

 

  

 

  50%

 

    6.1%     76%

 

 Target

 

  

 

    8%

 

  

 

100%

 

 

 Maximum

 

  

 

³11%

 

  

 

200%

 

               

 

*

On a like-for-like basis. For a reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP financial measures see Exhibit B of this proxy statement.

Transformation Performance Factor. The transformation performance factor for the 2017-2019 performance cycle, which determined 20% of the PSU performance factor, was defined as RRP unit shipment volume in 2019, as shown below:

 

 

 

  

RRP Shipment Volume*

(billions of units)

 

               
     

Result

 

  

Performance Factor

 

      

            Actual             

 

      

        Rating        

 

 

 Below Threshold

 

  

 

  <60.0

 

  

 

    0%

 

    59.8          0%  

 

 Threshold

 

  

 

    60.0

 

  

 

  50%

 

   

 

 Target

 

  

 

    80.0

 

  

 

100%

 

   

 

 Maximum

 

  

 

³110.0

 

  

 

200%

 

               

 

*

Includes heated tobacco units, e-vapor products and other RRPs.

Performance Rating for 2017-2019 PSU Cycle. The overall performance rating for the 2017-2019 PSU award cycle was 58%, which the Committee rounded to 60%.

 

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2020-2022 PSU Performance Cycle. In order to more closely align the performance factors with the Company’s transformation goals, the Committee established the following performance metrics at what it believes are appropriately ambitious levels that reflect the Board-approved three-year plan. It retained the TSR performance factor defined in the same way as shown on the previous page for the 2017-2019 PSU Performance Cycle, except that the maximum performance factor of 200% would be achieved at the 80th percentile relative to the Peer Group. The second measure is the Company’s currency-neutral compound annual adjusted diluted EPS growth rate over the 2020-2022 PSU Performance Cycle, with 0% for growth below 5%, 50% for growth at the threshold level of 5%, 100% for growth at the target level of 8%, and 200% for growth at or above 10.5%. The final measure is the Company’s performance against its transformation metric, defined as net revenues from our RRPs and any other non-combustible products as a percentage of the Company’s total net revenues, in the last year of the performance cycle, with performance factors of 0% for a ratio below 25.5%, 50% for a ratio at the threshold level of 25.5%, 100% for a ratio at the target level of 30.5%, and 200% for a ratio at or above 35.5%.

The Committee measures performance on these metrics consistent with the way the Company communicates its results, which may include adjustments.

The Committee weighted the 2020-2022 performance factors as follows: TSR, 40%; Adjusted Currency-Neutral Compound Annual Diluted EPS Growth, 30%; and Transformation, 30%.

PSU Vesting Mechanics. At the end of the three-year performance cycle, the Company’s performance factor for each of the three metrics will be calculated and then weighted, resulting in an overall PSU performance factor from 0-200%. This percentage will be applied to the executive’s target PSU award to determine the number of shares of common stock to be issued to the executive.

The Committee may adjust the PSU performance metrics if appropriate to reflect significant unplanned acquisitions or dispositions.

 

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2019 Individual Performance and Compensation Decisions

 

 

The 2019 performance ratings of each named executive officer reflect the fact that the Company performed significantly above our ambitious financial growth targets and accomplished all our strategic priorities and enablers.

André Calantzopoulos, Chief Executive Officer: The Committee assigned Mr. Calantzopoulos an individual performance rating for 2019 of 130% for the incentive compensation award and a rating of 125% for the equity award. As a result, Mr. Calantzopoulos received an annual incentive compensation award of CHF 5,310,830, or $5,449,496 based on the conversion rate on the date of the award. Mr. Calantzopoulos’s equity award was split into 53,730 RSUs and 80,600 PSUs.

