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July 24, 2018
To our shareholders:
You are cordially invited to attend Logitech’s 2018 Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Enclosed is the Invitation and Proxy Statement for the meeting, which includes an agenda and discussion of the items to be voted on at the meeting, instructions on how you can exercise your voting rights, information concerning Logitech’s compensation of its Board members and executive officers, and other relevant information.
Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual General Meeting, your vote is important.
Thank you for your continued support of Logitech.

             

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Guerrino De Luca 
Chairman of the Board
 
 
 











 
 
 
 



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LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL S.A.
Invitation to the Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
2:00 p.m. (registration starts at 1:30 p.m.)
SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL – Lausanne, Switzerland
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AGENDA
A.
Reports
Report on Operations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018
B.
Proposals
1.
Approval of the Annual Report, the consolidated financial statements and the statutory financial statements of Logitech International S.A. for fiscal year 2018
2.
Advisory vote to approve executive compensation
3.
Appropriation of retained earnings and declaration of dividend
4.
Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation regarding the creation of an authorized share capital
5.
Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation regarding the convening of shareholder meetings
6.
Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation regarding the maximum number of mandates that members of the Board of Directors and Management Team may accept for charitable organizations
7.
Release of the Board of Directors and Executive Officers from liability for activities during fiscal year 2018
8.
Elections to the Board of Directors
8.A.
Re-election of Dr. Patrick Aebischer
8.B.
Re-election Ms. Wendy Becker
8.C.
Re-election of Dr. Edouard Bugnion
8.D.
Re-election of Mr. Bracken Darrell
8.E.
Re-election of Mr. Guerrino De Luca
8.F.
Re-election of Mr. Didier Hirsch
8.G.
Re-election of Dr. Neil Hunt
8.H.
Re-election of Ms. Neela Montgomery
8.I.
Re-election of Mr. Dimitri Panayotopoulos
8.J.
Re-election of Dr. Lung Yeh
8.K.
Election of Ms. Marjorie Lao
9.
Election of the Chairman of the Board
10.
Elections to the Compensation Committee
10.A.
Re-election of Dr. Edouard Bugnion
10.B.
Re-election of Dr. Neil Hunt
10.C.
Re-election of Mr. Dimitri Panayotopoulos
10.D.
Election of Ms. Wendy Becker
11.
Approval of Compensation for the Board of Directors for the 2018 to 2019 Board Year
12.
Approval of Compensation for the Group Management Team for fiscal year 2020



13.
Re-election of KPMG AG as Logitech’s auditors and ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as Logitech’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2019
14.
Election of Etude Regina Wenger & Sarah Keiser-Wüger as Independent Representative
Apples, Switzerland, July 24, 2018
The Board of Directors         





Questions and Answers about The Logitech 2018 Annual General Meeting
General Information for All Shareholders
WHY AM I RECEIVING
THIS “INVITATION AND
PROXY STATEMENT”?
 
This document is designed to comply with both Swiss corporate law and U.S. proxy statement rules. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, this Invitation and Proxy Statement will be made available to registered shareholders with certain portions translated into French and German. We made copies of this Invitation and Proxy Statement available to shareholders beginning on July 24, 2018.
The Response Coupon is requested on behalf of the Board of Directors of Logitech for use at Logitech’s Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
WHO IS ENTITLED
TO VOTE AT THE
MEETING?
 
Shareholders registered in the Share Register of Logitech International S.A. (including in the sub-register maintained by Logitech’s U.S. transfer agent, Computershare) on Thursday, August 30, 2018 have the right to vote. No shareholders will be entered in the Share Register between August 30, 2018 and the day following the meeting. As of June 30, 2018, there were 95,053,514 shares registered and entitled to vote out of a total of 165,573,554 Logitech shares outstanding. The actual number of registered shares that will be entitled to vote at the meeting will vary depending on how many more shares are registered, or deregistered, between June 30, 2018 and August 30, 2018.
For information on the criteria for the determination of the U.S. and Canadian “street name” beneficial owners who may vote with respect to the meeting, please refer to “Further Information for U.S. and Canadian “Street Name” Beneficial Owners” below.
WHO IS A REGISTERED
SHAREHOLDER?
 
If your shares are registered directly in your name with us in the Share Register of Logitech International S.A., or in our sub-register maintained by our U.S. transfer agent, Computershare, you are considered a registered shareholder, and this Invitation and Proxy Statement and related materials are being sent or made available to you by Logitech.

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WHO IS A BENEFICIAL
OWNER WITH SHARES
REGISTERED IN THE
NAME OF A CUSTODIAN,
OR “STREET NAME”
OWNER?
 
Shareholders that have not requested registration on our Share Register directly, and hold shares through a broker, trustee or nominee or other similar organization that is a registered shareholder, are beneficial owners of shares registered in the name of a custodian. If you hold your Logitech shares through a U.S. or Canadian broker, trustee or nominee or other similar organization (also called holding in “street name”), which is the typical practice of our shareholders in the U.S. and Canada, the organization holding your account is considered the registered shareholder for purposes of voting at the meeting, and this Invitation and Proxy Statement and related materials are being sent or made available to you by them. You have the right to direct that organization on how to vote the shares held in your account.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
FOR ME TO VOTE?
 
Logitech is a public company and key decisions can only be made by shareholders. Whether or not you plan to attend, your vote is important so that your shares are represented.
HOW MANY
REGISTERED SHARES
MUST BE PRESENT
OR REPRESENTED TO
CONDUCT BUSINESS
AT THE MEETING?
 
There is no quorum requirement for the meeting. Under Swiss law, public companies do not have specific quorum requirements for shareholder meetings, and our Articles of Incorporation do not otherwise provide for a quorum requirement.
WHERE ARE
LOGITECH’S PRINCIPAL
EXECUTIVE OFFICES?
 
Logitech’s principal executive office in Switzerland is at EPFL – Quartier de l’Innovation, Daniel Borel Innovation Center 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, and our principal executive office in the United States is at 7700 Gateway Boulevard, Newark, California 94560. Logitech’s main telephone number in Switzerland is +41-(0)21-863-5111 and our main telephone number in the United States is +1-510-795-8500.
HOW CAN I OBTAIN
LOGITECH’S PROXY
STATEMENT, ANNUAL
REPORT AND OTHER
ANNUAL REPORTING
MATERIALS?
 
A copy of our 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders, this Invitation and Proxy Statement and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2018 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) are available on our website at http://ir.logitech.com. Shareholders also may request free copies of these materials at our principal executive offices in Switzerland or the United States, at the addresses and phone numbers above.
WHERE CAN I FIND
THE VOTING RESULTS
OF THE MEETING?
 
We intend to announce voting results at the meeting and issue a press release promptly after the meeting. We will also file the results on a Current Report on Form 8-K with the SEC by Tuesday, September 11, 2018. A copy of the Form 8-K will be available on our website at http://ir.logitech.com.


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IF I AM NOT A
REGISTERED
SHAREHOLDER, CAN I
ATTEND AND VOTE AT
THE MEETING?
 
You may not attend the meeting and vote your shares in person at the meeting unless you either become a registered shareholder by August 30, 2018 or you obtain a “legal proxy” from the broker, trustee or nominee that holds your shares, giving you the right to vote the shares at the meeting. If you hold your shares through a non-U.S. or non-Canadian broker, trustee or nominee, you may become a registered shareholder by contacting our Share Registrar at Logitech International S.A., c/o Devigus Shareholder Services, Birkenstrasse 47, CH-6343 Rotkreuz, Switzerland, and following their registration instructions or, in certain countries, by requesting registration through the bank or brokerage through which you hold your shares. If you hold your shares through a U.S. or Canadian broker, trustee or nominee, you may become a registered shareholder by contacting your broker, trustee or nominee, and following their registration instructions.

Further Information for Registered Shareholders
 
 
 
HOW CAN I VOTE IF I DO
NOT PLAN TO ATTEND
THE MEETING?
 
If you do not plan to attend the meeting, you may appoint the Independent Representative, Ms. Béatrice Ehlers, to represent you at the meeting. Please provide your voting instructions by marking the applicable boxes beside the agenda items on the Internet voting site for registered shareholders, gvmanager.ch/logitech for shareholders on the Swiss share register or www.proxyvote.com for shareholders on the U.S. share register, or on the Response Coupon or Proxy Card, as applicable.
 
 
SWISS SHARE REGISTER – INTERNET VOTING – Go to the Internet voting site gvmanager.ch/logitech and log in with your one-time code on the Response Coupon. Please use the menu item “Grant Procuration” and submit your instructions by clicking on the “Send” button. Your code is only valid once; it expires once you have submitted your voting or any other instructions and signed off the portal. As long as you remain signed in to the portal, you may change your voting instructions at your discretion.
SWISS SHARE REGISTER  RESPONSE COUPON – Mark the box under Option 3 on the enclosed Response Coupon. Please sign, date and promptly mail your completed Response Coupon to Ms. Béatrice Ehlers using the appropriate enclosed postage-paid envelope.
 
 
U.S. SHARE REGISTER – INTERNET VOTING – Go to the Internet voting site www.proxyvote.com and log in with your 16-digit voting control number printed in the box marked by the arrow on the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials that you received from us. Please follow the menus to select the Independent Representative, Ms. Béatrice Ehlers, to represent you at the meeting.
U.S. SHARE REGISTER  – PROXY CARD – If you have requested a Proxy Card, mark the box “Yes” on the Proxy Card to select the Independent Representative, Ms. Béatrice Ehlers, to represent you at the meeting. Please sign, date and promptly mail your completed Proxy Card to Broadridge using the enclosed postage-paid envelope.


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HOW CAN I ATTEND THE
MEETING?
 
If you wish to attend the meeting, you will need to obtain an admission card. You may order your admission card on the Internet voting site for registered shareholders, www.gvmanager.ch/logitech for shareholders on the Swiss share register or www.proxyvote.com for shareholders on the U.S. share register, or on the Response Coupon or Proxy Card, as applicable, and we will send you an admission card for the meeting. If an admission card is not received by you prior to the meeting and you are a registered shareholder as of August 30, 2018, you may attend the meeting by presenting proof of identification at the meeting.
 
 
SWISS SHARE REGISTER INTERNET VOTING – Go to the Internet voting site gvmanager.ch/logitech and log in with your one-time code on the Response Coupon. Please use the menu item “Order Admission Card”. Your code is only valid once; it expires as soon as you have ordered an admission card by clicking on the “Send” button or submitted any other instructions and signed off the portal.
SWISS SHARE REGISTER – RESPONSE COUPON – Mark the box under Option 1 on the enclosed Response Coupon. Please send the completed, signed and dated Response Coupon to Logitech using the enclosed postage-paid envelope by Thursday, August 30, 2018.
 
 
U.S. SHARE REGISTER – INTERNET VOTING – Go to the Internet voting site www.proxyvote.com and log in with your 16-digit voting control number printed in the box marked by the arrow on the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials that you received from us. Please follow the menus to indicate that you will personally attend the meeting.
U.S. SHARE REGISTER – PROXY CARD – If you have requested a Proxy Card, mark the box “Yes” on the Proxy Card to indicate that you will personally attend the meeting. Please sign, date and promptly mail your completed Proxy Card to Broadridge using the enclosed postage-paid envelope by Thursday, August 30, 2018. 
CAN I HAVE ANOTHER
PERSON REPRESENT
ME AT THE MEETING?
 
Yes. If you would like someone other than the Independent Representative to represent you at the meeting, please mark Option 2 on the Response Coupon (for shareholders on the Swiss share register) or, if you requested a Proxy Card (for shareholders on the U.S. share register), mark the box on the Proxy Card to authorize the person you name on the reverse side of the Proxy Card. On either the Response Coupon or the Proxy Card, please provide the name and address of the person you want to represent you. Please return the completed, signed and dated Response Coupon to Logitech or Proxy Card to Broadridge, using the enclosed postage-paid envelope by August 30, 2018. We will send an admission card for the meeting to your representative. If the name and address instructions you provide are not clear, Logitech will send the admission card to you, and you must forward it to your representative.
If you requested and received an admission card to attend the meeting, you can also authorize someone other than the Independent Representative to represent you at the meeting on the admission card and provide that signed, dated and completed admission card to your representative, together with your voting instructions.


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CAN I SELL MY SHARES
BEFORE THE MEETING
IF I HAVE VOTED?
 
Logitech does not block the transfer of shares before the meeting. However, if you sell your Logitech shares before the meeting and Logitech’s Share Registrar is notified of the sale, your votes with those shares will not be counted. Any person who purchases shares after the Share Register closes on Thursday, August 30, 2018 will not be able to register them until the day after the meeting and so will not be able to vote the shares at the meeting.
IF I VOTE BY PROXY,
CAN I CHANGE MY VOTE
AFTER I HAVE VOTED?
 
You may change your vote by Internet or by mail through August 30, 2018. You may also change your vote by attending the meeting and voting in person. For shareholders on the Swiss share register, you may revoke your vote by requesting a new one-time code and providing new voting instructions at gvmanager.ch/logitech, or by requesting and submitting a new Response Coupon from our Swiss Share Register at Devigus Shareholder Services (by telephone at +41-41-798-48-33 or by e-mail at logitech@devigus.com). For shareholders on the U.S. share register, you may revoke your vote by providing new voting instructions at www.proxyvote.com, if you voted by Internet, or by requesting and submitting a new Proxy Card. Your attendance at the meeting will not automatically revoke your vote or Response Coupon or Proxy Card unless you vote again at the meeting or specifically request in writing that your prior voting instructions be revoked.
 
