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Form 10-K/A Viatris Inc For: Dec 31

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM
10-K/A
(Amendment No. 1)
 
Annual Report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2023
OR
 
Transition Report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the transition period from      to     
Commission file number
001-39695
VIATRIS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
83-4364296
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1000 Mylan Boulevard, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, 15317
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(724)
514-1800
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of Each Class:
 
Trading
Symbol(s)
 
Name of Each Exchange
on Which Registered:
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   VTRS  
The NASDAQ Stock
Market
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes
 No 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes 
No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes
 No 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation
S-T
(§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes
 No 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a
non-accelerated
filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer
 
  
Accelerated filer
 
Non-accelerated
filer
 
  
Smaller reporting company
 
    
Emerging growth company
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report. 
If securities are registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act, indicate by check mark whether the financial statements of the registrant included in the filing reflect the correction of an error to previously issued financial statements. 
Indicate by check mark whether any of those error corrections are restatements that required a recovery analysis of incentive-based compensation received by any of the registrant’s executive officers during the relevant recovery period pursuant to
§240.10D-1(b). 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule
12b-2
of the Act). Yes 
 No 
The aggregate market value of the voting and
non-voting
common equity held by
non-affiliates
of the registrant as of June 30, 2023, the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter, was approximately $11,936,712,582.
The number of shares of common stock outstanding, par value $0.01 per share, of the registrant as of April 24, 2024 wa
s 1,190,662,399
.
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
None.
 
Auditor Name: Deloitte & Touche LLP    Auditor Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania    Auditor Firm ID: 34
 
 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTE
This Amendment No. 1 on Form
10-K/A
(this “Amendment”) amends our Annual Report on Form
10-K
for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023, originally filed on February 28, 2024 (the “Original Filing”). We are filing this Amendment to include the information required by Part III and not included in the Original Filing, as we do not intend to file a definitive proxy statement for an annual meeting of shareholders within 120 days of the end of our fiscal year ended December 31, 2023. In addition, in connection with the filing of this Amendment and pursuant to the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), we are including with this Amendment new certifications of our principal executive officer and principal financial officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Item 15 of Part IV has also been amended to reflect the filing of these new certifications. Except as described above, no other changes have been made to the Original Filing. The Original Filing continues to speak as of the date of the Original Filing, and we have not updated the disclosures contained therein to reflect any events which occurred at a date subsequent to the filing of the Original Filing.
As used in this Amendment, unless the context requires otherwise, the “Company”, “Viatris”, “our”, and “we” mean Viatris Inc. and its subsidiaries, “NASDAQ” means The NASDAQ Stock Market, and “U.S. GAAP” means accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S.”).
Forward-Looking Statements
This Amendment contains “forward-looking statements”. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements about the goals or outlooks with respect to the Company’s strategic initiatives, including but not limited to the Company’s
two-phased
strategic vision and potential and announced divestitures, acquisitions, or other transactions; the benefits and synergies of such divestitures, acquisitions, or other transactions, or restructuring programs, future opportunities for the Company and its products and any other statements regarding the Company’s future operations, financial or operating results, capital allocation, dividend policy and payments, stock repurchases, debt ratio and covenants, anticipated business levels, future earnings, planned activities, anticipated growth, market opportunities, strategies, competitions, commitments, confidence in future results, efforts to create, enhance or otherwise unlock the value of our unique global platform, and other expectations and targets for future periods. Forward-looking statements may often be identified by the use of words such as “will”, “may”, “could”, “should”, “would”, “project”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “plan”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “potential”, “pipeline”, “intend”, “continue”, “target”, “seek” and variations of these words or comparable words. Because forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to:
 
   
the possibility that the Company may not realize the intended benefits of, or achieve the intended goals or outlooks with respect to, its strategic initiatives (including divestitures, acquisitions, or other potential transactions) or move up the value chain by focusing on more complex and innovative products to build a more durable higher margin portfolio;
 
   
the possibility that the Company may be unable to achieve intended or expected benefits, goals, outlooks, synergies, growth opportunities and operating efficiencies in connection with divestitures, acquisitions, other transactions, or restructuring programs, within the expected timeframes or at all;
 
   
with respect to previously announced divestitures that have not been consummated, including the divestiture of substantially all of our
over-the-counter
business (“OTC Business”), such divestitures not being completed on the expected timelines or at all and the risk that the conditions set forth in the definitive agreements with respect to such divestitures will not be satisfied or waived;

   
with respect to previously announced divestitures, failure to realize the total transaction values for the divestitures and/or the expected proceeds for any or all such divestitures, including as a result of any purchase price adjustment or a failure to achieve any conditions to the payment of any contingent consideration;
 
   
goodwill or impairment charges or other losses related to the divestiture or sale of businesses or assets (including but not limited to announced divestitures that have not yet been consummated);
 
   
the Company’s failure to achieve expected or targeted future financial and operating performance and results;
 
   
the potential impact of public health outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics;
 
   
actions and decisions of healthcare and pharmaceutical regulators;
 
   
changes in relevant laws, regulations and policies and/or the application or implementation thereof, including but not limited to tax, healthcare and pharmaceutical laws, regulations and policies globally (including the impact of recent and potential tax reform in the U.S. and pharmaceutical product pricing policies in China);
 
   
the ability to attract, motivate and retain key personnel;
 
   
the Company’s liquidity, capital resources and ability to obtain financing;
 
   
any regulatory, legal or other impediments to the Company’s ability to bring new products to market, including but not limited to
“at-risk
launches”;
 
   
success of clinical trials and the Company’s or its partners’ ability to execute on new product opportunities and develop, manufacture and commercialize products;
 
   
any changes in or difficulties with the Company’s manufacturing facilities, including with respect to inspections, remediation and restructuring activities, supply chain or inventory or the ability to meet anticipated demand;
 
   
the scope, timing and outcome of any ongoing legal proceedings, including government inquiries or investigations, and the impact of any such proceedings on the Company;
 
   
any significant breach of data security or data privacy or disruptions to our information technology (“IT”) systems;
 
   
risks associated with having significant operations globally;
 
   
the ability to protect intellectual property and preserve intellectual property rights;
 
   
changes in third-party relationships;
 
   
the effect of any changes in the Company’s or its partners’ customer and supplier relationships and customer purchasing patterns, including customer loss and business disruption being greater than expected following an acquisition or divestiture;
 
   
the impacts of competition, including decreases in sales or revenues as a result of the loss of market exclusivity for certain products;
 
   
changes in the economic and financial conditions of the Company or its partners;
 
   
uncertainties regarding future demand, pricing and reimbursement for the Company’s products;
 
   
uncertainties and matters beyond the control of management, including but not limited to general political and economic conditions, inflation rates and global exchange rates; and

   
inherent uncertainties involved in the estimates and judgments used in the preparation of financial statements, and the providing of estimates of financial measures, in accordance with U.S. GAAP and related standards or on an adjusted basis.
For more detailed information on the risks and uncertainties associated with Viatris, see the risks described in Part I, Item 1A of the Original Filing and our other filings with the SEC.
You can access Viatris’ filings with the SEC through the SEC website at www.sec.gov or through our website and Viatris strongly encourages you to do so. Viatris routinely posts information that may be important to investors on our website at investor.viatris.com, and we use this website address as a means of disclosing material information to the public in a broad,
non-exclusionary
manner for purposes of the SEC’s Regulation Fair Disclosure (Reg FD). The contents of our website are not incorporated by reference in this Amendment and shall not be deemed “filed” under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Viatris undertakes no obligation to update any statements herein for revisions or changes after the filing date of this Amendment other than as required by law.
Non-GAAP
Financial Measures
This Amendment includes the presentation and discussion of certain financial information that differs from what is reported under U.S. GAAP. These
non-GAAP
financial measures, including adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow and gross leverage ratio, are presented in order to supplement investors’ and other readers’ understanding and assessment of Viatris’ financial performance. Management uses these measures internally for forecasting, budgeting, measuring its operating performance, and incentive-based awards. Primarily due to acquisitions and other significant events which may impact comparability of our periodic operating results, we believe that an evaluation of our ongoing operations (and comparisons of our current operations with historical and future operations) would be difficult if the disclosure of our financial results was limited to financial measures prepared only in accordance with U.S. GAAP. We believe that
non-GAAP
financial measures are useful supplemental information for our investors and when considered together with our U.S. GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure, provide a more complete understanding of the factors and trends affecting our operations. The financial performance of the Company is measured by senior management, in part, using these adjusted metrics, along with other performance metrics. In addition, the Company believes that including EBITDA and supplemental adjustments applied in presenting adjusted EBITDA is appropriate to provide additional information to investors to demonstrate the Company’s ability to comply with financial debt covenants and assess the Company’s ability to incur additional indebtedness. The Company also believes that adjusted EBITDA better focuses management on the Company’s underlying operational results and true business performance and is used, in part, for management’s incentive compensation. Appendix A to this Amendment contains reconciliations of such
non-GAAP
financial measures to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures. Investors and other readers are encouraged to review the related U.S. GAAP financial measures and the reconciliations of the
non-GAAP
measures to their most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures set forth in Appendix A, and investors and other readers should consider
non-GAAP
measures only as supplements to, not as substitutes for or as superior measures to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


VIATRIS INC.

INDEX TO FORM 10-K/A

For the Year Ended December 31, 2023

 

          Page  
PART III   

ITEM 10.

  

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

     1  

ITEM 11.

   Executive Compensation      27  

ITEM 12.

   Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters      57  

ITEM 13.

   Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence      59  

ITEM 14.

   Principal Accounting Fees and Services      61  
PART IV   

ITEM 15.

   Exhibits      62  

Signature

     63  

Appendix A — Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

     A-1  


PART III

 

ITEM 10.

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

Executive Officers

 

The following table sets forth the names, ages, and positions of Viatris’ executive officers as of April 24, 2024:

 

Scott A. Smith

  

62

  

Chief Executive Officer (principal executive officer)

Theodora (Doretta) Mistras

  

42

  

Chief Financial Officer (principal financial officer)

Paul Campbell

  

57

  

Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller (principal accounting officer)

Brian Roman

  

54

  

Chief Legal Officer

Dr. Corrine Le Goff

  

58

  

Chief Commercial Officer

Scott A. Smith. Mr. Smith has served as Viatris’ Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) since April 1, 2023. His responsibilities include leading the daily management and the overall performance of the Company and executing on the strategies developed in collaboration with the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”), among other responsibilities. Mr. Smith is also a member of the Board and additional details regarding his background and experience can be found under the heading “Viatris’ Board of Directors” on page 13.

Doretta Mistras. Ms. Mistras has served as Viatris’ Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) since March 1, 2024. Her responsibilities include oversight of the global Finance Department, which includes corporate controllership, financial planning and analysis, internal audit, Global Integrated Services, and tax and Treasury functions, among others. Prior to joining the Company as of January 1, 2024 as CFO-elect, Ms. Mistras was Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking at Citigroup Global Markets from September 2019 to December 2023 and prior to that was Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking from 2016 to 2019 at Goldman Sachs, where she spent over 15 years in their investment banking healthcare group. She has almost two decades of leadership, advisory and capital markets experience helping guide corporate boards and leadership teams on matters affecting corporate strategy, including business development, financial planning, corporate finance and investor relations. Ms. Mistras has also advised leading healthcare corporations on a multitude of important financial and strategic decisions, including mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), joint ventures, and capital markets transactions.

Paul Campbell. Mr. Campbell has served as Viatris’ Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller since the closing of the transaction pursuant to which Viatris, formerly known as Upjohn Inc., Mylan N.V. (“Mylan”) and Pfizer Inc. (“Pfizer”) consummated the combination of Mylan with Pfizer’s Upjohn business (the “Upjohn Business”) through a Reverse Morris Trust transaction (the “Combination”) on November 16, 2020. He is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of the accounting and finance functions of the Company, including planning, implementing, and managing the Company’s finance and accounting activities. Prior to the closing of the Combination, Mr. Campbell was Mylan’s Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President and Controller. Before his appointment as Chief Accounting Officer in November 2015, Mr. Campbell served as Mylan’s Senior Vice President and Controller beginning in May 2015, with responsibility for overseeing the company’s accounting and financial operations and reporting, and he previously held roles of increasing responsibility at Mylan since 2002.

Brian Roman. Mr. Roman served as Viatris’ Global General Counsel since the closing of the Combination on November 16, 2020 and was named Chief Legal Officer on April 1, 2024. His responsibilities include oversight of the Company’s global legal organization, including securities, global contracts, labor and employment,

 

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global regulatory, business development, litigation, and intellectual property, and, together with the Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee, overseeing the Company’s compliance function, among other areas. From July 2017 until the closing of the Combination, Mr. Roman was Mylan’s Global General Counsel, with similar responsibilities for oversight of the global legal organization. Prior to 2017, Mr. Roman served as Mylan’s Chief Administrative Officer from January 2016 until June 2017, with responsibility for oversight of the Human Relations, Compliance, Facilities, Security, Information Security, and Privacy functions. He served as Mylan’s Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer from April 2010 until December 2015 and Vice President and General Counsel, North America from October 2005 until April 2010.

Dr. Corinne Le Goff, Pharm D. Dr. Le Goff has served as Chief Commercial Officer since April 15, 2024. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Company’s global commercial function, including Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Japan, Australia and New Zealand (“JANZ”) and Greater China. As a result of this appointment, the Company’s President, JANZ and Emerging Markets and President, Greater China now report to Dr. Le Goff (and, as previously disclosed, the Company’s President, Developed Markets, departed from the Company effective as of April 1, 2024 as a result of an elimination of his position in connection with a realignment of the Company’s commercial function). Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Le Goff held roles at biotechnology companies, most recently as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Imunon, Inc. (“Imunon”), a clinical stage biotechnology company, from July 2022 until March 2024, where she led an organizational turnaround and rebranding effort (Imunon was known as Celsion Corporation until September 2022). Prior to Imunon, she was Chief Commercial Officer of Moderna, Inc. from January 2021 through January 2022 and served in various roles at Amgen Inc. from June 2015 to January 2021, including President of the U.S. business from March 2019 to January 2021, Senior Vice President of Global Product Strategy and Commercial Innovation from June 2018 to March 2019 and President of the Europe Region from June 2015 to May 2018. Dr. Le Goff also held various positions within the Roche Group, a publicly traded Swiss multinational healthcare company, including President of Roche’s French affiliate from May 2012 to May 2015. Dr. Le Goff has served on the board of directors of Longboard Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company since March 2021, most recently serving on that company’s Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees, and previously served on the boards of directors of EuroAPI S.A., which develops, manufactures, markets and distributes active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”) and intermediates used in the formulation of medicines for human and veterinary use, from April 2022 to January 2023, Acticor Biotech SAS, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, from May 2022 to December 2023, and CFAO Group, a trading company, from October 2014 to October 2020.

Pursuant to Viatris Inc.’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (“Bylaws”), officers hold office until their successors are chosen and qualify in their stead or until their earlier death, resignation or removal.

Viatris’ Board of Directors

 

The members of the Board collectively have expertise in developing and overseeing strategies in the context of a complex and rapidly changing environment, as well as a deep understanding of the management team and culture of the Company, our global platforms, the healthcare systems in which we operate, and the opportunities and challenges facing the Company around the world. Our Board members have key skills and experiences in the areas outlined below, among many other areas. We are confident that the collective experience and expertise of our Directors enables the Board to effectively guide and oversee the management team and the strategy of the Company.

 

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CEO and Public Company Management Experience

Directors who have experience in management at public companies provide valuable expertise on managing interests held among diverse stakeholders, including, among others, employees, patients and shareholders

                            9/11

Corporate Governance/Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Experience

Directors with Corporate Governance/CSR experience are skilled in the successful operation of board oversight, cognizant of the impact that governance policies have on a public company and/or familiar with oversight of matters related to emerging social and environmental issues

                          10/11

Finance, Accounting and Capital Markets Experience

Directors with a strong understanding of finance and accounting are essential for the Board to oversee our global financial reporting, internal controls, and capital structure, among other matters

                            9/11

Global Business Experience

Viatris has operations and facilities around the world and, as such, benefits from directors who have experience working for companies with multinational reach and who provide insight on unique opportunities, challenges, and requirements associated with working across international markets

                        11/11

Healthcare Industry Experience

Directors with experience in the healthcare industry provide valuable perspectives to our Board and management team regarding a broad range of issues and opportunities facing the Company, including industry conditions, product research and development (“R&D”), supply chain, customers, sustainable access to medicine, product quality and patient safety, and marketing

                              8/11

Human Capital Management Experience

Attracting, developing and retaining talent globally are crucial to all aspects of the Company’s business, success, and strategy. We continue to build an inclusive and diverse culture that inspires leadership and accountability and encourages innovation. Directors with experience in succession planning, executive and/or director compensation, company culture and/or employee engagement (among other relevant areas) help to ensure that the Company’s culture reflects our mission and values

                                7/11

Information Security Experience

Experience in information security, data privacy, cybersecurity, or use of technology to facilitate business operations

                                7/11

 

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Legal and Regulatory Oversight Experience

We operate in an industry that is closely scrutinized and highly regulated. Directors who have experience navigating challenges associated with this environment provide valuable insight to our Board and management team

                                      4/11

Risk Oversight/Compliance Experience

Pharmaceutical companies face a variety of complex opportunities, risks and compliance challenges. Directors who have experience monitoring and creating plans to address risk provide important insights that assist our Board and management in ensuring the long-term sustainability of our business

                            9/11

Strategy and M&A Experience

Viatris’ directors are responsible for developing the Company’s successful differentiated strategy, both organically and through strategic and opportunistic acquisitions

                        11/11

Additional background information for each Director is set forth immediately below.

 

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LOGO

 

Director since 2020

 

Age: 76*

 

Board Committees:

•  Audit

•  Compliance and Risk Oversight

 

Independent Director

 

W. Don Cornwell

 

•  Vice Chair (2009), Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (1988 - 2009), Granite Broadcasting Corporation

•  Chief Operating Officer (“COO”), Corporate Finance Department (1980 - 1988), Vice President, Investment Banking (1976 - 1988); joined the company in 1971, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

 

Key Skills and Experience:

•  CEO and Public Company Management, Corporate Governance, Global Business, Finance, Accounting and Capital Markets, and Strategy and M&A Experience developed during his various executive roles, more specifically during his years at Goldman Sachs, where he engaged in public and private financing and advised M&A transactions for publicly traded and privately owned companies, and further advanced through his founding and leadership of Granite Broadcasting

•  Human Capital Management and Information Security Experience gained while serving as the COO of the Corporate Finance Department of the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs where he was responsible for the management of the department including building the operational infrastructure—IT, document production, training and recruiting—while the department of over 150 investment banking professionals was experiencing significant staffing growth in response to a dramatic increase in the volume of transactions they were handling

•  Mr. Cornwell also brings Healthcare Industry and Legal and Regulatory Oversight Experience to the Board

 

Other Current Public Company Boards:

•  American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) (since 2011), Director and member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees

 

Former Public Company Boards:

•  Natura & Co Holding S.A. (NYSE: NTCO) (2020 - 2023), Director and most recently member of the Corporate Governance Committee

•  Avon Products, Inc. (2002 - 2020 when acquired by Natura), Director

•  Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) (1997 - the closing of the Combination in 2020), Director and most recently Chair of the Regulatory and Compliance Committee and member of the Governance and Sustainability Committee

 

Other Organizations:

•  Board of Trustees, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City

•  Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Blue Meridian Partners, a partnership of philanthropists that invests in strategies to impact social problems confronting young people and families in poverty

        

*   The Board, on the recommendation of the Governance and Sustainability Committee, has, in accordance with its Corporate Governance Principles, approved a waiver to the mandatory retirement age for Directors for Mr. Cornwell and determined that such waiver was in the best interests of the Company because of his continued extensive contributions to the Board and his knowledge and familiarity with the legacy Upjohn Business.

 

 

5


 

LOGO

 

Director since 2020

 

Age: 60

 

Board Committees:

• Audit

• Compensation

• Executive

• Governance and Sustainability (Chair)

 

Independent Director

 

 

JoEllen Lyons Dillon

 

•  Executive Vice President, Strategic Developments and Capital Markets (2014-2017); Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, The ExOne Company (2013-2017). ExOne merged with Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) in November 2021. ExOne was a global provider of three-dimensional (3D) printing machines and printed products, materials and other services to industrial customers creating products in metal on a worldwide basis.

