Compensation Committee Charter
The Compensation Committee has responsibility for establishing, implementing and continually monitoring adherence to the compensation philosophies and objectives of Amphenol Corporation (the “Company”) and its subsidiaries. In allocating the Company’s resources towards compensation, the Committee strives to manage the tension between ensuring that the total compensation paid to executive officers and key management employees is judicious and reasonable, while also capable of attracting, retaining and motivating the executive officers and key management employees. A primary goal of these philosophies and objectives is to align the interests of management with stockholders to drive stockholder value.
The Compensation Committee is responsible for the Compensation Discussion & Analysis and the Compensation Committee Report included in the Company’s Annual Proxy Statement. The Committee shall review and discuss the Compensation Discussion & Analysis with management each year prior to its inclusion in the Company’s Annual Proxy Statement.
MEMBERSHIP AND ORGANIZATION
The Compensation Committee shall be comprised of three directors, each of whom shall be determined under the Listing Standards of the New York Stock Exchange to be independent. Committee members may be appointed and removed at the discretion of the Board. The Committee has the authority to retain independent compensation consultants, counsel, accountants and other advisors at the expense of the Company. The Committee will meet, with or without members of management present, whenever they deem such meetings or sessions necessary and appropriate.
Specifically, the Compensation Committee has responsibility, from time to time, but at least annually, to:
Review and approve the overall compensation philosophy and guidelines for all executive officers and key management employees of the Company and its subsidiaries;
Review and approve changes as necessary and appropriate to the Company’s Executive Incentive Plan, the Company’s annual Management Incentive Plan and the Company’s Stock Option Plan. The Company’s Executive Incentive Plan and the Company’s annual Management Incentive Plan are collectively hereinafter referred to as the “incentive plan”.
Review and approve the goals and the performance of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and the Company’s Executive Chairman and approve, as deemed necessary and appropriate, any corresponding changes in base salary and bonus target. Approve any incentive plan payments and/or option awards to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and the Company’s Executive Chairman;
Review and approve recommendations from the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and the Company’s Executive Chairman related to any incentive plan pool, any incentive plan allocations, any stock option pool, any stock option awards and any related matters for all other executive officers and key management employees and any prospective senior management employees of the Company and its subsidiaries;
Review and approve recommendations from the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and the Company’s Executive Chairman related to specific adjustments to individual compensation for all other executive officers and key management employees and any prospective senior management employees of the Company and its subsidiaries whose proposed annual base salary exceeds US$200,000.
The Compensation Committee shall make regular reports of its recommendations and actions to the full Board. The Compensation Committee shall review the adequacy of this Charter at least annually and recommend, as necessary, proposed changes to the full Board for approval. The Compensation Committee shall perform a self-evaluation at least annually and report its findings to the full Board. The Compensation Committee shall perform such other activities which it deems necessary or appropriate provided such activities are consistent with the intent of this Charter, the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation, By-Laws, and Corporate Governance Principles.