03 July 2017

Mr Keith Barr - remuneration arrangements on promotion to Chief Executive Officer

Mr Keith Barr was appointed to the Board as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of InterContinental Hotels Group® PLC on 1 July 2017.

Mr Barr’s maximum incentive opportunity as a percentage of salary will be 200% under the Annual Performance Plan (“APP”) and 205% under the Long Term Incentive Plan (“LTIP”), as per IHG®’s approved Directors’ Remuneration Policy (“Policy”).

From appointment, Mr Barr’s salary will be £775,000, and benefits will be provided in line with the Policy. Company pension provision will remain at a similar level, comprised of a cash allowance in lieu of employer pension contributions of 25%. In line with the IHG’s recruitment policy, Mr Barr will be pro-rated into the 2017/19 LTIP based on his salary on appointment.

Prior to his appointment to the Board, Mr Barr was on international assignment from the US to the UK and therefore in receipt of certain expatriate allowances and benefits under the terms of IHG’s international assignment programme. These benefits included items such as housing costs, school fees and tax equalisation between the UK and US whilst on assignment.

The Board has agreed that from the date of appointment to the Board Mr Barr will be localised to a UK remuneration package and so will no longer be entitled to future assignment benefits or tax equalisation.

In order to cover the transitional and transactional costs of him and his family localising to the UK, Mr Barr will receive two lump sum localisation payments of £500,000 paid on appointment and £150,000 to be paid in 2018. Any outstanding APP and LTIP share awards granted to him whilst he was on assignment from the US and prior to his appointment to the Board will be subject to tax equalisation at the time of vesting in line with his legacy expatriate status at the time of grant. With the exception of these legacy awards, no further tax equalised payments or awards will be made to Mr Barr.

In line with Policy, Mr Barr’s shareholding requirement will be 300% of salary, and he is required to meet this within five years of appointment. He is expected to hold all shares earned (net of any share sales required to meet tax liabilities), until the shareholding requirement is achieved. 

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