•  Partner (2002 - 2011), Reed Smith LLP, a law firm

•  Partner (1997 - 2002), Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, a law firm (joined the firm in 1988)

 

Key Skills and Experience:

•  Public Company Management, Corporate Governance, Finance, Accounting and Capital Markets, Global Business, Human Capital Management, Information Security, Legal and Regulatory Oversight, Risk Oversight/Compliance, and Strategy and M&A Experience gained during her almost 25-year legal career in corporate M&A and securities, where she represented both public and private companies in a variety of complex matters, and further developed while at ExOne, where she was responsible for capital markets development, corporate strategic planning, human resources including oversight of diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”), global compliance, investor relations, and international business development within Europe and Asia, through which she became a thought leader in the areas of corporate governance, legal and regulatory oversight, capital markets and M&A and is regularly invited to speak at major conferences, including, among others, the 2023 Stanford Directors’ College, on such topics

•  Completing a certification “Board Governance: Navigating Emerging Technologies and Future Frontiers” at Cornell University

•  CSR Experience obtained through her legal and regulatory background, in addition to ongoing education programs

 

Former Public Company Boards:

•  World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) (2022 - 2023), Director

•  Mylan (2014 - the closing of the Combination in 2020), Director, most recently Chair of the Compensation and Governance and Nominating Committees and member of the Audit, Compliance and Executive Committees

 

 

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LOGO

 

Director since 2022

 

Age: 62

 

Board Committees:

• Audit*

• Finance

 

Independent Director

 

 

Elisha Finney

 

•  Executive Vice President (2012 - 2017), Chief Financial Officer (April 1999 - May 2017), Senior Vice President (2005 - 2012), Vice President of Finance (1999 - 2005), joined the company in 1988, Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

 

Key Skills and Experience:

•  Public Company Management, Corporate Governance, Healthcare Industry, Human Capital Management, Finance, Accounting and Capital Markets, Information Security, and Risk Oversight/Compliance Experience gained during her time at Varian Medical Systems, where she oversaw corporate accounting, corporate communications and investor relations, internal audit, risk management, tax and treasury, and corporate information systems and helped the company grow to be a world-leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions

•  Ms. Finney also brings Global Business and Strategy and M&A Experience to the Board

 

Other Current Public Company Boards:

•  Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE: MTD) (since 2017), Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

•  NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) (since 2017), Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

•  ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) (since 2016), Director, Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee, and member of the Audit and Compliance Committees

 

Former Public Company Boards:

•  iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) (2017 - 2021), Director and member of the Audit and Compensation and Talent Committees

•  Cutera, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUTR) (2017 - 2019), Director, Chair of the Audit Committee, and member of the Enterprise Risk Committee

•  Altera Corporation (2011 - 2015 when acquired by Intel Corporation), Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

•  Thoratec Corporation (2007 - 2013), Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

        

*   The Board has, in accordance with its Corporate Governance Principles, approved Ms. Finney’s concurrent service on the Audit Committee and the audit committees of more than two other public companies and determined that such service does not impair her ability to effectively serve on the Audit Committee.

 

 

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Director since 2023

Age: 51

 

Board Committees:

•  Compliance and Risk Oversight

•  Executive

•  Governance and Sustainability

 

Independent Director

  

Leo Groothuis

 

•  General Counsel (2022 - present), HAL Investments, the Dutch investment subsidiary of HAL Holding N.V., a public international investment company listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange, which is focused on increasing shareholder value

•  Partner (2006 - 2022), NautaDutilh, a law firm (joined the firm in October 1996)

 

Key Skills and Experience:

•  Corporate Governance, Global Business, Legal and Regulatory Oversight, Risk Oversight/Compliance, and Strategy and M&A Experience acquired during his legal career at NautaDutilh, where he had been a trusted C-suite and board advisor to some of the largest companies in both Europe and the U.S., which resulted in him being recognized as a top lawyer and thought leader in corporate governance, capital markets and M&A for the guidance he had provided to numerous multi-national private and public companies on significant complex strategic transactions

•  CSR Experience obtained through his active involvement in the development and execution of HAL Investments’ environmental, social and governance strategy

 

Other Organizations:

•  Director, Stichting Continuiteit IHC and B.V. Finance Continuiteit IHC, Dutch foundations that together are the sole shareholders of Royal IHC, a private international shipbuilding company

 

 

 

 

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Director since 2020

Age: 56

 

Board Committees:

•  Executive (Chair)

•  Finance (Chair)

Board Chair and Independent Director

  

Melina Higgins

 

•  Held senior roles of increasing responsibility including Partner (2002 - 2010) and Managing Director (2001 - 2010) and served as a member of the Investment Committee of the Principal Investment Area, Head of the Americas for Private Debt and co-Chairperson of the Investment Advisory Committee for GS Mezzanine Partners funds, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS)

 

Key Skills and Experience:

•  Corporate Governance, Finance, Accounting and Capital Markets, Global Business, Risk Oversight/Compliance, and Strategy and M&A Experience obtained during her nearly 20 years at Goldman Sachs, where she built and led a successful investment business and became well-versed in portfolio management, assessing market risks and building businesses, especially during her time as a member of Goldman’s Investment Committee of the Principal Investment Area, one of the largest alternative asset managers in the world, where she oversaw and approved global private equity and private debt investments

 

Other Current Public Company Boards:

•  Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE: GNW) (since 2013), non-executive Chair (since 2021) and member of the Audit and Management Development & Compensation Committees

 

Current Private Company Boards:

•  Director and non-executive chair of the Board (since 2016), Antares Midco Inc., a private company that provides financing solutions for middle market, private equity-backed transactions

 

Former Public Company Boards:

•  Mylan (2013 - the closing of the Combination in 2020), Director, most recently Chair of the Finance Committee, and member of the Audit, Compensation, and Executive Committees

•  NextGen Acquisition Corp. II (March 2021 until its merger with Virgin Orbit in December 2021) (a special purpose acquisition company), Director, Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Audit and Compensation Committees

 

Other Organizations:

•  Member, Women’s Leadership Board of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

 

 

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Director since 2020

 

Age: 76*

 

Board Committees:

•  Compensation

•  Finance

 

Independent Director

 

James Kilts

 

•  Founding Partner (since 2006), Centerview Capital, a private equity firm

•  Special Advisor to the Board (since 2023), Co-Chief Executive Officer (2021-2023), Conyers Park III Acquisition Corp. (a special purpose acquisition company)

•  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (2001 - 2005 when it merged with The Procter & Gamble Company), President (2003 - 2005), The Gillette Company

•  President and Chief Executive Officer (1998 - 2000 when it was acquired by The Philip Morris Companies), Nabisco Group Holdings Corporation

 

Key Skills and Experience:

•  CEO and Public Company Management, Corporate Governance, Finance, Accounting and Capital Markets, Global Business, and Strategy and M&A Experience, acquired during his more than 40 years leading a range of multi-national companies and iconic brands, where he is credited with building domestic and international strategies to increase sales and successfully overseeing organizations through significant M&A activity resulting in him being sought out for his business expertise and advice

•  Mr. Kilts also brings Healthcare Industry and Human Capital Management Experience to the Board

 

Other Current Public Company Boards:

•  Advantage Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: ADV) (since 2020 when it combined with Conyers Park II Acquisition Corp.), non-executive Chairman and previously Lead Director

•  The Simply Good Foods Company (NASDAQ: SMPL) (since 2017), Chairman and member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

 

Former Public Company Boards:

•  Unifi Inc. (NYSE: UFI) (2016 - 2022), Director and most recently member of the Compensation Committee

•  Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) (2007 - the closing of the Combination in 2020), Director and most recently member of Compensation Committee

•  Conyers Park II Acquisition Corp. (2019 to 2020 when it combined with Advantage Solutions Inc.), Executive Chairman

•  MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) (2005 - 2020), Director, most recently Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee

•  The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) (2005 - 2006), Director

•  Conyers Park Acquisition Corporation (2016 - 2017 when it merged with The Simply Good Foods Company), Chairman

•  Nielsen Holdings plc, (NYSE: NLSN) non-executive Director (2006 - 2017) and Chairman (2011 - 2013)

•  Nielsen Company B.V. (2009 - 2014), Chairman

•  MeadWestvaco Corporation (2006 - 2014), Director

        

*   The Board, on the recommendation of the Governance and Sustainability Committee, has, in accordance with its Corporate Governance Principles, approved a waiver to the mandatory retirement age for Directors for Mr. Kilts and determined that such waiver was in the best interests of the Company because of his continued extensive contributions to the Board and his knowledge and familiarity with the legacy Upjohn Business.

 

 

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Director since 2020

Age: 66

 

Board Committees:

•  Compensation (Chair)

•  Compliance and Risk Oversight

•  Governance and Sustainability

 

Independent Director

  

Harry Korman

 

•  Held senior executive roles of increasing responsibility, including Global Chief Operating Officer (2012 - 2014, after which he served as a consultant (2014 - 2015)), President, North America (2007 - 2012), President, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. (2005 - 2009); joined in 1996 after the company’s acquisition of UDL Laboratories, Inc. (n/k/a Mylan Institutional Inc.), Mylan Inc.

 

Key Skills and Experience:

•  Public Company Management, Corporate Governance/CSR, Healthcare Industry, Risk Oversight/Compliance, Strategy and M&A, and Global Business Experience gained during his almost 20 years serving in leadership roles at Mylan, where he helped grow their generics business and ultimately had responsibility for all operations as Global Chief Operating Officer

•  Mr. Korman also brings Information Security Experience to the Board

 

Former Public Company Boards:

•  Mylan (2018 - the closing of the Combination in 2020), Director, most recently Chair of the Risk Oversight Committee and member of the Compliance, Governance and Nominating, and Science and Technology Committees

 

Other Organizations:

•  Past Director and Vice Chairman, Generic Pharmaceutical Association, now known as the Association for Accessible Medicines

•  Previous Director and Vice Chairman, HDMA Foundation, which serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on healthcare supply issues

 

 

 

 

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Director since 2020

Age: 63

 

Board Committees:

N/A

 

Director

  

 

Rajiv Malik

 

•  Retired President (from the closing of the Combination in 2020 to April 2024), Viatris

•  President (2012 - the closing of the Combination in 2020), Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (2009 - 2012), Head of Global Technical Operations (2007 - 2009); joined the company in 2007, Mylan

•  Chief Executive Officer (2005 - 2008), Matrix Laboratories Limited (now Mylan Laboratories Limited)

•  Head of Global Development and Registrations (2003 - 2005), Sandoz GmbH

•  Head of Global Regulatory Affairs and Head of Pharma Research (1999 - 2003), Ranbaxy

 

Key Skills and Experience:

•  Public Company Management, Finance, Accounting and Capital Markets, Healthcare Industry, Information Security, Legal and Regulatory Oversight, Risk Oversight/Compliance, Strategy and M&A, and Global Business Experience acquired over his extensive career in the healthcare industry, including at Mylan where he was integral in helping to develop the strategies for the company’s acquisitions for over 10 years, as well as the execution and integration of those acquisitions, and was responsible for leading global commercial, scientific, operational, IT and business development activities in more than 165 countries and territories, a portfolio of more than 7,500 products, a pipeline of approximately 1,200 products, and more than 40 manufacturing facilities around the world and further enhanced in his most recent role, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Company, overseeing the Company’s commercial business units, the Commercial Development, Medical, IT and Quality functions, as well as R&D and Operations and where he played a leading role in integrating the two legacy companies while stabilizing the business until his retirement in April 2024

•  Mr. Malik also brings Human Capital Management Experience, including oversight of DEI, to the Board

 

Current Private Company Boards:

•  Non-executive non-independent and Viatris nominee director (since 2022), Biocon Biologics Limited, a majority owned subsidiary of Biocon Limited

 

Former Public Company Boards:

•  Mylan (2012 - the closing of the Combination in 2020), Director

 

 

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Director since 2020

 

Age: 70

 

Board Committees:

•  Audit* (Chair)

•  Compliance and Risk Oversight

•  Executive

•  Finance

 

Independent Director

  

Richard Mark, C.P.A.

 

•  Partner (2002 - 2015), Deloitte & Touche LLP (“Deloitte”)

•  Audit Partner (1988 - 2002), Audit Manager (1981 - 1988), Senior Auditor (1977 - 1981), Arthur Andersen & Co.

 

Key Skills and Experience:

•  Public Company Management, Corporate Governance, Finance, Accounting and Capital Markets, Risk Oversight/Compliance, Strategy and M&A, and Global Business Experience gained over his extensive career auditing financial statements of public and private companies, consulting on financial issues with companies, and performing transaction diligence on behalf of financial and strategic buyers

•  Mr. Mark also brings Healthcare Industry and Information Security Experience to the Board

 

Other Current Public Company Boards:

•  Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. (“GSBDC”) (NYSE: GSBD) (since 2020), Director, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Compliance, Governance and Nominating, and Contract Review Committees

•  Goldman Sachs Private Credit Corp. (since 2022) and Goldman Sachs Middle Market Lending Corp. II (since 2020), Director, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Compliance, Governance and Nominating, and Contract Review Committees

 

Former Public Company Boards:

•  Mylan (2019 - the closing of the Combination in 2020), Director and most recently member of the Audit and Finance Committees

•  Goldman Sachs Middle Market Lending Corp. (2016 - 2020 when it merged with GSBDC), Director, most recently Chair of the Audit Committee and member of Compliance, Governance and Nominating, and Contract Review Committees

•  Katy Industries, Inc. (2015 - 2016), Chairman and most recently member of the Audit Committee

 

Former Private Company Boards:

•  Northwestern Memorial Healthcare (2014 - 2015), Director and member of the Executive and Nominating and Governance Committees

•  Cadence Health (1993 - 2014 when acquired by Northwestern), Director

 

Other Organizations:

•  Director and Chair of the Finance Committee, Home Centered Care Institute, a not-for-profit corporation, which promotes access to home-based primary care for medically complex patients who are either homebound or home-limited

•  Former Director, Almost Home Kids, a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a provider of transitional care to children with complicated health needs, training for their families, and respite care

        

*   The Board has, in accordance with its Corporate Governance Principles, approved Mr. Mark’s concurrent service on the Audit Committee and the audit committees of more than two other public companies and determined that such service does not impair his ability to effectively serve on the Audit Committee.

 

 

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Director since 2020

 

Age: 68

 

Board Committees:

•  Audit

•  Compliance and Risk Oversight (Chair)

•  Executive

•  Governance and Sustainability

 

Vice Chairman

  

Mark Parrish

 

•  Executive Chairman (2018 - 2019), Chief Executive Officer (2008 - 2018), Executive Chairman (2008 - 2013), TridentUSA Health Services, a provider of mobile X-ray and laboratory services to the long-term care industry. In February 2019, TridentUSA filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and emerged from bankruptcy in September 2019

•  Held management roles of increasing responsibility (1993 - 2007) including Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Supply Chain Services (2006 - 2007), Cardinal Health Inc. and its affiliates

 

Key Skills and Experience:

•  Public Company Management, Corporate Governance, Healthcare Industry, Finance, Accounting and Capital Markets, Risk Oversight/Compliance, and Strategy and M&A Experience obtained over his many years in leadership positions in the healthcare industry, where he gained extensive expertise in managing governmental oversight, as well as experience in business restructuring and M&A

•  CSR Experience obtained through his public company and executive experience and his work in the heavily regulated healthcare industry

•  Mr. Parrish also brings Human Capital Management, Global Business, and Information Security Experience to the Board

 

Other Current Public Company Boards:

•  Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) (since 2013), Director, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee

 

Current Private Company Boards:

•  Safecor Health, LLC (since 2022), a private limited liability company that provides unit dose drug packaging services to hospitals and long-term care facilities, Director

 

Former Public Company Boards:

•  Mylan (2009 - the closing of the Combination in 2020), most recently Lead Independent Director and Vice Chairman, Chair of the Compliance Committee and member of the Audit, Executive, Governance and Nominating, and Risk Oversight Committees

 

Former Private Company Boards:

•  Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (2019 - 2023), a private company that specializes in the outsourcing of hospital pharmacies, Director

•  Golden State Medical Supply (2014 - 2019 when it was acquired by Court Square), a private company that specializes in meeting unique labeling and sizing needs and pharmaceutical packaging, serialization and distribution, Director

•  Silvergate Pharmaceuticals (2013 - 2019), a private company that develops and commercializes pediatric medications, Director

 

Other Organizations:

•  President and Chief Executive Officer, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers, an association of pharmaceutical wholesalers and pharmaceutical supply chain service companies

•  Senior Adviser, Frazier Healthcare Ventures, a healthcare-oriented growth equity firm

 

 

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Director since 2022

 

Age: 62

 

Board Committees:

N/A

 

Chief Executive Officer and Director

 

Scott A. Smith

 

•  Chief Executive Officer (since April 2023), Viatris

•  President (2018 - 2023), BioAtla, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCAB) (“BioAtla”), a global biotechnology company focused on the development of Conditionally Active Biologics antibody therapeutics

•  Served as an executive (2008 - 2018), rising up the ranks from SVP and Global Head of Immunology to President of Inflammation and Immunology and then, beginning in 2017, President and Chief Operating Officer, Celgene Corporation, a global biopharmaceutical company

 

Key Skills and Experience:

•  Public Company Management, Corporate Governance, Global Business, Healthcare Industry, Risk Oversight/Compliance, and Strategy and M&A Experience acquired during his more than 35 years in the healthcare industry, which has resulted in him possessing vast global commercial and pharmaceutical expertise and a proven ability to build, grow and manage large complex organizations utilizing his substantial experience in developing and executing regulatory, clinical, and business development strategies as displayed by time at BioAtla, where he built a clinical development structure that moved multiple assets from investigational new drug applications into late stage clinical development, drove the company’s long-term strategic operational plan and led all business development activities and, prior to that, his time at Celgene where he led the company’s oncology, inflammation and immunology franchise, commercial operations and clinical development

•  Mr. Smith also brings Finance, Accounting and Capital Markets and Human Capital Management Experience to the Board

 

Other Current Public Company Boards:

•  BioAtla, Inc. (since 2020), Director

 

Former Public Company Boards*:

•  Apexigen, Inc. (2019 - 2023 when it was acquired by Pyxis Oncology, Inc.), Director and most recently member of the Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees

•  Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTNP) (2017 - 2020), Director and Chair of the Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees

 

Former Private Company Boards:

•  Triumvira Immunologics, Inc. (2018 - 2023), Director and Chairman

•  Refuge Biotechnologies, Inc. (2018 - 2022), Director

•  F-star Therapeutics, Inc. (2018 - 2020), Chairman and member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees

*   The Board had, in accordance with its Corporate Governance Principles, previously approved Mr. Smith’s concurrent service as an executive officer of a public company and on more than one other public company board of directors and determined that it did not impair his ability to effectively serve on the Board.

 

 

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Viatris’ Board Structure

As set forth in our Bylaws, the Company has a majority vote standard for director elections in the event of an uncontested election and a plurality standard in the event of a contested election. The Bylaws also provide that if a nominee for Director who is an incumbent is not elected and no successor has been elected at such meeting, the Director shall promptly tender their irrevocable resignation to the Board, such resignation to be effective upon acceptance by the Board. Commencing with the Company’s 2023 annual meeting of shareholders (the “2023 Annual Meeting”), the Board was declassified and all Directors are submitted for election at each annual meeting of shareholders.

The Board has selected a leadership and management structure that it believes is best suited to meet the needs of the Company and our shareholders. The flexibility to make these decisions serves the interests of the Company and its shareholders, as the Board is best positioned to evaluate the optimal leadership structure for the Company based upon the respective talents of the individual Directors and the Company’s leadership team, strategic objectives, and challenges and opportunities over time.

Our Board Structure

The Board believes that its current leadership structure—Mr. Smith as CEO and Ms. Higgins as independent Board Chair (the “Chair”)—provides a clear delineation of responsibilities for each position and fosters greater accountability of management, which remain critical given our enduring focus on execution and results, particularly as we prepare to enter Phase 2 of our previously announced two-phased strategic vision. The Board believes this structure will allow the CEO to continue to focus on running the Company on a day-to-day basis while allowing the Chair to lead the Board in providing advice to, and independent oversight of, management. As set forth below, the independent Chair also has significant authority for all Board matters and serves as Chair of the Executive Committee.

In May 2023, in light of the leadership and oversight of Robert J. Coury, our then Executive Chairman, in developing our comprehensive strategies for growth while streamlining the Company, the substantial success and progress on and overall performance with respect to the Company’s Phase 1 objectives, and in preparation for the Company’s move into Phase 2 of our strategic plan, the independent members of the Board believed it was an appropriate time to consider a transition to a more conventional Board leadership structure, which we had previously informed shareholders we would do at the appropriate time for the Company. In 2023, the Board approached Mr. Coury, and Mr. Coury agreed, to transition to a new role as Chairman Emeritus and Senior Strategic Advisor from the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Meeting through the end of 2025 (the same period that Mr. Coury previously committed to the Company under his Executive Employment Agreement when Viatris was created). As a result, Mr. Coury did not stand for re-election at the 2023 Annual Meeting and ceased to be a director and to serve as an officer and employee of the Company, in each case, effective as of the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Meeting. The Board believes that this transition has enabled and will enable the Board and management to continue to benefit from Mr. Coury’s extraordinary strategic vision and knowledge of the Company, management, the industry, and the complex global markets the Company operates in as it continues to adopt this new Board leadership structure and integrate new members of management.

At that time, the Board also committed to selecting a new independent Chair whose tenure would begin following the 2023 Annual Meeting and subsequently elected Ms. Higgins, an independent Director, as Chair effective immediately following the 2023 Annual Meeting. As described in “Setting and Overseeing Strategy” on page 21 below, the Board actively discusses, determines and oversees the Company’s strategies intended to unlock value for the Company and its shareholders and ensure the durability, sustainability, and stability

 

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of the business. The Board believes that Ms. Higgins’ skills and experience detailed on page 8 as well as her deep knowledge of the Company will make the Chair an invaluable leader of the Board and resource to the CEO and management, particularly as the Company prepares to enter Phase 2 of its previously announced two-phased strategic vision. The Chair determines the information sent to Board, its meeting agendas, and meeting schedules to assure that the Board is properly informed with respect to agenda items in advance and that there is sufficient time for discussion of agenda items at the meetings. The Chair presides at all meetings of shareholders and serves as point person for shareholders wishing to communicate with the Board. The Chair of the Board also serves as Chair of the Executive Committee. The independent Chair also presides at executive sessions of the independent Directors and has the authority to call meetings of the independent Directors. As set forth in the Corporate Governance Principles, the independent Chair is responsible for appointing a Director to serve as Vice Chair. The Vice Chair serves on the Executive Committee and, in the absence of the Chair, presides over Board meetings. Upon her election as Chair, Ms. Higgins appointed Mr. Parrish to serve as Vice Chair of the Board.