Mr. Calantzopoulos’s performance rating for the incentive compensation award reflects the Committee’s view that under his leadership, the Company achieved excellent results that significantly exceeded each of our performance metrics despite increasing complexity in the regulatory environment and intensifying competition, particularly, in Korea and Japan. The Company also made excellent progress on its strategic initiatives as described on page 33. Notably, Mr. Calantzopoulos’s rating reflects that in April 2019, the FDA determined that a version of our Platform 1 product is appropriate for the protection of public health and authorized it for sale in the U.S.

Mr. Calantzopoulos’s individual performance rating for the equity award reflects the fact that the Company achieved crucial milestones towards delivering a smoke-free future on many fronts: product development, commercialization, geographic expansion of our Platform 1 product, scientific substantiation, third-party engagement, as well as the regulatory and fiscal environment. Mr. Calantzopoulos’s equity rating also reflects his decisive leadership in the Company’s external and internal transformation to an organization that is consumer-centric and digitally driven and well on the way to a future built on smoke-free products.

Effective April 1, 2020, the Committee increased Mr. Calantzopoulos’s base salary from CHF 1,513,057 to CHF 1,570,010 ($1,611,003 based on the conversion rate on the date of the Committee’s decision). Mr. Calantzopoulos’s base salary was last increased in early 2017.

Other Named Executive Officers:

Marc S. Firestone: Mr. Firestone served as President, External Affairs and General Counsel in 2019. His incentive compensation and equity awards were each

based on an individual performance rating of 110% and recognize his widespread contributions to the Company’s results and inspiring leadership of our External Affairs Department, which includes our legal function. These ratings reflect his critical role in numerous regulatory, litigation and compliance strategic initiatives, notably his contribution to our continued progress in the regulatory and fiscal framework for RRPs, as well as his insightful guidance of our external affairs initiatives and our strong compliance culture.

Martin G. King:* Mr. King served as Chief Financial Officer in 2019. His incentive compensation and equity awards were each based on an individual performance rating of 95%. These ratings recognize Mr. King’s leadership and contributions to the management of our balance sheet, and the continued focus on process change optimization in the context of our RRP business transformation, as well as effective productivity and cost-savings initiatives across the organization. He assured timely and transparent communication of our strategies and results to the investment community and played an important role in the implementation of numerous cross-functional strategic initiatives.

Jacek Olczak: Mr. Olczak served as our Chief Operating Officer in 2019. His incentive compensation and equity awards were each based on an individual performance rating of 125%. These ratings reflect his leading role in the Company’s transformation and the superior performance of our Regions and markets, particularly, in his commitment to consumer centricity, digitalized consumer engagement, and manufacturing optimization, while remaining focused on the growth of our brand portfolio and the seamless deployment and results of the Platform 1 product in 52 markets worldwide. The awards also reflect his invaluable contributions to the strategic direction of the Company and our external engagement to obtain RRP-specific regulatory regimes.

Miroslaw Zielinski: Mr. Zielinski served as our President, Science & Innovation for the first half of 2019, and as our Chief New Ventures Officer for the second half. His incentive compensation and equity awards were each based on an individual performance rating of 105%. These ratings reflect his key strategic contributions to the significant progress in scientific substantiation of our RRP platforms, the implementation of highly innovative solutions for the improvement of the consumer journey, and the development of an ecosystem portfolio of products and services for adult RRP consumers.

 

 

 

*

On February 28, 2020, Emmanuel Babeau was appointed to succeed Martin G. King as Chief Financial Officer, effective May 1, 2020. Mr. King will assume the role of CEO, PMI America, effective May 1, 2020.

 

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Additional Compensation Policies and Processes

Peer Group: The Committee uses a single customized peer group both to benchmark its compensation programs and to compare its TSR when calculating the Company’s PSU performance factor. The following 19 companies, selected in 2015 on the basis of their global presence, focus on consumer products, and similarity to the Company in terms of net revenues and market capitalization, constitute our Peer Group*:

 

    

 

  Altria Group, Inc.

