April 01, 2022
Following the company’s announcement on March 1, 2022 that due to Jessica Uhl’s family situation a long-term relocation to the UK is not viable, Jessica has stepped down as Chief Financial Officer and director of Shell plc (“Shell”) from 31 March 2022. Jessica will be available to assist Sinead Gorman and the board with the transition until 30 June, after which she will leave the group.
The following information is provided pursuant to Section 430(2B) of the Companies Act 2006. The provisions set out below are in accordance with the Directors Remuneration Policy (“Policy”) approved by shareholders at the time of the 2020 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”).
Compensation for loss of function: a gross payment of GBP 921,000, equivalent to one times the base salary. The Loss of Charge payment will be made in twelve equal installments every two weeks, and overdue payments will be reduced by 50% if Jessica returns to a paid role during this period.
2. Remuneration payments
(i) Salary 2022: Jessica will continue to receive her base salary until June 30, 2022.
(ii) 2022 Annual Bonus: An annual bonus pro-rated against the 2022 performance year will be determined by Shell’s Compensation Committee in July 2022. 50% of any bonus awarded will be delivered in shares subject to a vesting period. detention for three years. which remains in effect after Jessica leaves the service of the Shell group.
(iii) Long-Term Incentive (“LTIP”):
The 2020 and 2021 LTIP grants will be reduced to reflect the portion of the performance period that has elapsed until June 30, 2022. The retained grants will then vest subject to the satisfaction of the performance conditions assessed over the performance period. normal three years. These rewards are subject to adjustment events (malus and recovery) which remain in effect after Jessica leaves the service of the Shell group.
The 2022 LTIP award expires in its entirety.
(iv) Retirement: Jessica will continue to accrue her retirement benefits until June 30, 2022.
Medical insurance benefits will continue until June 30, 2022.
The Shell Group’s international mobility provisions will apply in respect of tax filing assistance and relocation assistance (such as moving household goods, transportation and temporary accommodation).
The information presented above will be updated in the DRR 2022, as appropriate, to reflect any other decision taken by the Remuneration Committee which will be in accordance with the Directors’ Remuneration Policy.
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