Mr. Smith is tasked with leading the daily management and performance of the business, which include, among other responsibilities, building and enhancing the Company’s commercial excellence and executing on its strategy to increase access to quality medicines and services through the Global Healthcare Gateway® and further move up the value chain by focusing on more complex and innovative products to build a more durable higher margin portfolio, while continuing to explore opportunities to unlock shareholder value. The Board continues to believe that Mr. Smith is well suited to lead the Company as it prepares to enter Phase 2 of its previously announced strategy and that his experience and expertise positions him to manage the global nature and complexity of a business that we believe is on a path to growth.

The Board has also adopted the corporate governance policies and practices set forth below that promote a strong and effective Board that provides independent oversight.

Among the factors that demonstrate the Board’s commitment to good governance practices and enable it to provide highly effective oversight and direction are:

 

   

9 out of 11 Directors are independent;

 

   

Currently, all committees of the Board are composed entirely of independent Directors (as defined in the applicable NASDAQ listing rules and applicable SEC rules), and Board approval of any appointment of members to the Audit, Compensation, Compliance and Risk Oversight, and Governance and Sustainability Committees must include an affirmative vote by at least a majority of the independent Directors;

 

   

The Board operates pursuant to Corporate Governance Principles, which are reviewed by the Governance and Sustainability Committee at least annually;

 

   

All Board committees operate pursuant to written charters and conduct annual self-assessments;

 

   

The Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee assists the Board in its oversight of management’s efforts with respect to the Company’s enterprise risk framework, and infrastructure and controls. The Committee receives reports, including with respect to related risks, risk management, and relevant legislative, regulatory, and technical developments, from senior management on data security, cybersecurity, information security-related matters, certain litigation-related topics and other topics on at least a quarterly basis. The Board and its other committees also have important roles in the oversight of risk as described in more detail in “Risk Oversight” beginning on page 23;

 

   

The Governance and Sustainability Committee, in addition to its responsibilities for overseeing corporative governance and succession planning, among other matters, assists the Board in its

 

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oversight of management’s efforts with respect to the Company’s corporate environmental and social responsibility matters. The Committee receives reports on these matters on at least a quarterly basis;

 

   

The independent Directors on the Board and its committees receive extensive information and input from multiple layers of management and external advisors, engage in detailed discussion and analysis regarding matters brought before them (including in executive session), and actively engage in the development and approval of significant corporate strategies;

 

   

The Board and its committees have full access to officers and employees of the Company; and

 

   

The Board and its committees have the authority to select, retain, and supervise advisors as necessary to fulfill their mandates.

Meetings of Viatris’ Board

Viatris’ Board met eight times in 2023. In addition to meetings of the Board, Directors attended meetings of individual Board committees of which they were members, and all Directors attended greater than 75% of the aggregate of Board meetings and meetings of the committees of which they were a member in 2023.

Viatris’ Corporate Governance Principles require the independent Directors of the Board to meet in separate executive sessions periodically, and at least twice annually, during regularly scheduled meetings of the Board, without any non-independent Directors or members of management present. The independent Directors of the Board met five times in executive session in 2023, with Mr. Parrish, the then Lead Independent Director, presiding at those executive sessions.

Pursuant to Viatris’ Corporate Governance Principles, Directors are expected to attend the annual meeting of shareholders of the Company, where practicable. Twelve Directors at the time of the 2023 Annual Meeting, including the 11 Directors standing for re-election, attended such meeting in person.

Meetings of Viatris’ Board Committees

The committees of the Board are the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, the Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee, the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Governance and Sustainability Committee. Each committee operates pursuant to a written charter, a current copy of which, along with our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, the Bylaws, and Corporate Governance Principles, is available on Viatris’ website at https://www.viatris.com/en/About-Us/Corporate-Governance.

Prior to the 2023 Annual Meeting, the committees of the Board were the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, the Compliance Committee, the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee, the Governance and Nominating Committee, and the Risk Oversight Committee. Effective immediately following the 2023 Annual Meeting, (1) the Governance and Nominating Committee assumed the former Risk Oversight Committee’s responsibility for overseeing management’s efforts with respect to corporate environmental and social responsibility matters and was renamed the Governance and Sustainability Committee and (2) the Risk Oversight Committee and Compliance Committee were consolidated to be the Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee.

Currently, all members of the committees of the Board are independent Directors, as defined in the applicable NASDAQ listing rules and applicable SEC rules. Board approval of any Director appointment to the Audit, Compensation, Compliance and Risk Oversight, and Governance and Sustainability Committees must include at least a majority of the independent Directors. The Board has determined that Richard Mark, the Chair of the Audit Committee, is an “audit committee financial expert”, as that term is defined in the rules of the SEC.

 

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Information regarding each of the committees is provided below and on the following pages, and pages 24 to 25 provide additional discussion of committee responsibilities with respect to risk oversight.

The table below provides the current membership (as of the date of this report) and 2023 meeting information for each Board committee.

 

Director(1)

  Audit   Compensation  

Compliance

and Risk

Oversight

Committee(3)

  Executive   Finance   Governance
and
Sustainability
(3)

W. Don Cornwell

           

JoEllen Lyons Dillon

            Chair

Elisha Finney

           

Leo Groothuis

           

Melina Higgins

        Chair   Chair  

James Kilts

           

Harry Korman

    Chair        

Rajiv Malik

           

Richard Mark(2)

  Chair          

Mark Parrish

      Chair      

Scott A. Smith

                       

Meetings during 2023

  10   8   5(4)   9   6   9
(1)

Effective immediately after the 2023 Annual Meeting, JoEllen Lyons Dillon joined the Compensation Committee; Leo Groothuis joined the Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee, Executive Committee and Governance and Sustainability Committee; Melina Higgins became Chair of the Executive Committee; and Harry Korman became Chair of the Compensation Committee. Until the 2023 Annual Meeting, Melina Higgins chaired and served on the Compensation Committee and served on the Governance and Nominating Committee.

(2)

The Board has determined that Richard Mark, the Chair of the Audit Committee, is an “audit committee financial expert”, as that term is defined in the rules of the SEC.

(3)

Effective immediately following the 2023 Annual Meeting, the Compliance Committee and Risk Oversight Committee were consolidated to be the Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee was renamed the Governance and Sustainability Committee. Prior to the 2023 Annual Meeting, the Compliance Committee included Mark Parrish (Chair), JoEllen Lyons Dillon and Harry Korman and the Risk Oversight Committee included Harry Korman (Chair), W. Don Cornwell and Richard Mark.

(4)

Represents the number of meetings of the Compliance Committee held prior to the 2023 Annual Meeting during 2023. The Risk Oversight Committee held five meetings prior to the 2023 Annual Meeting during 2023. Subsequent to the 2023 Annual Meeting, the Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee held no meetings during the remainder of 2023.

Audit Committee Responsibilities

The Audit Committee’s key oversight responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

   

Integrity of the Company’s financial statements and its accounting and financial reporting processes

 

   

Effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting

 

   

Qualifications, independence, and performance of the independent registered public accounting firm

 

   

Services to be performed by, and fees payable to, the independent registered public accounting firm

 

   

Internal Audit group

 

   

Company processes and procedures related to risk assessment and risk management of financial and disclosure control-related, as well as SEC reporting-related, matters

 

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Related party transactions

 

   

Company compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements (including U.S. federal securities laws) regarding the preceding matters

 

   

Review of any critical audit matters identified by the independent registered public accounting firm in connection with its audit of the Company’s annual financial statements

Compensation Committee Responsibilities

The Compensation Committee’s key oversight responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

   

CEO and senior management compensation, including the corporate goals and objectives relevant to such compensation

 

   

Board and committee compensation

 

   

Equity compensation plans in which Directors and/or executives participate

 

   

Compensation and benefits-related disclosures in annual reports and proxy statements

 

   

Reviewing with management and the Committee’s external compensation consultant the relationship between the Company’s compensation policies and practices and the Company’s risk management with respect to compensation-related matters, including to assess whether any risks arising from compensation practices, policies and programs for the Company’s executive officers and other employees are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company

 

   

From time-to-time reviewing reports from management regarding pay equity, human capital management, and succession planning (including diversity and inclusion, leadership and talent development, employee retention and engagement and workforce planning)

 

   

Reviewing and approving the implementation of, or revision to, any clawback or incentive-based compensation recovery policy allowing the Company to recoup compensation paid to the Company’s employees and administering and enforcing any such policy consistent with the terms of the policy

Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee Responsibilities

The Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee’s key oversight responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

   

Reviewing the enterprise risk framework, infrastructure, and controls implemented by management to help identify, assess, manage and monitor material risks

 

   

Reviewing the Company’s efforts to foster a culture of risk-adjusted decision making without constraining reasonable risk-taking and innovation

 

   

Reviewing significant global compliance-related policies implementing the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, or related to the operations of the Company’s business, and its mode or methods of doing business, including, for example, policies relating to pricing and/or commercialization of Company products and services

 

   

Reviewing metrics used by management or requested by the Committee to provide insight into the status and efficacy of the corporate compliance program, including the Company’s global compliance systems and organization

 

   

Reviewing reports of significant actual and alleged violations of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, corporate policies and procedures, and applicable laws and regulations

 

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Reviewing checks and balances implemented by the Company designed to support and promote compliance with approved corporate policies, legal rules, and regulations

 

   

Reviewing, in conjunction with the Chief Legal Officer, the performance, responsibilities, plans and resources of the Chief Compliance Officer, including appointment and replacement of the Chief Compliance Officer

 

   

Overseeing the Company’s policies and procedures for corporate political and lobbying expenditures

 

   

Reviewing management’s exercise of its responsibility to identify, assess and manage material risks not allocated to the Board or another committee, including, for example, data security programs and cybersecurity and IT

 

   

Consulting with the Chairs of the other committees at least two times a year to discuss risk-related matters and the Company’s enterprise risk management framework

Executive Committee Responsibilities

The Executive Committee’s key oversight responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

   

Assisting the Board in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities by exercising those powers of the Board not otherwise limited by a resolution of the Board or by law

 

   

Strategic planning and additional oversight of strategy implementation

Finance Committee Responsibilities

The Finance Committee’s key oversight responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

   

Material mergers, acquisitions, and combinations with other companies

 

   

Swaps and other derivatives transactions

 

   

Establishment of credit facilities

 

   

Potential financings with commercial lenders

 

   

Issuance and repurchase of the Company’s debt, equity, hybrid or other securities

 

   

Capital structure, including dividend payments

Governance and Sustainability Committee Responsibilities

The Governance and Sustainability Committee’s key oversight responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

   

Corporate governance matters

 

   

The nomination or re-nomination of Director candidates

 

   

The Board’s review and consideration of shareholder recommendations for, and nominations of, Director candidates

 

   

The annual self-evaluation of the Board and its committees

 

   

Director orientation and continuing education programs

 

   

Evaluating Board composition with respect to director independence, skills, experience, expertise, diversity, and other factors

 

   

Reviewing succession planning matters

 

   

Management’s efforts with respect to corporate environmental and social responsibility matters

 

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Board Refreshment and Succession Planning

 

Viatris’ Board, with the support of the Governance and Sustainability Committee, seeks to identify a diverse talent pool of qualified candidates for consideration as part of the Board’s refreshment and succession planning. The Board also seeks to combine the skills and experience of its long-standing Board members with fresh perspectives, insights, skills, and experiences of new members in support of its belief that it is important for Directors to represent diverse viewpoints and, further, that the personal backgrounds and qualifications of the Directors, considered as a group, should provide a composite mix of experience, knowledge and abilities. The Board is committed to fostering a culture of integrity, inclusion, dignity and mutual respect.

Viatris’ Board and Governance and Sustainability Committee evaluate Board composition with respect to, among other matters, director independence, skills, experience, expertise, diversity, and other factors to ensure that the Board remains well-qualified to provide effective oversight of the Company and management. The Board and the Governance and Sustainability Committee consider Viatris’ strategy, performance, operations, relevant industry and market conditions, and current and anticipated needs in terms of particular areas of experience and expertise (e.g., risk oversight, industry, science), among many other factors, to inform these refreshment practices and decisions. As we continue to evaluate Board composition, we also work to establish a pool of qualified potential candidates to support our continued refreshment efforts.

In 2022, Viatris’ Board adopted a Diversity and Inclusion Policy, which formalized the Board’s ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and seeking, supporting, valuing and leveraging diversity in the Board’s composition, including a mix of nationalities, ethnicities, races, ages, and/or genders and seeking a diverse talent pool of Director candidates when considering the Board’s refreshment and succession planning. The Board, in seeking candidates, reviews the principles of the policy and also asks its supporting search firms to provide candidates consistent with those principles. The Board and Governance and Sustainability Committee consider this policy and diversity matters generally during their self-evaluations and when nominating directors for election to the Board, and the Board considers the policy effective in making sure these matters are appropriately considered.

The Board has three women members, including our Chair, and three of our Board committees are chaired by women (Executive; Finance; and Governance and Sustainability). Our current Directors also include one individual that self-identifies as African American or Black, one individual that self-identifies as Asian, and one individual who self-identifies as White and Asian, in each case as such terms are defined in Nasdaq’s Board Diversity Matrix Instructions (which will be included in our proxy statement for the 2024 annual meeting of shareholders). In addition, two of our executive officers (Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer) are women.

As part of the Board’s ongoing focus on board refreshment, since 2021 a third-party search firm has assisted with identifying potential new director candidates, including gender and racially/ethnically diverse candidates. After initial screenings and outreach, as well as additional guidance from the Governance and Sustainability Committee, members of that committee and selected other Directors interviewed potential Director candidates identified by the third-party search firm as well as additional potential Director candidates recommended by Viatris Directors. Based on this process, the Board, on the recommendation of the Governance and Sustainability Committee, appointed Ms. Finney and Mr. Smith to the Board in December 2022 to fill the two vacancies resulting from the retirements of Neil Dimick and lan Read and

 

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appointed Mr. Groothuis to the Board in May 2023 to fill the vacancy resulting from Michael Goettler ceasing to serve on the Board. We will continue to work to establish a pool of qualified potential candidates to support our Board refreshment efforts.

In addition, in May 2023 we announced that Mr. Coury had agreed with the independent members of the Board to transition to a new role as Chairman Emeritus and Senior Strategic Advisor from the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Meeting through the end of 2025 (the same period that Mr. Coury previously committed to the Company under his Executive Employment Agreement when Viatris was created). As a result of Mr. Coury’s agreement, the independent members of the Board and Mr. Coury agreed that Mr. Coury would not stand for re-election at the 2023 Annual Meeting and would cease to be a director and to serve as an officer and employee of the Company, in each case, effective as of the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Meeting. At that time, the Board also committed to selecting a new independent Chair of the Board whose tenure would begin following the 2023 Annual Meeting and subsequently elected Ms. Higgins as independent Chair of the Board effective immediately following the 2023 Annual Meeting.

Reflecting the critical importance of senior leadership to the success of the Company and its overall business strategy, our Corporate Governance Principles also provide that the Board will work with senior management to ensure that effective plans are in place for management succession. The Board’s goal is to have a long-term and continuous program as well as to have contingency plans in place for emergencies such as departure, death, or disability. The Board discusses succession planning regularly at scheduled meetings, including in executive session, as appropriate. These succession planning activities have been and may continue to be supported by independent third-party consultants.

The Board prioritizes reviewing and discussing the succession plans for the CEO and each of his direct reports. Management succession planning continues to be among the Board’s top priorities and is included in the annual goals for executive management. In connection with our management succession planning, in February 2023, the Company appointed Scott A. Smith as CEO to lead our Phase 2 strategy and execution. In addition, in December 2023, the Company appointed Doretta Mistras to serve as CFO beginning March 1, 2024, and in April 2024, the Company appointed Dr. Corrine Le Goff to serve as Chief Commercial Officer beginning April 15, 2024.

Setting and Overseeing Strategy

 

The Board actively discusses, determines and oversees the Company’s strategies intended to unlock value for the Company and its shareholders and ensure the durability, sustainability, and stability of the business. We believe the Board has demonstrated over time the consistency and natural progression of its strategy, resulting in stable and durable cash flows despite evolving, challenging, and often unpredictable market conditions.

Under the leadership of the Board, along with management, we laid out a clear and deliberate strategy to build a highly diversified company with multiple capabilities spanning numerous geographies and therapeutic areas. We established a two-phased roadmap that detailed and emphasized our strategic priorities to deliver value to our shareholders. In Phase 1 of this strategy, we have focused on stabilizing the base business, delivering on our pipeline, reducing debt, maintaining an investment grade credit rating and returning capital to shareholders. The Company also entered into certain transactions in order to simplify its business, accelerate paydown of debt and unlock shareholder value. During Phase 2, the Company anticipates a period of renewed growth and leadership as it intends to move up the value chain by focusing on more complex and innovative products to build a more durable higher margin portfolio, while continuing to explore opportunities to unlock shareholder value.

 

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Viatris has completed or announced several transactions that illustrate its ongoing commitment to these priorities:

 

   

In November 2022, we identified certain businesses for divestiture that the Company no longer considered core to its future strategy and on October 1, 2023 announced we had received an offer for the divestiture of our OTC Business, and entered into definitive agreements to divest our women’s healthcare business and, separately, in another transaction, our rights to two women’s healthcare products in certain countries, our API business in India and commercialization rights in select geographic markets (“Upjohn Distributor Markets”) that were part of the Combination that are smaller in nature and in which we had no established infrastructure prior to or following the Combination. The divestiture of the women’s healthcare business is primarily related to our oral and injectable contraceptives and does not include all of our women’s healthcare related products; as an example, our Xulane® product in the U.S. is excluded. The transaction to divest the Company’s rights to two women’s healthcare products in certain countries (other than in the U.K., which remains subject to regulatory approval) closed in December 2023, the divestitures of the commercialization rights in certain of the Upjohn Distributor Markets closed during 2023, and the divestiture of our women’s healthcare business closed in March 2024. Additionally, we currently expect to consummate the divestiture of our API business in India by the end of the second quarter of 2024 and the divestiture of our OTC Business by mid-year 2024. The transactions that have not yet closed remain subject to regulatory approvals, receipt of required consents and other closing conditions, including, in the case of the API business divestiture, a financing condition.

 

   

In the first quarter of 2023, we completed the acquisition of Oyster Point Pharma, Inc. (“Oyster Point”) and acquired the remaining equity shares of Famy Life Sciences Private Limited (“Famy Life Sciences”). Ophthalmology is one of the key therapeutic areas of focus of the Company. With the combination of Viatris’ global commercial footprint, R&D and regulatory capabilities and supply chain, along with Oyster Point’s deep knowledge of the ophthalmology space from a clinical, medical, regulatory and commercial perspective—including Tyrvaya®—and Famy Life Sciences’ Phase III-ready pipeline, the Company believes it has the foundation to create a leading global ophthalmology franchise, accelerating efforts to address the unmet needs of patients with ophthalmic disease and the eye care professionals who treat them.

 

   

In early 2024 the Company announced that it had entered into agreements for a significant global R&D collaboration with Idorsia Ltd (“Idorsia”) under which Viatris will receive exclusive global development and commercialization rights to two Phase III assets as well as the potential to add additional innovative assets in the future. The transaction closed on March 15, 2024. The collaboration includes (i) selatogrel, a potential life-saving self-administered medicine for patients with a history of acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack, and builds on Viatris’ existing global cardiovascular franchise and specialty infrastructure, as well as its knowledge, leadership, and distribution capabilities for self-administered medication for acute life-threatening conditions as well as (ii) cenerimod, a novel immunology asset that has the potential to be a first-in-class oral therapy for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus, the most common form of lupus. Through lifecycle management, this asset also has the potential for broad application across multiple autoimmune diseases in a specialist-driven category with attractive market dynamics for oral therapies and could be a cornerstone asset in Viatris’ immunology platform. We believe entering into this type of global R&D partnership structure with Idorsia is a great example of our disciplined approach to capital allocation.

The Board remains committed to overseeing continuing efforts to further unlock the value of our unique global platform and return capital to shareholders and to maintaining an ongoing dialogue with shareholders regarding a broad range of topics, including, among others, our differentiated strategy and

 

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business model; the Global Healthcare Gateway®; delevering strategies; governance; compensation; promoting sustainability; and further enhancing our efforts to advance our corporate environmental and social responsibility performance.

Risk Oversight

 

Viatris operates in a complex and rapidly changing environment that involves many potential risks. In addition to general market, industry, R&D, supply chain, political, financial, and economic risks, the Company faces potential risks related to, among others, executing on and implementing our strategic objectives, including completed or potential acquisitions and divestitures; IT and cybersecurity; data privacy; financial controls and reporting; manufacturing and quality; legal, regulatory and compliance requirements and developments; the global nature of our operations; human capital management; environmental and social responsibility; and product portfolio and commercialization, among others. As a company committed to operating ethically and with integrity, we proactively seek to manage and, where possible, mitigate risks to help ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations, maintain integrity and continuity in our operations and business, including in support of achieving strategic priorities, long-term financial and operational performance, and protect our assets (financial, intellectual property, and information, among others). Risk management is an enterprise-wide objective and is subject to oversight by the Board and its committees.

It is the responsibility of Viatris’ management and employees to identify material risks to our business and to implement and administer risk management and mitigation processes and programs, while also maintaining reasonable flexibility in how we operate. Our internal audit function coordinates cross functionally to update the Company’s enterprise risk assessment, including the identification of key and emerging risks, and reviews and refreshes this analysis quarterly with executive management. For each key or emerging risk identified, the Company establishes risk monitoring ownership from which quarterly updates are collected for executive management and the Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee. Our internal risk committee of senior management consists of senior leaders across multiple disciplines, including internal audit, IT, information security, compliance, corporate affairs, operations, finance, legal, and quality and meets quarterly to review and discuss risks and trends, which vary across the short-, medium- and long-term. To further embed risk management and compliance into our culture, Viatris has a robust global corporate compliance program, implements comprehensive policies and procedures, trains employees on how to implement and comply with them, and maintains an extensive program of oversight and audit to help ensure compliance and appropriate enterprise risk management.