  

 

  Kimberly-Clark Corporation

    

 

  Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV

  

 

  The Kraft Heinz Company

    

 

  British American Tobacco p.l.c.

  

 

  McDonald’s Corp.

    

 

  The Coca-Cola Company

  

 

  Mondelēz International, Inc.

    

 

  Colgate-Palmolive Co.

  

 

  Nestlé S.A.

    

 

  Diageo plc

  

 

  PepsiCo, Inc.

    

 

  Heineken N.V.

  

 

  The Procter & Gamble Company

    

 

  Imperial Brands PLC

  

 

  Roche Holding AG

    

 

  Japan Tobacco Inc.

  

 

  Unilever NV and PLC

    

 

  Johnson & Johnson

 

  

*Reynolds American Inc. was removed from the Peer Group following its acquisition by British American   Tobacco p.l.c. on July 25, 2017.

 

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Factors Mitigating Against Possible Adverse Consequences of Our Compensation Program: Several elements of our compensation program protect against the possibility that compensation incentives might cause employees to take risks that could materially adversely affect the Company. First, we do not have different incentive compensation award programs for particular business units or functions. Our annual incentive compensation and equity awards apply to management employees worldwide, and the award pools for each of those programs are based on company-wide performance measures that cannot be unduly influenced by a particular business unit or group. Second, all employees are rated on the same scale within general guidelines set by the Committee. These ratings are based on individual performance criteria so that no particular group of employees will all receive the same rating. Third, both the company-wide and the individual performance measures are subject to maximum levels that limit the amount of awards.

Furthermore, with respect to the long-term equity component of our compensation program, RSUs generally vest only after three years from the date of grant, and PSUs generally vest to the extent pre-established targets are achieved over a three-year performance cycle. In addition, our executives are subject to share ownership requirements and comprehensive anti-hedging, anti-pledging and clawback policies described in the following four sections.

Share Ownership Requirements: The Company sets share ownership requirements for executives at levels that are among the highest for publicly owned companies. As unvested PSUs, which comprise 60% of our named executive officers’ equity award, do not count towards the ownership requirement, and to further align with market practice, the Committee changed the required ownership levels as follows:

 

     Multiple of base salary    
  NEOs    2020        2019    

  Salary grade 28

  

10 times    

  

15 times    

  Salary grade 27

  

6 times  

  

9 times  

  Salary grade 26

  

5 times  

  

6 times  

  Salary grade 25

  

3 times  

  

5 times  

Executives are required to meet their ownership levels within five years of joining PMI or within three years of a promotion. The Committee reviews each executive officer’s compliance with the requirements on an annual basis. As of December 31, 2019, all of our named executive officers met or exceeded the applicable requirements.

The Company also imposes share retention requirements on non-employee directors. (See page 25).

Post-Termination Share Holding Period: In addition to these longstanding and rigorous share ownership requirements, the Committee has determined that if any equity award held by an executive officer under the 2017 Performance Incentive Plan vests on an accelerated basis upon such officer’s termination of employment for any reason other than death or disability, the shares acquired must be held for at least one year following such termination.

Anti-Hedging and Anti-Pledging Policies: The Company’s anti-hedging policy prohibits directors, executive officers and other designated employees from purchasing any financial instrument or otherwise engaging in any transaction that is designed to hedge or offset any decrease in the market value of the Company’s shares held by them directly or indirectly, including prepaid variable forward contracts, equity swaps, collars and exchange funds, and other transactions with comparable economic consequences. The foregoing does not prohibit trading in broad-based index funds.

Directors, executive officers and designated employees are also prohibited from engaging in short sales related to the Company’s shares.

The Company’s anti-pledging policy prohibits directors and executive officers from pledging the Company’s shares, including holding shares in a margin account.

