According to Aviva's annual report for 2013, published late on
Monday, Wilson's pay comprises a basic salary of 980,000 pounds plus
a bonus of 1.1 million pounds, one third of which will be paid in
cash with the rest paid in shares deferred for three years.
The company will also pay 293,000 pounds towards his pension while
under a long term incentive plan he could in theory be entitled to a
further 2.9 million pounds if targets are met.
However, long term incentives are rarely paid in their entirety and
Aviva executives received just 35 percent of the maximum during the
last pay round.
Wilson has steered a restructuring of the company since it recruited
him from Asian rival AIA in late 2012, cutting costs, selling off
non-core assets and reshaping top management.
When the company published forecast-beating earnings earlier in
March, Wilson said top performing staff could expect bonuses to be
reinstated a year after they were cut and senior employees saw pay
Aviva shares rose by more than a fifth during 2013.
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The company had reined in executive pay to appease shareholders
after half of them, angered at poor share price performance, voted
against remuneration proposals in 2012, ultimately forcing out
former chief executive Andrew Moss.
"We believe there is a clear link between the performance of the
group, the value we add for shareholders and the remuneration of our
most senior executives," Aviva said in its annual report.
($1 = 0.6065 British pounds)
(Reporting by Chris Vellacott; editing by Anthony Barker)
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