The Organization & Compensation Committee advises and recommends to the independent Directors the total compensation of the CEO and President. The Organization & Compensation Committee delegated to the former President and CEO the final authority to establish the 2015 base salaries of the other executives of the Company within limits previously reviewed by the Organization & Compensation Committee with the former President and CEO. The Organization & Compensation Committee also administers the Company’s deferred compensation plan and the Aerojet Rocketdyne Amended and Restated 2009 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan (the “2009 Incentive Plan”).
The Organization & Compensation Committee periodically reviews the organization of the Company and its management, including major changes in the organization of the Company and the responsibility of management as proposed by the CEO; monitors executive development and succession planning; reviews the effectiveness and performance of senior management and makes recommendations to the Board concerning the appointment and removal of officers; periodically reviews the compensation philosophy, policies and practices of the Company and makes recommendations to the Board concerning major changes, as appropriate; annually reviews changes in the Company’s employee benefit, savings and retirement plans and reports thereon to the Board; and approves, and in some cases recommends to the Board for approval, the compensation of officers, and executives of the Company.
The Organization & Compensation Committee also reviews and makes recommendations to the Board regarding the compensation and benefits for Directors. The Board has determined that each member of the Organization & Compensation Committee meets all applicable independence requirements under the NYSE and SEC listing standards. In making its determination, the Board considered all factors specifically relevant to determining whether a director has a relationship to the Company which is material to that director’s ability to be independent from management in connection with the duties of an Organization & Compensation Committee member, including but not limited to, (i) the source of the director’s compensation, including any consulting, advisory or other compensatory fees paid by the Company; and (ii) whether the director has an affiliate relationship with the Company.
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