 
SWISS SHARE REGISTER – INTERNET VOTING – After you receive the new one-time code, go to the Internet voting site gvmanager.ch/logitech and log in. Please use the menu item “Grant Procuration”. Follow the directions on the site to complete and submit your new instructions until Thursday, August 30, 2018, 23:59 (Central European Time), or you may attend the meeting and vote in person.
SWISS SHARE REGISTER – RESPONSE COUPON – If you request a new Response Coupon and wish to vote again, you may complete the new Response Coupon and return it to us by August 30, 2018, or you may attend the meeting and vote in person.
 
 
U.S. SHARE REGISTER – INTERNET VOTING  Go to the Internet voting site www.proxyvote.com and log in with your 16-digit voting control number printed in the box marked by the arrow on the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials that you received from us. Please follow the menus to submit your new instructions until Thursday, August 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time), or you may attend the meeting and vote in person.
U.S. SHARE REGISTER – PROXY CARD – If you request a new Proxy Card and wish to vote again, you may complete the new Proxy Card and return it to Broadridge by August 30, 2018, or you may attend the meeting and vote in person.
IF I VOTE BY PROXY,
WHAT HAPPENS IF I
DO NOT GIVE SPECIFIC
VOTING INSTRUCTIONS?
 
SWISS SHARE REGISTER – INTERNET VOTING – If you are a registered shareholder and vote using the Internet voting site, you have to give specific voting instructions for all agenda items before you can submit your instructions.
SWISS SHARE REGISTER – RESPONSE COUPON – If you are a registered shareholder and sign and return a Response Coupon without giving specific voting instructions for some or all agenda items, you thereby give instructions to the Independent Representative to vote your shares in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Directors for such agenda items as well as for new and amended proposals that could be formulated during the course of the meeting.
 
 
U.S. SHARE REGISTER – INTERNET VOTING – If you are a registered shareholder and vote using the Internet voting site without giving specific voting instructions for some or all agenda items, you thereby give instructions to the Independent Representative to vote your shares in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Directors for such agenda items as well as for new and amended proposals that could be formulated during the course of the meeting.
U.S. SHARE REGISTER – PROXY CARD – If you are a registered shareholder and sign and return a Proxy Card without giving specific voting instructions for some or all agenda items, you thereby give instructions to the Independent Representative to vote your shares in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Directors for such agenda items as well as for new and amended proposals that could be formulated during the course of the meeting.
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF
I HAVE QUESTIONS?
 
If you have any questions or need assistance in voting your shares, please call us at +1-510-713-4220 or e-mail us at logitechIR@logitech.com.

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Further Information for U.S. or Canadian “Street Name” Beneficial Owners
WHY DID I RECEIVE A
ONE-PAGE NOTICE IN
THE MAIL REGARDING
THE INTERNET
AVAILABILITY OF
PROXY MATERIALS
INSTEAD OF A FULL SET
OF PROXY MATERIALS?
 
We have provided access to our proxy materials over the Internet to beneficial owners holding their shares in “street name” through a U.S. or Canadian broker, trustee or nominee. Accordingly, such brokers, trustees or nominees are forwarding a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials (the “Notice”) to such beneficial owners. All such shareholders will have the ability to access the proxy materials on a website referred to in the Notice or request to receive a printed set of the proxy materials. Instructions on how to access the proxy materials over the Internet or to request a printed copy may be found on the Notice. In addition, beneficial owners holding their shares in street name through a U.S. or Canadian broker, trustee or nominee may request to receive proxy materials in printed form by mail or electronically by email on an ongoing basis.
HOW CAN I GET
ELECTRONIC ACCESS
TO THE PROXY
MATERIALS?
 
The Notice will provide you with instructions regarding how to:
    View our proxy materials for the meeting on the Internet; and
    Instruct us to send our future proxy materials to you electronically by email.
Choosing to receive your future proxy materials by email will save us the cost of printing and mailing documents to you and will reduce the impact of our annual shareholders’ meetings on the environment. If you choose to receive future proxy materials by email, you will receive an email next year with instructions containing a link to those materials and a link to the proxy voting site. Your election to receive proxy materials by email will remain in effect until you terminate it.
WHO MAY PROVIDE
VOTING INSTRUCTIONS
FOR THE MEETING?
 
For purposes of U.S. or Canadian beneficial shareholder voting, shareholders holding shares through a U.S. or Canadian broker, trustee or nominee organization on July 12, 2018 may direct the organization on how to vote. Logitech has made arrangements with a service company to U.S. and Canadian brokers, trustees and nominee organizations for that service company to provide a reconciliation of share positions of U.S. and Canadian “street name” beneficial owners between July 12, 2018 and August 24, 2018, which Logitech determined is the last practicable date before the meeting for such a reconciliation. These arrangements are intended to result in the following adjustments: If a U.S. or Canadian “street name” beneficial owner as of July 12, 2018 votes but subsequently sells their shares before August 24, 2018, their votes will be cancelled. A U.S. or Canadian “street name” beneficial owner as of July 12, 2018 that has voted and subsequently increases or decreases their shareholdings but remains a beneficial owner as of August 24, 2018 will have their votes increased or decreased to reflect their shareholdings as of August 24, 2018.
If you acquire Logitech shares in “street name” after July 12, 2018 through a U.S. or Canadian broker, trustee or nominee, and wish to vote at the meeting or provide voting instructions by proxy, you must become a registered shareholder. You may become a registered shareholder by contacting your broker, trustee or nominee, and following their registration instructions. In order to allow adequate time for registration, for proxy materials to be sent or made available to you, and for your voting instructions to be returned to us before the meeting, please begin the registration process as far before August 30, 2018 as possible.


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IF I AM A U.S. OR
CANADIAN “STREET
NAME” BENEFICIAL
OWNER, HOW DO
I VOTE?
 
 
If you are a beneficial owner of shares held in “street name” and you wish to vote in person at the meeting, you must obtain a valid proxy from the organization that holds your shares.
If you do not wish to vote in person, you may vote by proxy. You may vote by proxy over the Internet, by mail or by telephone by following the instructions provided in the Notice or on the Proxy Card.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I
DO NOT GIVE SPECIFIC
VOTING INSTRUCTIONS?
 
If you are a beneficial owner of shares held in “street name” in the United States or Canada and do not provide your broker, trustee or nominee with specific voting instructions, then under the rules of various national and regional securities exchanges, your broker, trustee or nominee may generally vote on routine matters but cannot vote on non-routine matters. If the organization that holds your shares does not receive instructions from you on how to vote your shares on a non-routine matter, your shares will not be voted on such matter and will not be considered votes cast on the applicable Proposal. We encourage you to provide voting instructions to the organization that holds your shares by carefully following the instructions provided in the Notice. We believe the following Proposals will be considered non-routine: Proposal 2 (Advisory vote to approve executive compensation), Proposal 3 (Appropriation of retained earnings and declaration of dividend), Proposal 4 (Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation regarding the creation of an authorized share capital), Proposal 5 (Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation regarding the convening of shareholder meetings), Proposal 6 (Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation regarding the maximum number of mandates that members of the Board of Directors and Management Team may accept for charitable organizations), Proposal 7 (Release of the Board of Directors and Executive Officers from liability for activities during fiscal year 2018), Proposal 8 (Elections to the Board of Directors), Proposal 9 (Election of the Chairman), Proposal 10 (Elections to the Compensation Committee), Proposal 11 (Approval of Compensation for the Board of Directors for the 2018 to 2019 Board Year), Proposal 12 (Approval of Compensation for the Group Management Team for fiscal year 2020), Proposal 14 (Election of the Independent Representative). All other Proposals involve matters that we believe will be considered routine. Any “broker non-votes” on any Proposals will not be considered votes cast on the Proposal.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE
FOR DELIVERING MY
VOTING INSTRUCTIONS?
 
 
If you hold your shares through a U.S. or Canadian bank or brokerage or other custodian, you have until 11:59 pm (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday, August 30, 2018 to deliver your voting instructions.
CAN I CHANGE
MY VOTE AFTER
I HAVE VOTED?
 
You may revoke your proxy and change your vote at any time before the final vote at the meeting. You may vote again on a later date on the Internet or by telephone (only your latest Internet or telephone proxy submitted prior to the meeting will be counted), or by signing and returning a new proxy card with a later date, or by attending the meeting and voting in person if you have a “legal proxy” that allows you to attend the meeting and vote. However, your attendance at the Annual General Meeting will not automatically revoke your proxy unless you vote again at the meeting or specifically request in writing that your prior proxy be revoked.


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HOW DO I OBTAIN A
SEPARATE SET OF
PROXY MATERIALS OR
REQUEST A SINGLE SET
FOR MY HOUSEHOLD IN
THE UNITED STATES?
 
We have adopted a procedure approved by the SEC called “householding” for shareholders in the United States. Under this procedure, shareholders who have the same address and last name and do not participate in electronic delivery of proxy materials will receive only one copy of our proxy statement and annual report unless one or more of these shareholders notifies us that they wish to continue receiving individual copies. This procedure reduces our printing costs and postage fees. Each U.S. shareholder who participates in householding will continue to be able to access or receive a separate proxy card.
If you wish to receive a separate proxy statement and annual report at this time, please request the additional copy by contacting our mailing agent, Broadridge, by telephone at +1-866-540-7095 or by e-mail at sendmaterial@proxyvote.com. If any shareholders in your household wish to receive a separate proxy statement and annual report in the future, they may call our investor relations group at +1-510-713-4220 or write to Investor Relations, 7700 Gateway Boulevard, Newark, California 94560. They may also send an email to our investor relations group at logitechIR@logitech.com. Other shareholders who have multiple accounts in their names or who share an address with other stockholders can authorize us to discontinue mailings of multiple proxy statements and annual reports by calling or writing to investor relations.

Further Information for Shareholders with Shares Registered Through a Bank or Brokerage as Custodian (Outside the U.S. or Canada)

HOW DO I VOTE BY
PROXY IF MY SHARES
ARE REGISTERED
THROUGH MY BANK
OR BROKERAGE AS
CUSTODIAN?
 
Your broker, trustee or nominee should have enclosed or provided voting instructions for you to use in directing the broker, trustee or nominee how to vote your shares. If you did not receive such instructions you must contact your bank or brokerage for their voting instructions.
WHAT IS THE
DEADLINE FOR
DELIVERING MY VOTING
INSTRUCTIONS IF MY
LOGITECH SHARES
ARE REGISTERED
THROUGH MY BANK
OR BROKERAGE AS
CUSTODIAN?
 
Banks and brokerages typically set deadlines for receiving instructions from their account holders. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, this deadline is typically two to three days before the deadline of the company holding the general meeting. This is so that the custodians can collect the voting instructions and pass them on to the company holding the meeting. If you hold Logitech shares through a bank or brokerage outside the U.S. or Canada, please check with your bank or brokerage for their specific voting deadline and submit your voting instructions to them as far before that deadline as possible.


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Other Meeting Information
Meeting Proposals
There are no other matters that the Board intends to present, or has reason to believe others will present, at the Annual General Meeting.
If you are a registered shareholder:
SWISS SHARE REGISTER
 
INTERNET VOTING – If you are a registered shareholder and vote using the Internet voting site, you have to give specific voting instructions to all agenda items before you can submit your instructions.
RESPONSE COUPON – If you are a registered shareholder and sign and return a Response Coupon without giving specific voting instructions for some or all agenda items, you thereby give instructions to the Independent Representative to vote your shares in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Directors for such agenda items as well as for new and amended proposals that could be formulated during the course of the meeting.
U.S. SHARE REGISTER
 
INTERNET VOTING – If you are a registered shareholder and vote using the Internet voting site without giving specific voting instructions for some or all agenda items, you thereby give instructions to the Independent Representative to vote your shares in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Directors for such agenda items as well as for new and amended proposals that could be formulated during the course of the meeting.
PROXY CARD – If you are a registered shareholder and sign and return a Proxy Card without giving specific voting instructions for some or all agenda items, you thereby give instructions to the Independent Representative to vote your shares in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Directors for such agenda items as well as for new and amended proposals that could be formulated during the course of the meeting.
If you are a beneficial owner of shares held in “street name” in the United States or Canada, if other matters are properly presented for voting at the meeting and you have provided discretionary voting instructions on a voting instruction card or through the Internet or other permitted voting mechanisms or have not provided voting instructions, your shares will be voted in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Directors at the meeting on such matters.
Proxy Solicitation
We do not expect to retain a proxy solicitation firm. Certain of our directors, officers and other employees, without additional compensation, may contact shareholders personally or in writing, by telephone, e-mail or otherwise in connection with the proposals to be made at the meeting. In the United States, we are required to request that brokers and nominees who hold shares in their names furnish our proxy material to the beneficial owners of the shares, and we must reimburse such brokers and nominees for the expenses of doing so in accordance with certain U.S. statutory fee schedules.