Clawback Policy Regarding the Adjustment or Recovery of Compensation: Under our Board-approved policy and as set forth in each named executive officer’s equity award agreement, if the Board or an appropriate Committee of the Board determines that, as a result of fraud, misconduct, a restatement of our financial statements, or a significant write-off not in the ordinary course affecting our financial statements, an executive has received more compensation than would have otherwise been paid, the Board or Committee shall take action as it deems necessary or appropriate to address the events that gave rise to the fraud, misconduct, write-off or restatement and to prevent its recurrence. Such action may include, to the extent permitted by applicable law, requiring partial or full reimbursement of any incentive compensation paid to the executive, causing the partial or full cancellation of equity awards, adjusting the future compensation of such executive, and dismissing or taking legal action against the executive, in

 

 

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each case as the Board or Committee determines to be in the best interests of the Company.

Role of the Committee in Executive Compensation: The role of the Committee is to discharge the Board’s responsibilities relating to executive compensation matters. In this regard, the Committee is responsible for the development and administration of our executive compensation and benefits program, in furtherance of which the Committee has the authority and responsibility to:

 

 

review and approve corporate goals and objectives relevant to the compensation of the CEO, to evaluate the performance of the CEO in light of these goals and objectives, and determine and approve the compensation of the CEO based on this evaluation;

 

 

set senior executive compensation and make recommendations to the Board with respect to incentive compensation plans and equity-based plans, administer and make awards under such plans and review the cumulative effect of its actions;

 

 

review and approve compensation of all executive officers;

 

 

oversee the management of risks related to compensation design and payout;

 

 

monitor compliance by executives with the Company’s share ownership requirements; and

 

 

review and assist the Board with the development of executive succession plans.

In fulfilling these duties, the Committee is supported by our Global Head of People & Culture and his department, the Committee’s executive compensation consultant and other outside legal, financial and compensation counsel, where appropriate.

Role of the CEO in Executive Compensation: Our CEO makes recommendations to the Committee with respect to the compensation of executive officers other than himself. The Committee reviews and discusses the compensation of these officers with the CEO, and the Committee makes the final compensation decisions with respect to these executive officers. The CEO makes no recommendation and has no role in setting any aspect of his own compensation; he does not attend any Committee meetings when any element of his compensation is discussed.

Role of Compensation Consultants: During 2019, the Committee retained the services of Frederic W. Cook & Co., an independent compensation consulting firm, to advise the Committee with respect to the compensation of the CEO and other executives. In addition, Cook provided the Committee with input into the design of our compensation and benefit programs and evolving regulatory and executive compensation market trends.

Consistent with the requirements of its charter, the Committee has reviewed and considered:

 

 

the services the senior advisor of the Cook consulting team performed for the Committee during 2019;

 

 

the fees paid by the Company as a percentage of Frederic W. Cook & Co.’s total revenue;

 

 

the senior advisor’s ownership of the Company’s stock (he has no such ownership);

 

 

the conflicts of interest policies and procedures of Frederic W. Cook & Co.;

 

 

the relationships among PMI, its executive officers and the Committee members, and Frederic W. Cook & Co.; and

 

 

the quality and objectivity of the services provided to the Committee.

Other than obtaining advice on executive and director compensation, the Company has no relationship with the senior advisor or his firm, and the Committee regards them as independent.

Compensation and Leadership Development Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation: No member of the Committee at any time during 2019 had any relationship with the Company that would be required to be disclosed as a related person transaction or as a compensation committee interlock.

Policy with Respect to Qualifying Compensation for Deductibility: Our ability to deduct compensation paid to individual officers who are covered by Section 162(m) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code is generally limited to $1.0 million annually. However, we do not expect any impact from Section 162(m) because none of our covered officers is currently or is expected to be on our U.S. payroll.

 

 

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Compensation and Leadership Development Committee Report

The Compensation and Leadership Development Committee has reviewed and discussed the Compensation Discussion and Analysis contained on pages 29 through 55 of this proxy statement with management. Based on its review and discussions with management, the Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the Compensation Discussion and Analysis be included in this proxy statement.

