Executive and Supervisory Board


The transparent reporting of supervisory and management board compensation is a key element of good corporate governance.

In the compensation report, we have provided some information on the principles of RWE AG’s remuneration system as well as its structure and benefits. The 2017 compensation report adheres to all statutory regulations and is fully compliant with the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code. It is part of the combined review of operations.

Executive Board Compensation

  • Total compensation for fiscal 2017

    Pursuant to the calculation regulations of the German Commercial Code, the total compensation of the Executive Board for fiscal 2017 amounted to €7,274,000. This includes sums received by Uwe Tigges through to 30 April 2017 for his dual offices on the Executive Board of RWE AG and innogy SE. These emoluments were paid by innogy SE and were refunded by RWE AG on a prorated basis. Total compensation in 2016 amounted to €15,486,000. This figure includes the sums received by Peter Terium and Bernhard Günther until they resigned from the Executive Board of RWE AG on 14 October 2016.

Supervisory Board compensation

  • General Information

    In total, the remuneration of the Supervisory Board (including compensation for committee mandates at subsidiaries, but excluding out-of-pocket expenses) amounted to €3,637,000 in fiscal 2017 (previous year: €3,228,000). Of this sum, €459,000 (previous year: €442,000) was remuneration paid for mandates on committees of the Supervisory Board and €877,000 (previous year: €482,000) was remuneration paid for mandates at subsidiaries. The rise in compensation for the exercise of mandates is due in part to the fact that certain individuals also belong to the Supervisory Board of innogy SE and that they only received prorated compensation for the exercise of this mandate in 2016.