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Tabulation of Votes
Representatives of at least two Swiss banks will serve as scrutineers of the vote tabulations at the meeting. As is typical for Swiss companies, our Share Registrar will tabulate the voting instructions of registered shareholders that are provided in advance of the meeting.
Shareholder Proposals and Nominees
Shareholder Proposals for 2018 Annual General Meeting
Under our Articles of Incorporation, one or more registered shareholders who together represent shares representing at least the lesser of (i) one percent of our issued share capital or (ii) an aggregate par value of one million Swiss francs may demand that an item be placed on the agenda of a meeting of shareholders. Any such proposal must be included by the Board in our materials for the meeting. A request to place an item on the meeting agenda must be in writing and describe the proposal. With respect to the 2018 Annual General Meeting, the deadline to receive proposals for the agenda was July 7, 2018. In addition, under Swiss law registered shareholders, or persons holding a valid proxy from a registered shareholder, may propose alternatives to items on the 2018 Annual General Meeting agenda before or at the meeting.
Shareholder Proposals for 2019 Annual General Meeting
We anticipate holding our 2019 Annual General Meeting on or about September 4, 2019. One or more registered shareholders who satisfy the minimum shareholding requirements in the Company’s Articles of Incorporation may demand that an item be placed on the agenda for our 2019 Annual General Meeting of shareholders by delivering a written request describing the proposal to the Secretary of Logitech at our principal executive office in either Switzerland or the United States no later than July 6, 2019. In addition, if you are a registered shareholder and satisfy the shareholding requirements under Rule 14a-8 of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), you may submit a proposal for consideration by the Board of Directors for inclusion in the 2019 Annual General Meeting agenda by delivering a request and a description of the proposal to the Secretary of Logitech at our principal executive office in either Switzerland or the United States no later than March 26, 2019. The proposal will need to comply with Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act, which lists the requirements for the inclusion of shareholder proposals in company-sponsored proxy materials under U.S. securities laws. Under the Company’s Articles of Incorporation only registered shareholders are recognized as Logitech shareholders. As a result, if you are not a registered shareholder you may not make proposals for the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
Nominations of Director Candidates
Nominations of director candidates by registered shareholders must follow the rules for shareholder proposals above.
Provisions of Articles of Incorporation
The relevant provisions of our Articles of Incorporation regarding the right of one or more registered shareholders who together represent shares representing at least the lesser of (i) one percent of our issued share capital or (ii) an aggregate par value of one million Swiss francs to demand that an item be placed on the agenda of a meeting of shareholders are available on our website at http://ir.logitech.com. You may also contact the Secretary of Logitech at our principal executive office in either Switzerland or the United States to request a copy of the relevant provisions of our Articles of Incorporation.















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Agenda Proposals and Explanations
A. Reports
Report on Operations for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018
Senior management of Logitech International S.A. will provide the Annual General Meeting with a presentation and report on operations of the Company for fiscal year 2018.


B. Proposals
Proposal 1
Approval of the Annual Report, the Consolidated Financial Statements and the Statutory Financial Statements of Logitech International S.A. for Fiscal Year 2018
Proposal
The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual Report, the consolidated financial statements and the statutory financial statements of Logitech International S.A. for fiscal year 2018 be approved.
Explanation
The Logitech consolidated financial statements and the statutory financial statements of Logitech International S.A. for fiscal year 2018 are contained in Logitech’s Annual Report, which was made available to all registered shareholders on or before the date of this Invitation and Proxy Statement. The Annual Report also contains the reports of Logitech’s auditors on the consolidated financial statements and on the statutory financial statements, Logitech’s Remuneration Report prepared in compliance with the Swiss Ordinance Against Excessive Compensation by Public Corporations (the so-called “Minder Ordinance”) as well as the report of the statutory auditors on the Remuneration Report, additional information on the Company’s business, organization and strategy, and information relating to corporate governance as required by the SIX Swiss Exchange directive on corporate governance. Copies of the Annual Report are available on the Internet at ir.logitech.com.
Under Swiss law, the annual report and financial statements of Swiss companies must be submitted to shareholders for approval or disapproval at each annual general meeting. In the event of a negative vote on this proposal by shareholders, the Board of Directors will call an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders for reconsideration of this proposal by shareholders.
Approval of this proposal does not constitute approval or disapproval of any of the individual matters referred to in the Annual Report or the consolidated or statutory financial statements for fiscal year 2018.
KPMG AG, as Logitech auditors, issued an unqualified recommendation to the Annual General Meeting that the consolidated and statutory financial statements of Logitech International S.A. be approved. KPMG AG expressed their opinion that the consolidated financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2018 present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position, the results of operations and the cash flows in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP) and comply with Swiss law. They further expressed their opinion and confirmed that the statutory financial statements and the proposed appropriation of available earnings comply with Swiss law and the Articles of Incorporation of Logitech International S.A. and the Remuneration Report contains the information required by Swiss law.
Voting Requirement to Approve Proposal
The affirmative “FOR” vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting, not counting abstentions.
Recommendation
The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” approval of the Annual Report, the consolidated financial statements and the statutory financial statements of Logitech International S.A. for fiscal year 2018.


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Proposal 2
Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation
Proposal
The Board of Directors proposes that shareholders approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of Logitech’s named executive officers disclosed in Logitech’s Compensation Report for Fiscal Year 2018.
Explanation
Since 2009, the Logitech Board of Directors has asked shareholders each year to approve Logitech’s compensation philosophy, policies and practices, as set out in the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” section of the Compensation Report, in a proposal commonly known as a “say-on-pay” proposal. Beginning with the 2011 Annual General Meeting, a say-on-pay advisory vote was required for all public companies, including Logitech, that are subject to the applicable U.S. proxy statement rules. Shareholders have been supportive of our compensation philosophy, policies and practices in each of those years.
At the 2017 Annual General Meeting, shareholders approved a proposal to take the say-on-pay vote annually. Accordingly, the Board of Directors is asking shareholders to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of Logitech’s named executive officers disclosed in the Compensation Report, including the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis,” the Summary Compensation table and the related compensation tables, notes, and narrative. This vote is not intended to address any specific items of compensation or any specific named executive officer, but rather the overall compensation of our named executive officers and the philosophy, policies and practices described in the Compensation Report.
This say-on-pay vote is advisory and therefore is not binding. It is carried out as a best practice and to comply with applicable U.S. proxy statement rules, and is consequently independent from, and comes in addition to, the binding vote on the Approval of Compensation of the Board of Directors for the 2018 to 2019 Board Year contemplated in Proposal 11 below and the binding vote on the Approval of Compensation for the Group Management Team for fiscal year 2020 contemplated in Proposal 12 below. However, the say-on-pay vote will provide information to us regarding shareholder views about our executive compensation philosophy, policies and practices, which the Compensation Committee of the Board will be able to consider when determining future executive compensation. The Committee will seek to determine the causes of any significant negative voting result.
As discussed in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis section of Logitech’s Compensation Report for Fiscal Year 2018, Logitech has designed its compensation programs to:
provide compensation sufficient to attract and retain the level of talent needed to create and manage an innovative, high-growth, global company in highly competitive and rapidly evolving markets;
support a performance-oriented culture;
maintain a balance between fixed and variable compensation and place a significant portion of total compensation at risk based on the Logitech’s performance, while maintaining controls over inappropriate risk-taking by factoring in both annual and long-term performance;
provide a balance between short-term and long-term objectives and results;
align executive compensation with shareholders’ interests by tying a significant portion of compensation to increasing share value; and
reflect an executive’s role and past performance through base salary and short-term cash incentives, and his or her potential for future contribution through long-term equity incentive awards.

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While compensation is a central part of attracting, retaining and motivating the best executives and employees, we believe it is not the sole or exclusive reason why exceptional executives or employees choose to join and stay at Logitech, or why they work hard to achieve results for shareholders. In this regard, both the Compensation Committee and management believe that providing a working environment and opportunities in which executives and employees can develop, express their individual potential, and make a difference, are also a key part of Logitech’s success in attracting, motivating and retaining executives and employees.
The Compensation Committee of the Board has developed a compensation program that is described more fully in the Compensation Report included in this Invitation and Proxy Statement. Logitech’s compensation philosophy, compensation program risks and design, and compensation paid during fiscal year 2018 are also set out in the Compensation Report for Fiscal Year 2018.
Voting Requirement to Approve Proposal
The affirmative “FOR” vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting, not counting abstentions.
Recommendation
The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” approval of the following advisory resolution:
“Resolved, that the compensation paid to Logitech’s named executive officers as disclosed in the Compensation Report for Fiscal Year 2018, including the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis,” the "Summary Compensation Table for Fiscal Year 2018" and the related compensation tables, notes, and narrative discussion, is hereby approved.”


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Proposal 3
Appropriation of Retained Earnings and Declaration of Dividend
Proposal
The Board of Directors proposes that CHF 782,283,046 (approximately USD 817,955,153 based on the exchange rate on March 31, 2018) of retained earnings be appropriated as follows:
 
Year ended
March 31, 2018
Retained earnings available at the
 
 
      end of fiscal year 2018
CHF
782,283,046
Proposed dividends
CHF
(110,700,000)
Balance of retained earnings to be
 
 
      carried forward
CHF
671,583,046
The Board of Directors approved and proposes distribution of a gross aggregate dividend of CHF 110,700,000 (approximately USD 115,747,920, based on the exchange rate on March 31, 2018), or approximately CHF 0.6726 per share (approximately USD 0.7033 per share).*
No distribution shall be made on shares held in treasury by the Company and its subsidiaries.
If the proposal of the Board of Directors is approved, the dividend payment of approximately CHF 0.6726 per share (or approximately CHF 0.4372 per share after deduction of 35% Swiss withholding tax whenever required) will be made on or about September 21, 2018 to all shareholders on record as of the record date (which will be on or about September 20, 2018). We expect that the shares will be traded ex-dividend as of approximately September 19, 2018. For payments made in U.S. dollars, we expect to use the currency exchange rate as of the date of the meeting, September 5, 2018.
Explanation
Under Swiss law, the use of retained earnings must be submitted to shareholders for approval or disapproval at each annual general meeting. The retained earnings at the disposal of Logitech shareholders at the 2018 Annual General Meeting are the earnings of Logitech International S.A., the Logitech parent holding company.
The proposal of the Board of Directors to distribute a gross dividend of approximately CHF 0.6726 per share represents an increase of approximately 10% over the prior year, following another year of strong cash flow from operations, and is an indication of the Board of Directors’ confidence in the future of the Company. Since fiscal year 2013, the Board of Directors decided on a recurring annual gross dividend and not on an occasional one. As a consequence, the Company expects to propose such a dividend to the shareholders of the Company every year (subject to the approval of the Company’s statutory auditors in the applicable year).
Other than the distribution of the dividend, the Board of Directors proposes the carry-forward of retained earnings based on the Board’s belief that it is in the best interests of Logitech and its shareholders to retain Logitech’s earnings for future investment in the growth of Logitech’s business, for share repurchases, and for the possible acquisition of other companies or lines of business.
Voting Requirement to Approve Proposal
The affirmative “FOR” vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting, not counting abstentions.
Recommendation
The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” approval of the proposed appropriation of retained earnings with respect to fiscal year 2018, including the payment of a dividend to shareholders in an aggregate amount of CHF 110,700,000.




*
The per share approximations are based on 164,579,978 shares outstanding, net of treasury shares, as of March 31, 2018. Distribution-bearing shares are all shares issued except for treasury shares held by Logitech International S.A. on the day preceding the payment of the distribution.

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Proposal 4
Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation Regarding the Creation of an Authorized Share Capital
Proposal
The Board of Directors proposes that shareholders authorize the Board of Directors to issue up to 34,621,324 new registered shares with a par value of CHF 0.25 each until September 5, 2020 and that a new Article 27 be added to that effect in the Articles of Incorporation of the Company under Title VIII (such Title VIII to be renamed “Conditional and Authorized Capital”) with the following text:
Title VIII
CONDITIONAL AND AUTHORIZED CAPITAL
Article 27
The Board of Directors is authorized at any time until September 5, 2020 to increase the share capital of the Company by a maximum aggregate amount of CHF 8,655,331 through the issuance of not more than 34,621,324 registered shares with a par value of CHF 0.25 each, which will have to be fully paid in.
Increases in partial amounts are permitted. The Board of Directors may authorize the issuance of new shares by means of an underwriting or similar process carried out by one or more banks or other financial institutions with a view to offering the new shares to existing shareholders or to third parties. The Board of Directors shall determine the type of contributions, the issue price, the time of the issue, the conditions for the exercise of the preferential subscription rights, the use of unexercised preferential subscription rights and the date upon which the new shares shall become entitled to dividends. The Board of Directors may authorize, restrict or exclude the trading of preferential subscription rights.
If preferential subscription rights are granted, but not exercised, the Board of Directors shall use the rights associated with the relevant shares in the interest of the Company.
The Board of Directors may restrict or withdraw the preferential subscription rights of existing shareholders, and allocate such rights to third parties or to the Company for valid reasons, in particular if the new shares are being issued in connection with: (a) the acquisition of companies, enterprises, participations, assets, intellectual property rights, licenses or new investment projects; (b) a public offering or private placement of shares for the financing and/or refinancing of an acquisition of the kind referred to under (a) above; (c) a public offering or private placement of shares, under circumstances in which such public offering or private placement would be difficult to carry out or could likely only be carried out under less favourable terms if the preferential subscription rights of existing shareholders were not restricted or withdrawn; (d) the acquisition of a stake in the Company by a strategic partner; or (e) the broadening of the shareholder base of the Company in certain jurisdictions or in the context of a listing or admission to trading on a domestic or foreign stock exchange. 

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Other provisions under Title VIII of the Articles of Incorporation of the Company remain unchanged. The French text of the proposed new Article 27 (which shall be the only legally binding) can be found at http://ir.logitech.com.
Explanation
The Board of Directors proposes to create an authorized share capital representing approximately 20% of the existing share capital of the Company. The authorized share capital will make it possible for the Company to raise capital in a fast and flexible manner whenever necessary and to carry out or finance acquisitions or strategic transactions or relationships.
Voting Requirement to Approve Proposal
The affirmative "FOR" vote of a two-thirds majority of the shares represented in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting, not counting abstentions.
Recommendation
The Board of Directors recommends a vote "FOR" approval of the proposed amendments to the Articles of Incorporation to create an authorized share capital.