Our risk oversight framework also aligns with our Disclosure Controls and Procedures. For example, the Company’s Disclosure Committee reviews the Company’s quarterly and annual financial statements and related disclosures. The Disclosure Committee consists of senior management including our CFO, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Controller, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Head of Capital Markets, and General Counsel—Corporate Securities and Transactions, all of whom participate in the associated risk assessment as described above. The financial statements are also reviewed with the CEO before being reviewed with and approved by the Audit Committee, and filed with the SEC.

The Board directly, or through its committees, oversees the implementation of risk management and mitigation processes. The Board and its committees rigorously review with management the risk management program and discuss risk assessment matters at least quarterly, as well as during the Board’s annual budget review and approval process. Each of our committees has full access to officers and employees of the Company, and our Board and committees also meet without members of management

 

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present. The Board and committee Chairs periodically discuss the allocation of specific risk oversight matters between the various Board committees and the Board believes that its current risk oversight structure, as outlined below, assigns particular risk oversight matters to the Board committees that have the appropriate expertise to manage them. The Board also has the authority to form special strategic committees if it believes that it would be advisable to oversee significant strategic or other corporate actions, including the risks related thereto. All committees also have access to outside advisors in their sole discretion and periodically receive external updates concerning oversight of risks related to the Company and management’s efforts to manage risk. The Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee is responsible for appointing and replacing the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer, who is responsible for, among other things, the day-to-day management and implementation of the Company’s Corporate Compliance Program and who reports to the Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee and the Chief Legal Officer. In addition to meeting with the Company’s internal risk committee of senior management, which meets at least quarterly, the Chief Compliance Officer meets at least quarterly with the Audit Committee and Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee.

The Board also has approved a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Code of Ethics for Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller, and other related policies to help manage and mitigate risk globally.

The Vice Chair of the Board serves as Chair of the Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee, which also meets at least twice a year with other committee Chairs to discuss risk-related matters and the Company’s enterprise risk management framework. While the full Board has retained responsibility for overseeing strategic risks to the business overall, it has delegated oversight of specific risks to its committees as outlined below.

Board Committees’ Role in Risk Oversight

 

   

The Audit Committee focuses on risks relating to financial and disclosure controls, SEC reporting matters, and oversight of Viatris’ internal audit function and independent registered public accounting firm. The Committee oversees, among other matters, the Company’s processes and procedures relating to risk assessment and risk management relating to financial, disclosure, and SEC reporting-related matters, and reviews with management the quality and adequacy of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting and the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures, including their effectiveness. Viatris’ internal audit function reports to and meets with the Committee at least quarterly to discuss potential risk or control issues, and the Committee regularly discusses the performance of the internal audit function, and the adequacy of resources available to this function. The Committee also meets quarterly with Viatris’ independent registered public accounting firm in executive session.

 

   

The Compensation Committee focuses on the design and administration of compensation-related plans and programs, and reviews with management and its external compensation consultant, at least annually, the relationship between the Company’s compensation policies and practices and the Company’s risk management with respect to compensation-related matters, including to assess whether any risks arising from compensation practices, policies and programs for the Company’s executive officers and other employees are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company. The Committee receives reports, on at least a quarterly basis, from management and outside advisors regarding compensation-related matters, and considers risk management in determining compensation structure. The Committee also reviews reports from management regarding pay equity and human capital management.

 

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The Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee assists the Board in its oversight of Viatris’ enterprise risk management framework and reviews the enterprise risk framework, infrastructure, and controls implemented by management to help identify, assess, manage, and monitor the Company’s material risks; reviews management’s exercise of its responsibility to identify, assess, and manage material risks not allocated to the Board or another committee, including, for example, data security programs and cybersecurity and IT; and reviews the Company’s efforts to foster a culture of risk-adjusted decision-making without constraining reasonable risk-taking and innovation. Management reviews the Company’s enterprise risk management program with the Committee each quarter and discusses the short-, medium- and long-term matters of focus from a risk management perspective and actions being taken to mitigate risk. The Committee also meets with the Chairs of the other committees at least two times a year to discuss enterprise risk and related matters. The Committee is also responsible for overseeing the Chief Compliance Officer’s implementation of Viatris’ Corporate Compliance Program. The Chief Compliance Officer reports to the Committee and the Chief Legal Officer and the Committee is responsible for appointing and, as applicable, replacing, this individual. The Committee discusses the Chief Compliance Officer’s performance, responsibilities, plans and resources with the Chief Legal Officer. The Committee also makes recommendations to the Board with respect to the Corporate Compliance Program, the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and significant related global policies, and is responsible for reviewing reports of significant actual or alleged violations of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, corporate policies and procedures, and applicable laws and regulations. The Committee also discusses reports regarding non-financial compliance risk and risks associated with privacy; antitrust and competition; anti-corruption; and third-party risks. In addition, the Committee reviews significant global compliance-related policies, including policies related to pricing and/or commercialization of Company products and services.

 

   

The Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing and, as appropriate, providing recommendations to the Board with respect to significant strategies and policies of the Company relating to its capital structure and deployment and/or allocation of capital, material financial matters and transactions, and the risks related to such activities.

 

   

The Governance and Sustainability Committee is responsible for identifying, assisting in recruiting, and nominating qualified individuals to become members of the Board, recommending committee assignments, overseeing the Board’s annual evaluation of the independence of Directors, and evaluating and assisting the Board in considering potential risks related to corporate governance. The Committee is also responsible for overseeing the annual self-evaluation of the Board and its committees; Director orientation and continuing education programs; and management’s activities with respect to corporate environmental and social responsibility matters.

The Board’s Role in Oversight of Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility Matters

Viatris’ Board oversees management’s efforts with respect to sustainability matters, including corporate environmental and social responsibility matters through its Governance and Sustainability Committee. The Company’s sustainability function operates as a center of excellence within the Viatris Corporate Affairs leadership team. The Head of Global Sustainability drives the strategic and operational development of sustainability matters across the Company together with key partners. The Chief Corporate Affairs Officer and the Head of Global Sustainability communicate quarterly with the Board on sustainability matters, including corporate environmental and social responsibility matters through the Governance and Sustainability Committee, and on an annual basis, the Governance and Sustainability Committee reviews progress with the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer and Head of Global Sustainability on sustainability matters, including corporate environmental and social responsibility matters that have been discussed with the Board to confirm the Company is tracking its priorities in this area.

 

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The Board’s and its Committees’ Role in Cybersecurity Oversight

The Company maintains an information security program designed to identify, protect, detect, respond to and recover from cybersecurity threats. The Company’s Chief Information Security Officer & Head of Global Security, under the direction of the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer, reports quarterly to the internal risk committee of senior management which includes the CEO, CFO, Chief Legal Officer, Chief People Officer, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Regional Presidents, Chief Information Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, and the Board on the progress of the information security program and overall security status.

The Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee of the Board is responsible for reviewing management’s exercise of its responsibility to identify, assess, and manage material risks not allocated to the Board or another Committee of the Board, including data security programs and cybersecurity and IT. In the event of a severe cybersecurity incident, such as a ransomware attack or other incident that has a severe adverse effect on Viatris’ operations, critical systems or sensitive data, or which may cause severe reputational damage, executive management may determine that is necessary to notify the Board or the Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee about such a cybersecurity incident immediately. Otherwise, the Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee receives reports from executive management on data security, cybersecurity and information security-related matters on at least a quarterly basis, including with respect to related risks, risk management, risk reduction programs, and relevant legislative, regulatory, and technical developments. On a biannual basis, the Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee and Chairs of each other Committee of the Board receive an information security update from the Company’s Chief Information Security Officer & Head of Global Security, the Chief Compliance Officer and the Chief Information Officer. The full Board receives a report on the respective quarterly discussions from the Chair of the Compliance and Risk Oversight Committee each quarter.

More information about Viatris’ risk management, strategy, and governance with respect to risks from cybersecurity threats can be found in Part I, Item 1C of the Original Filing.

Board Education and Director Orientation

The Governance and Sustainability Committee is responsible for overseeing and reviewing quarterly Director continuing education programs, including educational seminars, presentations, conferences and other programs or opportunities presented by external and internal resources, on matters that may relate to, among other topics: compensation, compliance, governance, board process, risk oversight, audit and accounting, regulatory and other current issues. Past trainings have included the Stanford Graduate School of Business Directors’ Consortium and Deloitte’s Board Symposium, among others. The Company reimburses Directors for costs associated with any related seminars and conferences, including travel expenses.

The Governance and Sustainability Committee is also responsible for overseeing and annually reviewing the Company’s Director orientation program. The program is designed to familiarize new Directors with, among other matters, the Company’s business, operations, financial reporting, risk management and executive officers. In addition, new Directors receive extensive onboarding materials which address topics including the Company’s strategy, policies, director roles and responsibilities, corporate governance policies and procedures, and leadership structure.

 

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ITEM 11.

Executive Compensation

Compensation Discussion and Analysis

This Compensation Discussion and Analysis (“CD&A”) describes the compensation of our Named Executive Officers (“NEOs”) for 2023, which continues to be closely linked to the Company’s performance objectives.

Executive Summary

 

We were pleased to have received 86% approval for our shareholder advisory vote regarding NEO compensation at our 2023 Annual Meeting, which we believe validates our performance-based compensation philosophy, the then-announced transition of our leadership structure and the phasing out of legacy compensation arrangements that we inherited from Pfizer and Mylan.

In our discussions with shareholders, they expressed strong support for our simplified and performance-based compensation program going forward.

Following the conclusion of legacy management transitions that took place this year, our compensation program no longer has any significant outstanding legacy arrangements. Although certain of these arrangements are reflected in our 2023 Summary Compensation Table, each matter was previously disclosed and, based on our discussions with shareholders, we believe was taken into account and reflected in prior shareholder advisory votes (including the 86% support last year). Importantly, our transitional arrangements with Messrs. Coury and Malik reflect the Company honoring past contractual and economic commitments without additional cash or equity compensation. Moreover, in response to our discussions with shareholders in recent years, we increased the percentage of performance-based equity awards from 60% to 65%; eliminated legacy excise tax gross-ups; eliminated modified single-trigger severance arrangements; committed to no new fixed-term NEO employment agreements; discontinued tax equalization benefits; and committed to no longer provide strictly time-based cash retention awards except in extraordinary situations and in connection with new hires or supplemental retirement benefit agreements.

Our Compensation Structure is Approximately Two-Thirds Performance Based and Includes No Special Incentives

Our Compensation Committee has implemented a simple and performance-focused compensation program which, excluding arrangements which may be necessary in connection with onboarding new hires, is limited to base salary, a performance-based short-term incentive award and long-term incentive awards consisting of performance-based restricted stock units (“PRSUs”) and restricted stock units (“RSUs”). For fiscal year 2023, 62% of NEO total target compensation was performance-based and 70% of NEO total target compensation was delivered as long-term equity.

 

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In addition, our PRSUs are subject to a total shareholder return (“TSR”) performance modifier assessed over a three-year time frame relative to the S&P 500 Pharmaceutical Index. Our first long-term PRSUs (awarded in 2021) that vested in 2024 were automatically reduced by 30% consistent with the design of the TSR modifier.

 

LOGO    LOGO

 

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Excludes Mr. Goettler

Leadership Transitions

Executive Chairman Transition

In light of the leadership and oversight of the Executive Chairman in developing our comprehensive strategies for growth while streamlining the Company, the substantial success and progress on and overall performance with respect to the Company’s Phase 1 objectives, and in preparation for the Company’s move into Phase 2 of our strategic plan, the independent members of the Board believed it was an appropriate time to consider a transition to a more conventional Board leadership structure, which we had previously informed shareholders we would do at the appropriate time for the Company. In 2023, the Board approached Robert J. Coury, and Mr. Coury agreed, to transition to a new role as Chairman Emeritus and Senior Strategic Advisor from the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Meeting through the end of 2025 (the same period that Mr. Coury previously committed to the Company under his Executive Employment Agreement when Viatris was created).

In connection with this transition, Mr. Coury was treated as separating from employment for Good Reason for severance benefit purposes (as defined in, and pursuant to, his Executive Employment Agreement). Importantly, our transitional arrangement with Mr. Coury involved the Company honoring past contractual and economic commitments without any additional grants of cash or equity compensation.

Other Executive Transitions

Rajiv Malik, President, retired from his executive role with the Company effective as of April 1, 2024. To support the transition of Mr. Malik’s substantial operating responsibilities given his significant tenure with the Company and primary responsibility for operation of the Company’s complex manufacturing and commercial platform for over 15 years, and to assist the Company’s senior management team, the Board requested and Mr. Malik agreed to consult with the Company on operational matters. Mr. Malik has also agreed to remain a member of the Board. Mr. Malik will receive a pro rata bonus for 2024 reflecting his period of executive service and his currently outstanding equity awards will continue vesting during his service (or earlier upon certain qualifying terminations of Board or consulting services). Mr. Malik was not granted any additional awards or other compensation for his consulting services.

Anthony Mauro, President, Developed Markets, departed from the Company effective as of April 1, 2024 as a result of an elimination of his position in connection with a realignment of the Company’s commercial

 

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function. Mr. Mauro received severance benefits equal to two times his base salary and target bonus, subject to a release of claims and other customary conditions. Mr. Mauro will also receive a pro rata bonus for 2024 reflecting his period of executive service. Unvested equity awards that Mr. Mauro held as of his separation were forfeited, unless otherwise provided in the applicable award agreements.

Sanjeev Narula, Chief Financial Officer, departed from the Company effective March 5, 2024. Mr. Narula received severance benefits based on a termination without cause equal to two times his base salary and target bonus. Mr. Narula will also receive a pro rata bonus for 2024 reflecting his period of executive service and is eligible to receive a pro rata portion of his PRSUs granted in 2022 and 2023 based on actual performance at the end of the applicable performance period. Other unvested equity awards that Mr. Narula held as of his separation were forfeited.

Michael Goettler, Chief Executive Officer, departed from the Company effective April 1, 2023. Mr. Goettler received a pro rata bonus for 2023 reflecting his period of executive service and severance benefits based on a termination without cause equal to two and a half times his base salary and target bonus. Unvested equity awards that Mr. Goettler held as of his separation were forfeited.

Selected Highlights and Recent Developments

 

Viatris’ management continues to execute on the strategic priorities previously outlined to shareholders and again achieved several notable accomplishments in 2023, furthering its strategic plan.

Financial and Operational Performance

In 2023, Viatris delivered another four quarters of consistent, solid operational performance across all segments. The Company:

 

   

Reported total revenues of $15.4 billion; U.S. GAAP net earnings of $54.7 million; adjusted EBITDA of $5.1 billion; U.S. GAAP net cash provided by operating activities of $2.8 billion and free cash flow of $2.4 billion.

 

   

Paid down approximately $1.25 billion of debt.

 

   

Generated new product revenues1 of ~$450 million.

 

   

Maintained the quarterly dividend payment of $0.12 per share.

 

   

Returned capital to shareholders in the form of $576 million in dividends and $250 million in share buybacks, totaling $826 million.

 

   

Supplied high-quality medicines to ~1 billion patients around the world.

 

   

Completed certain planned divestitures and is on track to complete all remaining divestitures by mid-year 2024, subject to final regulatory approvals, receipt of required consents and other closing conditions.

Science and Regulatory Achievements

Viatris has products across 10+ therapeutic areas, and has more than 250 medicines on the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines list. The Company has industry-leading science, development, regulatory

 

1 

Refers to revenue from new products launched in 2023 and the carryover impact of new products, including business development, launched within the last 12 months.

 

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and manufacturing capabilities complemented by a strong commitment to quality and an unparalleled geographic footprint to deliver high-quality medicines. In 2023, this included more than 3,000 scientists and medical professionals working across 11 development centers globally in multiple technology platforms and therapeutic areas, coupled with in-country regulatory expertise in 55 markets. During 2023, Viatris continued to advance key development programs across complex injectables, novel products, complex generics, as well as progressed its efforts to establish a Phase III-ready eye care pipeline. The Company:

 

   

Launched Breyna, the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”)-approved generic version of Symbicort®.

 

   

Positive top-line results for Yupelri® (revefenacin) Phase III trial in China.

 

   

FDA approval of RYZUMVI 0.75% eye drops for the treatment of pharmacologically-induced mydriasis.

 

   

Executed successful transition of global biosimilars business to Biocon Biologics Limited.

 

   

Integrated Oyster Point and Famy Life Sciences acquisitions and successfully created the Viatris Eye Care Division.

Our 2023 Annual Incentive Plan Payouts Aligned with Strong Financial and Operational Results and PRSUs Earned in 2024 Were Reduced Based on Our Relative Total Shareholder Return, Further Aligning Pay with Shareholder Outcomes

Short-term incentive compensation. Comprised approximately 17% of 2023 NEO target total compensation (excluding Mr. Goettler). While we believe that Viatris stock continues to be significantly undervalued, our management team’s operational execution resulted in strong performance results and corresponding above-target payouts under the 2023 short-term incentive program. Drivers of our 2023 short-term incentive results included:

 

   

Above-target adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow for short-term incentive compensation purposes, driven by the focus and efforts of the Company’s management and the success of the Company’s cash optimization efforts. For more information on and the differences between how adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow are calculated for purposes of the Company’s 2023 short-term incentive compensation and public reporting purposes, see “Elements of 2023 Compensation – 2023 Annual Incentive Compensation Program – Annual Incentive Compensation Awards for 2023” on page 33.

 

   

Above-target global product submissions, across broad and therapeutic-area agnostic product categories, driven by the strength of the Company’s development programs and successful acceleration of certain additional submissions.

The setting of the annual incentive performance metric targets was established to reflect higher expectations regarding incremental R&D expense, incremental cost inflation and expectations regarding foreign exchange rates.

Long-term incentive compensation. PRSUs that vested in 2024 were subject to a free cash flow metric, a leverage metric and relative market performance metric (i.e., relative TSR using the S&P 500 Pharmaceutical Index, which is used as a modifier to determine the final payout percentage) over a three-year time period. These awards were automatically reduced by 30% at vesting due to our stock price, which we believe is significantly undervalued. For more information on and the differences between how free cash flow and leverage ratio are calculated for purposes of long-term incentive compensation and public reporting purposes, see page 36 and Appendix A.

 

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Executive Compensation Philosophy

 

 

The Compensation Committee and Board’s compensation philosophy for 2023 reflects the Company’s continued focus on a performance-based, shareholder-value-focused business model and is intended to help ensure that Viatris continues to attract and retain high-performing executives given the highly competitive market for executive talent. The compensation program has the following key objectives, among others:

 

   

Attract, Motivate, and Retain Highly-Skilled Executives. To attract and retain the leaders needed to drive execution of our ambitious goals, we provided market competitive compensation with an emphasis on performance-based, long-term incentives. We designed our compensation program to help ensure that the Company, shareholders, and other stakeholders continue to benefit from the talents of our leadership team and global workforce, while also recruiting new talent on an on-going basis in a highly competitive market for talent.

 

 

   

Align with Shareholder Interests. We aligned executive compensation with shareholder interests by linking pay to the Company’s stated strategic priorities, long-term performance, and share price appreciation, including through the use of a relative TSR modifier for PRSUs in our long-term incentive plan and robust share ownership requirements. We believe this linkage helps drive long-term performance and encourages decision making to foster share price appreciation.

 

 

   

Drive Company Performance. As described in more detail on pages 27 to 28 and 31 to 37, our 2023 compensation program was designed with metrics carefully linked to our business strategies and financial goals. If the Company does not meet its short- and long-term objectives, executive pay is meaningfully impacted.

 

2023 Performance-Based Compensation Program

 

2023 Total Target Compensation

The chart below shows the target total direct compensation opportunity for each of our NEOs in 2023.

 

NEO

  

Base

Salary

    

Target

Annual
Incentive

    

Target

Long-Term
Incentive

    

2023 Total

Target
Compensation(1)

 

Scott A. Smith(2)

     $1,400,000        $2,100,000        $11,200,000        $14,700,000  

Rajiv Malik

     $1,300,000        $1,625,000        $7,800,000        $10,725,000  

Sanjeev Narula

     $925,000        $925,000        $3,700,000        $5,550,000  

Anthony Mauro

     $860,000        $989,000        $3,440,000        $5,289,000  

Brian Roman

     $800,000        $800,000        $1,600,000        $3,200,000  

Michael Goettler(2)

     $1,300,000        $1,950,000               $3,250,000  

Robert J. Coury(2)

     $1,950,000        $2,925,000        $11,700,000        $16,575,000  

 

(1) 

2023 Total Target Compensation equals the sum of base salary, target annual incentive, and target long-term incentive.

(2) 

Scott A. Smith became CEO of the Company effective April 1, 2023. Mr. Goettler ceased to serve as CEO and on the Board, in each case, effective as of April 1, 2023. Mr. Coury ceased to serve as Executive Chairman and on the Board, in each case, effective as of December 15, 2023. The full year target annual incentive amounts listed above for Messrs. Smith, Goettler and Coury were prorated to reflect the number of days each respectively served as an active employee during 2023 in determination of the payout of the 2023 cash incentive and were based on actual Company performance levels. Mr. Goettler did not receive a 2023 long-term incentive award.

