Compensation of the Managing Board and the Supervisory Board

Compensation of the Managing Board

The compensation system complies with the requirements of the German Stock Corporation Act, in particular the requirements of the Act Implementing the Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II), and is based on the recommendations of the GCGC as amended on December 16, 2019. The compensation system of the Managing Board is an important element of the Group’s orientation and is intended to significantly contribute to driving operational performance and the successful execution of the Group strategy, and thus to the long-term success of HUGO BOSS. It is intended to support successful and sustainable corporate management. The compensation of the members of the Managing Board is therefore linked to the short- and long-term development of the Company. By selecting suitable performance criteria, important incentives are simultaneously set for the successful execution of the “CLAIM 5” strategy.

This means that the compensation of the members of the Managing Board is made up of non-performancerelated and performance-related components. The target total compensation of the Managing Board consists of fixed compensation, fringe benefits, pension commitments, the target amount of the short-term incentive (STI) and the target amount of the long-term incentive (LTI), and thus mainly comprises performance-related compensation elements. The aim is to strengthen the performance aspect of the compensation system. The proportion of the target amount of the LTI, which has a total term of four years, in the total target compensation exceeds that of the STI (ratio of around 60:40). This is intended to ensure that the compensation structure as a whole is geared toward a sustainable and long-term successful business development.

Details on this topic may be found in the Compensation Report of our Annual Report 2021.

Compensation of the Supervisory Board

The compensation of the members of the Supervisory Board as determined by the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting is governed by Art. 12 of the Articles of Association of HUGO BOSS AG and provides both the abstract and the specific framework for the compensation of the members of the Supervisory Board. This ensures that the compensation of the members of the Supervisory Board always complies with the compensation system adopted by the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on May 27, 2020 and adjusted with effect from July 30, 2020. 

The compensation of the members of the Supervisory Board comprises only fixed components. The compensation consists of two components: a fixed compensation, depending on the position of the respective Supervisory Board member, and additional compensation for the respective committee activities. The compensation regulation thus also takes into account the requirements of the GCGC.

Details on this topic may be found in the Compensation Report of our Annual Report 2021.

Further information

Declaration of Compliance

The Managing Board and Supervisory Board dealt with the fulfillment of the specifications of the German Corporate Governance Code (DCGK) at length in fiscal year 2018, and have provided a Declaration of Compliance as the result.

Corporate governance

Listed stock corporations are obligated to provide a corporate governance statement in accordance with § 289a of the German Commercial Code (HGB). In addition to the Declaration of Compliance, this includes information on corporate governance practices and a description of the work method of the Managing Board and Supervisory Board.

Strategy

With its 2025 growth strategy ‘CLAIM 5’, HUGO BOSS is fully committed to strongly accelerate top-line growth, claim its position in the consumers’ minds, and win market share for its strong brands BOSS and HUGO.

Risk Management

HUGO BOSS views the responsible handling of risks as an important part of good corporate governance. This enables risks to be detected and assessed at an early stage and risk positions to be controlled through corresponding measures.

Data Protection

For HUGO BOSS protecting personal data is more than just a legal obligation. We handle personal data from customers, employees, business partners, shareholders and investors responsibly and in a transparent manner. For us this is the basis for every trustful collaboration.

Information Security

In times of digitalization, information security is an important part of the HUGO BOSS group strategy. Protecting our digital business processes is crucial for our success.

Tax Strategy

HUGO BOSS management knows that paying taxes plays an important role in the global economic and social relationships of the company. In addition to compliance with tax regulations, adequate risk management is also obligatory.

Articles of Association & Bylaws

Here you can download the Articles of Association and the Bylaws of the Managing and Supervisory Boards of HUGO BOSS AG as PDF files.