Annual Report and Accounts 2010

3Key management compensation and directors’ emoluments

Key management compensation

The directors are of the opinion that the key management of the Group comprises the executive and non-executive directors of ARM Holdings plc together with the Executive Committee (comprising all directors of ARM Limited and certain senior management). These persons have authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of the entity, directly or indirectly. At 31 December 2010, key management comprised 22 people (2009: 21).

The aggregate amounts of key management compensation are set out below:

 

2010
£000

2009
£000

Salaries and short-term employee benefits

8,395

6,441

Share-based payments

2,976

2,697

Group pension contributions to money purchase schemes

393

341

 

11,764

9,479

Directors’ emoluments

The aggregate emoluments of the directors of the Company are set out below:

 

2010
£000

2009
£000

Aggregate emoluments in respect of qualifying services

4,632

3,842

Aggregate Group pension contributions to money purchase schemes

226

203

Aggregate gains on exercise of share options

6,178

976

Aggregate amounts receivable under the Long Term Incentive Plan

5,133

477

 

16,169

5,498

Detailed disclosures of directors’ emoluments are shown on Remuneration report. Details of directors’ interests in share options and awards are shown on Remuneration report which form part of the financial statements.