Considerations for Setting 2023 Incentive Performance Goals

In setting annual and long-term incentive performance goals, the Compensation Committee considered a broad variety of data, including potential divestitures, industry forecasts, internal projections, demographic data, advice from outside advisors, benchmarking data against the peer company medians, and the Company’s annual operating plan and strategies. The Compensation Committee also considered the variability and cyclicality of the business, noting that targets may increase or decrease from year to year due to factors impacting the business, such as market conditions, the regulatory environment, timing of product

 

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approvals, and both immediate and long-term strategic priorities of the business. Although the targets may vary from year-to-year, the Compensation Committee is committed to maintaining high levels of rigor while motivating the executive team and aligning with long-term sustainable business development and shareholder value creation. Consistent with our philosophy of driving long-term company performance, the Compensation Committee, with the advice of its independent compensation consultant, will annually consider potential alternative performance metrics that link to our strategy and align with shareholder interests in long-term value creation.

2023 Peer Group

The peer group is used as one of several reference points for determining executive compensation and includes Viatris’ business competitors and companies that Viatris competes with for executive talent. Although the competitive market for our executives is one factor the Compensation Committee considers when making compensation decisions, the Compensation Committee does not target the compensation of NEOs within a specific percentile of any set of peer companies and considers peer group and industry data along with many other factors when determining compensation.

Below is the peer group selected by the Compensation Committee for 2023, with the advice of the Compensation Committee’s independent compensation consultant. The Committee takes a number of considerations into account when choosing the peer group, including those companies that compete with the Company for executive talent.

 

Abbott Laboratories

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

 

Pfizer Inc.

Amgen Inc.

 

Eli Lilly and Company

 

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Bausch Health Companies Inc.

 

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

 

Sanofi S.A.

Baxter International Inc

 

Novartis AG

 

Teva Pharmaceutical Limited

Biogen Inc.

 

Organon & Co.

 

Zoetis Inc.

Elements of 2023 Compensation

 

Base Salaries

The Compensation Committee considers a variety of factors in deciding base salary, including, among others: individual performance, responsibilities, and expected future performance; Company performance; management structure; marketplace practices (including external benchmarks prepared by an independent compensation consultant); internal pay equity considerations; competitive recruitment for outstanding talent; and the executive’s experience, tenure, and leadership. The Compensation Committee also considers, among other factors, what the marketplace would require in terms of the costs to hire a similarly qualified and experienced individual externally.

 

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As reflected in the table below, in 2023, there were adjustments made to base salaries to reflect changes in market data and expanded responsibilities.

 

NEO

   2022 Base
Salary
     2023 Base
Salary
 

Scott A. Smith(1)

     N/A        $1,400,000  

Rajiv Malik

     $1,200,000        $1,300,000  

Sanjeev Narula

     $850,000        $925,000  

Anthony Mauro

     $800,000        $860,000  

Brian Roman

     $750,000        $800,000  

Michael Goettler(1)

     $1,300,000        $1,300,000  

Robert J. Coury(1)

     $1,800,000        $1,950,000  
(1) 

Scott A. Smith became CEO of the Company effective April 1, 2023. Mr. Goettler ceased to serve as CEO and on the Board, in each case, effective as of April 1, 2023. Mr. Coury ceased to serve as Executive Chairman and on the Board, in each case, effective as of December 15, 2023. The base salary amounts listed above for Messrs. Smith, Goettler, and Coury reflect full year amounts but were only paid out on a prorated basis to reflect the number of days as an active employee during 2023.

2023 Annual Incentive Compensation Program

Annual Incentive Compensation Awards for 2023

Viatris’ annual incentive compensation consists of performance-based annual cash awards that are subject to achievement of metrics that were identified by the Board and Compensation Committee as critical to the successful execution of Viatris’ business strategy and aligned with the continued creation of shareholder value. The metrics are specifically related to the actions and leadership of our executive team and measure their ability to generate shareholder returns, both in the short- and long-term. The Compensation Committee approved annual incentive award grants and corresponding performance targets in the first quarter of 2023.

The Compensation Committee identified the following metrics as important measures of Company performance relating to its stated strategy:

 

   

Adjusted EBITDA (40% Weighting): Measures the Company’s profitability and motivates the organization to focus on commercial execution and driving new product revenue, maintaining efficiency of our operations, capturing synergies, and disciplined expense management.

 

   

Free Cash Flow (40% Weighting): Creates organizational emphasis and focus on cash through improved cash flow conversion, optimized working capital, and overall cash generation which can increase the return to shareholders.

 

   

Global Regulatory Submissions (20% Weighting): Emphasizes the importance of developing a robust pipeline of molecules that Viatris could manufacture and sell over subsequent years. A robust product pipeline can help Viatris move its products up the value chain and also supports sustainability while serving Viatris’ mission of providing access to high quality, affordable medications.

 

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Individual annual incentive payout targets were established for each NEO, expressed as a percentage of base salary, as noted in the table below. Actual payouts could range from 0% to 200% of each NEO’s annual incentive target based on achievement of performance goals.

 

NEO

   Target
(as % of Base Salary)
     Annual
Incentive Target
 

Scott A. Smith(1)

     150%            $2,100,000  

Rajiv Malik

     125%            $1,625,000  

Sanjeev Narula

     100%            $925,000  

Anthony Mauro

     115%            $989,000  

Brian Roman

     100%            $800,000  

Michael Goettler(1)

     150%            $1,950,000  

Robert J. Coury(1)

     150%            $2,925,000  
(1) 

The annual incentive target amounts listed above for Messrs. Smith, Goettler, and Coury were prorated to reflect the number of days each respectively served as an active employee during 2023 in determination of the payout of the 2023 cash incentive and were based on actual Company performance.

Annual Incentive Compensation Payouts for 2023

In 2023, Viatris achieved the following performance against the Compensation Committee-approved performance goals:

 

Metric

   Weighting   Threshold    Target    Maximum    Results

Adjusted EBITDA*

   40%   $4,900 million    $5,200 million    $5,500 million    $5,367 million

Free Cash Flow**

   40%   $2,200 million    $2,500 million    $2,800 million    $2,916 million

Global Regulatory Submissions

   20%   100    120    140    148
*

Adjusted EBITDA is derived from Viatris’ financial statements in the same manner as Viatris’ publicly reported adjusted EBITDA for 2023, except that the calculation for the 2023 annual incentive program utilized 2023 budgeted foreign exchange rates and further adjusts for acquired in-process research and development (“IPR&D”) costs and the impact of divestitures. Viatris’ adjusted EBITDA as reported for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 is reconciled to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure in Appendix A.

**

Free cash flow is derived from Viatris’ audited financial statements in the same manner as Viatris’ publicly reported free cash flow for 2023, except that the calculation for the 2023 annual incentive program utilized 2023 budgeted foreign exchange rates and further adjusts for transaction costs and taxes related to the acquisitions of Oyster Point and Famy Life Sciences as well as any incremental transaction costs and taxes related to other select assets sales or reshaping initiatives and other impacts of divestitures, acquired IPR&D costs, and proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment. Viatris’ free cash flow as reported for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 is reconciled to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure in Appendix A.

The following table shows the 2023 actual incentive payout for each NEO reflecting Company performance at 182.31% of target.

 

NEO

   Actual Annual
Incentive Award
 

Scott A. Smith(1)

     $2,884,494  

Rajiv Malik

     $2,962,538  

Sanjeev Narula

     $1,686,368  

Anthony Mauro

     $1,803,046  

Brian Roman

     $1,458,480  

Michael Goettler(1)

     $886,326  

Robert J. Coury(1)

     $5,098,811  
(1) 

For Messrs. Smith, Goettler, and Coury, payouts represent a prorated amount to reflect the number of days each respectively served as an active employee during 2023 and were based on actual Company performance.

 

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2023 Long-Term Incentive Compensation Programs

Long-Term Incentive Compensation Grants for 2023

The Compensation Committee believes that the value of long-term incentives should be directly related to the performance of Viatris’ common stock over several years, as well as other measures associated with the growth, success, and long-term sustainability of Viatris. The Compensation Committee approved annual long-term incentive (“LTI”) award grants in the first quarter of 2023.

In 2022, we increased the percentage of performance-based awards (which are subject to a TSR modifier) from 60% to 65%, with 65% of each NEO’s award in the form of PRSUs and 35% in the form of RSUs, and we continued this practice in 2023. This increase in the allocation to PRSUs reflects a further reinforcement of our pay-for-performance philosophy and our robust shareholder engagement. RSUs vest ratably over a three-year period following the grant date, and PRSUs vest as described below. This mix of LTI awards provides NEOs with a combination of incentives and aligns them with the interests of shareholders.

Each NEO’s 2023 LTI award had a targeted value at grant equal to a percentage of the NEO’s base salary. In setting each NEO’s LTI targeted value, the Compensation Committee considered a variety of factors, including, among others, peer group compensation and expectations regarding individual roles and responsibilities.

For 2023, the Compensation Committee approved the following annual LTI award values for our NEOs:

 

NEO(1)

   PRSUs       RSUs       Total LTI 
Award 
 

Scott A. Smith

     $7,280,000         $3,920,000         $11,200,000   

Rajiv Malik

     $5,070,000         $2,730,000         $7,800,000   

Sanjeev Narula

     $2,405,000         $1,295,000         $3,700,000   

Anthony Mauro

     $2,236,000         $1,204,000         $3,440,000   

Brian Roman

     $1,040,000         $560,000         $1,600,000   

Robert J. Coury

     $7,605,000         $4,095,000         $11,700,000   
(1) 

Mr. Goettler did not receive a long-term incentive award in 2023.

2023 Three-Year PRSU Performance Metrics

The 2023 grant of PRSUs is subject to free cash flow and relative market performance metrics (i.e., relative TSR using the S&P 500 Pharmaceutical Index), which is used as a modifier to determine the final payout percentage, as described below. The free cash flow metric incentivizes effective use of Viatris’ capital to drive cash flow generation, encouraging behavior that is closely aligned with our efforts to drive a durable and sustainable business. In addition, the relative TSR modifier impacts executive pay based on Viatris’ performance as compared to industry competitors.

As shown in the table below, payouts under the 2023 PRSUs will be determined in two steps. First, in the first quarter of 2026, the outcome of the free cash flow metric will be assessed, resulting in an initial payout percentage of 50% for threshold performance (with 0% payout for below threshold performance) up to 150% for maximum performance, with linear interpolation for achievement between threshold and maximum. Second, the relative TSR metric will be applied as a modifier to the initial payout percentage, decreasing it by 30%, leaving it unaffected, or increasing it by 30%, in order to calculate the final payout

 

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percentage. The reduction in amounts in setting the free cash flow metric reflects the Company’s expectations regarding the negative impact on free cash flows resulting from previously announced divestitures.

 

Metric

   Weighting    Threshold    Target    Maximum

Free Cash Flow*

   100%    $6,000 million    $7,000 million    $8,000 million

Relative TSR of Peer Group**

   Multiplier    At or Below
25th Percentile
of Peer Group
   Between 25th and
75th Percentiles
of Peer Group
   At or Above
75th Percentile
of Peer Group

Payout Opportunity (as % of Target)

    

 

   35%    100%    195%
*

Free cash flow is derived from Viatris’ audited financial statements in the same manner as the calculation for Viatris’ 2023 annual incentive program, except that the calculation for the 2023 PRSUs further adjusts for any of the following, as applicable: transaction costs and taxes related to certain acquisitions and divestitures as well as any incremental transaction costs and taxes related to other select asset sales or reshaping initiatives and other impacts of divestitures, unbudgeted restructuring costs, unbudgeted R&D expense, material unplanned litigation gains or losses equal to or greater than $25 million in the aggregate, changes in tax laws, and all impacts of material acquisition activities. Free cash flow for the 2023 PRSUs will be the sum of such free cash flow measure for each of the years ended December 31, 2023, 2024 and 2025 and will utilize budgeted foreign exchange rates for the relevant year. Viatris’ free cash flow as reported for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 is reconciled to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure in Appendix A.

**

Relative TSR is calculated by comparing the difference between Viatris’ 30-day trailing average closing ordinary share price at the day before the beginning of the performance period and day before the end of the performance period plus any dividends paid during the performance period against the same metric for each company in the S&P 500 Pharmaceutical Index.

Payouts with respect to PRSUs granted in 2023 will be determined in early 2026 following the conclusion of the three-year performance cycle.

2021-2023 Three-Year PRSU Performance Metric Results

During the three-year period of 2021 to 2023, Viatris achieved the following performance against the Compensation Committee-approved performance goals:

 

Metric

  Weighting   Threshold   Target   Maximum   Results

Free Cash Flow*

  60%   $6,500 million   $7,500 million   $8,500 million   $9,500 million

Gross Leverage Ratio**

  40%   3.14x   2.99x   2.84x   2.84x

Relative TSR of Peer Group***

  Multiplier   At or Below
25th Percentile of
Peer Group
  Between 25th and
75th Percentiles of
Peer Group
  At or Above
75th Percentile of
Peer Group
 

21st Percentile

Payout Opportunity (as % of Target)

   

 

  35%   100%   195%    

 

*

Free cash flow is derived from Viatris’ audited financial statements in the same manner as Viatris’ free cash flow (as reported), except that the calculation for the 2021-2023 three-year PRSUs utilized budgeted foreign exchange rates for the relevant year and further adjusts for the following, as applicable: transaction costs and taxes related to the acquisitions of Oyster Point and Famy Life Sciences as well as any incremental transaction costs and taxes related to other select assets sales or reshaping initiatives and other impact of divestitures, acquired IPR&D costs, proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment, material unplanned litigation gains or losses equal to or greater than $25 million in the aggregate, all impacts of the Biocon Biologics Transaction following its consummation including results after closing and transaction-related costs, and sales of intellectual property up to $750 million annually in the aggregate. Free cash flow for the 2021-2023 three-year PRSUs is the sum of such free cash flow measure for each of the years ended December 31, 2021, 2022, and 2023. Viatris’ free cash flow as reported for each of the three years ended December 31, 2021, 2022, and 2023 is reconciled to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure in Appendix A.

**

Gross leverage ratio for the 2021-2023 three-year PRSUs is derived from Viatris’ audited financial statements in the manner described in Appendix A.

***

Relative TSR is calculated by comparing the difference between Viatris’ 30-day trailing average closing ordinary share price at the day before the beginning of the performance period and day before the end of the performance period plus any dividends paid during the performance period against the same metric for each company in the S&P 500 Pharmaceutical Index.

 

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The following table shows the 2023 PRSU share award payout for each NEO reflecting Company performance at 105% of target.

 

NEO(1)

   Actual Award
(# of Shares)
 

Scott A. Smith

     N/A  

Rajiv Malik

     357,353  

Sanjeev Narula

     138,971  

Anthony Mauro

     158,824  

Brian Roman

     69,486  
(1) 

Mr. Goettler did not vest in any portion of the 2021 PRSU grant based on his termination of employment. Mr. Coury vested in his 2021 PRSUs at target performance levels at the time of his separation from employment based on the pre-existing contractual terms of his Executive Employment Agreement relating to a separation from employment for “good reason”.

Governance and Other Considerations Impacting Viatris Compensation Decisions

The Compensation Committee and Board proactively consider external governance-related developments and trends relating to executive compensation. In setting or approving executive compensation, the Compensation Committee and Board may consider, in addition to any corporate goals and objectives applicable to an individual executive, some or all of the following: recognition of individual performance and contributions; pay-for-performance; alignment with long-term shareholder interests; advancement of Company strategic goals; maintenance of an appropriate level of fixed and at-risk compensation; remaining competitive with companies within the Company’s peer group; competition for executive talent; internal pay equity; leadership and mentoring skills and contributions; talent management; contributions to establishment or execution of corporate strategy; retention; compliance with applicable law and the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and Company policy; and/or any other factors determined by the Board or the Compensation Committee to be in the interests of the Company.

The Compensation Committee and Board believe that each company must independently assess which market practices and trends are appropriate for the company at any particular time in the company’s history and remain fully committed to maintaining a strong compensation governance philosophy that is aligned with shareholder interests and best practices. See also page 31.

Commitment to Responsible, Shareholder-Aligned Compensation Governance Practices

The following table summarizes certain specific compensation-related governance practices adopted by the Compensation Committee and Board with respect to 2023 compensation. We note that implementation of many of these practices was responsive to comments from shareholders or otherwise endorsed by shareholders during our robust shareholder engagement program or prior say-on-pay votes.

 

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What We Do

  Maintain a significant portion of compensation aligned with shareholder interests and tied to share price or financial and operational business performance

  Employ metrics for annual and long-term incentives that support both short- and long-term strategies and align with shareholder interests, including a non-financial metric in the annual program tied to important product development initiatives

  Base long-term incentives heavily on performance-based metrics and short-term incentives entirely on performance-based metrics

  Set rigorous and measurable performance goals and periodically review and discuss our executives’ performance

  Use double-trigger vesting for annual long-term incentive awards upon a change in control

  Retain independent compensation consultants that report directly to the Compensation Committee

  Maintain strong share ownership guidelines

  Maintain a robust clawback policy

  Engage with shareholders on compensation and governance matters

  Consider peer groups and market data in determining compensation

  Annual Say-on-Pay Vote

 

What We Don’t Do

X   New fixed-term NEO employment agreements

X   Excise tax gross-ups

X   Modified single-trigger severance arrangements

X   Supplemental retirement agreements

X   Exercise positive discretion in determining annual incentive compensation or LTI payouts

X   Re-pricing of stock options without shareholder approval

X   Hedging or pledging of shares

X   New cash-based retention awards for NEOs without performance vesting conditions except in extraordinary situations or in connection with new hires

Limited Perquisites

We provide certain limited perquisites to our NEOs, including the following:

 

   

Each NEO receives a car allowance or the use of a leased vehicle and payment of certain ancillary expenses. The NEOs are responsible for paying any taxes incurred relating to this perquisite.

 

   

Our NEOs take an extraordinarily active approach to overseeing and managing Viatris’ global operations, which necessitates and will continue to necessitate a significant amount of U.S. domestic and international travel time due to our diverse business centers, manufacturing and other facilities, and many client and vendor locations around the world. Viatris provides management with access to corporate aircraft to assist in the management of Viatris’ global platform by providing a more efficient and secure traveling environment, including where sensitive business issues may be discussed or reviewed, as well as maximum flexibility to our executives in the conduct of business. For reasons of business efficiency and continued security-related concerns (including personal security, especially given the global nature of Viatris’ business, as well as privacy of business information and communications),

 

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we also may from time to time require certain executives to use corporate aircraft for business and personal purposes.

 

   

Because of continued security-related concerns, we may from time-to-time provide certain NEOs with personal security.

401(k) Restoration Plan

The 401(k) Restoration Plan (the “Restoration Plan”) permits employees (including NEOs) who earn compensation in excess of the limits imposed by Section 401(a)(17) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) to (i) defer a portion of base salary and bonus compensation, (ii) be (for employees other than the NEOs with a Retirement Benefit Agreement) credited with a Company matching contribution in respect of deferrals under the Restoration Plan, and (iii) be credited with Company non-elective contributions (to the extent made by Viatris), in each case, to the extent that participants otherwise would be able to defer or be credited with such amounts, as applicable, under Viatris’ 401(k) plan if not for the limits on contributions and deferrals imposed by the Code. Company matching contributions immediately vest and Company non-elective contributions are subject to an initial three-year vesting period. Upon a change in control (as defined in the Restoration Plan), a participant will become 100% vested in any unvested portion of his or her non-elective contributions. Distributions of such participant’s vested account balance will be made in a lump sum within 60 days following a participant’s separation from service (or such later date as may be required by Section 409A of the Code).

2023 Share Ownership Requirements

Viatris maintains robust share ownership requirements for our NEOs. The requirement is expressed as a multiple of base salary and shown in the table below.

 

Position

   Ownership
Requirement

Executive Chairman

   6x

Chief Executive Officer

   6x

President

   4x

Other NEOs

   3x

In addition to the NEOs, the Viatris share ownership policy covers the most senior employees at Viatris to promote an ownership culture and further align the interests of those leaders with those of shareholders. Each covered employee has five years from the date they became subject to the policy to achieve the minimum ownership requirement. Common stock actually owned by the covered employee (including shares of common stock held by the covered employee in the Restoration Plan), as well as restricted shares and unvested RSUs and PRSUs (including corresponding dividend equivalent units (“DEUs”)) count toward compliance with these requirements. The Company believes that this approach is appropriate given the robust requirements set and the fact that the realized value of vested awards has been less than grant date values in the past. All NEOs meet these share ownership requirements or are expected to meet them by the applicable date.

Clawback Policy

The Board has approved a clawback policy relating to incentive compensation programs. The policy provides that Viatris may take action to recoup annual incentive compensation and equity-based incentive compensation gains resulting from specified misconduct.

 

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The policy also provides that Viatris may take action to recoup some or all bonus and equity incentive compensation in the event of executive misconduct involving material violations of law or Viatris policy as well as failure to manage or monitor another individual who committed such misconduct, and that the Board or a designated Board committee will disclose the circumstances of any recoupment relating to such misconduct if required by law or regulation or if it determines that disclosure is in the best interests of Viatris and its shareholders.

In addition, Viatris has a number of other policies in effect that govern our executive team’s behavior and that set out clear ethical expectations. Those policies, including our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, empower Viatris to take a full range of disciplinary responses for any violations, and the Board and the Compensation Committee are not otherwise constrained from seeking to clawback from or deny compensation to any member of the executive team in response to any breach of duties or ethics. The Board considers additional updates to the clawback policy from time to time.

