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Remuneration for Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members

①Matters Concerning the Policy on Determining the Details of Remuneration for Individual Directors

(ⅰ) Policy on Determining the Details of Remuneration for Individual Directors

Regarding the Company’s policy on determining the details of remuneration for individual Directors (hereinafter, “Determining Policy”), the Board of Directors passed a resolution on the Determining Policy after consulting the original proposal with and obtaining a report from the Compensation Advisory Committee, an advisory body to the Board of Directors. Outline of the Determining Policy is as follows.

<Basic Policy>

The Company designs its remuneration system through deliberation and examination of the Compensation Advisory Committee, an advisory body to the Board of Directors, for the following purposes.
To promote as much as possible behavior on the part of Directors geared towards enhancing corporate results and stock value and sustainably increase the corporate value of the overall TDK by constantly pursuing the formulation of a competitive remuneration system to secure diverse and excellent human resources that focuses on linkage with short-term as well as medium to long-term results.

<Policy, Etc. Concerning Determination of Each Remuneration>

The remuneration of Directors is comprised of basic remuneration, results-linked bonus and stock-linked compensation. The policy, etc. on determining the amounts or numbers for each type of the remuneration or the method of calculation thereof is described below.

a. Policy on determining the amount of remuneration for individual Directors (excluding results-linked compensation and non-monetary compensation; hereinafter “fixed compensation”) or the method of calculation thereof (including the policy on determining the timing and conditions for compensation, and the method of determining the details; same through c. below)
For fixed compensation, the Company pays basic remuneration on a monthly basis. Remuneration amounts for individual Directors are determined based on remuneration tables approved by the Board of Directors for each rank after consulting the original proposal with and obtaining a report from the Compensation Advisory Committee, while referring to studies, etc. on corporate management remuneration performed by third parties and comparisons of compensation levels at other companies of similar scale, mainly in the same business category.
b. Policy on determining the details of performance indicators for results-linked compensation and the method of calculation of amounts or numbers of said results-linked compensation
Results-linked compensation shall be results-linked bonuses (monetary compensation). The payment amounts are linked to the degree of attainment of targets, using the consolidated results for the fiscal year and the indicators set for each division in charge, with an emphasis placed on short-term performance. Results-linked bonuses are paid out at a certain time each year, as determined by the Board of Directors after consulting the original proposal with and obtaining a report from the Compensation Advisory Committee.
c. Policy on determining the details of non-monetary compensation and the amounts or numbers or the method of calculation thereof
Non-monetary compensation shall be stock-linked compensation. The system emphasizes the linkage with medium- to long-term results and uses some consolidated performance indicators from the Medium-Term Plan, where the number of shares to be delivered fluctuates based on the degree of achievement of the targets. Details are determined by the Board of Directors after consulting the original proposal with and obtaining a report from the Compensation Advisory Committee.
Stock-linked compensation to be granted after the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 shall be post-delivery type stock remuneration. Post-delivery type stock remuneration will be paid with approximately half of the number of shares to be delivered in shares and the remainder in monetary form after the end of a period of three (3) years from the first day of the first year to the last day of the last year of the Medium-Term Plan or a period of three (3) years of more as determined by the Board of Directors of the Company.
  Note: In accordance with the introduction of the post-delivery type stock remuneration plan that was approved by the 124th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on June 23, 2020, the stock-linked compensation stock option plan was abolished, except for those that had already been granted. As a result, the stock-linked compensation stock option plan is not included in the Determining Policy in regard to non-monetary compensation.
d. Policy on determining the ratio of amounts of fixed compensation, results-linked compensation and non-monetary compensation to amounts of remuneration for individual Directors
Regarding the ratio of remuneration, by type, for Directors concurrently serving as Corporate Officers, the ratio of results-linked compensation is structured so that the higher the rank, the higher the ratio of performance-linked remuneration, based on comparisons of compensation levels at other companies of similar scale, mainly in the same business category, while referring to studies, etc. on corporate management remuneration performed by third parties, and is consulted with the Compensation Advisory Committee. While respecting the report from the Compensation Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors determines remuneration tables for each rank based on the ratio of remuneration by type indicated in the report.
The guideline for the ratio of remuneration by type is basic remuneration : results-linked bonus : stock-linked compensation = 1 : approximately 0.5-0.6 : approximately 0.6-0.8 (assuming 100% achievement of performance targets).
e. Other important matters concerning determinations about details of remuneration for individual Directors
In the event that the Company’s performance sharply and significantly deteriorates, or there are illegal activities or violations of laws and regulations, remuneration may be reduced or returned to the Company based on deliberations by the Compensation Advisory Committee and a resolution by the Board of Directors.