Compensation and Leadership Development Committee:

Werner Geissler, Chair

Lisa A. Hook

Lucio A. Noto

Robert B. Polet

Stephen M. Wolf

The information contained in the report above shall not be deemed to be “soliciting material” or to be “filed” with the Securities and Exchange Commission or subject to Regulation 14A or 14C or the liabilities of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall such information be incorporated by reference into any future filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except to the extent specifically incorporated by reference therein.

 

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Summary Compensation Table

The following table sets forth information concerning the cash and non-cash compensation awarded by PMI to our named executive officers: the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and the three most highly compensated officers serving as executive officers on December 31, 2019. These amounts are based on the compensation earned by these officers while employed by PMI for each year.

 

 Name and Principal Position   Year     

Salary(1)

($)

    

Stock

Awards(2)

($)

   

Non-Equity

Incentive Plan

Compensation(3)

($)

   

Change in

Pension

Value(4)

($)

   

All Other

Compensation(5)

($)

   

Total

Compensation

($)

 

 

 André Calantzopoulos,
Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

2019

 

 

  

 

 

 

1,525,542

 

 

  

 

 

 

9,752,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,491,500     

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,303,609

 

 

 

 

 

 

51,909     

 

 

 

 

 

 

22,125,060  

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

  

 

 

 

1,549,551

 

 

  

 

 

 

11,704,916

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,336,771     

 

 

 

 

 

 

285,598

 

 

 

 

 

 

57,399     

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,934,235  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

1,530,834

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

11,243,223

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,258,558     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,759,467

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

185,419     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18,977,501  

 

 

 

 

 

 Marc S. Firestone,
President, External Affairs
& General Counsel

 

 

 

 

2019

 

 

  

 

 

 

1,027,386

 

 

  

 

 

 

3,013,478

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,957,802     

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,339,733

 

 

 

 

 

 

29,534     

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,367,933  

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

  

 

 

 

1,043,393

 

 

  

 

 

 

3,617,432

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,088,204     

 

 

 

 

 

 

454,061

 

 

 

 

 

 

29,412     

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,232,502  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

1,031,766

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

3,491,027

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,503,702     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

798,471

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23,391     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,848,357  

 

 

 

 

 

 Martin G. King,
Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

2019

 

 

  

 

 

 

853,388

 

 

  

 

 

 

1,362,354

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,120,587     

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,086,363

 

 

 

 

 

 

191,964     

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,614,656  

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

  

 

 

 

866,819

 

 

  

 

 

 

1,907,983

 

 

 

 

 

 

583,824     

 

 

 

 

 

 

306,511

 

 

 

 

 

 

196,074     

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,861,211  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

856,111

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

1,833,565

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

996,575     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,170,869

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

511,613     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,368,733  

 

 

 

 

 

 Jacek Olczak,
Chief Operating Officer

 

 

 

 

2019

 

 

  

 

 

 

1,168,771

 

 

  

 

 

 

3,156,689

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,617,361     

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,097,025

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,558     

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,055,404  

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

  

 

 

 

1,047,291

 

 

  

 

 

 

3,453,956

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,036,385     

 

 

 

 

 

 

515,035

 

 

 

 

 

 

17,643     

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,070,310  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

987,485

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

3,474,914

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,435,894     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,415,464

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17,620     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,331,377  

 

 

 

 

 

 Miroslaw Zielinski,
Chief New Ventures Officer

 

 

 

 

2019

 

 

  

 

 

 

954,007

 

 

  

 

 

 

2,260,309

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,731,403     

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,156,660

 

 

 

 

 

 

17,800     

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,120,179  

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

  

 

 

 

969,022

 

 

  

 

 

 

3,351,990

 

 

 

 

 

 

816,155     

 

 

 

 

 

 

194,717

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,879     

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,337,763  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

958,037

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

2,323,443

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,393,139     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,487,607

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,185     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,167,411  

 

 

 

 

 

(1) 

The 2019 base salaries are converted to U.S. dollars using an average conversion rate for 2019 of $1.00 = 0.9939 CHF. Average conversion rates for 2018 and 2017 were $1.00 = 0.9785 CHF and 0.9849 CHF, respectively. Year-to-year variations in the salaries and other amounts reported for our officers result in part from year-to-year variations in exchange rates.

