2. Personnel expenses

(in millions of euros)

2017

2016

Wages and salaries

1,488

1,467

Social security contributions

209

215

Contributions to defined contributions plans

97

90

Contributions to defined benefit plans

47

41

Other staff costs

69

75

Staff hired

146

151

Total

2,056

2,039

The average workforce was as follows.

(in fte)

2017

2016

Netherlands

19,897

19,886

UK

10,402

10,168

Germany

1,105

891

Total

31,404

30,945

This includes an average workforce at Qbuzz in 2017 of 1,139 FTEs (1,842 FTEs in 2016).

The workforce as at the financial year-end was as follows.

(in fte)

2017

2016

Netherlands

18,805

20,240

UK

12,785

10,152

Germany

1,447

996

Total

33,037

31,388

Remuneration of the Executive Board

(in euro's)

Fixed salary

Alternative for the gap on pension accrual

Payment lease amounts

Compensation fiscal treatment executive car

Various allowances

Pension expenses

Termination benefits
(excluding compensation legal costs)

Total 2016

Mr. R.H.L.M. van Boxtel

438,600

40,450

-

-

4,368

14,171

-

497,588

Mr. H.L.L. Groenewegen*

101,289

8,571

4,629

-

1,286

4,169

-

119,943

Mrs. M.E.F. Rintel*

157,667

14,448

2,784

-

494

6,495

-

181,887

Mrs. S.M. Zijderveld*

315,333

26,673

14,410

-

4,004

12,990

-

373,410

Mr. E.M. Robbe**

176,922

26,251

2,207

-

22,969

5,904

-

234,254

Total

1,189,811

116,393

24,030

-

33,121

43,728

-

1,407,083

(in euro's)

Fixed salary

Alternative for the gap on pension accrual

Payment lease amounts

Compensation fiscal treatment executive car

Various allowances

Pension expenses

Termination benefits
(excluding compensation legal costs)

Total 2017

Mr. R.H.L.M. van Boxtel

449,944

41,524

-

13,662

4,368

14,431

-

523,929

Mr. H.L.L. Groenewegen

352,898

29,878

15,720

3,540

4,584

14,431

-

421,051

Mrs. M.E.F. Rintel

352,898

32,368

2,784

3,540

4,368

14,431

-

410,389

Mrs. S.M. Zijderveld

352,898

29,878

15,720

3,540

4,368

14,431

-

420,835

Mr. T.B. Smit***

265,178

22,523

-

2,655

3,276

10,823

-

304,455

Total

1,773,815

156,172

34,224

26,937

20,963

68,547

-

2,080,658

  • *Mr Groenewegen was appointed to the Executive Board on 15 September 2016, Ms Rintel on 15 July 2016 (her remuneration for the period prior to this date is included in the table on the remuneration of key management personnel) and Ms Zijderveld on 1 February 2016.
  • **Mr Robbe left the company on 1 June 2016.
  • ***Mr Smit joined the company on 1 April 2017.

Mr A.P. Schouws was engaged as the Finance Director for the period 18 April 2016 to 15 September 2016. He received a management fee of €176,515 for this.

Please refer to the chapter ‘Remunerations of the Executive Board’ in the annual report for more details on the remuneration policy for the Executive Board.

Remuneration of key management personnel (excluding the Executive Board)

(in euro’s)

Fixed and variabel
remuneration

Pension expenses

Termination benefits
(excluding compensation legal expenses)

Total

2016

3,013,445

168,129

565,956

3,747,530

2017

2,558,381

98,835

-

2,657,216

Remuneration of the Supervisory Board

The remuneration of members of the Supervisory Board for 2017 paid by the company totalled €205,371. In 2016, the remuneration of Supervisory Board members paid by the company was €173,716. The remuneration consists of a fixed fee and an allowance for participating in one or more committees. The specification of the amounts for each member of the Supervisory Board is as follows.

(in euro’s)

2017

2016

G.J.A. van de Aast (Since August, 16 2016)

44,344

37,923

Chairman Supervisory Board , member auditcommittee, member remuneration and nomination committees

  

J.J.M. Kremers

36,673

34,994

Chairman risk and audit committee

  

P. Rosenmöller (since August 16, 2016)

42,189

36,980

Chairman remuneration and nomination committees, vice chairman Supervisory Board (since August 16, 2016)

  

M.E. van Lier Lels ((Since February 3, 2016)

31,420

25,942

Member risk- and auditcommittee

  

J.L. Stuijt (Since August 15, 2016)

31,420

11,379

T.M. Lodder (until June 2, 2016 )

-

16,750

Chairman Supervisory Board, member remuneration and nomination committees

  

I.M.G. Jankovich (until April 28, 2016)

-

9,748

W.J. van der Feltz (Since May 1, 2017)

19,325

-

Total

205,371

173,716

The company has not extended any loans, advances or guarantees to members of the Executive Board or the Supervisory Board.

All the shares of NV Nederlandse Spoorwegen are held by the State of the Netherlands. Members of the Executive and Supervisory Boards and staff members have not been granted rights to hold or acquire shares in the company.