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ZPG’s Alex Chesterman awarded ‘golden handcuffs’ worth £3.1m

first_imgHome » News » ZPG’s Alex Chesterman awarded ‘golden handcuffs’ worth £3.1m previous nextProducts & ServicesZPG’s Alex Chesterman awarded ‘golden handcuffs’ worth £3.1mFounder and CEO of Zoopla’s parent company given shares that tie him into at least another two years at the helm.Nigel Lewis16th January 201802,619 Views Alex Chesterman, CEO of ZPGZPG CEO Alex Chesterman has been given a set of golden handcuffs worth £3.12 million by the company’s remuneration committee.The share options, in which stock in the company is essentially given away free under ZPG’s Nil Cost Option plan for senior employees, can then be cashed-in at a later date.Alex can sell the shares based on a two-tiered set of rules. Half the shares can be sold when a pre-set level of shareholder return is reached, while the other half will be handed over or vested based on time limits.He will get the first tranche of shares at the end of September 2018 and the rest on the same date the following year.Alex is likely to get his shares, given the company’s past performance. In November last year ZPG revealed that it revenue increased by 24% to £244.5 million compared to the 12 months before, and that its share dividend payments had increased by 10%.He has cashed in shares in the past and takes home approximately £1 million a year, helping fund his well-known love of fast sports cars, and the recent purchase of a £6.6m holiday home in the US on Palm Beach in Florida (pictured, left).But Zoopla’s expansions has come at a cost – as we reported earlier this month, ZPG revealed that it has taken on debts worth £267 million, and recently decided to refinance £200 million of it to secure more attractive interest rates.Share options Alex Chesterman ZPG January 16, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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