 

(2) 

The amounts shown in this column represent stock awards granted in February of each year based on the prior year’s performance, with the aggregate grant date fair value of stock awards computed in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718. The number of shares awarded in 2019, together with the grant date values of each award, is disclosed in the Grants of Plan-Based Awards During 2019 table on page 45.

The assumptions used in the calculation of the grant date fair value of PSUs awarded in 2019 under the 2017 Performance Incentive Plan are described in Item 8, Note 9. Stock Plans to the consolidated financial statements contained in our 2019 Form 10-K. The table below provides the grant date fair value of PSUs awarded in 2019 for each of our NEOs, assuming the maximum level performance is achieved.

 

  Name   

2019 PSUs Maximum
Value at 200%

($)

  André Calantzopoulos

 

      

 

11,892,028

 

 

  Marc S. Firestone

 

      

 

3,674,052

 

 

  Martin G. King

 

      

 

1,660,961

 

 

  Jacek Olczak

 

      

 

3,849,313

 

 

  Miroslaw Zielinski

 

      

 

2,755,941

 

 

 

(3) 

The 2019, 2018 and 2017 annual incentive compensation awards are converted to U.S. dollars using year-end conversion rates of $1.00 = 0.9671 CHF, 0.9842 CHF and 0.9751 CHF, respectively.

 

(4) 

The amounts shown reflect the change in the present value of benefits under the pension plans listed in the Pension Benefits table. The higher increases in present pension value in 2019 were mainly driven by the mandated use of lower interest rates to discount projected future benefits and the impact of exchange rates between USD and CHF. Excluding the impact of lower interest rates (by using 2018 interest rate assumptions), Mr. Calantzopoulos’s 2019 change in pension value would have been $3,107,616 and his total compensation would have been $19,929,067.

 

(5) 

Details of All Other Compensation for each of the named executive officers appear on the following page.

 

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  Name and Principal Position      Year       

International

Assignments(a)

($)

      

Personal

Use of

Company

Aircraft(b)

($)

      

Car

Expenses(c)

($)

      

Tax

Preparation

Services(d)

($)

      

Totals

($)

 

 

  André Calantzopoulos,

  Chief Executive Officer

    

 

 

 

2019 

 

 

    

 

 

 

-           

 

 

    

 

 

 

30,110

 

 

    

 

 

 

20,290   

 

 

    

 

 

 

1,509   

 

 

    

 

 

 

51,909

 

 

    

 

 

 

2018 

 

 

    

 

 

 

-           

 

 

    

 

 

 

36,026

 

 

    

 

 

 

19,840   

 

 

    

 

 

 

1,533   

 

 

    

 

 

 

57,399

 

 

    

 

 

 

2017 

 

 

    

 

 

 

-           

 

 

    

 

 

 

149,936

 

 

    

 

 

 

33,960   

 

 

    

 

 

 

1,523   

 

 

    

 

 

 

185,419

 

 

 

  Marc S. Firestone,

  President, External Affairs

  & General Counsel

    

 

 

 

2019 

 

 

    

 

 

 

-           

 

 

    

 

 

 

-        

 

 

    

 

 

 

19,724   

 

 

    

 

 

 

9,810   

 

 

    

 

 

 

29,534

 

 

    

 

 

 

2018 

 

 

    

 

 

 

-           

 

 

    

 

 

 

-        

 

 

    

 

 

 

17,830   

 

 

    

 

 

 

11,582   

 

 

    

 

 

 

29,412

 

 

    

 

 

 

2017 

 

 

    