In the fourth quarter of 2023, we also timely adopted a clawback policy as required by the final Dodd-Frank rules and exchange listing standards. Our policy requires recoupment of excess compensation paid to our executive officers if amounts are based on material noncompliance with any financial reporting requirement that causes an accounting restatement, without regard to any fault or misconduct.

Anti-Hedging and Anti-Pledging Policy

Viatris has a securities trading policy that prohibits Directors and “officers” (as defined in Rule 16a-1(f) of the Exchange Act) (“Section 16 Officers”) and their respective designees from trading in hedging instruments or otherwise engaging in any transaction that limits or eliminates, or is designed to limit or eliminate, economic risks associated with the ownership of our securities. Hedging instruments are defined as any prepaid variable forward contracts, equity swaps, collars, exchange funds, insurance contracts, short sales, options, puts, calls or other instruments that hedge or offset, or are designed to hedge or offset, movements in the market value of our securities. For purposes of this policy, our securities include shares and options to purchase shares, and any other type of securities that we may issue, including but not limited to, preferred shares, notes, debentures, and warrants issued by Viatris or any parent, subsidiary, or subsidiary of any parent of Viatris, as well as any derivative financial instruments pertaining to such securities, whether or not issued by the Company, such as options and forward contracts.

The policy also prohibits Directors and Section 16 Officers and their respective designees from entering into any transaction that involves the holding of our securities in a margin account (other than the “cashless exercise” of stock options) or the pledging of our securities as collateral for loans. The Compensation Committee may approve exceptions to the prohibition on the use of margin accounts or pledging or securities if, among other factors, the Director or Section 16 Officer demonstrates, in advance, that he or she has the continuing financial capacity to repay any underlying loan or potential margin call without resorting to our securities held in such margin account or our pledged securities and is not in possession of any material information about the Company that has not been made widely available to the investing public.

Consideration of Risk in Company Compensation Policies

The Compensation Committee has considered risk management in determining compensation policies and believes that our programs are designed appropriately to encourage outstanding, consistent, sustainable business performance over extended periods of time. Management and the Compensation Committee have considered and discussed the risks inherent in our business and the design of our compensation plans, policies and programs that are intended to drive the achievement of our long-term business objectives while avoiding excessive short-term risk-taking. In addition, we utilize a mix of objective performance measures, so

 

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that undue emphasis is not placed on one particular measure, and we employ different types of compensation to provide value over the short-, medium- and long-term. These performance measures are reevaluated annually in light of the evolving risk environment facing our business. When making compensation decisions, we also consider qualitative factors to avoid the consequences that an overly formulaic approach may have on excessive risk-taking by management. At least annually, the Compensation Committee also receives and discusses a report from Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC (“Meridian”), its independent compensation consultant, on risk management in connection with the Company’s compensation program.

The Compensation Committee believes that our compensation policies and practices do not encourage excessive risk and are not reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company.

Role of the Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee is comprised solely of independent Directors and oversees the design and implementation of our executive compensation programs. The Compensation Committee reviews and evaluates the performance of our NEOs and determines their compensation and objectives, or, in the case of our former Executive Chairman and our CEO, recommends compensation and objectives to the independent, non-executive members of the Board. The Compensation Committee monitors compensation trends and developments periodically and undertakes a comprehensive assessment of our compensation programs at least annually. In fulfilling these responsibilities, the Compensation Committee utilizes the support of independent compensation consulting firms, independent outside counsel, and an internal executive compensation team.

The Compensation Committee has retained Meridian to provide advice and information regarding the design and implementation of Viatris’ executive compensation programs. Meridian also provided information to the Compensation Committee regarding regulatory and other technical developments that may be relevant to our executive compensation programs. In addition, Meridian provided the Compensation Committee with competitive market information, analyses and trends on executive base salary, annual incentives, long-term incentives, benefits and perquisites.

The Compensation Committee also receives advice from outside counsel including, but not limited to, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

The Compensation Committee performs an annual review of the independence of its outside advisors, consistent with NASDAQ requirements and the Compensation Committee charter.

Tax Deduction Cap on Executive Compensation

Section 162(m) of the Code restricts the deductibility for U.S. federal income tax purposes of the compensation paid to the CEO, CFO, each of the other NEOs who was an executive officer at the end of the applicable fiscal year, and certain other executives to the extent that such compensation for such executive exceeds $1 million. As a result, except to the extent provided in limited transition relief, compensation over $1 million paid to any NEO is no longer deductible under Section 162(m) of the Code. The Board and the Compensation Committee reserve the right to provide compensation to our executives that is not deductible, including, but not limited to, when necessary to comply with contractual commitments, or to maintain the flexibility needed to attract talent, promote retention, or recognize and reward desired performance.

 

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Compensation Committee Report

We have reviewed and discussed the CD&A with management. Based on such review and discussions, we recommended to the Board that the CD&A be included in this Amendment.

Respectfully submitted,

Harry Korman, Chair

JoEllen Lyons Dillon

James Kilts

Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation

None of the members of the Compensation Committee during 2023 was an officer or employee of Viatris, was formerly an officer of Viatris, or had any relationship requiring disclosure by Viatris under Item 404 of Regulation S-K. During 2023, no executive officer of Viatris served on the compensation committee or board of another entity, one of whose executive officers served on the Compensation Committee or the Board of Viatris.

 

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Executive Compensation Tables

2023 Summary Compensation Table

The following summary compensation table sets forth the cash and non-cash compensation paid or granted to or earned by the NEOs for 2023, 2022, and 2021.

 

Name and
Principal Position
  Fiscal
Year
    Salary
($)
(1)
    Bonus
($)
(2)
    Stock
Awards
($)
(3)
    Option
Awards
($)
    Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation
($)
(4)
    Change in
Pension Value
and
Non-qualified
Deferred
Compensation
Earnings
($)
    All Other
Compensation
($)
(5)
    Total
($)
 

Scott A. Smith

Chief Executive Officer

    2023       1,023,077             11,200,008             2,884,494             822,830       15,930,409  
                 

Sanjeev Narula

Chief Financial Officer

    2023       923,558             3,700,013             1,686,368             470,303       6,780,242  
    2022       840,385             3,400,006             1,586,355             281,660       6,108,406  
    2021       800,000             2,800,011             1,524,560             526,114       5,650,685  

Rajiv Malik

President

    2023       1,298,077             7,800,015             2,962,538             423,045       12,483,675  
    2022       1,200,000       10,950,000       7,200,007             2,799,450             405,434       22,554,891  
    2021       1,200,000             7,200,017             2,858,550             363,683       11,622,250  

Anthony Mauro

President, Developed

Markets

    2023       858,846             3,440,016             1,803,046             333,496       6,435,404  
    2022       800,000       6,553,800       3,200,005             1,716,996             317,968       12,588,769  
    2021       800,000             3,200,017             1,753,244             296,654       6,049,915  

Brian Roman

Global General Counsel

    2023       790,385             1,600,015             1,458,480             263,253       4,112,133  
                 

Michael Goettler

Former Chief

Executive Officer

    2023       350,000                         886,326             8,607,384       9,843,710  
    2022       1,300,000             9,100,001             3,639,285             731,984       14,771,270  
    2021       1,300,000             9,100,015             3,716,115             663,440       14,779,570  

Robert J. Coury

Former Executive

Chairman

    2023       1,909,615             11,700,012             5,098,811             22,793,308       41,501,746  
    2022       1,800,000             10,800,015             5,039,010             859,620       18,498,645  
    2021       1,800,000             10,800,010             5,145,390             806,678       18,552,078  
(1)

Represents the base salary actually paid to the NEO in 2023, 2022, and 2021. For Mr. Smith, the amount reflects salary received commencing with his April 1, 2023 hire date. For Messrs. Goettler and Coury, the amount reflects salary received up until their last day of employment, which was April 1, 2023 and December 15, 2023, respectively.

(2)

In connection with the Combination in 2020, Messrs. Malik and Mauro were each granted a retention bonus (equal to $10,950,000 and $6,553,800, respectively), which became payable in 2022 upon the two-year anniversary of the Combination, subject to Messrs. Malik’s and Mauro’s continued employment through such date. Consistent with our engagement with shareholders, the Compensation Committee has determined that it does not intend to issue new cash-based retention awards for NEOs except in extraordinary situations or in connection with new hires.

(3)

Represents the grant date fair value of the long-term incentive awards granted to the NEO in 2023, 2022 and 2021, as applicable. The grant date fair value of PRSUs for 2023 is based on the target value and is as follows: Messrs. Smith ($7,280,002), Narula ($2,405,004), Malik ($5,070,004), Mauro ($2,236,006), Roman ($1,040,009), and Coury ($7,605,007). If the maximum achievement of performance goals had been assumed, the grant date fair value of the PRSUs for 2023 would have been as follows: Messrs. Smith ($14,196,013), Narula ($4,689,759), Malik ($9,886,512), Mauro ($4,360,222), Roman ($2,028,020), and Coury ($14,829,768). For information regarding assumptions used in determining the expense of such awards, please refer to Note 14 to the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements contained in the Original Filing.

 

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(4)

Represents amounts paid under the Company’s annual short-term incentive plan. For a discussion of this plan, see “2023 Annual Incentive Compensation Program” on page 33.

(5)

Amounts shown in this column are detailed in the following chart. All separation benefits paid to Messrs. Goettler and Coury were required pursuant to the existing terms of their contractual agreements, which were previously disclosed and subject to prior Say-on-Pay resolutions.

 

Name   Fiscal
Year
    Use of
Company
Provided
Automobile
($)
(a)
    Personal
Use of
Company
Aircraft
($)
(b)
    Expatriate
Benefits
($)
(c)
    401(k) and
Profit
Sharing
Plan
Matching
and Profit
Sharing
Contribution
($)
(d)
    Restoration
Plan
Contribution
($)
(e)
    Transition
Related
Benefits
($)
(f)
    Other
($)
(g)
    Total
($)
 

Scott A. Smith

    2023       14,458       163,853             37,177       188,587             418,755       822,830  

Sanjeev Narula

    2023       19,200             175,942       29,638       243,768             1,755       470,303  
    2022       19,262             4,756       27,504       228,450             1,688       281,660  
    2021       19,200             336,440       26,454       139,419             4,601       526,114  

Rajiv Malik

    2023       32,894       47,551             36,131       263,727             42,742       423,045  
    2022       30,998       71,273             37,519       262,749             2,895       405,434  
    2021       6,847       62,141       26,036       32,700       228,787             7,172       363,683  

Anthony Mauro

    2023       19,200                   37,369       250,346             26,581       333,496  
    2022       19,200                   39,666       244,857             14,245       317,968  
    2021       19,200       9,150             31,570       230,711             6,023       296,654  

Brian Roman

    2023       16,800                   36,515       206,747             3,191       263,253  

Michael Goettler

    2023       4,894       41,648       3,389       33,100       273,900       8,250,000       453       8,607,384  
    2022       21,162       68,081       95,554       31,350       514,149             1,688       731,984  
    2021       19,451       58,797       227,481       30,300       325,762             1,649       663,440  

Robert J. Coury

    2023       21,367       5,621             36,623       550,310       22,147,894       31,493       22,793,308  
    2022       22,680       5,926             32,427       726,188             72,399       859,620  
    2021       24,563       29,184             31,377       680,312             41,242       806,678  
(a)

In the case of Messrs. Smith, Narula, Mauro, Roman, Goettler, and Coury, these costs represent a vehicle allowance and ancillary expenses associated with such vehicle. In the case of Mr. Malik, this number represents the cost of a vehicle (based on lease value), insurance and ancillary expenses associated with such vehicle.

(b)

Amounts disclosed represent the actual aggregate incremental costs associated with the personal use of corporate aircraft. Incremental costs include annual average hourly fuel and maintenance costs, landing and parking fees, customs and handling charges, passenger catering and ground transportation, crew travel expenses, away from home hanger fees, and other trip-related variable costs. Because the aircrafts are used primarily for business travel, incremental costs exclude fixed costs that do not change based on usage, such as pilots’ salaries, aircraft purchase or lease costs, home-base hangar costs, and certain maintenance fees. Aggregate incremental cost as so determined with respect to personal deadhead flights is allocable to the NEO. In certain instances where there are both business and personal passengers, the incremental costs per hour are pro-rated.

(c)

For 2023, amount disclosed for Mr. Narula represents the tax equalization, gross up and tax preparation of $175,942 and for Mr. Goettler represents tax preparation and gross up of $3,389. For 2022, amounts disclosed for Messrs. Narula and Goettler include the value of certain one-time, non-recurring expatriate, repatriation and relocation benefits of $4,756 and $95,554, respectively. For 2021, amounts disclosed include for Messrs. Narula and Goettler the value of certain one-time, non-recurring expatriate, repatriation and relocation benefits of $336,440 and $227,481, respectively. For 2021, the amount disclosed for Mr. Malik represents one-time, non-recurring immigration expenses of $26,036.

 

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(d)

For 2023, amounts for each NEO include a matching contribution for Messrs. Smith ($14,077), Narula ($6,538), Malik ($13,031), Mauro ($14,269), Roman ($13,415), Goettler ($10,000), and Coury ($13,523) and a profit sharing contribution received in March 2024 in respect of fiscal year 2023 to each of Messrs. Smith, Narula, Malik, Mauro, Roman, Goettler and Coury ($23,100). For 2022, amounts for each NEO include a matching contribution for Messrs. Narula ($6,154), Malik ($16,169), Mauro ($18,316), Goettler ($10,000), and Coury ($11,077) and a profit sharing contribution received in March 2023 in respect of fiscal year 2022 to each of Messrs. Narula, Malik, Mauro, Goettler, and Coury ($21,350). For 2021, amounts for each NEO include a matching contribution for Messrs. Narula ($6,154), Malik ($12,400), Mauro ($11,270), Goettler ($10,000), and Coury ($11,077) and a profit sharing contribution received in March 2022 in respect of fiscal year 2021 to each of Messrs. Narula, Malik, Mauro, Goettler, and Coury ($20,300).

(e)

For 2023, amounts disclosed include a matching contribution under the Restoration Plan for Messrs. Smith ($140,072), Narula ($91,174), Mauro ($93,137), Roman ($76,539), Goettler ($9,000), and Coury ($71,874), and a profit sharing contribution under the Restoration Plan received in March 2024 in respect of fiscal year 2023 for Messrs. Smith ($48,515), Narula ($152,594), Malik ($263,727), Mauro ($157,209), Roman ($130,208), Goettler ($264,900), and Coury ($478,463). For 2022, amounts disclosed include a matching contribution under the Restoration Plan for Messrs. Narula ($82,254), Mauro ($87,480), Goettler ($184,371), and Coury ($261,360), and a profit sharing contribution under the Restoration Plan received in March 2023 in respect of fiscal year 2022 for Messrs. Narula ($144,196), Malik ($262,749), Mauro ($157,377), Goettler ($329,778), and Coury ($464,827). For 2021, amounts disclosed include a matching contribution under the Restoration Plan for Messrs. Narula ($80,782), Mauro ($89,930), Goettler ($188,445), and Coury ($266,221), and a profit sharing contribution under the Restoration Plan received in March 2022 in respect of fiscal year 2021 for Messrs. Narula ($58,637), Malik ($228,787), Mauro ($140,781), Goettler ($137,315), and Coury ($414,091).

(f)

For Mr. Goettler, the amount reflects a severance amount of $8,125,000 and payment in lieu of accrued vacation ($125,000) in connection with his separation as an executive of the Company. For Mr. Coury, the amount reflects a severance amount of $21,286,170 and payment in lieu of accrued vacation ($216,563) in connection with his separation from employment. For Mr. Coury, also reflects a pro rata number of days from December 15, 2023 for the advisory fee. All separation benefits paid to Messrs. Goettler and Coury were required pursuant to the existing terms of their contractual agreements, which were previously disclosed and subject to prior Say-on-Pay resolutions.

(g)

For 2023, amounts disclosed represent non-employee board compensation fees for Mr. Smith in 2023 earned prior to becoming CEO on April 1, 2023 ($37,500); non-recurring relocation allowances for Mr. Smith ($379,952); legal fee reimbursement for Messrs. Malik ($35,392) and Mauro ($17,696); events for Messrs. Malik ($4,335), Mauro ($7,130), and Roman ($1,435); health insurance for Messrs. Malik ($1,260) and Coury ($22,134); certain personal security services for Mr. Coury ($7,651); and premiums for international travel assistance and long-term disability for each of the NEOs. For 2022, amounts disclosed represent health insurance for Messrs. Malik ($1,207) and Coury ($30,699); certain personal security services for Mr. Coury ($38,447); international travel assistance premiums for each of the NEOs; events for Mr. Mauro; tax preparation services related to U.K. tax returns for Messrs. Mauro and Coury; and long-term disability premiums for Messrs. Narula, Malik, Mauro, Goettler, and Coury. For 2021, amounts disclosed represent health insurance for Messrs. Malik and Coury ($11,601); certain personal security services for Mr. Coury ($29,233); international travel assistance premiums for each of the NEOs; events for Messrs. Narula, Malik, and Mauro; tax preparation services related to U.K. tax returns for Messrs. Malik and Mauro; and long-term disability premiums for Messrs. Narula, Malik, Mauro, and Goettler.

 

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Grants of Plan-Based Awards for 2023

The following table summarizes grants of plan-based awards made to each NEO during 2023.

 

               

Estimated Future Payments
Under

Non-Equity Incentive Plan Awards(1)

               

Estimated Future Payments
Under

Equity Incentive Plan Awards(2)

                         
Name   Grant
Date
    Approval
Date
    Threshold
($)
    Target
($)
    Maximum
($)
                Threshold
(#)
    Target
(#)
    Maximum
(#)
    All
Other
Stock
Awards:
Number
of
Shares
of Stock
or Units
(#)(3)
    All Other
Option
Awards:
Number of
Securities
Underlying
Options
(#)
    Exercise
or Base
Price of
Option
Awards
($/Sh)
    Grant
Date Fair
Value
of
Stock and
Option
Awards
($)(4)
 

Scott A. Smith

        791,096       1,582,192       3,164,384                                                
    4/1/2023       2/24/2023                             264,865       756,757       1,475,677                         7,280,002  
    4/1/2023       2/24/2023                                               407,485                   3,920,006  

Sanjeev Narula

        462,500       925,000       1,850,000                                                
    3/3/2023       3/3/2023                             75,630       216,083       421,362                         2,405,004  
    3/3/2023       3/3/2023                                               116,353                   1,295,009  

Rajiv Malik

        812,500       1,625,000       3,250,000                                                
    3/3/2023       3/3/2023                             159,435       455,526       888,276                         5,070,004  
    3/3/2023       3/3/2023                                               245,284                   2,730,011  

Anthony Mauro

        494,500       989,000       1,978,000                                                
    3/3/2023       3/3/2023                             70,315       200,899       391,754                         2,236,006  
    3/3/2023       3/3/2023                                               108,177                   1,204,010  

Brian Roman

        400,000       800,000       1,600,000                                                
    3/3/2023       3/3/2023                             32,705       93,442       182,212                         1,040,009  
    3/3/2023       3/3/2023                                               50,315                   560,006  

Michael Goettler

        243,082       486,164       972,329                                                
    3/3/2023       3/3/2023                                                                  
    3/3/2023       3/3/2023                                                                  

Robert J. Coury

        1,398,390       2,796,781       5,593,562                                                
    3/3/2023       3/3/2023                             239,152       683,289       1,332,414                         7,605,007  
      3/3/2023       3/3/2023                                                           367,925                   4,095,005  
(1)

The performance goals under the annual incentive compensation program applicable to the NEOs during 2023 are described above in the CD&A. For a discussion of these awards, see “2023 Annual Incentive Compensation Program” on pages 33 to 34 of this Form 10-K/A. The amounts for Messrs. Smith, Goettler, and Coury have been adjusted to reflect their partial year of service during 2023.

(2)

Consists of PRSUs awarded under the Viatris 2020 Stock Plan. The vesting terms applicable to these awards are described above in the CD&A and below following the Outstanding Equity Awards at the End of 2023 table.

(3)

Consists of RSUs awarded under the Viatris 2020 Stock Plan. The vesting terms applicable to these awards are described above in the CD&A and below following the Outstanding Equity Awards at the End of 2023 table.

(4)

Represents the grant date fair value of the specific award granted to the NEO. For information regarding assumptions used in determining such value, please refer to Note 14 to the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements contained in the Original Filing.

 

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Outstanding Equity Awards at the End of 2023

The following table sets forth information concerning all of the outstanding LTI awards held by each NEO as of December 31, 2023.

