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Note 8 – Employee benefits, etc.

 20192018
Salaries and other benefits67,21147,522
Social security contributions24,10616,314
Pension costs – defined-contribution plans8,7975,449
Total employee benefits100,11469,285

Salaries, other remuneration and social security expenses20192018
 Salaries andSocial securitySalaries andSocial security
 remunerationexpensesremunerationexpenses
Board members, CEO and other senior executives12,3544,31513,2645,840
(of which, bonuses)0 2,735 
(of which, pension costs) 1,841 1,583
Other employees54,85728,58934,25815,922
(of which, pension costs) 6,956 3,866
Group total67,21132,90347,52221,763

Average number of employees and geographic distribution by country20192018
  Of whom men Of whom men
Sweden10180 %6482 %
China475 %475 %
Group total10580 %6882 %

Gender distribution in the Group (incl. subsidiaries) among Board members and other senior executives20192018
  Percentage of women Percentage of women
Board members813 %70
CEO and other senior executives9080
Group total96 %80

Senior executives’ remuneration2019
 Basic salary/VariableOtherPensionOther 
kSEKBoard feesremunerationbenefitsexpenseremunerationTotal
Chairman of the Board, Bo Dankis5000000500
Member of the Board, Bertil Villard1500000150
Member of the Board, Christopher Beaufait1500000150
Member of the Board, Hicham Bouzekri1500000150
Member of the Board, Kent Janér1500000150
Member of the Board, Lars Thunell75000075
Member of the Board, Mattias Bergman1500000150
Member of the Board, Pär Nuder1500000150
Member of the Board, Sigrun Hjelmqvist63000063
CEO Jonas Eklind1,5850043402,019
Other senior executives (8 persons)9,231001,407010,638
Group total12,354001,841014,195

CEO and senior executives

In addition to a fixed monthly salary, the CEO and senior executives receive variable remuneration if set earnings targets are achieved. The remuneration is determined by the Board of Directors. During the financial year, variable remuneration amounted to KSEK 0 (705) to the CEO and KSEK 0 (2,030) to other senior executives.

The contract between the company and the CEO is terminable subject to six months’ notice by either party. If employment is terminated by the company, the CEO is also entitled to six months’ severance pay. No agreements have been reached concerning severance pay to other employees.

Board of Directors

According to a resolution adopted by the Annual General Meeting on 18 June 2019, Board fees for the period through the next Annual General Meeting are payable in a total amount of KSEK 1,550, of which KSEK 500 to the Chairman of the Board and KSEK 150 to each of the other members who are not company employees.

Senior executives’ remuneration2018
 Basic salary,VariableOtherPensionOther 
kSEKBoard feesremunerationbenefitsexpenseremunerationTotal
Chairman of the Board5310000531
Member of the Board, Kent Janér1500000150
Member of the Board, Mattias Bergman1210000121
Member of the Board, Pär Nuder1590000159
Member of the Board, Bertil Villard1590000159
Member of the Board, Hicham Bouzekri400004
Member of the Board, Christopher Beaufait1070000107
CEO Jonas Eklind2,4280042202,851
Other senior executives (7 persons)9,604001,161010,764
Group total13,264001,583014,847