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Thursday, 15 February 2018

UPM (FI) - The plans 2018-2020 within UPM share incentive programmes

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Published: 08:00 CET 15-02-2018 /GlobeNewswire /Source: UPM / : UPM /ISIN: FI0009005987

The plans 2018-2020 within UPM share incentive programmes

UPM-Kymmene Corporation      Other information disclosed according to the rules of the Exchange       15 February 2018 at 09:00 EET

 

The plans 2018-2020 within UPM share incentive programmes

 

UPM's Board of Directors has approved the commencement of new plans for the period 2018-2020 within the company's two long-term share incentive programmes: the Performance Share Plan and the Deferred Bonus Plan.

 

The long-term share incentive programmes consist of annually commencing new plans subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of UPM in each case.

 

The earning criterion for the earning period 2018-2020 of the Performance Share Plan is the total shareholder return during 2018-2020.

 

The earning criteria for the Deferred Bonus Plan are based on the Group and each business area's EBITDA. The plan for the period 2018-2020 consists of a one-year earning period (2018) and a two-year restriction period following thereafter (2019-2020).

 

The share incentive plans for the period 2018-2020 cover in total approximately 400 participants. In case all the set performance targets are met in full, the estimated total maximum number of shares to be delivered under these plans is approximately 1,100,000 shares. The above indicated estimate of the maximum share rewards represents the gross value of the rewards of which the applicable taxes will be deducted before the shares are delivered to the participants.

 

Share delivery will be executed by using already existing shares and the plans, therefore, have no dilutive effect. Besides the attainment of the performance criteria the share reward under both plans is subject to the continuation of the employment. The share rewards earned on the basis of the plans for the period 2018-2020 will be delivered in 2021.

 

For further information, please contact:

Riitta Savonlahti, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, tel. +358 204 15 0048

 

 

UPM-Kymmene Corporation

Pirkko Harrela

Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations

 

UPM, Media Relations

Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 EET

tel. +358 40 588 3284

media@upm.com

 

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UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - www.upm.com

 

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This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions (One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006. Tel: +1 212 401 8700. www.nasdaqomx.com) on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients. Source: UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Alvar Aallon katu 1, FI-00100 P. O. Box 380, Helsinki 00101, Finland
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