1 Principles

This Remuneration Report outlines the principles behind, and the elements of, the remuneration paid to the Board of Directors and Group Executive Board (Executive Board as defined in Article 4 of the Articles of Incorporation) of Swisscom Ltd, and the decision-making powers. It discloses information about the amount of remuneration paid to the Board of Directors and Group Executive Board and the shares they hold in Swisscom Ltd. The Remuneration Report is based on sections 3.5 and 5 of the annex to the Corporate Governance Directive issued by SIX Swiss Exchange and Art. 13 to 16 of the Ordinance Against Excessive Compensation in Listed Stock Companies (OaEC). Swisscom is implementing the requirements of the OaEC. Swisscom also complies with the recommendations of the Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance 2014 issued by economiesuisse, the umbrella organisation representing Swiss business.

Swisscom’s internal principles are primarily set out in the Articles of Incorporation, the Organisational Rules and the Regulations of the Compensation Committee. The latest version of these documents as well as revised or superseded versions can be viewed online on the Swisscom website under “Basic principles”.


As in previous years, the Remuneration Report will be put to a consultative vote at the Annual General Meeting on 6 April 2016.

The compensation payable in 2015 was accrued in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).