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Proposal 5
Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation Regarding the Convening of Shareholder Meetings
Proposal
The Board of Directors proposes to amend Article 9 of the Articles of Incorporation of the Company as follows:
Article 9
General Meetings shall be called at least twenty days before the date of the meeting by a single notice published in the media specified in Article 24 below.
A General Meeting can alternatively be called by means of a notice sent to shareholders at the address entered in the share register. In such a case, the twenty-day notice period referred to above shall begin on the day following the date on which the notice shall have been mailed.
The French text of the proposed amendment to Article 9 (which shall be the only legally binding) can be found at
http://ir.logitech.com.
Explanation
The Board of Directors proposes to simplify and increase the efficiency of the process for convening general meetings. To this effect, the Board of Directors proposes that meetings may be convened by means of a single publication in the Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce. This official publication may be made independently and in place of, or in addition to, any notice of meeting that the Company may serve to shareholders by postal or electronic mail.
Voting Requirement to Approve Proposal
The affirmative "FOR" vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting, not counting abstentions.
Recommendation
The Board of Directors recommends a vote "FOR" approval of the proposed amendments to the Articles of Incorporation regarding the convening of shareholder meetings.


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Proposal 6
Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation Regarding the Maximum Number of Mandates that Members of the Board of Directors and Management Team May Accept for Charitable Organizations
Proposal
The Board of Directors proposes to amend the first paragraph of Article 17bis and the first paragraph of Article 18ter of the Articles of Incorporation of the Company as follows:
Article 17bis
No member of the Board of Directors shall assume more than ten (10) mandates in supreme management or supervisory bodies of legal entities outside the Logitech group, of which no more than four (4) may be in listed companies. In addition, Members of the Board of Directors may assume up to ten (10) mandates in the governing bodies of charitable or similar organizations. The Chairman of the Board of Directors must be informed of such mandates.
The second and third paragraphs of Article 17bis remain unchanged.
Article 18ter
No member of the Management Team may assume more than five (5) mandates in supreme management or supervisory bodies of legal entities outside the Logitech group, of which no more than two (2) may be in listed companies. In addition, Members of the Management Team may assume up to five (5) mandates in the governing bodies of charitable or similar organizations. Any such mandate shall require the approval of the Board of Directors.
The second and third paragraphs of Article 18ter remain unchanged.
The French text of the proposed amendments to Articles 17bis and 18ter (which shall be the only legally binding) can be found at http://ir.logitech.com.
Explanation
The Board of Directors proposes to remove the requirement that the maximum limits of 10 and 5 outside mandates that members of the Board of Directors and of the Group Management Team, respectively, may have in charitable and similar organizations under the Company's Articles of Incorporation be necessarily non-remunerated. With this amendment, the Board of Directors intends to encourage its members and members of the Group Management Team to participate in charitable activities. Allowing Board members and senior executives to accept a limited number of mandates in charitable organizations regardless of whether such mandates are remunerated or not has become common practice for Swiss listed companies.
Voting Requirement to Approve Proposal
The affirmative "FOR" vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting, not counting abstentions.
Recommendation
The Board of Directors recommends a vote "FOR" approval of the proposed amendments to the Articles of Incorporation regarding the maximum number of mandates that members of the Board of Directors and Management Team may accept for charitable organizations.


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Proposal 7
Release of the Board of Directors and Executive Officers from Liability for Activities during Fiscal Year 2018
Proposal
The Board of Directors proposes that shareholders release the members of the Board of Directors and Executive Officers from liability for activities during fiscal year 2018.
Explanation
As is customary for Swiss corporations and in accordance with Article 698, subsection 2, item 5 of the Swiss Code of Obligations, shareholders are requested to release the members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Officers from liability for their activities during fiscal year 2018 that have been disclosed to shareholders. This release from liability exempts members of the Board of Directors or Executive Officers from liability claims brought by the Company or its shareholders on behalf of the Company against any of them for activities carried out during fiscal year 2018 relating to facts that have been disclosed to shareholders. Shareholders that do not vote in favor of the proposal, or acquire their shares after the vote without knowledge of the approval of this resolution, are not bound by the result for a period ending six months after the vote.
Voting Requirement to Approve Proposal
The affirmative “FOR” vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting, not counting abstentions and not counting the votes of any member of the Board of Directors or of any Logitech executive officers.
Recommendation
The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” the proposal to release the members of the Board of Directors and Executive Officers from liability for activities during fiscal year 2018.


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Proposal 8
Elections to the Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is presently composed of twelve members. Each director was elected for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2018 Annual General Meeting.
At the recommendation of the Nominating Committee, the Board has nominated the eleven individuals below to serve as directors for a one-year term, beginning in each case as of the Annual General Meeting on September 5, 2018. Ten of the nominees currently serve as members of the Board of Directors. Their current terms expire upon the closing of the Annual General Meeting on September 5, 2018. The other nominee was recommended by the Nominating Committee of the Board and approved by the Board in June 2018 as a nominee for election to the Board. Ms. Marjorie Lao’s candidacy as a nominee was recommended by Russell Reynolds Associates, a search firm that we engaged to identify director candidates. Ms. Sally Davis, having served the Company as a member of the Board for eleven years, has decided to retire and not to stand for re-election. Ms. Sue Gove has also decided not to stand for re-election.
The term of office ends at the closing of the next Annual General Meeting. There will be a separate vote on each nominee.
Under Swiss law, Board members may only be appointed by shareholders. If the individuals below are elected, the Board will be composed of eleven members. The Board has no reason to believe that any of our nominees will be unwilling or unable to serve if elected as a director.
For further information on the Board of Directors, including the current members of the Board, the Committees of the Board, the means by which the Board exercises supervision of Logitech’s executive officers, and other information, please see “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters” below.
8.A Re-election of Dr. Patrick Aebischer
Proposal: The Board of Directors proposes that Dr. Patrick Aebischer be re-elected to the Board for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
For biographical information and qualifications of Dr. Aebischer, please refer to “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters – Members of the Board of Directors” on page 32.
8.B Re-election of Ms. Wendy Becker
Proposal: The Board of Directors proposes that Ms. Wendy Becker be re-elected to the Board for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
For biographical information and qualifications of Ms. Becker, please refer to “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters – Members of the Board of Directors” on page 32.
8.C Re-election of Dr. Edouard Bugnion
Proposal: The Board of Directors proposes that Dr. Edouard Bugnion be re-elected to the Board for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
For biographical information and qualifications of Dr. Bugnion, please refer to “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters – Members of the Board of Directors” on page 33.
8.D Re-election of Mr. Bracken Darrell
Proposal: The Board of Directors proposes that the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Bracken Darrell, be re-elected to the Board for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
For biographical information and qualifications of Mr. Darrell, please refer to “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters – Members of the Board of Directors” on page 33.

8.E Re-election of Mr. Guerrino De Luca
Proposal: The Board of Directors proposes that Mr. Guerrino De Luca be re-elected to the Board for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
For biographical information and qualifications of Mr. De Luca, please refer to “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters – Members of the Board of Directors” on page 34.
8.F Re-election of Mr. Didier Hirsch
Proposal: The Board of Directors proposes that Mr. Didier Hirsch be re-elected to the Board for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

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For biographical information and qualifications of Mr. Hirsch, please refer to “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters – Members of the Board of Directors” on page 35.
8.G Re-election of Dr. Neil Hunt
Proposal: The Board of Directors proposes that Dr. Neil Hunt be re-elected to the Board for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
For biographical information and qualifications of Dr. Hunt, please refer to “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters – Members of the Board of Directors” on page 35.
8.H Re-election of Ms. Neela Montgomery
Proposal: The Board of Directors proposes that Ms. Neela Montgomery be re-elected to the Board for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
For biographical information and qualifications of Ms. Montgomery, please refer to “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters – Members of the Board of Directors” on page 36.
8.I Re-election of Mr. Dimitri Panayotopoulos
Proposal: The Board of Directors proposes that Mr. Dimitri Panayotopoulos be re-elected to the Board for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
For biographical information and qualifications of Mr. Panayotopoulos, please refer to “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters – Members of the Board of Directors” on page 36.
8.J Re-election of Dr. Lung Yeh
Proposal: The Board of Directors proposes that Dr. Lung Yeh be re-elected to the Board for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
For biographical information and qualifications of Dr. Yeh, please refer to “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters – Members of the Board of Directors” on page 36.
8.K Election of Ms. Marjorie Lao
Proposal: In accordance with the recommendation of the Nominating Committee, the Board of Directors proposes that Ms. Marjorie Lao be elected to the Board for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
Marjorie Lao is the Chief Financial Officer of the LEGO Group, a privately held, family-owned company whose main activity is the development, production, marketing and sales of play materials based on the LEGO brick. She has served in her current position since February 2017 and previously served as the Senior Vice President, Finance from January 2016 to January 2017 and Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance from January 2014 to December 2015. Prior to joining the LEGO Group, Ms. Lao was the Vice President, Projects of Seadrill, a deepwater drilling contractor, from February 2013 to December 2013. She served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance of Tandberg ASA, an electronics and videoconferencing systems manufacturer and distributor, from November 2006 to April 2010 and the Vice President, Business Development and M&A from January 2006 to October 2006. Tandberg was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in Internet Protocol-based networking products and services, and Ms. Lao joined Cisco as the Senior Director, Finance and Senior Director, Strategy and Business Analytics from April 2010 to February 2012. She also served as an Associate and Engagement Manager of McKinsey & Company, an international management consulting firm, from 2002 to 2006 and a Finance Manager and Internal Controls Manager of The Procter & Gamble Company, a consumer brand company, from 1996 to 2000. Ms. Lao holds a BSc degree in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of the Philippines and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She was certified as a public accountant in the Philippines in 1996. She is 44 years old and a Philippine national.
Ms. Lao has extensive finance expertise developed through her Chief Financial Officer and other leadership positions at companies in Europe and the United States. She brings senior leadership, finance, business development, strategy, M&A, consumer and global experience to the Board from leading technology as well as brand marketing companies.
The Board of Directors has determined that she will be an independent Director.
Voting Requirement to Approve Proposals
The affirmative “FOR” vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting, not counting abstentions.

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Recommendation
The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” the election to the Board of each of the above nominees.


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Proposal 9
Election of the Chairman of the Board
Pursuant to the so-called “Minder Ordinance”, Swiss law requires that the Chairman of the Board of Directors be elected on the occasion of each Annual General Meeting for a one-year term ending at the closing of the following Annual General Meeting.
Proposal
The Board of Directors proposes that Mr. Guerrino De Luca be re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
Voting Requirement to Approve Proposal
The affirmative “FOR” vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting, not counting abstentions.
Recommendation
The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” the election of Mr. Guerrino De Luca as Chairman of the Board of Directors.



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Proposal 10
Elections to the Compensation Committee
Our Compensation Committee is presently composed of four members, three of whom are standing for re-election to the Board of Directors and to the Compensation Committee. Following the amendment to the Swiss corporate law on January 1, 2014, the members of the Compensation Committee are to be elected annually and individually by the shareholders. Only members of the Board of Directors can be elected as members of the Compensation Committee.
At the recommendation of the Nominating Committee, the Board of Directors has nominated the four individuals below to serve as members of the Compensation Committee for a term of one year. Three of the nominees currently serve as members of the Compensation Committee and, as required by our Compensation Committee charter, all of the nominees are independent in accordance with the requirements of the listing standards of the Nasdaq Stock Market, the outside director definition of Section 162(m) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, the definition of a “non-employee director” for purposes of Rule 16b-3 promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Rule 10C-1(b)(1) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
The term of office ends at the closing of the next Annual General Meeting. There will be a separate vote on each nominee.
10.A Re-election of Dr. Edouard Bugnion
Proposal: The Board of Directors proposes that Dr. Edouard Bugnion be re-elected to the Compensation Committee for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
For biographical information and qualifications of Dr. Bugnion, please refer to “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters – Members of the Board of Directors” on page 33.
10.B Re-election of Dr. Neil Hunt
Proposal: The Board of Directors proposes that Dr. Neil Hunt be re-elected to the Compensation Committee for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
For biographical information and qualifications of Dr. Hunt, please refer to “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters – Members of the Board of Directors” on page 35.
10.C Re-election of Mr. Dimitri Panayotopoulos
Proposal: The Board of Directors proposes that Mr. Dimitri Panayotopoulos be re-elected to the Compensation Committee for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
For biographical information and qualifications of Mr. Panayotopoulos, please refer to “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters – Members of the Board of Directors” on page 36.
10.D Election of Ms. Wendy Becker
Proposal: The Board of Directors proposes that Ms. Wendy Becker be elected to the Compensation Committee for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
For biographical information and qualifications of Ms. Becker, please refer to “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters – Members of the Board of Directors” on page 32.
Voting Requirement to Approve Proposals
The affirmative “FOR” vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting, not counting abstentions.
Recommendation
Our Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” the election to the Compensation Committee of each of the above nominees.



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Proposal 11
Approval of Compensation for the Board of Directors for the 2018 to 2019 Board Year
Proposal
The Board of Directors proposes that the shareholders approve a maximum aggregate amount of the compensation of the Board of Directors of CHF 4,900,000 for the term of office from the 2018 Annual General Meeting until the 2019 Annual General Meeting (the “20182019 Board Year”), subject to adjustment for certain changes in the applicable currency exchange rate.*
Explanation
Pursuant to the so-called “Minder Ordinance”, the compensation of the Board of Directors must be subject each year to a binding shareholder vote, in the manner contemplated by Logitech’s Articles of Incorporation. Article 19 quarter, paragraph 1(a) of Logitech’s Articles of Incorporation allows shareholders to approve the maximum aggregate amount of the compensation of the Board of Directors for the period up to the next Annual General Meeting.
Under the Company’s Articles of Incorporation, the compensation of the members of the Board of Directors who do not have management responsibilities consists of cash payments and shares or share equivalents. The value of cash compensation and shares or share equivalents corresponds to a fixed amount, which reflects the functions and responsibilities assumed. The value of shares or share equivalents is calculated at market value at the time of grant.
Pursuant to Article 19 bis, paragraph 2 of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation, the compensation of the members of the Board of Directors who have management responsibilities (i.e., executive members of the Board of Directors) is structured similarly to the compensation of the members of the Group Management Team.
The proposed maximum amount of CHF 4,900,000 has been determined based on the decrease from ten to nine non-executive members of the Board of Directors and on the following non-binding assumptions:
With respect to the nine non-executive members of the Board of Directors:
Cash payments of a maximum of approximately CHF 800,000. Cash payments for non-executive members of the Board of Directors include annual retainers for Board and committee service.
Share or share equivalent awards of a maximum of approximately CHF 1,485,000. The value of share or share equivalent awards corresponds to a fixed amount and the number shares granted will be calculated at market value at the time of their grant.
Other payments, including accrual of the Company's estimated contributions to social security, of a maximum of approximately CHF 190,000.