 

    Option Awards                 Stock Awards  
Name   Number of
Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Options (#)
Exercisable(1)
    Number of
Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Options (#)
Unexercisable
    Option
Exercise
Price
($)
    Option
Expiration
Date
     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

    Number of
Shares or
Units of
Stock That
Have Not
Vested
(#)
    Market
Value of
Shares
or Units
of Stock
That
Have
Not
Vested
($)(2)
    Equity
Incentive Plan
Awards:
Number of
Unearned
Shares, Units
or Other Rights
That Have Not
Vested (#)
    Equity Incentive
Plan Awards:
Market or Payout
Value of Unearned
Shares, Units or
Other Rights That
Have Not Vested
($)(2)
 

Scott A. Smith

                                422,177 (3)      4,572,177       784,041 (6)      8,491,164  

Sanjeev Narula

                                29,581 (4)      320,362       132,353 (7)      1,433,383  
                                84,542 (5)      915,590       235,508 (9)      2,550,552  
                                122,082 (3)      1,322,148       226,723 (10)      2,455,410  

Rajiv

Malik

    34,389             55.84       3/5/2024                              
    41,637             50.66       11/17/2025                              
    50,168             46.27       2/17/2026                              
    65,574             45.18       3/3/2027                              
    71,600             40.97       3/2/2028                              
    60,053             27.45       3/1/2029                              
    84,871             17.48       3/2/2030                              
                                76,063 (4)      823,762       340,336 (7)      3,685,839  
                                179,028 (5)      1,938,873       498,721 (8)      5,401,148  
                                257,362 (3)      2,787,230       477,956 (6)      5,176,263  

Anthony Mauro

    12,009             55.84       3/5/2024                              
    16,265             50.66       11/17/2025                              
    27,314             46.27       2/17/2026                              
    29,275             45.18       3/3/2027                              
    29,833             40.97       3/2/2028                              
    27,851             27.45       3/1/2029                              
    39,361             17.48       3/2/2030                              
                                33,806 (4)      366,119       151,261 (7)      1,638,157  
                                79,569 (5)      861,732       221,654 (9)      2,400,513  
                                113,504 (3)      1,229,248       210,791 (10)      2,282,867  

Brian

Roman

    3,821             55.84       3/5/2024                              
    4,111             55.61       3/4/2025                              
    4,739             46.27       2/17/2026                              
    5,694             45.18       3/3/2027                              
    7,876             40.97       3/2/2028                              
    6,267             27.45       3/1/2029                              
    8,119             17.48       3/2/2030                              
                                14,791 (4)      160,187       66,177 (7)      716,697  
                                37,299 (5)      403,948       103,901 (8)      1,125,248  
                                52,793 (3)      571,748       98,043 (6)      1,061,806  

Michael Goettler

                                                   

Robert J. Coury

    58,952             55.84       3/5/2024                              
    63,235             50.66       11/17/2025                              
      82,776             46.27       2/17/2026                                          

 

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(1)

Subject to applicable employment agreement provisions, following termination of employment, vested stock options will generally remain exercisable for 30 days following termination, except that (i) in the case of termination because of disability, 100% of options will remain exercisable for two years following termination; (ii) in the case of a termination due to a reduction in force, vested options will remain exercisable for one year following termination; (iii) in the case of death, including within two years following termination because of disability, or, in the case of options granted prior to January 1, 2017, retirement, 100% of options vested will remain exercisable for the remainder of the original term; and (iv) in the case of an involuntary termination without cause or a voluntary resignation for good reason that occurs within two years following a change in control, 100% of options remain exercisable for the remainder of the original term.

(2)

The market value of RSUs and PRSUs was calculated using the closing price of the Company’s shares as of December 31, 2023, $10.83.

(3)

Of the 422,177 RSUs held by Mr. Smith, 140,727 vested on March 3, 2024 and 140,725 will vest each on March 3, 2025 and March 3, 2026; of the 122,082 RSUs held by Mr. Narula, 40,695 vested on March 3, 2024 and the remaining unvested RSUs were forfeited in connection with Mr. Narula’s separation from Viatris on March 5, 2024; of the 257,362 RSUs held by Mr. Malik, 85,788 vested on March 3, 2024 and 85,787 will vest each on March 3, 2025 and March 3, 2026; of the 113,504 RSUs held by Mr. Mauro, 37,835 vested on March 3, 2024 and the remaining unvested RSUs were forfeited in connection with Mr. Mauro’s separation from Viatris on April 1, 2024; of the 52,793 RSUs held by Mr. Roman, 17,598 vested on March 3, 2024 and 17,597 will vest on March 3, 2025 and 17,598 will vest on March 3, 2026. Amounts include all accrued and unvested whole share DEUs that vest only to the extent and at the same time the underlying award on which they are issued vest.

(4)

The RSUs fully vested on March 2, 2024.

(5)

Of the 84,542 RSUs held by Mr. Narula, 42,271 vested on March 4, 2024 and the remaining unvested RSUs were forfeited in connection with Mr. Narula’s separation from Viatris on March 5, 2024; of the 179,028 RSUs held by Mr. Malik, 89,514 vested on March 4, 2024 and 89,514 will vest on March 4, 2025; of the 79,569 RSUs held by Mr. Mauro, 39,784 vested on March 4, 2024 and the remaining unvested RSUs were forfeited in connection with Mr. Mauro’s separation from Viatris on April 1, 2024; of the 37,299 RSUs held by Mr. Roman, 18,650 vested on March 4, 2024 and 18,649 will vest on March 4, 2025. Amounts include all accrued and unvested whole share DEUs that vest only to the extent and at the same time the underlying award on which they are issued vest.

(6)

The PRSUs will vest on March 3, 2026, subject to attainment of performance goals. Amounts include all accrued and unvested whole share DEUs that vest only to the extent and at the same time the underlying award on which they are issued vest.

(7)

The PRSUs fully vested on March 2, 2024, subject to attainment of performance goals. Amounts include all accrued and unvested whole share DEUs that vest only to the extent and at the same time the underlying award on which they are issued vest.

(8)

The PRSUs will vest on March 4, 2025, subject to attainment of performance goals. Amounts include all accrued and unvested whole share DEUs that vest only to the extent and at the same time the underlying award on which they are issued vest.

(9)

Of the 235,508 PRSUs held by Mr. Narula, only 170,830 will continue to vest on March 4, 2025 in connection with his separation from Viatris on March 5, 2024 and the remaining portion were forfeited. Of the 221,654 PRSUs held by Mr. Mauro, all unvested PRSU were forfeited in connection with his separation from Viatris on April 1, 2024.

(10)

Of the 226,723 PRSUs held by Mr. Narula, only 88,171 will continue to vest on March 3, 2026 in connection with his separation from Viatris on March 5, 2024 and the remaining portion were forfeited. Of the 210,791 PRSUs held by Mr. Mauro, only 87,830 will continue to vest on March 3, 2026 in connection with his separation from Viatris on April 1, 2024 and the remaining portion were forfeited.

 

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Option Exercises and Stock Vested for 2023

The option awards and stock awards reflected in the table below were exercised or became vested for the NEOs during 2023.

 

    Option Awards            Stock Awards  
Name   Number of
Shares
Acquired
on
Exercise (#)
   

Value
Realized

on
Exercise ($)

           Number
of Shares
Acquired
on
Vesting (#)
    Value
Realized
on
Vesting ($)
 

Scott A. Smith

                          

Sanjeev Narula

                   91,275       1,017,486  

Rajiv Malik

                   407,808       4,538,903  

Anthony Mauro

                   186,080       2,071,070  

Brian Roman

                   55,783       620,865  

Michael Goettler

                   328,178       3,661,632  

Robert J. Coury

                         4,580,904 (1)      47,249,454  
(1)

All shares reflected as vesting in this table were paid pursuant to their pre-existing contractual terms, including those paid to Mr. Coury in connection with his separation from employment for “good reason”.

Pension Benefits for 2023

The following table summarizes Mr. Malik’s benefits as of December 31, 2023 under The Executive Plan for Rajiv Malik (“The Executive Plan”) and Mr. Malik’s Retirement Benefit Agreement (the “Malik RBA”). The Malik RBA was frozen in November 2020. Mr. Malik will not accrue any additional benefits pursuant to the agreement. The Executive Plan is a deferred compensation plan to which the Company no longer contributes, though the value of the benefit may change depending on the performance of investments. The Company does not sponsor any other defined benefit pension programs covering the NEOs.

 

Name    Plan Name(1)    Number of
Years of
Credited
Service (#)
     Present
Value of
Accumulated
Benefit ($)
(2)
     Payments
During
Last
Fiscal
Year ($)
 

Scott A. Smith

   N/A      N/A                

Sanjeev Narula

   N/A      N/A                

Rajiv Malik

   The Executive Plan(3)      N/A        497,703         

Rajiv Malik

   Retirement Benefit Agreement(4)      17        5,342,449         

Anthony Mauro

   N/A      N/A                

Brian Roman

   N/A      N/A                

Michael Goettler

   N/A      N/A                

Robert J. Coury

   N/A      N/A                
(1)

Messrs. Smith, Narula, Mauro, Roman, Goettler, and Coury are not party to a defined benefit pension arrangement.

(2)

See pages 39 and 43 of this Form 10-K/A for further information on the value of the accumulated pension benefit.

(3)

This is a deferred compensation plan established for the benefit of Mr. Malik. The Company is no longer contributing to this plan.

(4)

The Malik RBA has been frozen. Mr. Malik no longer accrues any additional benefits under the agreement.

 

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Nonqualified Deferred Compensation for 2023

The following table sets forth information relating to the Restoration Plan for 2023.

 

Name   Aggregate
Balance
at Last
FYE
($)
    Executive
Contributions
in Last FY
($)
    Company
Profit
Sharing
and Match
Contributions
in Last FY
($)
    Aggregate
Earnings
(Loss) in
Last FY
($)
    Aggregate
Withdrawals/
Distributions
($)
    Aggregate
Balance
at FYE
($)
 

Scott A. Smith

          27,723       27,723       358             55,805  

Sanjeev Narula

    253,020       132,802       231,393       68,499             685,714  

Rajiv Malik

    1,036,644             262,749       231,307             1,530,699  

Anthony Mauro

    3,077,440       89,834       247,211       151,298             3,565,782  

Brian Roman

    3,403,430       113,174       198,261       646,637             4,361,501  

Michael Goettler

    611,509       151,371       481,149       56,063       (1,300,093      

Robert J. Coury

    1,424,614       273,408       738,235       291,737             2,727,993  

Estimated Payments in Connection with a Termination of Employment or Change in Control

 

The following discussion summarizes the potential payments and benefits that would have been payable to each of the NEOs upon a termination of employment on December 31, 2023 by Viatris without “cause”, by the NEO for “good reason” (each as defined in the applicable agreement), due to the NEO’s death or disability or as a result of a CIC Termination (as defined below). A “CIC Termination” occurs if an NEO’s employment is terminated other than for cause or if he terminates employment for good reason, in each case, within two years following the occurrence of a change in control. The amounts discussed below exclude (i) 401(k) retirement plan contributions and distributions that are generally available to all salaried employees, (ii) payments pursuant to vested Restoration Plan balances and vested rights under Retirement Benefit Agreements, (iii) payments pursuant to awards scheduled to vest on or before December 31, 2023 by their terms, (iv) any amounts that may be due at the time of an event in respect of accrued and unpaid salary, bonuses, or vacation, and (v) the value of each NEO’s annual bonus for the 2023 completed fiscal year as the year was complete as of December 31, 2023. These are estimates only and actual amounts payable upon such terminations may be different and will only be determined upon the actual occurrence of any such event.

Scott A. Smith

Mr. Smith is entitled to severance payments and benefits upon certain terminations of employment pursuant to an agreement with Viatris and his equity award agreements with Viatris.

Termination Without Cause Absent a Change in Control. If Mr. Smith’s employment was terminated on December 31, 2023 by Viatris without cause, he would have been entitled to a payment equal to one times the sum of his base salary and his target annual bonus in effect at the time of such termination, payable in equal installments, and eligibility for continued vesting of a prorated number of his PRSUs granted in 2023 based on actual Company performance. The estimated values of such payments and benefits, assuming a December 31, 2023 termination of employment, would have been $3,500,000, in respect of cash severance and $2,830,388, in respect of the vesting of his PRSUs granted in 2023 (assuming target performance).

 

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Termination due to Death or Disability Absent a Change in Control. If Mr. Smith’s employment was terminated on December 31, 2023 due to death or disability, he would have been entitled to full vesting of his unvested equity awards (with any PRSUs vesting based on target performance). The estimated value of such equity vesting, assuming a December 31, 2023 termination, would have been $13,063,341. Mr. Smith is not entitled to cash severance payments in connection with a termination of employment due to death or disability.

Termination in Connection with a Change in Control. If Mr. Smith incurred a CIC Termination on December 31, 2023, he would have been entitled to a payment equal to two and a half (2.5) times the sum of his base salary and his target annual bonus in effect at the time of such termination, payable in equal installments, and full vesting of his unvested equity awards (with any PRSUs vesting based on target performance). The estimated values of such payments and benefits, assuming a December 31, 2023 termination of employment, would have been $8,750,000, in respect of cash severance and $13,063,341, in respect of the vesting of his equity awards.

Sanjeev Narula

Mr. Narula was entitled to severance payments and benefits upon certain terminations of employment pursuant an agreement with Viatris, the Mylan N.V. Severance Plan and Global Guidelines (which was assumed by Viatris) (“Severance Plan”), and his equity award agreements with Viatris.

Termination Without Cause Absent a Change in Control. If Mr. Narula’s employment was terminated on December 31, 2023 by Viatris without cause, he would have been entitled to twelve (12) months of base salary continuation, twelve (12) months of continued health and other benefits, and eligibility for continued vesting of a prorated number of his PRSUs granted in 2023 based on actual Company performance. The estimated values of such payments and benefits, assuming a December 31, 2023 termination of employment, would have been $989,894, in respect of cash severance and other benefits and $818,470, in respect of the vesting of his PRSUs granted in 2023 (assuming target performance).

Termination due to Death or Disability Absent a Change in Control. If Mr. Narula’s employment was terminated on December 31, 2023 due to death or disability, he would have been entitled to full vesting of his unvested equity awards (with any PRSUs vesting based on target performance). The estimated value of such equity vesting, assuming a December 31, 2023 termination, would have been $8,997,445. Mr. Narula is not entitled to cash severance payments in connection with a termination of employment due to death or disability.

Termination in Connection with a Change in Control. If Mr. Narula incurred a CIC Termination on December 31, 2023, he would have been entitled to a payment equal to two times the sum of his base salary and his target annual bonus in effect at the time of such termination, payable in equal installments, twenty-four (24) months of continued health and other benefits, and full vesting of his unvested equity awards (with any PRSUs vesting based on target performance). The estimated values of such payments and benefits, assuming a December 31, 2023 CIC Termination, would have been $3,789,788, in respect of cash severance and other benefits and $8,997,445, in respect of the vesting of his equity awards.

As described above in “Leadership Transitions – Other Executive Transitions” on page 29, on December 15, 2023, Mr. Narula entered into a separation agreement with Viatris pursuant to which he departed from the Company effective as of March 5, 2024. Mr. Narula’s separation agreement provided for a cash payment equal to $3,700,000 payable in the form of installments over a period of two (2) years, a prorated annual bonus for 2024 based on actual Company performance, eligibility for continued vesting of a prorated

 

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number of his PRSUs granted in each of 2022 and 2023 based on actual Company performance, and up to thirty-six (36) months of continued health and other benefits (the cost of which is approximately $2,300 per month), subject to a release of claims and other customary conditions. Mr. Narula is also eligible for reimbursement and allowances with respect to reasonable relocation-related expenses.

Rajiv Malik

Mr. Malik was entitled to severance payments and benefits upon certain terminations of employment pursuant to an agreement with Viatris, the Severance Plan, and his equity award agreements with Viatris.

Termination Without Cause Absent a Change in Control. If Mr. Malik’s employment was terminated on December 31, 2023 by Viatris without cause, he would have been entitled to full vesting of his unvested equity awards with any PRSUs vesting based on target performance. The estimated value of such equity vesting, assuming a December 31, 2023 termination, would have been $19,813,115. Mr. Malik is also entitled to participate in the Company’s Supplemental Health Insurance Plan for certain retired executives following a termination of employment.

Termination due to Death or Disability Absent a Change in Control. If Mr. Malik’s employment was terminated on December 31, 2023 due to death or disability, he would have been entitled to full vesting of his unvested equity awards with any PRSUs vesting based on target performance. The estimated value of such equity vesting, assuming a December 31, 2023 termination, would have been $19,813,115. Mr. Malik is not entitled to cash severance payments in connection with a termination of employment due to death or disability.

Termination in Connection with a Change in Control. If Mr. Malik incurred a CIC Termination on December 31, 2023, he would have been entitled to a payment equal to two times the sum of his base salary and his target annual bonus in effect at the time of such termination, payable in equal installments, twenty-four (24) months of continued health and other benefits, and full vesting of his unvested equity awards with any PRSUs vesting based on target performance. The estimated values of such payments and benefits, assuming a December 31, 2023 CIC Termination, would have been $5,939,788, in respect of cash severance and other benefits and $19,813,115, in respect of the vesting of his equity awards.

As described above in “Leadership Transitions – Other Executive Transitions” on page 28, on October 20, 2023, Mr. Malik entered into a retirement and operating consulting agreement with Viatris pursuant to which he retired from the Company effective as of April 1, 2024. Mr. Malik’s retirement and operating consulting agreement provided for a prorated annual bonus for 2024 based on actual Company performance, twenty-four (24) months of continued health and other benefits (the cost of which is approximately $2,100 per month) and that his currently outstanding equity awards will continue vesting during his service on the Board and as a consultant, subject to acceleration described above under “Termination Without Cause Absent a Change in Control” in the event that he is not nominated or re-elected to the Board, is involuntarily terminated as an operating consultant, or voluntarily resigns from the Board on or after the end of the term of office following the 2023 Annual General Meeting, subject to a release of claims and other customary conditions.

Anthony Mauro

Mr. Mauro is entitled to severance payments and benefits upon certain terminations of employment pursuant to an agreement with Viatris, the Severance Plan, and his equity award agreements with Viatris.

 

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Termination Without Cause Absent a Change in Control. If Mr. Mauro’s employment was terminated on December 31, 2023 by Viatris without cause, he would have been entitled to a lump-sum cash payment equal of $3,698,000, twenty-four (24) months of continued health and other benefits, and eligibility for continued vesting of a prorated number of his PRSUs granted in 2023 based on actual Company performance. The estimated values of such payments and benefits, assuming a December 31, 2023 termination of employment, would have been $3,788,411, in respect of cash severance and other benefits and $760,956, in respect of the vesting of his PRSUs granted in 2023 (assuming target performance).

Termination due to Death or Disability Absent a Change in Control. If Mr. Mauro’s employment was terminated on December 31, 2023 due to death or disability, he would have been entitled to full vesting of his unvested equity awards (with any PRSUs vesting based on target performance). The estimated value of such equity vesting, assuming a December 31, 2023 termination, would have been $8,778,636. Mr. Mauro is not entitled to cash severance payments in connection with a termination of employment due to death or disability.

Termination in Connection with a Change in Control. If Mr. Mauro incurred a CIC Termination on December 31, 2023, he would have been entitled to a payment equal to two times the sum of his base salary and his target annual bonus in effect at the time of such termination, payable in equal installments, twenty-four (24) months of continued health and other benefits, and full vesting of his unvested equity awards (with any PRSUs vesting based on target performance). The estimated values of such payments and benefits, assuming a December 31, 2023 CIC Termination, would have been $3,788,411, in respect of cash severance and other benefits and $8,778,636, in respect of the vesting of his equity awards.

As described above in “Leadership Transitions – Other Executive Transitions” on page 28, on October 20, 2023, Mr. Mauro entered into a separation agreement with Viatris pursuant to which he departed from the Company effective as of April 1, 2024. Mr. Mauro’s separation agreement provided for the benefits described above under “Termination Without Cause Absent a Change in Control” in addition to a prorated annual bonus for 2024 based on actual Company performance, subject to a release of claims and other customary conditions.

Brian Roman

Mr. Roman is entitled to severance payments and benefits upon certain terminations of employment pursuant to the Severance Plan and his equity award agreements with Viatris.

Termination Without Cause Absent a Change in Control. If Mr. Roman’s employment was terminated on December 31, 2023 by Viatris without cause, he would have been entitled to twelve (12) months of base salary continuation, twelve (12) months of continued health and other benefits, and eligibility for continued vesting of a prorated number of his PRSUs granted in 2023 based on actual Company performance. The estimated values of such payments, assuming a December 31, 2023 termination of employment, would have been $865,206, in respect of cash severance and other benefits and $353,935, in respect of the vesting of his PRSUs granted in 2023 (assuming target performance).

Termination due to Death or Disability Absent a Change in Control. If Mr. Roman’s employment was terminated on December 31, 2023 due to death or disability, he would have been entitled to full vesting of his unvested equity awards (with any PRSUs vesting based on target performance). The estimated values of such equity vesting, assuming a December 31, 2023 termination, would have been $4,039,634. Mr. Roman is not entitled to cash severance payments in connection with a termination of employment due to death or disability.

 

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Termination in Connection with a Change in Control. If Mr. Roman incurred a CIC Termination on December 31, 2023, he would have been entitled to a payment equal to two times the sum of his base salary and his target annual bonus in effect at the time of such termination, payable in equal installments, twenty-four (24) months of continued health and other benefits, and full vesting of his unvested equity awards with any PRSUs vesting based on target performance. The estimated values of such payments and benefits, assuming a December 31, 2023 CIC Termination, would have been $3,290,411, in respect of cash severance and other benefits and $4,039,634, in respect of the vesting of his equity awards.

Michael Goettler

As described above in “Leadership Transitions – Other Executive Transitions” on page 29, on February 24, 2023, Mr. Goettler entered into a separation agreement with Viatris pursuant to which he ceased to serve as CEO and on the Board, in each case, effective as of April 1, 2023. Mr. Goettler’s separation agreement provided for separation benefits payable in accordance with the terms of his previously disclosed letter agreement with Viatris, including a cash payment equal to $8,125,000 payable in the form of installments over a period of two and a half (2.5) years, a prorated annual bonus for 2023 in the amount of $886,326, and thirty-six (36) months of continued health and other benefits (the cost of which is approximately $1,150 per month). Mr. Goettler is also eligible for reimbursement of reasonable relocation-related expenses.

