Ørsted introduces share-based retention agreements for selected employees

In accordance with section 3.3.10 of Nasdaq’s rules for issuers of shares, Ørsted informs that the company will introduce share-based retention agreements as a replacement for cash-based settlement by using restricted share units (RSUs) when granting new retention agreements.

The target group for the share-based retention agreements will typically be employees responsible for vital, long-term projects. The use of these share-based retention agreements will be limited to 25 concurrent agreements with an individual time frame of up to five years. Members of the Executive Board (CEO and CFO) cannot be granted such retention agreements.

The number of RSUs to be granted will be determined on the basis of the price of Ørsted’s shares at the time of the grant and will be limited to an amount corresponding to a maximum of six months’ base pay for the employee in question. At vesting, each RSU will entitle the employee to one Ørsted share free of charge. However, the total value of the shares to be received at vesting will be capped at a maximum of twelve months’ base pay for the employee in question.

For further information, please contact:

Media Relations
Ulrik Frøhlke
+45 99 55 95 60

Investor Relations
Daniel Lerup
+45 99 55 97 22

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