And, it seems, the shareholders are not happy.
Despite an exceptionally bad year for the company, especially newly acquired Saab Automobiles, which was sold to Spyker Cars last year, Muller has received a cash bonus of more than $700.000.
In addition to the cash bonus he also received 120.000 shares, estimated at a value of $635.000.
“The bonus is not in proportion. Especially not considering the huge losses and the low sales,” David Tomic, head of the Dutch shareholders association, VEB, told news agency TT. “We are curious to hear which goals have been met that can motivate such a bonus.”