|CARNIVAL CORP filed this Form DEF 14A on 03/07/2019|
Certain information required to be included in the Carnival plc Directors Remuneration Report is set forth in Part I (which is also known as the Compensation Discussion and Analysis) and in the Director Compensation and Compensation Tables sections of the Notice of Annual Meetings and Proxy Statement to which this Report is annexed (the Proxy Statement). The Compensation Discussion and Analysis and the relevant parts of the Proxy Statement should be read in conjunction with this Part II.
As explained in Part I, Parts I and II of the Carnival plc Directors Remuneration Report form part of the Carnival plc Annual Report for the year ended November 30, 2018. Carnival plc and Carnival Corporation are separate legal entities (together referred to as Carnival Corporation & plc) and each company has its own Board of Directors and Compensation Committee. However, as required by the agreements governing the dual listed company (DLC) arrangement, there is a single management team and the Boards of Directors and members of the Committees of the Boards are identical. Accordingly, consistent with prior years, we have included remuneration paid by Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc in the Carnival plc Directors Remuneration Report. The Directors are primarily paid by Carnival Corporation as part of the DLC arrangement.
Both Parts I and II of the Carnival plc Directors Remuneration Report are in compliance with Schedule 8 of the Large and Medium-Sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008, as amended (the LMCG Regulations) and the UK Corporate Governance Code published by the UK Financial Reporting Council in April 2016 (the Corporate Governance Code), the UK Companies Act 2006 and the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.
The major decisions on Directors remuneration and the changes on Directors remuneration during the year (and the context for these decisions and changes) are summarized in the Executive Summary section in Part I of the Carnival plc Directors Remuneration Report.
The Directors Remuneration Policy (the 2017 Policy) was approved by the Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc shareholders at the Annual General Meeting held in April 2017. The 2017 Policy will be operated by Carnival Corporation & plc until a new Directors Remuneration Policy is submitted for shareholder approval, which is expected to be proposed no later than at the 2020 Annual General Meeting. The 2017 Policy is included within Annex B of the 2017 Notice of Annual Meetings and Proxy Statement, which is available on our website at www.carnivalcorp.com or www.carnivalplc.com.
The Compensation Committees have regard to the Corporate Governance Code and are satisfied that the 2017 Policy supports the long-term success of Carnival Corporation & plc and include due regard to corporate and social responsibility issues and to managing risk within the group.