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Profit-Sharing Scheme and Stock Option Plan

Our business success would not be possible without the outstanding commitment of our employees. Over the past few years, we have set up a number of incentive programs to strengthen employee identification with Fresenius. Depending on country-specific rules or functions, these programs supplement different compensation models. This is done to reward the continuing willingness of our employees to work hard and to let them participate in the dynamic growth of Fresenius.

For many years we have paid a stock-based profit-sharing bonus that is tied to the annual operating profit (EBIT) of Fresenius Group. Accordingly, every full-time employee received €2,036 gross for the fiscal year 2011. 50% of the profit-sharing bonus is paid in Fresenius shares and 50% in cash to cover the applicable tax and social security deductions. The table below shows the increase in the profitsharing bonus over the last several years.

With our stock option plan, we have a global compensation instrument linking management’s entrepreneurial responsibility to future opportunities and risks. Based on the shareholders’ decision made at the Annual General Meeting on May 21, 2008, the Management Board of the general partner of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA and certain other executive officers can receive options from the 2008 stock option plan until the end of 2012. In total, it is therefore feasible that up to 6,200,000 options on Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA ordinary shares can be issued. The stock options are subject to a three-year vesting period. They may only be exercised when the net income of the Fresenius Group has increased by an annual rate of at least 8%; otherwise they are forfeited proportionally. In 2012, 1,150,924 stock options were issued under this plan. At a global level, we want our managers to have an attractive long-term compensation instrument that enables them to continue to participate in the Company’s success. For further information on stock options, please see in the annual report.

PROFIT-SHARING BONUS


  2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
1 The profit-sharing bonus is paid retroactively for the respective fiscal year.
Profit-sharing bonus1 in € 2,036 2,000 1,749 1,586 1,526
Eligible employees 2,220 1,790 1,710 1,630 1,690

  2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
1 The profit-sharing bonus is paid retroactively for the respective fiscal year.
Profit-sharing bonus1 in € 2,036 2,000 1,749 1,586 1,526
Eligible employees 2,220 1,790 1,710 1,630 1,690

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