CASE STUDY
BEVERAGE COMPANY

SITUATION

Client:  Multi-national public company

Annual Revenue:  $2+ billion 

  • U.S. division sought to establish a competitive total rewards and retention strategy for their U.S. executives

  • Company had no access to stock as a long-term compensation vehicle

SOLUTION

  • Ran comparative compensation analysis to determine adequacy of program investment

  • Designed a non-qualified Split-Dollar pension program for the top 16 executive

  • Installed a separate deferred bonus program with vesting for the top 100 directors/managers

RESULTS

  • Provided a multi-tiered long-term reward strategy with significant vesting requirement to address retention of key employees

  • Created an alternative to equity-based compensation

  • Plan design provided for full recovery of program costs

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