(ⅱ) Structure and Role of Compensation Advisory Committee

A majority of the members and the Chairman of the Compensation Advisory Committee are Independent Outside Directors. The Compensation Advisory Committee deliberates the framework and levels of remuneration for Directors and Corporate Officers and reports to the Board of Directors, thereby contributing to ensuring the transparency in the remuneration decision-making process and the appropriateness of individual remuneration.

(ⅲ) Reason for Board of Directors judging the details of remuneration for individual Directors for the fiscal year under review are in accordance with the Determining Policy

As the Compensation Advisory Committee had conducted a multi-faceted examination of the original proposal, including from the viewpoint of accordance with the Determining Policy, the Board of Directors basically respected the Committee’s report and judged that the details of remuneration for individual Directors for the fiscal year under review are in accordance with the Determining Policy. In addition, for the fiscal year under review, stock-linked compensation stock options had been granted before the Board of Directors’ resolution on the Determining Policy, but the concept which is basically the same as the Determining Policy had been adopted for stock-linked compensation stock options.
As explained in (i) above, at the Company, the Board of Directors determined the details of remuneration for individual Directors, and does not delegate this determination to a Director or other third party.

(ⅳ) Structure of Remuneration for Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Type of Remuneration Details of Remuneration Fixed/Fluctuating
Basic remuneration Monetary compensation paid monthly Fixed
Results-linked bonus Monetary compensation which is paid at predetermined times each year with an emphasis on the linkage with short-term performance. The amount of the bonus fluctuates within a range of 0% to 200% of the standard payment amount depending on the degree of attainment of the consolidated results for the fiscal year under review (operating income, ROE) and the targets set for each division. Fluctuating (single fiscal year)
Post-delivery type stock remuneration Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) RSU is a type of stock remuneration which is issued based on continuous service. In case of RSU, subject to continuous service for a period of three years from the first day of the first year to the last day of the last year of the Medium-Term Plan (or a period of three years or more as determined by the Board of Directors of the Company, the "Target Period"), a pre-determined amount of the Company’s shares and money is delivered after the end of the Target Period. Fixed
Performance Share Unit (PSU) PSU is a type of stock remuneration which is issued based on performance. In case of PSU, an amount of the Company’s shares and money calculated in accordance with the degree of achievement of performance targets set by the Medium-Term Plan is delivered after the end of the Target Period. The degree of achievement of performance targets shall vary from 0% to 100% depending on the degree of achievement of consolidated performance targets (operating income, ROE) outlined in the Medium-Term Plan. Fluctuating (medium- to long-term)
Notes: 1. In accordance with the introduction of the post-delivery type stock remuneration plan that was approved by the 124th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on June 23, 2020, the stock-linked compensation stock option plan was abolished, except for those that had already been granted, and is not shown in the above table.
2. The RSU plan came into operation from the fiscal year ended on March 2021. The PSU plan is scheduled to come into operation from the fiscal year ending on March 2022.
3. Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members remuneration classification for results-linked compensation, non-monetary compensation and other remuneration is as follows.
Classification Basic Remuneration Results-linked Bonus Stock-linked Compensation Stock Options* RSU** PSU***
Results-linked compensation
Non-monetary compensation
Compensation other than the above
* Stock-linked compensation stock options are classified as “non-monetary compensation” and the portion with the results achievement condition attached is also classified as “results-linked compensation.”
** Under RSU, the stock remuneration portion is classified as “non-monetary compensation” and the monetary compensation portion is classified under “compensation other than the above.”
*** PSU is classified as “results-linked compensation” and the stock remuneration portion is also classified as “non-monetary compensation.”