 

 

 

-           

 

 

    

 

 

 

-        

 

 

    

 

 

 

13,492   

 

 

    

 

 

 

9,899   

 

 

    

 

 

 

23,391

 

 

 

  Martin G. King,

  Chief Financial Officer

    

 

 

 

2019 

 

 

    

 

 

 

159,328   

 

 

    

 

 

 

-        

 

 

    

 

 

 

18,550   

 

 

    

 

 

 

14,086   

 

 

    

 

 

 

191,964

 

 

    

 

 

 

2018 

 

 

    

 

 

 

169,667   

 

 

    

 

 

 

-        

 

 

    

 

 

 

26,407   

 

 

    

 

 

 

-       

 

 

    

 

 

 

196,074

 

 

    

 

 

 

2017 

 

 

    

 

 

 

480,576   

 

 

    

 

 

 

-        

 

 

    

 

 

 

31,037   

 

 

    

 

 

 

-       

 

 

    

 

 

 

511,613

 

 

 

  Jacek Olczak,

  Chief Operating Officer

    

 

 

 

2019 

 

 

    

 

 

 

-           

 

 

    

 

 

 

-        

 

 

    

 

 

 

15,558   

 

 

    

 

 

 

-       

 

 

    

 

 

 

15,558

 

 

    

 

 

 

2018 

 

 

    

 

 

 

-           

 

 

    

 

 

 

-        

 

 

    

 

 

 

17,643   

 

 

    

 

 

 

-       

 

 

    

 

 

 

17,643

 

 

    

 

 

 

2017 

 

 

    

 

 

 

-           

 

 

    

 

 

 

-        

 

 

    

 

 

 

17,620   

 

 

    

 

 

 

-       

 

 

    

 

 

 

17,620

 

 

 

  Miroslaw Zielinski,

  Chief New Ventures Officer

    

 

 

 

2019 

 

 

    

 

 

 

-           

 

 

    

 

 

 

-        

 

 

    

 

 

 

14,279   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

3,521   

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

17,800

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

2018 

 

 

    

 

 

 

-           

 

 

    

 

 

 

-        

 

 

    

 

 

 

1,967   

 

 

    

 

 

 

3,912   

 

 

    

 

 

 

5,879

 

 

    

 

 

 

2017 

 

 

    

 

 

 

-           

 

 

    

 

 

 

-        

 

 

    

 

 

 

1,268   

 

 

    

 

 

 

3,917   

 

 

       5,185  

 

(a) 

The amounts shown include payments or reimbursements made pursuant to PMI’s Long-Term Assignment Guidelines, which are designed to facilitate the relocation of employees to positions in other countries by covering expenses over and above those that the employees would have incurred had they remained in their home countries. International assignments and relocations provide a key means for the Company to meet its global employee development and resource needs, and the Long-Term Assignment Guidelines ensure that employees have the necessary financial support to help meet cost differences associated with these assignments. The Long-Term Assignment Guidelines cover housing, home leave, relocation, education expenses and tax equalization, as well as other program allowances. Currently, there are approximately 690 participants in the program.

 

(b) 

The amounts shown are the incremental cost of personal use of Company aircraft to PMI and include the cost of trip-related crew hotels and meals, in-flight food and beverages, landing and ground handling fees, hourly maintenance contract costs, hangar or aircraft parking costs, fuel costs based on the average annual cost of fuel per hour flown, and other smaller variable costs. Fixed costs that would be incurred in any event to operate Company aircraft (e.g., aircraft purchase costs, depreciation, maintenance not related to personal trips, and flight crew salaries) are not included. Mr. Calantzopoulos is responsible for his own taxes on any imputed taxable income resulting from personal use of Company aircraft.

