Institutional Shareholder Services recommends investors vote against executive pay rise at CRH

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Ireland: The Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recommends that investors vote against a proposed Euro10m pay rise for executives at CRH. The building materials company is set to increase executive pay at its annual general meeting in late April 2018, according to the Irish Times newspaper. ISS recommends that shareholders vote against a remuneration report for several reasons including CRH's failure to set out targets for its managers and the group's proposal to give its finance director a 10% rise.

In 2017, CRH paid its chief executive officer Albert Manifold a Euro3.12m bonus, Euro2.15m salary and pension and Euro3.4m in share options. His pay was 13% less than in 2016. Finance director Senan Murphy's salary and pension was Euro0.91m and he received a Euro1m bonus. Former group transformation director Maeve Carton, who left the role in August 2017, was paid Euro2.67m.

CRH’s remuneration report says the annual bonus payments are based on a combination of financial targets and ‘personal strategic goals.’ It plans to reveal more details in 2019 once it is no longer commercially sensitive. It defended Murphy's proposed pay rise as he was paid below the market rate when he became financial director in 2016.

Last modified on 11 April 2018

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