The RC should review and recommend to the Board a general framework of remuneration for the Board and key management personnel8. The RC should also review and recommend to the Board the specific remuneration packages for each director as well as for the key management personnel. The RC's recommendations should be submitted for endorsement by the entire Board. The RC should cover all aspects of remuneration, including but not limited to director's fees, salaries, allowances, bonuses, options, share-based incentives and awards, and benefits in kind.
A. Explanation

This Guideline explains the process for establishing a remuneration framework.

An appropriately designed remuneration framework can attract and retain the key talent required for the company’s success. It also helps the RC and the Board with remuneration-based decisions.

The Guideline specifies that the components of the remuneration framework should include all aspects of remuneration including fees, salaries, allowances, bonuses, share options, share-based incentives and awards, and benefits in kind.

It also specifies that the framework needs to be tailored to the specific role and circumstances of each director and Key Management Personnel (KMP).This ensures an appropriate remuneration level that recognises the performance and potential of these individuals.  

While remuneration matters are deliberated in detail by the RC, its remit is only to make recommendations to the Board. The Guideline makes it clear that the Board is ultimately accountable for all remuneration decisions.


B. SGX Disclosure Guide
  • Nil.


C. Related Rules and Regulations
  • SGX MR Appendix 2.2(9)(c) and CR Appendix 4C(9)(c): Articles of Association.
  • SGX MR 1207(13), (14), (15) and CR 1204(13), (14), (15): Annual Reports (Directors’ and Key Executives’ Remuneration).


D. CG Guides
  • RC Guide 3.1: Introduction [Non-Executive Director Fees].
  • RC Guide 3.2: Non-Executive Director Fee Philosophy [Non-Executive Director Fees].
  • RC Guide 3.3: Non-Executive Director Fee Components [Non-Executive Director Fees].
  • RC Guide 3.4: Use of Equity [Non-Executive Director Fees].
  • RC Guide 3.5: Determining Non-Executive Director Fees [Non-Executive Director Fees].
  • RC Guide Appendix 3C: Sample Non-Executive Director Fee Framework for Boards of Subsidiary Companies [Non-Executive Director Fees].
  • RC Guide 4.1: Introduction [Executive Remuneration].
  • RC Guide 4.2: Executive Remuneration Philosophy [Executive Remuneration].
  • RC Guide 4.3: Executive Remuneration Components [Executive Remuneration].
  • RC Guide 4.4: Executive Remuneration Levels [Executive Remuneration].
  • RC Guide 4.8: Executive Remuneration Administration [Executive Remuneration].
  • RC Guide Appendix 4C: Sample Remuneration Framework [Executive Remuneration].
  • RC Guide Appendix 4I: Framework for Setting Performance Goals [Executive Remuneration].
  • RC Guide 5.4: Plan Design [Equity-Based Remuneration].
  • RC Guide Appendix 7C: Sample Remuneration Framework Disclosure [Stakeholder Engagement].


E. Related Articles




The term "key management personnel" shall mean the CEO and other persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of the company.
eGuide to CG Code
Board Matters
Principle 1
Guideline 1.1
Guideline 1.2
Guideline 1.3
Guideline 1.4
Guideline 1.5
Guideline 1.6
Guideline 1.7
Principle 2
Guideline 2.1
Guideline 2.2
Guideline 2.3
Guideline 2.4
Guideline 2.5
Guideline 2.6
Guideline 2.7
Guideline 2.8
Principle 3
Guideline 3.1
Guideline 3.2
Guideline 3.3
Guideline 3.4
Principle 4
Guideline 4.1
Guideline 4.2
Guideline 4.3
Guideline 4.4
Guideline 4.5
Guideline 4.6
Guideline 4.7
Principle 5
Guideline 5.1
Guideline 5.2
Guideline 5.3
Principle 6
Guideline 6.1
Guideline 6.2
Guideline 6.3
Guideline 6.4
Guideline 6.5
Remuneration Matters
Principle 7
Guideline 7.1
Guideline 7.2
Guideline 7.3
Guideline 7.4
Principle 8
Guideline 8.1
Guideline 8.2
Guideline 8.3
Guideline 8.4
Principle 9
Guideline 9.1
Guideline 9.2
Guideline 9.3
Guideline 9.4
Guideline 9.5
Guideline 9.6
Accountability and Audit
Principle 10
Guideline 10.1
Guideline 10.2
Guideline 10.3
Principle 11
Guideline 11.1
Guideline 11.2
Guideline 11.3
Guideline 11.4
Principle 12
Guideline 12.1
Guideline 12.2
Guideline 12.3
Guideline 12.4
Guideline 12.5
Guideline 12.6
Guideline 12.7
Guideline 12.8
Guideline 12.9
Principle 13
Guideline 13.1
Guideline 13.2
Guideline 13.3
Guideline 13.4
Guideline 13.5
Shareholder Rights and Responsibilities
Principle 14
Guideline 14.1
Guideline 14.2
Guideline 14.3
Principle 15
Guideline 15.1
Guideline 15.2
Guideline 15.3
Guideline 15.4
Guideline 15.5
Principle 16
Guideline 16.1
Guideline 16.2
Guideline 16.3
Guideline 16.4
Guideline 16.5
eGuide Glossary
Disclosure of CG arrangements
The Role of Shareholders

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