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Goodman Group Equity Grants

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

In accordance with Listing Rule 3.10.3, we advise of the proposed Grants of Performance Rights under the Group’s Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP).

Grant of Performance Rights under the LTIP

1. Class of Securities
Performance Rights in respect of Goodman Group stapled securities (Securities). Each Performance Right is a right to be delivered a Security without payment. The proposed Grants to Eligible Employees (as defined in the LTIP Rules) are made under the LTIP approved by Securityholders at the Annual General Meeting held on 25 November 2015. 

2. Number of Securities
The proposed Grants of 20,674,000 Performance Rights are expected to occur on or around 30 September 2016.  

3. Principal terms of the Performance Rights Grant 
The following is a summary of the principal terms of the Performance Rights Grants. 
Each Grant is divided into three equal tranches which have Vesting Dates after 3, 4 and 5 years being:

  • Tranche 1 - 1 September 2019
  • Tranche 2 - 1 September 2020; and 
  • Tranche 3 - 1 September 2021. 

*Note: or the next business day where 1 September falls on a non-business day in Sydney, Australia.

The vesting of Performance Rights is subject to meeting the Vesting Conditions. 

The Vesting Conditions include the Performance Hurdles and Employment Condition as set out below.

(a) Performance Hurdles 
Under the LTIP, 25% of each Grant will be tested against a relative TSR hurdle and the remaining 75% of each Grant against an aggregate EPS hurdle. The performance hurdles in respect of each Grant will be tested in respect of the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019 (the Performance Testing Period). 

(i) TSR Performance Hurdle – 25% of each Grant
Total Securityholder Return (TSR) is based upon Security price movements on ASX plus distributions paid in respect of those Securities, as determined by the Board.  Satisfaction of the Performance Hurdle for 25% of each Grant will be based upon the TSR achieved by Goodman over the three year Performance Testing Period as compared to the TSR achieved by companies in the S&P/ASX 100 for that same period in accordance with the following formula:

TSR Performance in Performance Testing Period Compared to ASX 100 Proportion of Performance Rights subject to TSR hurdle vesting
Less than 51st Percentile 0%
At 51st Percentile 50%
Greater than 51st Percentile but less than 76th Percentile
50% plus additional 2% for every 1% increase in percentile rank
At 76th Percentile or above
100%

 

(ii) EPS Performance Hurdle – 75% of each Grant

Satisfaction of the Performance Hurdle for 75% of the each Grant will occur if the aggregate Earnings Per Security (EPS) achieved by Goodman over the three year Performance Testing Period meets or exceeds the EPS Targets established by the Board for that period.

EPS is defined as the average annual operating profit (as determined by the Board) divided by the number of Securities on issue.  For this purpose, the number of Securities on issue also includes Performance Rights that have satisfied the Performance Hurdles but not yet vested (as they have not yet satisfied the Employment Condition on a Vesting Date).

The Board has determined that the EPS Target for FY17 is 42.5 cents per Security. The EPS Targets for FY18 and FY19 will be advised around the commencement of each of those financial years (generally on announcement of the prior year results). 

(b) Employment Condition

 In addition to satisfying the relevant Performance Hurdles, for a Performance Right to vest, the participant must also remain an employee of Goodman Group on the relevant Vesting Date, or have left the employment of Goodman in ‘Special Circumstances’ as defined in the LTIP Rules.  Special Circumstances generally means Retirement, Redundancy, death or Permanent Disablement.
Subject to satisfaction of the vesting conditions and the LTIP Rules, the Board has determined that a Performance Right does not require exercise and that upon vesting, participants will automatically become entitled to receive Securities on the applicable vesting date. 

4. Issue Price

 No consideration is payable on the grant of the Performance Rights or, following vesting, on the delivery of the Securities.   

5. Purpose of the Issue

 Remuneration of staff.

6. Securityholder Approval

Securityholder approval is not required for the proposed Grants.  The Grants to Executive Directors will be made in reliance of Listing Rule 10.15B and any Securities delivered on vesting are required to be purchased on-market.