*
For each decrease of 0.01 in the exchange rate of the Swiss Franc against the U.S. Dollar below the assumed level of USD 1.0301 to CHF 1.00, if any, the maximum aggregate amount of the compensation of the Board of Directors will increase by CHF 25,000 for the 20182019 Board Year. This adjustment reflects the fact that the compensation of our Chairman, which is included in the maximum aggregate amount of the compensation for the Board of Directors, is set in U.S. Dollars.

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With respect to executive members of the Board of Directors:
Gross base compensation of a maximum of CHF 510,000.**
Performance-based cash compensation of a maximum of CHF 1,020,000.** Performance-based cash compensation in the form of incentive cash payments may be earned under the Logitech Management Performance Bonus Plan (the “Bonus Plan”) or other cash bonuses approved by the Compensation Committee. Payout under the Bonus Plan is variable, and is based on the achievement of the Company’s, individual employees’ or other performance goals. The assumption regarding maximum amount of the performance-based bonus assumes maximum achievement of all performance goals.
Equity incentive awards of a maximum of CHF 815,000.** Long-term equity incentive awards are generally granted in the form of performance-based restricted stock units, or PSUs, time-based restricted stock units, or RSUs, or other financial instruments contemplated in the applicable equity plans. The assumption regarding maximum amount of the equity incentive awards assumes maximum achievement of all performance goals and full vesting of all time-based equity incentive awards. As in past years, the value of PSUs, RSUs or other financial instruments granted as equity incentive awards, and included in the compensation reported in our Compensation Report, is calculated based on estimated fair value at the time of their grant.
Other compensation of a maximum of CHF 80,000.** Other compensation may include tax preparation services and related expenses, 401(k) savings plan matching contributions, premiums for group term life insurance and long-term disability insurance, employer’s contribution to medical premiums, relocation or extended business travel-related expenses, defined benefit pension plan employment contributions, accrual of estimated employer's contribution to social security and Medicare, and other awards. The Company generally does not provide all of these components of other compensation to all executives each year, but the proposed maximum amount of compensation has been formulated to provide flexibility to cover these compensation components as applicable.
The executive member of the Board of Directors to whom the assumption regarding compensation referred to above applies is Mr. Guerrino De Luca, the Company’s Chairman. As set forth in the Compensation Report in this Invitation and Proxy Statement, Mr. De Luca’s compensation structure matches the compensation structure of members of the Group Management Team, and the increase in the maximum equity incentive award assumption from previous budgets matches the increase described in the explanation for Proposal 12 below. In his capacity as a member of the Group Management Team, Mr. Bracken Darrell is not entitled to compensation for his services on the Company’s Board of Directors.
Shareholders are approving the maximum aggregate amount of compensation set forth in the proposal. The assumptions set forth in this explanation are based on the Company’s current expectations about future compensation plans and decisions.  The Company may redesign its compensation plans or make alternative compensation decisions within the maximum aggregate amount of compensation approved by shareholders. The actual compensation awarded to the members of the Board of Directors for the 2018 - 2019 Board Year will be disclosed in the Compensation Report in the Invitation and Proxy Statement for the 2020 Annual General Meeting.
In the event of a negative vote on this proposal by shareholders, the Board of Directors will submit an alternative proposal to the same or a subsequent general meeting.
Voting Requirement to Approve Proposal
The affirmative “FOR” vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting, not counting abstentions.
Recommendation
The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” the approval of the maximum aggregate amount of the compensation of the members of the Board of Directors of CHF 4,900,000 for the term of office from the 2018 Annual General Meeting until the 2019 Annual General Meeting, subject to adjustment as set forth in the proposal.



**
Mr. De Luca’s compensation is set in U.S. Dollars. The estimated amounts in U.S. Dollars used in these assumptions were converted using an assumed exchange rate of 1 Swiss Franc to 1.0301 U.S. Dollars based on the 12 month (April 2017 to March 2018) average exchange rate.

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Proposal 12
Approval of Compensation for the Group Management Team for Fiscal Year 2020
Proposal
The Board of Directors proposes that the shareholders approve a maximum aggregate amount of the compensation of the Group Management Team of USD 23,700,000 for fiscal year 2020, subject to adjustment for certain changes in the applicable currency exchange rate.*
Explanation
Pursuant to the so-called “Minder Ordinance”, the compensation of the Company’s Group Management Team must be subject each year to a binding shareholder vote, in the manner contemplated by Logitech’s Articles of Incorporation. Article 19 quarter, paragraph 1(b) of Logitech’s Articles of Incorporation allows shareholders to approve the maximum aggregate amount of the compensation of the Group Management Team for the next fiscal year. As the 2018 Annual General Meeting takes place in the middle of Logitech’s fiscal year 2019, the applicable next fiscal year is fiscal year 2020. This required, binding vote on the compensation of the Group Management Team is independent from, and comes in addition to, the non-binding, advisory say-on-pay vote contemplated in Proposal 2.
Logitech’s Group Management Team currently consists of Messrs. Bracken Darrell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vincent Pilette, Chief Financial Officer, and Marcel Stolk, Executive Chairman, Logitech Europe S.A. and Senior Vice President, Creativity & Productivity Business Group. L. Joseph Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations resigned from the Group Management Team effective as of May 2, 2018.
Logitech’s compensation philosophy, compensation program risks and design, and compensation paid during fiscal year 2018 are set forth in the Compensation Report.
The proposed maximum amount of USD 23,700,000 has been determined based on the following non-binding assumptions for Logitech’s Group Management Team as an aggregate group:
The Group Management Team includes three members.
Gross base salaries of a maximum of USD 2,250,000.
Performance-based cash compensation of a maximum of USD 4,740,000. Performance-based cash compensation in the form of incentive cash payments may be earned under the Logitech Management Performance Bonus Plan (the “Bonus Plan”) or other cash bonuses approved by the Compensation Committee. Payout under the Bonus Plan is variable, and is based on the achievement of the Company’s, individual executives’ or other performance goals, and for fiscal year 2020 is expected to continue to range from 0% to 200% of the executive’s target incentive. The assumption regarding maximum amount of the performance-based bonus for fiscal year 2020 assumes maximum achievement of all performance goals.
Equity incentive awards of a maximum of USD 15,960,000. Long-term equity incentive awards are generally granted in the form of performance-based restricted stock units, or PSUs, time-based restricted stock units, or RSUs, or other financial instruments contemplated in the applicable equity plans. The assumption regarding maximum amount of the equity incentive awards assumes maximum achievement of all performance goals and full vesting of all time-based equity incentive awards. As in past years, the value of PSUs, RSUs or other financial instruments granted as equity incentive awards, and included in the compensation reported in our Compensation Report, is calculated based on estimated fair value at the time of their grant.
Other compensation of a maximum of USD 750,000. Other compensation may include tax preparation services and related expenses, 401(k) savings plan matching contributions, premiums for group term life insurance and long-term disability insurance, employer’s contribution to medical premiums, relocation or extended business travel-related expenses, defined benefit pension plan employment contributions, accrual of estimated employer's contribution to social security and Medicare, and other awards. The Company generally does not provide all of these components of other compensation to all executives each year, but the proposed maximum amount of compensation has been formulated to provide flexibility to cover these compensation components as applicable.
*
For each increase of 0.01 in the exchange rate of the Swiss Franc against the U.S. Dollar above the assumed level of USD 1.0301 to CHF 1.00, if any, the maximum aggregate amount of the compensation of the Group Management Team will increase by USD 35,000 for fiscal year 2020. This adjustment reflects the fact that the compensation of one member of our Group Management Team is set in Swiss Francs.

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Shareholders are approving the maximum aggregate amount of compensation set forth in the proposal. The assumptions set forth in this explanation are based on the Company’s current expectations about future compensation plans and decisions.  The Company may redesign its compensation plans or make alternative compensation decisions within the maximum aggregate amount of compensation approved by shareholders. The actual compensation awarded to the members of the Group Management Team for fiscal year 2020 will be disclosed in the Compensation Report in the Invitation and Proxy Statement for the 2020 Annual General Meeting.
In the event of a negative vote on this proposal by shareholders, the Board of Directors will submit an alternative proposal to the same or a subsequent general meeting.
Voting Requirement to Approve Proposal
The affirmative “FOR” vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting, not counting abstentions.
Recommendation
The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” the approval of the maximum aggregate amount of the compensation of the Group Management Team of USD 23,700,000 for fiscal year 2020, subject to adjustment as set forth in the proposal.


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Proposal 13
Re-election of KPMG AG as Logitech’s Auditors and Ratification of the Appointment of KPMG LLP as Logitech’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for Fiscal Year 2019
Proposal
The Board of Directors proposes that KPMG AG be re-elected as auditors of Logitech International S.A. for a one-year term and that the appointment of KPMG LLP as Logitech’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2019 be ratified.
Explanation
KPMG AG, upon recommendation of the Audit Committee of the Board, is proposed for re-election for a further year as auditors for Logitech International S.A. KPMG AG assumed its first audit mandate for Logitech during fiscal year 2015.
The Audit Committee has also appointed KPMG LLP, the U.S. affiliate of KPMG AG, as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 for purposes of U.S. securities law reporting. Logitech’s Articles of Incorporation do not require that shareholders ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm. However, Logitech is submitting the appointment of KPMG LLP to shareholders for ratification as a matter of good corporate governance. If shareholders do not ratify the appointment, the Audit Committee will reconsider whether to retain KPMG LLP. Even if the appointment is ratified, the Audit Committee may, in its discretion, change the appointment during the year if the Committee determines that such a change would be in the best interests of Logitech and its shareholders.
Information on the fees paid by Logitech to KPMG AG and KPMG LLP, the Company’s auditors and independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2018, respectively, as well as further information regarding KPMG AG and KPMG LLP, is set out below under the heading “Independent Auditors” and “Report of the Audit Committee.”
Members of KPMG AG will be present at the Annual General Meeting, will have the opportunity to make a statement, and will be available to respond to appropriate questions you may ask.
Voting Requirement to Approve Proposal
The affirmative “FOR” vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting, not counting abstentions.
Recommendation
Our Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” the re-election of KPMG AG as auditors of Logitech International S.A. and the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as Logitech’s independent registered public accounting firm, each for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019.


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Proposal 14
Election of Etude Regina Wenger & Sarah Keiser-Wüger as Independent Representative
Pursuant to the so-called “Minder Ordinance”, Swiss law requires that the independent representative of the shareholders (Independent Representative) be elected on the occasion of each Annual General Meeting for a one-year term ending at the closing of the following Annual General Meeting.
Proposal
The Board of Directors proposes that Etude Regina Wenger & Sarah Keiser-Wüger be elected as Independent Representative for a one-year term ending at the closing of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
Explanation
Shareholders may either represent their shares themselves or have them represented by a third party, whether or not a shareholder, if the latter is given a written proxy. In accordance with Swiss law, each shareholder may be represented at the general meeting by the Independent Representative, Etude Regina Wenger & Sarah Keiser-Wüger, or by a third-party proxy. Ms. Regina Wenger, a principal of Etude Regina Wenger & Sarah Keiser-Wüger, is a respected notary public based in Lausanne, Switzerland and is the Chairwoman of the Swiss Federation of Notaries.
Under Swiss corporate law, the Independent Representative must satisfy strict independence requirements. General voting instructions can be given with respect to a particular general meeting of shareholders with respect to proposals and agenda items that have not been disclosed in the invitation to the general meeting.
Voting Requirement to Approve Proposal
The affirmative “FOR” vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting, not counting abstentions.
Recommendation
Our Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” the election of Etude Regina Wenger & Sarah Keiser-Wüger as Independent Representative.


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Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters
The Board of Directors is elected by the shareholders and holds the ultimate decision-making authority within Logitech, except for those matters reserved by law or by Logitech’s Articles of Incorporation to its shareholders or those that are delegated to the executive officers under the organizational regulations (also known as by-laws). The Board makes resolutions through a majority vote of the members present at the meetings. In the event of a tie, the vote of the Chairman decides.
Logitech’s Articles of Incorporation set the minimum number of directors at three. We had twelve members of the Board of Directors as of June 30, 2018. If all of the nominees to the Board presented in Proposal 8 are elected, the Board will have eleven members.

Board of Directors Independence
The Board of Directors has determined that each of our directors and director nominees, other than Bracken Darrell and Guerrino De Luca, qualifies as independent in accordance with the published listing requirements of the Nasdaq Stock Market and Swiss corporate governance best practices guidelines. The Company’s independent directors and director nominees include Patrick Aebischer, Wendy Becker, Edouard Bugnion, Sally Davis, Sue Gove, Didier Hirsch, Neil Hunt, Neela Montgomery, Dimitri Panayotopoulos, Lung Yeh and Marjorie Lao. The Nasdaq independence definition includes a series of objective tests, such as that the director is not an employee of the company and has not engaged in various types of business dealings with the company. In addition, as further required by Nasdaq rules, the Board has made a subjective determination as to each independent director that no relationships exist which, in the opinion of the Board, would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director. In making these determinations, the directors reviewed and discussed information provided by the directors and the Company with regard to each director’s business and personal activities as they may relate to Logitech and Logitech’s management.


