The Compensation Committee (the "Committee") of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of PepsiCo, Inc. (the “Corporation”) shall be comprised of members with the following qualifications:
1. The Committee shall consist entirely of independent Directors of the Board.
2. The requisite number of the members of the Committee shall also satisfy, in the judgment of the Board, the applicable independence requirements.
3. Each member shall be free of any relationship that, in the judgment of the Board from time to time, would interfere with the exercise of his or her independent judgment.
The purpose of the Compensation Committee is to:
1. Oversee the policies of the Corporation relating to compensation of the Corporation’s executives and make recommendations to the Board with respect to such policies.
2. Produce a report on executive compensation for inclusion in the Corporation’s proxy statement, in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.
3. Oversees the development and implementation of succession plans for the Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and other key executives.
In addition to the purposes set forth above, the primary responsibilities of the Committee shall be to:
1. Ensure that the Corporation's executive compensation programs are designed to enable it to recruit, retain and motivate a large group of talented and diverse domestic and international executives.
2. Ensure that Corporation's executive compensation programs are appropriately competitive, support organization objectives and shareholder interests, and ensure a pay for performance linkage.
3. Review and report to the Board for its consideration any cash incentive compensation plans, option plans, or other equity based plans that provide for payment in the Corporation's stock or are based on the value of the Corporation's stock, subject to any approvals required by the shareholders of the Corporation.
4. Oversee the design and administration of all employee benefit plans and programs of the Corporation, its subsidiaries and divisions, including the authority to adopt, amend and terminate such plans and programs (unless approval by the Board or shareholders of the Corporation is required by law).
5. Review and approve annual corporate goals and objectives relevant to the CEO's compensation; evaluate the CEO’s performance in light of those goals and objectives; and recommend for approval by the independent members of the Board, the CEO’s compensation level based on this evaluation.
6. Meet annually with the CEO to discuss corporate goals and performance results.
7. Recommend for Board approval, on an annual basis, the individual elements of total compensation for the named executive officers (Section 16 officers), other than the CEO.
8. Oversee preparation of succession plan presentations to the Board, including plans in the event of an emergency or retirement of the CEO. The Committee Chairman works with the CEO in the preparation of the succession plan presentations. The Committee undertakes such follow-up steps with respect to succession planning as may be delegated by the Board from time to time.
9. Communicate in the annual Compensation Committee Report to shareholders the factors and criteria on which the compensation for the CEO and other named executive officers (Section 16 officers) was based.
10. Undertake such other responsibilities or tasks as the Board may delegate or assign to the Committee from time to time.
11. Annually assess and report to the Board on the performance and effectiveness of the Committee.
12. Review this Charter on an annual basis, update it as appropriate, and submit it for the approval of the Board when updated.
1. The Chairperson shall be appointed by the Board.
2. The Committee shall meet at least two (2) times each year, or more frequently as circumstances require.
3. The timing of the meetings shall be determined by the Committee and the Board.
4. Delegate any of its duties to subcommittees comprised of Committee members or officers of the Corporation as the Committee may deem appropriate in its sole discretion.
5. The Board may, at any time and in its complete discretion, remove any member of the Committee and may fill any vacancy in the Committee.
6. A majority of the total number of members shall constitute a quorum of the Committee.
7. A majority of the members of the Committee shall be empowered to act on behalf of the Committee.
8. The Committee may seek the assistance and counsel of outside consultants, and shall have sole authority to retain and terminate such consulting firm, and to approve such firm's fees and other retention terms at the Corporation's expense, as the Committee determines is appropriate.
9. Minutes shall be kept of each meeting of the Committee, and the Committee shall regularly provide reports of its actions to the Board.