Robert J. Coury

As described above in “Leadership Transitions – Executive Chairman Transition” on page 28, in 2023, the Board approached Mr. Coury, and Mr. Coury agreed, to transition to a new role as Chairman Emeritus and Senior Strategic Advisor from the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Meeting through the end of 2025 (the same period that Mr. Coury previously committed to the Company under his Executive Employment Agreement when Viatris was created). In connection with this transition, Mr. Coury was treated as separating from employment for “good reason” for severance benefit purposes (as defined in, and pursuant to, his Executive Employment Agreement). Mr. Coury will receive a lump sum cash payment of $21,286,170 and has received, a prorated annual bonus for 2023 in the amount of $5,098,811, continued exercisability of all vested stock options through the full term of such stock option, full vesting of all other unvested equity-based awards, with any PRSUs vesting based on target performance, in the amount of $47,249,454, and thirty-six (36) months of continued health and other benefits (the cost of which is approximately $2,283 per month), after which Mr. Coury is entitled to participate in the Company’s Supplemental Health Insurance Plan for certain retired executives.

The Company will also honor the existing compensation rights set forth in Mr. Coury’s Executive Employment Agreement for 2024 and 2025 through an annual advisory fee of $15 million, paid in monthly installments. Amounts paid to Mr. Coury were required pursuant to his existing employment agreement upon a resignation for “good reason” and the consulting payments represent the Company honoring the economic entitlements of that agreement through its scheduled duration. The Board believes and anticipates that the value of the compensation is commensurate with the value and benefits to be received by the Company from Mr. Coury’s agreement. To the extent Mr. Coury’s agreement is terminated by Mr. Coury upon a resignation for good reason or by the Company without cause or due to Mr. Coury’s death or disability, any unpaid portion of the annual consulting fee for the remainder of the consulting period will become payable in full.

 

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CEO Pay Ratio

Pursuant to Item 402(u) of Regulation S-K, we are providing the following information about the relationship of the annual total compensation of our global employee population and the annual total compensation of our CEO, Scott A. Smith, for 2023. The pay ratio included in this information is a reasonable estimate calculated in a manner consistent with Regulation S-K Item 402(u).

Further to this requirement, under Instruction 2 to Item 402(u), the median-paid employee may be identified once every three years if there is no impact to the pay ratio disclosure. As there were no changes in our employee population (other than the addition of 254 and 3 employees in connection with the completion of the acquisitions of Oyster Point and Famy Life Sciences, respectively, who have been excluded from the employee population for purposes of the pay ratio disclosure as permitted under Instruction 7 to Item 402(u)) or to the median-paid employee’s compensation arrangements in 2023 that would affect the pay ratio disclosure, the employee representing the median-paid employee is the same employee selected for the Company’s 2023 proxy statement. We collected the 2023 annual total compensation for the median employee using the same methodology we use for our NEOs as disclosed in the Summary Compensation Table on page 43.

Total annual compensation for the median employee was $36,903 and is calculated according to the disclosure requirements of Item 402(u) of Regulation S-K under the Exchange Act and includes base salary, annual incentive, equity awards, change in pension values and other compensation such as perquisites and medical benefits.

Given that Mr. Smith was appointed CEO, effective as of April 1, 2023, the total annual compensation solely for purposes of the pay ratio disclosure was $17,316,131, which consists of the “Total” column for the Summary Compensation Table, subject to the following adjustments: (i) annualizing “Salary”, “Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation” and recurring “All Other Compensation”; (ii) not annualizing “Stock Awards” or non-recurring “All Other Compensation”; and (iii) excluding compensation earned in respect of services prior to Mr. Smith’s appointment as CEO ($37,500). As a result, the ratio of median employee total annual compensation to CEO total annual compensation was 469 to 1.

Our median employee is located in India, which reflects the true global nature of our organization and the fact that we are a diversified company within our peer group whose employees participate in all aspects of bringing our products to market, from R&D to manufacturing. This diversification should be considered by readers who would compare our CEO Pay Ratio to those within our peer or industry group and reflects differences in pay demographics among those groups. Pay ratios may not be comparable because of different employee populations, geographic distribution of employees, and compensation practices and companies may utilize different methodologies, exclusions, estimates, and assumptions in calculating their own pay ratios.

 

 

 

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Non-Employee Director Compensation for 2023

The following table sets forth information concerning the compensation earned by Viatris’ non-employee directors (each a “Non-Employee Director” and, together, the “Non-Employee Directors”) for 2023. Directors who are or were concurrently employees of Viatris (Messrs. Coury, Smith, Goettler and Malik) receive no compensation for their concurrent Board service. A discussion of the elements of Non-Employee Director compensation follows the table.

 

Name

   Fees Earned or Paid
in Cash
($)
     RSUs
($)(3)
     All Other
Compensation
($)(4)
     Total
($)
 

W. Don Cornwell

     150,000          200,006        20,000          370,006  

JoEllen Lyons Dillon

     200,000          200,006        —          400,006  

Elisha Finney

     150,000          200,006        20,000          370,006  

Leo Groothuis(1)

     113,542          200,001        —          313,543  

Melina Higgins

     234,375          200,006        20,000          454,381  

James Kilts

     150,000          200,006        20,000          370,006  

Harry Korman

     175,000          200,006        —          375,006  

Richard Mark

     200,000          200,006        20,000          420,006  

Mark Parrish

     250,000          200,006        —          450,006  

Pauline van der Meer Mohr(1)(2)

     150,000          200,006        —          350,006  
(1)

Fees earned by Mr. Groothuis and Ms. van der Meer Mohr were paid in Euros. Such amounts were converted into Euros using the monthly conversion rate in effect when each payment was made.

(2)

Ms. van der Meer Mohr did not stand for re-election to the Board at the 2023 Annual Meeting.

(3)

Represents the grant date fair value of the specific award granted to the Non-Employee Director. RSU awards granted in 2023 vested on March 3, 2024. For information regarding assumptions used in determining the amounts reflected in the table above, please refer to Note 13 to the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements contained in the Original Filing. The number of unvested RSUs held by each of the Non-Employee Directors, as of December 31, 2023, were as follows: Mr. Cornwell, 18,855; Ms. Dillon, 18,855; Ms. Finney, 18,855; Mr. Groothuis, 22,484; Ms. Higgins, 18,855; Mr. Kilts, 18,855; Mr. Korman, 18,855; Mr. Mark, 18,855; and Mr. Parrish, 18,855. Amounts include all accrued and unvested whole share DEUs that vest only to the extent and at the same time the underlying award on which they are issued vest. The aggregate number of shares subject to stock options held by the Non-Employee Directors, as of December 31, 2023, were as follows: Ms. Dillon, 24,780; Ms. Higgins, 24,780; Mr. Korman, 24,714; Mr. Mark, 12,260; Mr. Parrish, 24,780; and Ms. van der Meer Mohr, 13,949.

(4)

The amounts represent charitable contributions made in 2023 under our matching gift program.

Viatris’ compensation philosophy for Non-Employee Directors is designed to attract and retain Directors with the experience necessary to represent the Company and oversee executive management. On an annual basis, the Compensation Committee considers market data for our peer group and input received from the Compensation Committee’s independent compensation consultant regarding market practices for Director compensation. Any changes to Director compensation are approved by the Compensation Committee and the independent Directors.

 

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Director Compensation Structure for 2023

In March 2023, the Compensation Committee and the independent Directors approved the following Non-Employee Director compensation structure effective as of January 2023, unchanged from 2022:

 

Element of Compensation

   Amount  

Board Member Retainer

   $ 150,000  

Committee Chair Fee

     $25,000  

Executive Committee Member Fee

     $25,000  

Lead Independent Director Compensation

     $50,000  

Annual Equity Grant Value (RSUs)

   $ 200,000  

In December 2023, the Compensation Committee and the independent Directors approved the following Non-Employee Director compensation effective as of December 15, 2023:

 

Element of Compensation

   Amount  

Board Member Retainer

     $150,000  

Chair of the Board of Directors Compensation

     $225,000  

Vice Chair Compensation

     $50,000  

Committee Chair Fee

     $25,000  

Executive Committee Member Fee

     $25,000  

Annual Equity Grant Value (RSUs)

     $225,000  

Non-Employee Directors are also eligible to receive matching charitable contributions under the Company’s Director Matching Gift Program. Under this program, to the extent Non-Employee Directors choose to make charitable contributions to qualifying charitable organizations, the Company matches those contributions dollar-for-dollar up to an annual limit of $20,000 per person per calendar year.

Non-Employee Director Share Ownership Guidelines

Effective January 1, 2021, the Board adopted revised share ownership guidelines for Non-Employee Directors, requiring each to hold common stock valued at five times the amount of their annual cash retainer, excluding any cash retainer paid for committee service. Each Non-Employee Director has five years from his or her start date to attain compliance. These guidelines further demonstrate alignment of Viatris Directors’ interests with shareholders’ interests for the duration of their Board service. Common stock actually owned by the Non-Employee Director as well as restricted shares and unvested RSUs (including corresponding DEUs) count toward compliance with these requirements.

 

ITEM 12.

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

Certain information concerning securities authorized for issuance under equity compensation plans is contained in the discussion entitled “Equity Compensation Plan Information” in Item 12 of Part III of the Original Filing.

Security Ownership of Directors, NEOs and Executive Officers

The following table sets forth information regarding the beneficial ownership of common stock of Viatris Inc. as of April 24, 2024 by (i) each Viatris Director, (ii) each NEO, and (iii) all Directors and executive officers of

 

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Viatris Inc. as a group (based on 1,190,662,399 shares of common stock of Viatris Inc. outstanding as of such date). For purposes of this table, and in accordance with the rules of the SEC, shares are considered “beneficially owned” if the person, directly or indirectly, has sole or shared voting or investment power over such shares. A person also is considered to beneficially own shares that he or she has the right to acquire within 60 days of April 24, 2024. To Viatris’ knowledge, the persons in the following table have sole voting and investment power, either directly or through one or more entities controlled by such person, with respect to all the shares shown as beneficially owned by them, unless otherwise indicated in the footnotes below. The address for each beneficial owner listed in the table below is c/o Viatris Inc., 1000 Mylan Boulevard, Canonsburg, PA, 15317. As noted above, each Non-Employee Director has five years from their start date to attain compliance with our Stock Ownership Guidelines. In addition, each of our covered employees has five years to achieve minimum ownership requirements, as discussed in more detail in the Compensation Discussion & Analysis section of this document.

 

Name of Beneficial Owner

   Amount and
Nature of
Beneficial
Ownership
    Options
Exercisable and
Restricted
Shares Vesting
within 60 days
    Percent of
Class
 

W. Don Cornwell

     61,365             *  

Robert J. Coury(1)

     632,447       4,307,776 (2)      *  

JoEllen Lyons Dillon

     58,732 (3)      21,806       *  

Elisha Finney

     18,855             *  

Michael Goettler(4)

     321,653             *  

Leo Groothuis

     22,146             *  

Melina Higgins

     176,236 (5)      21,806       *  

James Kilts

     117,445             *  

Harry Korman

     89,806       13,949       *  

Rajiv Malik

     1,455,798 (6)      373,903       *  

Richard Mark

     72,333       12,260       *  

Anthony Mauro(7)

     248,618 (8)      169,899       *  

Sanjeev Narula(9)

     216,007             *  

Mark Parrish

     121,418       21,806       *  

Brian Roman

     157,142       36,806    

Scott A. Smith

     85,350             *  

All directors and executive officers as a group (15 persons)(10)

     2,590,770       541,118       *  

 

*

Less than 1%.

(1)

As previously disclosed, Mr. Coury ceased to be a director and to serve as an officer and employee of the Company, in each case, effective as of the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Meeting.

(2)

Includes RSUs that are vested and will be settled on or about June 17, 2024.

(3)

Includes 18 shares held by Ms. Dillon’s spouse.

(4)

Mr. Goettler ceased to serve as the Company’s CEO and ceased to serve on the Board, in each case, effective as of April 1, 2023.

(5)

Includes 74,000 shares held by Ms. Higgins’ spouse.

(6)

Includes 460,319 shares held in an irrevocable trust for the benefit of Mr. Malik’s spouse and children.

 

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(7)

Mr. Mauro departed from the Company effective as of April 1, 2024.

(8)

Includes 5,574 shares held in Mr. Mauro’s 401(k) account.

(9)

Mr. Narula ceased to serve as the Company’s CFO effective as of March 1, 2024.

(10)

Includes the 12 individuals other than Messrs. Coury, Goettler, Mauro and Narula set forth above as well as Mses. Mistras and Le Goff and Mr. Campbell.

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners

The following table lists the names and addresses of shareholders known to management to own beneficially more than five percent of the shares of common stock of Viatris as of April 24, 2024 (based on 1,190,662,399 shares of common stock of Viatris Inc. outstanding as of such date):

 

Name and Address of Beneficial Owner

   Amount and
Nature of
Beneficial
Ownership
     Percent of
Class
 

The Vanguard Group,

100 Vanguard Blvd., Malvern, PA 19355

     142,262,690 (1)       11.9%  

BlackRock, Inc.,

50 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001

     92,337,568 (2)       7.8%  

Davis Selected Advisers, L.P.

2949 East Elvira Road, Suite 101, Tucson, Arizona 85756

     62,661,728 (3)       5.3%  

State Street Corporation

State Street Financial Center, One Congress Street, Suite 1, Boston,

MA 02114-2016

     61,969,119 (4)       5.2%  

 

(1)

Based on the Schedule 13G/A filed by The Vanguard Group with the SEC on February 13, 2024, The Vanguard Group has sole voting power over 0 shares of common stock, shared voting power over 1,620,666 shares of common stock, sole dispositive power over 136,880,832 shares of common stock and shared dispositive power over 5,381,858 shares of common stock.

(2)

Based on the Schedule 13G/A filed by BlackRock, Inc. with the SEC on January 26, 2024, BlackRock, Inc. has sole voting power over 82,732,122 shares of common stock, shared voting power over 0 shares of common stock, sole dispositive power over 92,337,568 shares of common stock and shared dispositive power over 0 shares of common stock.

(3)

Based on a Schedule 13G filed by Davis Selected Advisers, L.P. with the SEC on February 9, 2024, Davis Selected Advisors, L.P. has sole voting power of 61,054,564 shares of common stock, shared voting power over 0 shares of common stock and no voting power over 1,607,164 shares of common stock, sole dispositive voting power of 62,661,728 shares of common stock and shared dispositive voting power of 0 shares of common stock.

(4)

Based on the Schedule 13G/A filed by State Street Corporation with the SEC on January 30, 2024, State Street Corporation has sole voting power over 0 shares of common stock, shared voting power over 40,564,300 shares of common stock, sole dispositive power over 0 shares of common stock and shared dispositive power over 61,923,920 shares of common stock.

 

ITEM 13.

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

Based on a review of any transactions between Viatris and its Directors and executive officers, their immediate family members, and their affiliated entities, Viatris has determined that since the beginning of 2023, it was or is to be a participant in the following transactions in which the amount involved exceeds $120,000 and in which any of Viatris’ Directors, executive officers, or greater than five percent shareholders, or any of their immediate family members, had or will have a direct or indirect material interest:

 

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Since approximately 1995, The Coury Firm LLC (together with its predecessors, “TCF”) and, in the past, other affiliated entities of TCF, has been serving as the broker of record in connection with several of Mylan’s and, since the closing of the Combination, Viatris’ employee benefit programs. TCF is in the business of providing strategic corporate benefits advice and services, among others. TCF provides certain services to Viatris and its subsidiaries pursuant to a contract between Mylan Inc., a subsidiary of Viatris, and TCF. The principals of TCF are brothers and a son of Robert J. Coury, a director and executive officer of the Company until December 15, 2023, and TCF is beneficially owned by brothers and trusts on behalf of brothers and children of Mr. Coury. Commencing on September 1, 2020, the parties extended their agreement through December 31, 2023 on substantially the same terms as their prior arrangement, which included a fixed base fee of $37,500 per month to be paid by Mylan to TCF, corresponding to the term of agreements negotiated with certain benefit plan carriers and capping payments over that time period. However, where required by law, TCF will continue to receive commissions directly from certain other benefit plan carriers, and in 2023 and through April 24, 2024, received payments totaling approximately $60,000 in commissions for these services directly from the insurance carriers (including payments for 2022 business paid in 2023). Commencing on September 1, 2023, the parties further extended this agreement through December 31, 2026 on substantially the same terms.

Angela Campbell, Mr. Campbell’s spouse and herself a related person of Viatris, held roles of increasing responsibility at Mylan Inc. since June 2007 and most recently served as Head of Operations Strategic Initiatives until her departure effective December 31, 2022. In 2023, Ms. Campbell received an annual short-term cash incentive bonus of approximately $93,000 and deferred compensation and salary payments of approximately $7,000, in each case related to work performed in 2022, payment of approximately $21,000 for previously accrued but unused vacation days, and standard Company severance payments of approximately $166,000.

Mr. Malik, a director and former executive officer of the Company, was party to an employment agreement with Mylan Inc., which contained standard indemnification provisions, and is currently party to a standard indemnification agreement with the Company. The Company has made payments to counsel to Mr. Malik of approximately $470,500 from January 1, 2023 through April 24, 2024 for services provided to Mr. Malik in connection with certain previously disclosed drug pricing matters. The Company anticipates making additional payments of approximately $205,500 in 2024 for ongoing services to be provided to Mr. Malik in connection with such matters. Viatris anticipates additional payment, repayment or advancement of these and other expenses during the pendency of these matters and anticipates that it will make payments for any such claims.

Viatris has a written related party transactions policy that establishes guidelines for reviewing and approving, as appropriate, transactions involving any Director, nominee for Director, “officer” (as defined in Rule 16a-1(f) of the Exchange Act), person known by the Company to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of any class of the Company’s voting securities, or person known by the Company to be an immediate family member of any such person in which (1) the amount involved will or may be expected to exceed $100,000; (2) Viatris or an affiliate of Viatris is or will be a participant; and (3) any related party has or will have a direct or indirect material interest. The Board also annually reviews certain relationships and related party transactions as part of its assessment of each Director’s independence.

Director Independence

Viatris’ Board has determined that Mr. Cornwell, Ms. Dillon, Ms. Finney, Mr. Groothuis, Ms. Higgins, Mr. Kilts, Mr. Korman, Mr. Mark, and Mr. Parrish are independent Directors under the applicable NASDAQ listing rules. In making these determinations, the Board considered, with respect to Mr. Cornwell’s independence, that Mr. Cornwell’s son was a partner of PJT Partners (“PJT”) until January 2023 when he became a member of its

 

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board of directors. PJT served as a financial advisor to Viatris in connection with the transaction between Viatris and Biocon Biologics Limited pursuant to which Viatris contributed its biosimilars portfolio to Biocon Biologics Limited. Mr. Cornwell’s son was not involved in PJT’s work related to such transaction. With respect to Mr. Groothuis, the Board considered his prior service to Mylan and the Company at NautaDutilh, an international law firm, where he was a partner until May 2022. The Board determined that any such past arrangements, transactions or relationships would not interfere with the exercise of independent judgment by Messrs. Cornwell or Groothuis in carrying out his respective responsibilities as a Director of Viatris.

Messrs. Malik and Smith are not independent Directors under applicable NASDAQ listing rules.

The Board had previously determined that Pauline van der Meer Mohr, who served on the Board until December 15, 2023, was independent under the applicable NASDAQ listing rules. Mr. Coury, who served on the Board until December 15, 2023, and Mr. Goettler, who served on the Board until April 1, 2023, were not independent Directors under applicable NASDAQ listing rules.

 

ITEM 14.

Principal Accounting Fees and Services

Deloitte served as Viatris’ independent registered public accounting firm during 2023 and 2022 and audited Viatris’ financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022. No relationships exist with Deloitte other than the usual relationship between such a firm and its client. Details about the nature of the services provided by, and fees Viatris paid to, Deloitte and affiliated firms for such services during 2023 and 2022 are set forth below.

 

     In Millions  
      2023        2022  

Audit Fees(1)

  

$

18.03

 

    

$

15.41

 

Audit–Related Fees(2)

  

 

0.28

 

    

 

0.35

 

Tax Fees(3)

  

 

1.82

 

    

 

0.15

 

All Other Fees

  

 

 

    

 

 

Total Fees

  

$

20.13

 

    

$

15.91

 

 

 

(1)

Represents fees for professional services provided for the audit of the Company’s annual consolidated financial statements, the audit of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting, as required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, reviews of the Company’s quarterly condensed consolidated financial statements, audit services provided in connection with other statutory or regulatory filings, and accounting, reporting and disclosure matters.

(2)

Represents fees for assurance services related to the audit of the Company’s annual consolidated financial statements, including audits of certain of the Company’s subsidiaries, comfort letters, certain SEC filings and other agreed-upon procedures.

(3)

Represents fees primarily related to tax return preparation, tax planning and tax compliance support services, as well as fees related to tax advice provided in connection with the Combination.

Audit Committee Pre-Approval Policy

The Audit Committee has a policy regarding pre-approval of audit, audit-related, tax and other services that the independent registered public accounting firm may perform for Viatris. Under the policy, the Committee must review and pre-approve on an individual basis any requests for audit, audit-related, tax and other services not covered by certain services pre-approved by the Committee up to certain amounts. All services performed by Deloitte during 2023 and 2022 were pre-approved by the Audit Committee in accordance with its pre-approval policy.

 

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PART IV

 

ITEM 15.

Exhibits

Exhibit Index

 

31.1    Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2    Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File—the cover page interactive data file does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document (included in Exhibit 101).

 

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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: April 26, 2024

 

VIATRIS INC.

 

By:

 

/s/ Theodora Mistras

   

Theodora Mistras

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)

 

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Appendix A

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA for purposes of the 2023 annual compensation awards is derived from Viatris’ financial statements in the same manner as Viatris’ publicly reported adjusted EBITDA for 2023 (“as reported”), except that the calculation for the 2023 annual incentive program (