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Members of the Board of Directors
The members of the Board of Directors, including their principal occupation, business experience, and qualifications, are set out below.
Patrick Aebischer 63 Years Old     Director since 2016
Former President,
Swiss Federal
Institute of
Technology (EPFL)
Swiss national
 
Patrick Aebischer is the former President of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a position to which he was nominated by the Swiss Federal Council and that he held from March 2000 through December 2016, a Professor in Neurosciences at the EPFL since 2000, and Director of the Neurodegenerative Disease Laboratory at the Brain Mind Institute, EPFL since 2000. He was re-elected as President of the EPFL in 2004, 2008 and 2012. Prior to these positions, Dr. Aebischer was a Professor and Director of the Surgical Research Division and Gene Therapy Center at the University Hospital of Lausanne, Chairman of the Section of Artificial Organs, Biomaterials and Cellular Technology of the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University, and held other positions in medical sciences at Brown University. Dr. Aebischer is also the founder of three biotech companies. He currently serves on the Boards of Nestlé S.A., a leading nutrition, health and wellness company, and Lonza Group Ltd., a leading supplier to the life-science industries, as well as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Novartis Venture Fund. Dr. Aebischer holds a M.D. from the University of Geneva and University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and three Honorary Doctorate degrees.
Dr. Aebischer brings senior leadership, innovation and technology expertise, a global world view and strategic experience to the Board from his role as the President of the EPFL, his experience founding technology companies, and as a member of the senior leadership of leading Swiss companies.
Dr. Aebischer currently serves on the Nominating Committee. The Board of Directors has determined that he is an independent Director.

Wendy Becker 52 Years Old     Director since 2017
Former Chief Executive Officer of Jack Wills Limited
British, U.S. and Italian national
 
Wendy Becker is the former Chief Executive Officer of Jack Wills Limited, a British-based manufacturer and retailer of brand name clothing, a position she held from October 2013 to September 2015. She was the Chief Operating Officer of Jack Wills from August 2012 to October 2013. Ms. Becker served as Group Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone Group Plc, a global telecommunications company, from September 2009 to January 2011. Prior to Vodafone, she served as the Managing Director of the TalkTalk Telecom Group, a provider of fixed line broadband, voice telephony, mobile and television services, a Partner responsible for the United Kingdom consumer practice at McKinsey & Company, an international management consulting firm, and in various marketing and brand roles at The Procter & Gamble Company. Ms. Becker currently serves as a non-executive director of Great Portland Estates Plc, a British property development and investment company, a non-executive director of NHS (National Health Service) England, a member of the Finance Committee of the Oxford University Press, a non-executive director of Said Business School at Oxford University, Chairman of Barnardo's, the UK's largest social care charity, and a Trustee of the Design Museum, a museum devoted to contemporary design in every form. She holds a BA degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Ms. Becker brings senior leadership, strategic, consumer brand marketing, telecom and design experience to the Board from her positions at Jack Wills, Vodafone, McKinsey and TalkTalk as well as her board and trustee positions.
The Board of Directors has determined that she is an independent Director.


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Edouard Bugnion 48 Years Old     Director since 2015
Vice President for
Information
Systems and
Professor, School
of Computer and
Communication
Sciences, EPFL
Swiss national
 
Edouard Bugnion is a Professor in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and, since January 2017, also the Vice President for Information Systems at the EPFL. Prior to joining the EPFL in August 2012, Dr. Bugnion was a Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Nuova Systems, Inc., a developer of enterprise data center solutions, from October 2005 to May 2008. Nuova Systems was funded by and acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in Internet Protocol-based networking products and services. He joined Cisco as a Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cisco’s Server Access and Virtualization Business Unit from May 2008 to June 2011. Prior to Nuova, Dr. Bugnion was a Founder of VMware, a leading provider of cloud and virtualization software and services, where he held many positions, including Chief Technology Officer, from 1998 to 2005. Dr. Bugnion currently serves on the Boards of InnoSuisse, a Swiss agency for innovation promotion (a position to which he was appointed by the Swiss Federal Council) and of the Fondation de l'Hermitage (a museum) and is a member of the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Dr. Bugnion holds an Engineering Diplom from ETH Zürich, a Master’s degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in Computer Science.
Dr. Bugnion’s significant expertise in technology, software and cloud computing, and his experience founding technology companies and as a member of the senior leadership of leading technology companies, provides the Board with technology and product strategy expertise as well as senior leadership.
Dr. Bugnion currently is Chair of the Compensation Committee. The Board of Directors has determined that he is an independent Director.

Bracken Darrell 55 Years Old     Director since 2013
President and
Chief Executive
Officer,
Logitech
International S.A.
U.S. national
 
Bracken Darrell joined Logitech as President in April 2012 and became Chief Executive Officer in January 2013. Prior to joining Logitech, Mr. Darrell served as President of Whirlpool EMEA and Executive Vice President of Whirlpool Corporation, a home appliance manufacturer and marketing company, from January 2009 to March 2012. Previously, Mr. Darrell had been Senior Vice President, Operations of Whirlpool EMEA from May 2008 to January 2009. From 2002 to May 2008, Mr. Darrell was with P&G (The Procter & Gamble Company), a consumer brand company, most recently as the President of its Braun GmbH subsidiary. Prior to rejoining P&G in 2002, Mr. Darrell served in various executive and managerial positions with General Electric Company from 1997 to 2002, with P&G from 1991 to 1997, and with PepsiCo Inc. from 1987 to 1989. Mr. Darrell holds a BA degree from Hendrix College and an MBA from Harvard University.
In addition to being the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr. Darrell brings senior leadership, consumer brand marketing and global experience to the Board.
 
Sally Davis 64 Years Old     Director since 2007  
Former Chief
Executive
Officer,
BT Wholesale
British national
 
Sally Davis is the former Chief Executive Officer of BT Wholesale, a division of BT Group responsible for providing telecommunications services and bandwidth to carriers and service providers globally, a position she held from 2007 until she retired in August 2011. She was the Chief Portfolio Officer of British Telecom from 2005 to 2007. She had previously held senior executive roles within BT since joining the company in 1999, including President, Global Products, Global Services from 2002 to 2005, President, BT Ignite Applications Hosting from 2001 to 2002 and Director, Group Internet and Multimedia from 1999 to 2001. Before joining BT, Ms. Davis held leading roles in several major communications companies, including Bell Atlantic in the United States and Mercury Communications in the United Kingdom. Ms. Davis currently serves on the Boards of Telenor Group, a global mobile communications services company, CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings PLC, a fibre optic infrastructure company, and Arqiva Group Limited, a leading UK communications infrastructure company. She holds a BA degree from and is a Fellow of University College, London.
Ms. Davis’ experience as a Chief Executive of a leading European telecommunications company, and her significant technology product strategy and product portfolio knowledge, provides the Board with expertise in senior leadership, technology, product strategy, and financial management.
Ms. Davis currently is Chair of the Nominating Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee. The Board of Directors has determined that she is an independent Director.
Ms. Davis has decided to retire and not to stand for re-election at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.

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Guerrino De Luca 65 Years Old     Director since 1998
Chairman,
Logitech
International S.A.
Italian and
U.S. national
 
Guerrino De Luca has served as Chairman of the Logitech Board of Directors since January 2008. Mr. De Luca served as Logitech’s Chief Executive Officer from April 2012 to January 2013 and as acting President and Chief Executive Officer from July 2011 to April 2012. Previously, Mr. De Luca served as Logitech’s President and Chief Executive Officer from February 1998, when he joined the Company, to January 2008. Prior to joining Logitech, Mr. De Luca served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Apple Computer, Inc., a consumer electronics and computer company, from February 1997 to September 1997, and as President of Claris Corporation, a U.S. personal computing software vendor, from May 1994 to February 1997. Prior to joining Claris, Mr. De Luca held various positions with Apple in the United States and in Europe. Mr. De Luca currently serves on the Board of Nielsen Holdings plc, a global information, data and measurement company. He holds a Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy.
As Logitech’s Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer, Mr. De Luca brings significant senior leadership, industry, strategy, marketing and global experience to the Board and a deep knowledge of, passion for and commitment to Logitech, its people and its products.
Mr. De Luca currently is Chairman of the Board.
 
Sue Gove 59 Years Old     Director since 2015
President,
Excelsior
Advisors, LLC
U.S. national
 
Sue Gove is the President of Excelsior Advisors, LLC, a retail consulting and advisory firm. Prior to founding Excelsior Advisors in August 2014, Ms. Gove was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Golfsmith International, a multi-channel specialty golf retailer, from October 2012 to April 2014 and President from February 2012 to April 2014. She also served Golfsmith as Chief Operating Officer from September 2008 to October 2012, as Chief Financial Officer from March 2009 to July 2012 and as Executive Vice President from September 2008 to February 2012. Prior to joining Golfsmith, Ms. Gove was an independent consultant, serving specialty retail and private equity clients from 2006 to 2008, which included consultancy for Prentice Capital Management, LP from April 2007 to March 2008 and for Alvarez and Marsal Business Consulting, L.L.C. from April 2006 to March 2007. Ms. Gove served Zale Corporation, a leading specialty jewelry retailer, from 1980 to 2006, including as Chief Operating Officer from August 2002 to March 2006, as Chief Financial Officer from December 1997 to February 2003 and as a Board member from September 2004 to March 2006. She currently serves on the Boards of Iconix Brand Group, a consumer brand licensing and marketing company, and Tailored Brands, Inc., a retail holding company for various men's apparel stores. Ms. Gove holds a BBA degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ms. Gove has significant executive experience with international retail, marketing, merchandising and global operations, and brings to our Board senior leadership, strategic and financial experience. As a member of other public company boards, Ms. Gove also provides cross-board experience.
Ms. Gove currently serves on the Audit Committee. The Board of Directors has determined that she is an independent Director.
Ms. Gove has decided not to stand for re-election at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.


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Didier Hirsch 67 Years Old     Director since 2012
Senior Vice
President and
Chief Financial
Officer, Agilent
Technologies,
Inc.
French and U.S. national
 
Didier Hirsch is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Agilent Technologies, Inc., a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. He has served in his current position since July 2010 and served in various senior finance positions with Agilent since 1999. Mr. Hirsch had joined Hewlett-Packard Company in 1989, and served as Director of Finance and Administration of Hewlett-Packard Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from 1996 to 1999, Director of Finance and Administration of Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific from 1993 to 1996, and Director of Finance and Administration of Hewlett-Packard France from 1989 to 1993. Prior to Hewlett-Packard, Mr. Hirsch worked in finance positions with Valeo Inc., Gemplus S.C.A., SGS-Thomson Microelectronics, I.B.H. Holding S.A., Bendix Corporation and Ford Motor Company. He serves on the Board of Knowles Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)-listed global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing, and specialty component solutions, serving the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, military, aerospace and industrial markets. Mr. Hirsch holds an MS degree in Computer Sciences from Toulouse University and an MS degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.
As Chief Financial Officer of a leading public technology company, and with significant finance expertise developed over several decades at technology and manufacturing companies in the U.S.A., EMEA and Asia Pacific, Mr. Hirsch brings senior leadership, finance (including U.S. GAAP), technology and global experience to the Board.
Mr. Hirsch currently is Chair of the Audit Committee and serves on the Nominating Committee. The Board of Directors has determined that he is an independent Director.
 
Neil Hunt 56 Years Old     Director since 2010
Chief
Executive Officer,
Curai
U.K. and
U.S. national
 
Neil Hunt is the Chief Executive Officer of Curai, a venture-backed health technology company building technology to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to primary care medicine. He has served in his current position since January 2018. Prior to Curai, Dr. Hunt was the Chief Product Officer of Netflix, Inc., a California-based company offering the world’s largest Internet TV service operating in more than 50 countries worldwide. He was with Netflix from 1999 through July 2017, and was responsible for the design, implementation and operation of the technology at Netflix. Prior to becoming Chief Product Officer, he served as Vice President, Internet Engineering at Netflix from 1999 to 2002. From 1997 to 1999, Dr. Hunt was Director of Engineering for Rational Software, a California-based maker of software development tools, and he served in engineering roles at predecessor companies from 1991 to 1997. Dr. Hunt currently serves on the Board of Roku, Inc., a manufacturer and seller of players that allow streaming video or audio services through televisions. He holds a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Aberdeen, U.K. and a Bachelors degree from the University of Durham, U.K.
Dr. Hunt’s significant expertise in technology, product development leadership and strategy, and his experience as a member of the senior leadership of a leading digital delivery company, provides the Board with technology, product strategy and global expertise as well as senior leadership.
Dr. Hunt currently is the Lead Independent Director and serves on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating Committee. The Board of Directors has determined that he is an independent Director.


