Notes on financial statements [extract]
42 Remuneration of directors and senior management [extract]
Remuneration of directors and senior management
Senior management, in addition to executive and non-executive directors, includes other senior managers who are members of the executive management team.
Short-term employee benefits
In addition to fees paid to the non-executive chairman and non-executive directors, these amounts comprise, for executive directors and senior managers, salary and benefits earned during the year, plus cash bonuses awarded for the year. Deferred annual bonus awards, to be settled in shares, are included in share-based payments. Short-term employee benefits includes compensation for loss of office of $9 million (2010 $3 million and 2009 $6 million).
The amounts represent the estimated cost to the group of providing defined benefit pensions and other post-retirement benefits to senior management in respect of the current year of service measured in accordance with IAS 19 ‘Employee Benefits’.
This is the cost to the group of senior management”s participation in share-based payment plans, as measured by the fair value of options and shares granted accounted for in accordance with IFRS 2 ‘Share-based Payments’. The main plans in which senior management have participated are the EDIP, DAB and RSP. For details of these plans refer to Note 40.
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