Share Grants under the 2012 Performance Share Plan and Information about Incentive Plans
Milan, March 13, 2015 – Pursuant to art. 84-bis of CONSOB Regulation no. 11971/1999, the Company hereby announces that on March 2, 2015, the Board of Directors of Luxottica Group S.p.A. (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX) (the “Company”) assigned a total of 498,778 Luxottica Group ordinary shares to 39 beneficiaries under the 2012 Performance Share Plan. This assignment is effective as of March 3, 2015.
The Board’s action was based on the February 27, 2015 recommendation of the Human Resources Committee and as a result of Luxottica having achieved a combined EPS target for the three-year period 2012-2014 set forth in the 2012 Performance Share Plan adopted on May 7, 2012. A cash distribution was also approved for one beneficiary, whose employment terminated, but who was otherwise entitled to an allocation under the Plan’s regulations.
The PSP Plan is in the form of a stock grant plan and provides that beneficiaries will be granted the right (‘Unit’) to receive, without consideration, ordinary shares of the Company as long as certain financial targets set by the Board of Directors at the time of grant are achieved at the end of a specified three-year reference period. Specifically, over the course of the three-year reference period, consolidated “EPS” or “earnings per share” targets must be cumulatively reached, as set forth in the Group’s consolidated statements of income, equal to the net income highlighted in the financial statements divided by the average number of outstanding shares. The PSP Plan is reserved for employees of the Company and its subsidiaries who are identified individually by the Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the Human Resources Committee.
Terms of the Plan are described in more detail in the Board of Directors Report prepared in connection with the May 13, 2008 Stockholders Meeting and is also part of the Information Document and Plan Regulations, available in the “Company/Governance/Compensation/Incentive Plans” section of the Company’s website www.luxottica.com. Additional information about other Incentives Plans are availbe under the section Governance/Compensation/Incentive Plans.
Attached below is the information required under scheme 7 of Annex 3A to CONSOB Regulations no.11971/1999 disclosing the grant of shares under the 2012 Performance Share Plan and the execution of the Company’s other incentive plans.