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Neela Montgomery 43 Years Old     Director since 2017
Chief Executive Officer of Crate & Barrel
British national
 
Neela Montgomery is the Chief Executive Officer of Crate & Barrel, a global home furnishings retailer. Prior to assuming that role in August 2017, Ms. Montgomery was a Member of the Executive Board for Multichannel Retail at the Otto Group, GmbH, a globally operating retail and services group, since November 2014 where she oversaw Group companies that operate in e-commerce and store-based retail as well as serving as Executive Chair of Crate & Barrel in North America and SportScheck and Frankonia in Central Europe. Prior to joining the Otto Group, Ms. Montgomery was the UK General Merchandise Director on the UK Board of Tesco Plc, one of the world’s largest retailers, from June 2012 to June 2014, supervising diverse areas such as Home, Electronics & Entertainment from a multichannel perspective. She served at Tesco since 2002, including as UK E-Commerce Director from March 2011 to December 2012 and as Chief Merchant for Tesco Malaysia from July 2007 to May 2011. Ms. Montgomery serves on the Board of Euromarket Designs, Inc. (dba Crate & Barrel). She studied English literature at Oxford University and holds an MBA from INSEAD having studied in France and Singapore.
Ms. Montgomery brings senior leadership, multichannel retail, e-commerce, home electronics and global experience to the Board from her positions in North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific at the Otto Group and Tesco.
The Board of Directors has determined that she is an independent Director.
Dimitri Panayotopoulos 66 Years Old     Director since 2014
Senior Advisor,
The Boston
Consulting
Group
U.K. national
 
Dimitri Panayotopoulos is a Senior Advisor at The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm. Prior to joining The Boston Consulting Group in April 2014, Mr. Panayotopoulos served with The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”), a consumer brand company, from 1977 to 2014. At P&G, he served as Vice Chairman and Advisor to the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at P&G from July 2013 to January 2014, Vice Chairman of Global Business Units from May 2011 to July 2013, Vice Chairman of Global Household Care Group from July 2007 to May 2011, Group President of Global Fabric Care from July 2004 to July 2007, President of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa from July 2001 to July 2004, and President-Greater China from 1999 to July 2001. Mr. Panayotopoulos served in various executive, managerial and other positions with P&G in sales, brand management and advertising in Europe (including Switzerland), Egypt and the Far East from 1977 to 1999. He serves on the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c., a London Stock Exchange (LSE)-listed global tobacco company. Mr. Panayotopoulos holds a BA degree from Sussex University, U.K.
Mr. Panayotopoulos brings senior leadership, strategic, financial, consumer brand marketing and global experience to the Board from his former leadership positions with P&G in a broad spectrum of regions.
Mr. Panayotopoulos currently serves on the Compensation Committee. The Board of Directors has determined that he is an independent Director.
 
Lung Yeh 62 Years Old     Director since 2015
Managing Director,
Enspire Capital
U.S. national
 
Lung Yeh is the Managing Director of Enspire Capital, a Singapore-based venture capital and private equity firm focusing on technology, media and telecommunications, internet and mobile investments in Silicon Valley, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to joining Enspire Capital in 2004, Dr. Yeh was the Vice President of Business Development at Centrality Communications, Inc., a leading provider of GPS semiconductor platforms for high-functional mobile devices, from 2003 to 2004, a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pico Communications Inc., a provider of integrated Bluetooth and mobile Internet access and networking solutions, from 1999 to 2003, Vice President of the Communication and Internet Division of Creative Labs Ltd., a leader in digital entertainment products, from 1993 to 1998, a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ShareVision Technology, Inc., a desktop videoconferencing technology company, from 1991 to 1993, and served in various management and technical positions at Apple Inc., NYNEX and Kodak, from 1985 to 1991. Dr. Yeh holds a BSEE in Communication Engineering from National Chiao-Tung University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Dr. Yeh has extensive investment and senior leadership experience, as a venture capitalist in Asia and the United States focused on multimedia, wireless and communications, and also as the founder and former Chief Executive Officer of several technology companies. He brings to the Board senior leadership, business development and global expertise.
Dr. Yeh currently serves on the Audit Committee. The Board of Directors has determined that he is an independent Director.

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Other than the current employment and involvement noted above, no other Logitech Board member currently has material supervisory, management, or advisory functions outside Logitech. None of the Company’s directors holds any official functions or political posts.
Elections to the Board of Directors
Directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, upon proposal of the Board of Directors. The proposals of the Board of Directors are made following recommendations of the Nominating Committee.
Shareholder Recommendations and Nominees
Under our Articles of Incorporation, one or more registered shareholders who together represent shares representing at least the lesser of (i) one percent of our issued share capital or (ii) an aggregate par value of one million Swiss francs may demand that an item be placed on the agenda of a meeting of shareholders, including a nominee for election to the Board of Directors. A request to place an item on the meeting agenda must be in writing, describe the proposal and be received by our Board of Directors at least 60 days prior to the date of the meeting. Demands by registered shareholders to place an item on the agenda of a meeting of shareholders should be sent to: Secretary to the Board of Directors, Logitech International S.A., EPFL - Quartier de l’Innovation, Daniel Borel Innovation Center, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, or c/o Logitech Inc., 7700 Gateway Boulevard, Newark, CA 94560, USA.
Under the Company’s Articles of Incorporation only registered shareholders are recognized as shareholders of the company. As a result, beneficial shareholders do not have a right to place an item on the agenda of a meeting, regardless of the number of shares they hold. For information on how beneficial shareholders may become registered shareholders, see “Questions and Answers about the Logitech 2018 Annual General Meeting - If I am not a registered shareholder, can I attend and vote at the meeting?”
If the agenda of a general meeting of shareholders includes an item calling for the election of directors, any registered shareholder may propose a candidate for election to the Board of Directors before or at the meeting.
The Nominating Committee does not have a policy on consideration of recommendations for candidates to the Board of Directors from registered shareholders.
The Nominating Committee considers it appropriate not to have a formal policy for consideration of such recommendations because the evaluation of potential members of the Board of Directors is by its nature a case-by-case process, depending on the composition of the Board at the time, the needs and status of the business of the Company, and the experience and qualification of the individual. Accordingly, the Nominating Committee would consider any such recommendations on a case-by-case basis in their discretion, and, if accepted for consideration, would evaluate any such properly submitted nominee in consideration of the membership criteria set forth under “Board Composition” below. Shareholder recommendations to the Board of Directors should be sent to the above address.
Board Composition
The Nominating Committee is responsible for reviewing and assessing with the Board the appropriate skills, experience, and background sought of Board members in the context of our business and the then-current membership on the Board. The Nominating Committee has not formally established any specific, minimum qualifications that must be met by each candidate for the Board of Directors or specific attributes, qualities or skills that are necessary for one or more of the members of the Board of Directors to possess. However, we do not expect or intend that each director will have the same background, skills, and experience; we expect that Board members will have a diverse portfolio of backgrounds, skills, and experiences. One goal of this diversity is to assist the Board as a whole in its oversight and advice concerning our business and operations.
The review and assessment of Board candidates and the current membership of the Board by the Nominating Committee and the Board includes numerous diverse factors, such as: independence; senior management experience; understanding of and experience in technology, finance, marketing and operations; international experience and geographic representation; age; and gender and ethnic diversity.

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The priorities and emphasis of the Nominating Committee and of the Board with regard to these factors change from time to time to take into account changes in Logitech’s business and other trends, as well as the portfolio of skills and experience of current and prospective Board members.
Listed below are key skills and experience that we currently consider important for our directors to have in light of our current business and structure. We do not expect each director to possess every attribute. The directors’ biographies note each director’s relevant experience, qualifications, and skills relative to this list.
Senior Leadership Experience. Directors who have served in senior leadership positions are important to Logitech, because they bring experience and perspective in analyzing, shaping, and overseeing the execution of important operational and policy issues at a senior level.
Financial Expertise. Knowledge of financial markets and accounting and financial reporting processes is important because it assists our directors in understanding, advising, and overseeing Logitech’s structure, financial reporting, and internal control of such activities.
Industry and Technical Expertise. Because we develop and manufacture hardware and software products, ship them worldwide, and sell to major consumer electronics distributors and retailers, expertise in hardware and software, and experience in supply chain, manufacturing and consumer products is useful in understanding the opportunities and challenges of our business and in providing insight and oversight of management.
Brand Marketing Expertise. Because we are a consumer products company, directors who have brand marketing experience can provide expertise and guidance as we seek to maintain and expand brand and product awareness and a positive reputation.
Global Expertise. Because we are a global organization with research and development, and sales and other offices in many countries, directors with global expertise, particularly in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, can provide a useful business and cultural perspective regarding many significant aspects of our business.
Identification and Evaluation of Nominees for Directors
Our Nominating Committee uses a variety of methods for identifying and evaluating nominees for director. Our Nominating Committee regularly assesses the appropriate size and composition of the Board of Directors, the needs of the Board of Directors and the respective Committees of the Board of Directors and the qualifications of candidates in light of these needs. Candidates may come to the attention of the Nominating Committee through shareholders, management, current members of the Board of Directors or search firms. The evaluation of these candidates may be based solely on information provided to the Committee or may also include discussions with persons familiar with the candidate, an interview of the candidate or other actions the Committee deems appropriate, including the use of paid third parties to review candidates.






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Terms of Office of Directors
Each director is elected individually by a separate vote of shareholders. Until 2012, each director was elected for a term of three years. At the Company’s 2012 Annual General Meeting, shareholders approved a change such that each director, starting with the directors elected at the 2012 Annual General Meeting, will be subject to a term of one year. Ten of our twelve current directors are being presented for re-election to the Board of Directors at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Each director is eligible for re-election until his or her seventieth birthday. Directors may not seek reelection after they have reached 70 years of age or have served on the Board of Directors as a non-employee member for 12 years, unless the Board of Directors adopts a resolution to the contrary. A member of the Board who reaches 70 years of age or 12 years of service as a non-employee member of the Board of Directors during the term of his or her directorship may remain a director until the expiration of the term. A director’s term of office as Chairman coincides with his or her term of office as a director. A director may be indefinitely re-elected as Chairman, subject to the age and tenure limits mentioned above.
The year of appointment and remaining term of office as of March 31, 2018 for each director are as follows:
Name
Year First
Appointed
 
Year Current Term Expires
Patrick Aebischer(1)
2016
 
2018 Annual General Meeting
Wendy Becker(1)
2017
 
2018 Annual General Meeting
Edouard Bugnion(1)
2015
 
2018 Annual General Meeting
Bracken Darrell(2)
2013
 
2018 Annual General Meeting
Sally Davis(1)
2007
 
2018 Annual General Meeting
Guerrino De Luca(2)
1998
 
2018 Annual General Meeting
Sue Gove(1)
2015
 
2018 Annual General Meeting
Didier Hirsch(1)
2012
 
2018 Annual General Meeting
Neil Hunt(1)
2010
 
2018 Annual General Meeting
Neela Montgomery(1)
2017
 
2018 Annual General Meeting
Dimitri Panayotopoulos(1)
2014
 
2018 Annual General Meeting
Lung Yeh(1)
2015
 
2018 Annual General Meeting
(1)
Non-executive member of the Board of Directors.
(2)
Executive member of the Board of Directors.


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Board Responsibilities and Structure
The Board of Directors is responsible for supervising the management of the business and affairs of the Company. In addition to the non-transferable powers and duties of boards of directors under Swiss law, the Logitech Board of Directors also has the following responsibilities:
the signatory power of its members;
the approval of the budget submitted by the Chief Executive Officer;
the approval of investments or acquisitions of more than USD 10 million in the aggregate not included in the approved budgets;
the approval of any expenditure of more than USD 10 million not specifically identified in the approved budgets; and
the approval of the sale or acquisition, including related borrowings, of the Company’s real estate.
The Board of Directors has delegated the management of the Company to the Chief Executive Officer and the executive officers, except where Swiss law or the Company’s Articles of Incorporation or Organizational Regulations (By-Laws) provide differently.
Board Leadership Structure
The Board has since 1997 had a general practice that the positions of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer should be held by separate persons as an aid in the Board’s oversight of management. Since 1997, the Chairman has been a former Chief Executive Officer of the Company and has served as a full-time senior executive. Logitech believes that there are advantages to having a former Chief Executive Officer as Chairman, for matters such as: leadership continuity; day-to-day assistance to and oversight of the Chief Executive Officer and other executive officers; and facilitating communications and relations between the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, and other senior management.
Mr. De Luca, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer and current Chairman, has served in that role since January 2008. On July 27, 2011, Mr. De Luca assumed the role of acting President and Chief Executive Officer, in addition to continuing his duties as Chairman, at the request of the Board of Directors. The Board appointed Bracken Darrell as President as of April 9, 2012, and he became the Chief Executive Officer as of January 1, 2013. The Board considered the holding of both the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer positions by Mr. De Luca as a temporary arrangement, and returned to its general practice of the positions being held by separate persons upon the appointment of Mr. Darrell as Chief Executive Officer.
The Chairman of the Board is elected by the shareholders on an annual basis, at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The Secretary of the Board of Directors is appointed at the Board meeting coinciding with the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. As of June 30, 2018, the Secretary was Mr. Bryan Ko, the Company’s General Counsel.
Role of the Chairman and of the Chief Executive Officer
The Chairman assumes a leading role in mid- and long-term strategic planning and the selection of top-level management, and he supports major transaction initiatives of Logitech.
The Chief Executive Officer manages the day-to-day operations of Logitech, with the support of the other executive officers. The Chief Executive Officer has, in particular, the following powers and duties:
defining and implementing short and medium term strategies;
preparing the budget, which must be approved by the Board of Directors;
reviewing and certifying the Company’s annual report;
appointing, dismissing and promoting any employees of Logitech other than executive officers and the head of the internal audit function;
taking immediate measures to protect the interests of the Company where a breach of duty is suspected from executive officers until the Board has decided on the matter;

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carrying out Board resolutions;
reporting regularly to the Chairman of the Board of Directors on the activities of the business;
preparing supporting documents for resolutions that are to be passed by the Board of Directors; and
deciding on issues brought to his attention by executive officers.
The detailed authorities and responsibilities of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer and the executive officers are set out in the Company’s Articles of Incorporation and Organizational Regulations. Please refer to http://ir.logitech.com for copies of these documents.
Lead Independent Director
As appointed by the Board, Dr. Hunt serves as Lead Independent Director. The responsibilities of the Lead Independent Director include chairing meetings of the non-executive directors and serving as the presiding director in performing such other functions as the Board may direct. The Lead Independent Director is elected annually by the Independent Directors.
Means by Which the Board of Directors Supervises Executive Officers
The Board of Directors is regularly informed on developments and issues in Logitech’s business, and monitors the activities and responsibilities of the executive officers in various ways.
At each regular Board meeting the Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board of Directors on developments and important issues. The Chief Executive Officer also provides regular updates to the Board members regarding Logitech’s business between the dates of regular Board meetings.
The offices of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer are generally separated, to help ensure balance between leadership of the Board and leadership of the day-to-day management of Logitech.
Executive officers and other members of senior management, at the invitation of the Board, attend portions of meetings of the Board and its Committees to report on the financial results of Logitech, its operations, performance and outlook, and on areas of the business within their responsibility, as well as other business matters. For further information on participation by executive officers and other members of senior management in Board and Committee meetings please refer to “Board Committees” below.
There are regular quarterly closed sessions of the non-executive, independent members of the Board of Directors, led by the Lead Independent Director, where Logitech issues are discussed without the presence of executive or non-independent members of the Board or executive officers.
The Board holds quarterly closed sessions, where all Board members meet without the presence of non-Board members, to discuss matters appropriate to such sessions, including organizational structure and the hiring and mandates of executive officers.
There are regularly scheduled reviews at Board meetings of Logitech strategic and operational issues, including discussions of issues placed on the agenda by the non-executive members of the Board of Directors.
The Board reviews and approves significant changes in Logitech’s structure and organization, and is actively involved in significant transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and major investments.
All non-executive Board members have access, at their request, to all internal Logitech information.
The head of the Internal Audit function reports to the Audit Committee.
The Board’s Role in Risk Oversight
One of the Board’s functions is oversight of risk management at Logitech. “Risk” is inherent in business, and the Board seeks to understand and advise on risk in conjunction with the activities of the Board and the Board’s Committees.