 

(c) 

Amounts shown for Mr. Calantzopoulos include the incremental cost of personal use of driver services that PMI provided for reasons of security and personal safety. With respect to Messrs. Calantzopoulos, Firestone, King, Olczak, and Zielinski, amounts include the cost, amortized over a five-year period, of a vehicle, including insurance, maintenance, repairs and taxes. Executives are responsible for their own taxes on any imputed taxable income resulting from car expenses.

 

(d) 

The tax preparation services are pursuant to PMI policies that apply to all Swiss payroll-based management employees.

The following are the specific amounts paid by the Company under the Long-Term Assignment Guidelines:

 

  Name and Principal Position    Year     

Housing

($)

    

Home

Leave

($)

    

Relocation

($)

  

Tax

Equalization(a)

($)

  

Other

Program

Allowances(b)

($)

  

Totals

($)

 

 

  Martin G. King,

  Chief Financial Officer

  

 

 

 

2019

 

 

  

 

 

 

 - 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 - 

 

 

  

 

    4,322

  

 

151,310

  

 

  3,696

  

 

 

 

159,328

 

 

  

 

 

 

2018

 

 

  

 

 

 

 - 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 - 

 

 

  

 

154,449

  

 

 - 

  

 

15,218

  

 

 

 

169,667

 

 

  

 

 

 

2017

 

 

  

 

 

 

364,796

 

 

  

 

 

 

18,300

 

 

  

 

  26,806

  

 

 - 

  

 

70,674

  

 

 

 

480,576

 

 

 

  

Amounts that were paid or incurred in currency other than U.S. dollars are converted to U.S. dollars using average conversion rate for 2019 of $1.00 = 0.9939 CHF.

 

 

  (a) 

The tax equalization payments made pursuant to PMI’s Long-Term Assignment Guidelines are to ensure that an assignee’s income tax liability is approximately the same as if he or she had not accepted a long-term international assignment. Payments for tax equalization often occur in years following the actual tax year. The Company has covered the excess taxes on behalf of Mr. King pursuant to our assignment tax principle.

 

 

  (b) 

Other Program Allowances include tax preparation services paid by the Company under the Long-Term Assignment Guidelines.

 

 

44 • PMI 2020 Proxy Statement


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COMPENSATION DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

 

LOGO

 

 

 

Grants of Plan-Based Awards During 2019

 

       

Estimated Possible Payouts
Under Non-Equity

Annual Incentive Plan(1)

  Estimated Future Payouts
Under Equity
Incentive Plan(2)
       
  Name and Principal Position   Grant
Date
 

Threshold

($)

 

Target

($)

 

Maximum

($)

 

Threshold

(#)

 

Target

(#)

 

Maximum

(#)

 

All Other

Stock

Awards:

Number of
Shares

of Stock or
Units(3)

(#)

 

Grant Date
Fair Value
of
Stock
Awards

($)

 

  André Calantzopoulos,

  Chief Executive Officer

   

 

 

 

2019

 

   

 

 

 

0

 

   

 

 

 

3,129,060

 

   

 

 

 

7,040,385

 

                   
      2/7/2019                   36,980         73,960       147,920            5,946,014 
      2/7/2019                                                                   49,310       3,806,486 

 

  Marc S. Firestone,

  President, External Affairs
  & General Counsel

   

 

 

 

2019

 

   

 

 

 

0

 

   

 

 

 

1,318,382

 

   

 

 

 

2,966,360

 

                   
      2/7/2019                   11,425         22,850       45,700            1,837,026 
      2/7/2019                                                                   15,240       1,176,452 

 

  Martin G. King,

  Chief Financial Officer

   

 

 

 

2019

 

   

 

 

 

0

 

   

 

 

 

873,750

 

   

 

 

 

1,965,938

 

                   
      2/7/2019                   5,165         10,330       20,660            830,480 
      2/7/2019                                                                   6,890       531,874 

 

  Jacek Olczak,

  Chief Operating Officer

   

 

 

 

2019

 

   

 

 

 

0

 

   

 

 

 

1,551,029

 

   

 

 

 

3,489,815