<Eligible for Payment>

Classification Basic Remuneration Results-linked Bonus Post-delivery Type Stock Remuneration
RSU PSU
Directors concurrently serving as Corporate Officers
Directors not concurrently serving as Corporate Officers
Outside Directors
Audit & Supervisory Board Members

<Breakdown of Remuneration for Directors Concurrently Serving as Corporate Officers (for Standard Payments)>

(ⅴ) Others

a. The Company has established Corporate Stock Ownership Guidelines. The Company makes an effort to ensure that eligible Directors and Corporate Officers hold at least a certain number of shares in the Company pursuant to their rank, including share-based compensation type stock options.
Stock Ownership Guidelines
b. In regards to remuneration of Directors and Corporate Officers, Clawback provisions are set forth by the Company. When there has been an illegal behavior or violation of the law, the Company may ask for a repayment of remuneration with consideration of the Compensation Advisory Committee and decision by the Board of Directors.

②Total Amount of Remuneration for the Fiscal Year Under Review

Classification Total number of payees Total amount of remuneration
(¥ in millions)
Remuneration breakdown
Basic remuneration Results-linked bonus Stock-linked compensation stock options Restricted Stock Units (RSU)
Number of payees Amount paid (¥ in millions) Number of payees Amount paid (¥ in millions) Number of payees Amount paid (¥ in millions) Number of payees Amount paid (¥ in millions)
Directors 8 544 8 269 3 181 4 77 4 17
  (including
Outside Directors)
(4) (48) (4) (48) Not eligible for the above remuneration
Audit & Supervisory Board Members 5 96 5 96 Not eligible for the above remuneration
  (including
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members)
(3) (35) (3) (35)
Total 13 641 13 365 3 181 4 77 4 17
Notes: 1. The number of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members at the end of the fiscal year under review were seven (7) and five (5), respectively. The total number of payees, the total amount of remuneration and the basic remuneration in the breakdown thereof regarding Directors as shown above include one (1) Outside Director who retired at the close of the 124th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on June 23, 2020, and the amount of remuneration paid to him.
2. As for the results-linked bonuses, stock-linked compensation stock options and RSUs for Directors for the fiscal year under review, the amounts shown above are those recorded as an expense for the fiscal year under review.
3. In calculating results-linked bonuses, the amount is designed to fluctuate within a range of 0% to 200% of the standard payment amount depending on the degree of attainment of targets, using the consolidated results for each fiscal year (operating income, ROE) and the indicators set for each division in charge. The reason for selecting these indicators is to use the same indicators as management targets with an emphasis on the linkage with short-term performance. The targets and results for the main indicators that relate to results-linked bonuses in the fiscal year under review are as follows.
Consolidated operating income   ¥70,900 million (target), ¥111,535 million (result)
Consolidated ROE        5.6% (target), 8.6% (result)
Trends in consolidated operating income and consolidated ROE, including those for the fiscal year under review, are shown on page 23 1. (7) Assets and Earnings in the Last Four Fiscal Years.
4. Some stock-linked compensation stock options have a results achievement condition attached to them. The results achievement condition takes consolidated results under the Medium-Term Plan (operating income, ROE) as an indicator, and varies the number of exercisable options within a range of 0% to 100% of the number of options granted, depending on the degree of attainment of targets. The reason for selecting this indicator is to use the same indicator as management targets under Medium-Term Plan with an emphasis on the linkage with medium- to long-term performance and corporate value. The targets and results for the indicator that relate to stock-linked compensation stock options during the Medium-Term Plan, which ended in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, are as follows.
Consolidated operating income (cumulative amount for three-years)
¥419,515 million (target), ¥317,228 million (result)
Consolidated ROE (amount for the last year)
14.0% (target), 8.6% (result)

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