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The largest risk in any business typically is that the products and services it offers will not be met by customer demand, because of poor strategy, poor execution, lack of competitiveness, or some combination of these or other factors. The Board implements its risk oversight responsibilities, at the highest level, through regular reviews of the Company’s business, product strategy and competitive position, and through management and organizational reviews, evaluations and succession planning.
Within the broad strategic framework established by the Board, management is responsible for identifying risk and risk controls related to significant business activities; mapping the risks to company strategy; and developing programs and recommendations to determine the sufficiency of risk identification, the balance of potential risk to potential reward and the appropriate manner in which to control risk.
The Board’s risk oversight role is implemented at the full Board level, and also in individual Board Committees. The full Board receives specific reports on enterprise risk management, in which the identification and control of risk are the primary topics of the discussion. Presentations and other information for the Board and Board Committees generally identify and discuss relevant risk and risk control; and the Board members assess and oversee the risks as a part of their review of the related business, financial, or other activity of the Company. The Compensation Committee oversees issues related to the design and risk controls of compensation programs. The Audit Committee oversees issues related to internal control over financial reporting and Logitech’s risk tolerance in cash-management investments. The Board’s role in oversight does not have a direct impact on the Board’s leadership structure, which is discussed above.
Board Meetings
The Chairman sets the agenda for Board meetings, in coordination with the Chief Executive Officer. Any member of the Board of Directors may request that a meeting of the Board be convened. The directors receive materials in advance of Board meetings allowing them to prepare for the handling of the items on the agenda.
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer recommend executive officers or other members of senior management who, at the invitation of the Board, attend portions of each quarterly Board meeting to report on areas of the business within their responsibility. Infrequently, the Board may also receive reports from external consultants such as executive search or succession experts or outside legal experts to assist the Board on matters it is considering.
The Board typically holds a regularly scheduled Board meeting each quarter for a review and discussion of the Company, its strategy or both, which lasts a full day to a day-and-a-half and in which all directors participate in person except in special individual circumstances. In addition, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer provide a quarterly update to the Board prior to each earnings announcement. Additional meetings of the Board may be held by teleconference or video conference and the duration of such meetings varies depending on the subject matters considered.
Emergency Resolutions
In case of emergency, the Chairman of the Board may have the power to pass resolutions which would otherwise be the responsibility of the Board. Decisions by the Chairman of the Board made in this manner are subject to ratification by the Board of Directors at its next meeting or by way of written consent. No such emergency resolutions were passed during fiscal year 2018.
Independent Director Sessions
The Board of Directors has adopted a policy of regularly scheduled sessions of Board meetings where the independent directors meet to consider matters without management or non-independent directors present. During fiscal year 2018, separate sessions of the independent directors were held at four separate meetings.
Board Effectiveness
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Board Committees
The Board has standing Audit, Compensation, and Nominating Committees to assist the Board in carrying out its duties. Each of the Board committees is composed entirely of directors that are independent in accordance with the published listing requirements of the Nasdaq Stock Market and Swiss corporate governance best practices guidelines. At each quarterly Board meeting, each applicable Board Committee reports to the full Board on the substance of the Committee’s meetings, if any, during the quarter.
Each Committee has a written charter approved by the Board. The chair of each Committee determines the Committee’s meeting agenda. The Board Committee members receive materials in advance of Committee meetings allowing them to prepare for the meeting. The Charters of each Board Committee are available on Logitech’s Investor Relations website at http://ir.logitech.com. Each of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating Committees has the authority to engage outside experts, advisors and counsel to the extent it considers appropriate to assist the Committee in its work. The members of the Committees are identified in the following table:
Director
Audit
 
Compensation
 
Nominating
Patrick Aebischer
 
 
 
 
X
Wendy Becker
 
 
 
 
 
Edouard Bugnion
 
 
Chair
 
 
Bracken Darrell
 
 
 
 
 
Sally Davis
 
 
X
 
Chair
Guerrino De Luca
 
 
 
 
 
Sue Gove
X
 
 
 
 
Didier Hirsch
Chair
 
 
 
X
Neil Hunt
 
 
X
 
X
Neela Montgomery
 
 
 
 
 
Dimitri Panayotopoulos
 
 
X
 
 
Lung Yeh
X
 
 
 
 

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Attendance at Board, Committee and Annual Shareholders’ Meetings
In fiscal year 2018 the Board met eight times, six of which were regularly scheduled meetings. In addition, the Audit Committee met ten times, the Compensation Committee met seven times, and the Nominating Committee met four times. In addition to its meetings, the Board took two actions for approval by written consent during fiscal year 2018. We expect each director to attend each meeting of the Board and the Committees on which he or she serves, and also expect them to attend the Annual General Meeting of shareholders. All ten of our then current directors attended the 2017 Annual General Meeting. All of the incumbent directors attended at least 75% of the meetings of the Board and the Committees on which he or she served. Detailed attendance information for Board and Board Committee meetings during fiscal year 2018 is as follows:
 
Board of
Directors
 
Audit
Committee
 
Compensation
Committee
 
Nominating
Committee
# of meetings held
8
 
10
 
7
 
4
Patrick Aebischer(1)
6
 
 
 
 
 
2
Wendy Becker(2)
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edouard Bugnion
8
 
 
 
7
 
 
Bracken Darrell
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sally Davis
8
 
 
 
7
 
4
Guerrino De Luca
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sue Gove
7
 
9
 
 
 
 
Didier Hirsch
8
 
10
 
 
 
4
Neil Hunt
7
 
 
 
6
 
4
Neela Montgomery(2)
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dimitri Panayotopoulos
7
 
 
 
7
 
 
Lung Yeh
7
 
10
 
 
 
 
(1)
Dr. Aebischer was appointed to the Nominating Committee as of September 13, 2017, and attended both of the Nominating Committee meetings that were held after that date.
(2)
Ms. Becker and Ms. Montgomery were elected to the Board as of the Annual General Meeting on September 12, 2017, and each attended all five of the Board meetings that were held after that date.



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Audit Committee
The Audit Committee is appointed by the Board to assist the Board in monitoring the Company’s financial accounting, controls, planning and reporting. It is composed of only non-executive, independent Board members. Among its duties, the Audit Committee:
reviews the adequacy of the Company’s internal controls and disclosure controls and procedures;
reviews the independence, fee arrangements, audit scope, and performance of the Company’s independent auditors, and recommends the appointment or replacement of independent auditors to the Board of Directors;
reviews and approves all non-audit work to be performed by the independent auditors;
reviews the scope of Logitech’s internal auditing and the adequacy of the organizational structure and qualifications of the internal auditing staff;
reviews, before release, the quarterly results and interim financial data;
reviews with management and the independent auditors the Company’s major financial risk exposures and the steps management has taken to monitor and control those exposures, including the Company’s guidelines and policies with respect to risk assessment and risk management; and
reviews, before release, the audited financial statements and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and recommends that the Board of Directors include the audited financial statements in the annual report made available to shareholders.
The Audit Committee currently consists of Mr. Hirsch, Chairperson, Ms. Gove and Dr. Yeh. Following Ms. Gove's departure from the Board, effective as of the 2018 Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors expects that Ms. Montgomery will be appointed to the Audit Committee. The Board has determined that each member of the Audit Committee, as well as Ms. Montgomery, meets the independence requirements of the Nasdaq Stock Market listing standards and the applicable rules and regulations of the SEC. In addition, the Board has determined that Mr. Hirsch, Ms. Gove and Ms. Montgomery are audit committee financial experts as defined by the applicable rules and regulations of the SEC.
The Audit Committee met ten times in fiscal year 2018. Four meetings were held in person on the day prior to the regularly scheduled quarterly Board meeting, for approximately two to three hours, and six were held by teleconference, for approximately one hour or less preceding the Company’s quarterly report of financial results and Annual Report on Form 10-K. The Committee received reports and presentations before the meetings in order to allow them time to prepare adequately. At the Committee’s invitation, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Controller, Vice President of Internal Audit and General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel or Associate General Counsel attended each meeting, and representatives from the Company’s then-current auditors and independent registered public accounting firm, KPMG AG and KPMG LLP, respectively, also attended all ten of the meetings. Other members of management also participated in certain meetings. Four meetings also included separate sessions with representatives of the auditors and independent registered public accounting firm, with the Chief Financial Officer and with the head of Internal Audit.
Compensation Committee
The Compensation Committee reviews and approves, or recommends to the Board for approval, the compensation of executive officers and non-executive Board members and Logitech’s compensation policies and programs, including share-based compensation programs and other incentive-based compensation. Within the guidelines established by the Board and the limits set forth in the Company’s employee equity incentive plans, the Compensation Committee also has the authority to grant equity incentive awards to employees without further Board approval. The Committee is composed of only non-executive, independent Board members.
The Compensation Committee currently consists of Dr. Bugnion, Chairperson, Ms. Davis, Dr. Hunt and Mr. Panayotopoulos. The Board of Directors has determined that each member of the Compensation Committee, as well as Ms. Becker, meets the independence requirements of the Nasdaq Stock Market listing standards.


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The Compensation Committee met seven times in fiscal year 2018. At the Committee’s invitation, the Company’s Head of People & Culture and Head of Total Rewards attended each meeting, the Committee’s independent advisor from Agnès Blust Consulting attended each meeting, and the Committee’s independent advisor from Compensia attended five of the seven meetings. Four of the meetings were held in person and six of the seven meetings lasted for approximately one hour to three hours or more. In addition to its meetings, the Committee took five actions for approval by written consent during fiscal year 2018.
Please refer to the Company’s Compensation Report for Fiscal Year 2018 for further information on the Compensation Committee’s criteria and process for evaluating executive compensation.
Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee is composed of at least three members, with each of the members being non-executive, independent directors. Among its duties, the Nominating Committee:
evaluates the composition of the Board of Directors and its Committees, determines future requirements and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval;
determines on an annual basis the desired Board qualifications and expertise and conducts searches for potential directors with these attributes;
evaluates and makes recommendations of nominees for election to the Board of Directors; and
evaluates and makes recommendations to the Board concerning the appointment of directors to Board Committees and the selection of Board Committee chairs.
The Nominating Committee may and typically does retain an executive search firm to assist with the identification and evaluation of prospective Board nominees based on criteria established by the Committee. For information on the Nominating Committee’s policies with respect to director nominations please see “Elections to the Board of Directors” above.
The Nominating Committee currently consists of Ms. Davis, Chairperson, Dr. Aebischer, Mr. Hirsch and Dr. Hunt. Following Ms. Davis' retirement, effective as of the 2018 Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors expects that Dr. Aebischer will be appointed as the Nominating Committee Chairperson and the number of members serving on the Committee will be reduced to three. The Board has determined that each of Ms. Davis, Dr. Aebischer, Mr. Hirsch and Dr. Hunt meets the independence requirements of the Nasdaq Stock Market listing standards. Upon the Committee’s recommendation of nominees for election to the Board of Directors, the nominees are presented to the full Board. Nominees are then selected by a majority of the independent members of the Board. The Nominating Committee met four times in fiscal year 2018. The meetings were held in person or by teleconference and lasted approximately half-an-hour to one hour.
Technology and Innovation Committee
During fiscal year 2018, the Company created a joint Board and management Technology and Innovation Committee as an informal forum to allow management to draw on the expertise and experience of our Board members and to foster communication between members of management and the members of the Board and better understanding by members of the Board of the Company’s technology and innovation strategies, plans, opportunities and issues. The Technology and Innovation Committee currently consists of Board members Dr. Aebischer, Dr. Bugnion, Dr. Hunt and Dr. Yeh, all of whom have advanced technical degrees and have been Chief Technology Officers at technology companies or have founded and managed technology companies, and the Company’s Chief Design Officer and Chief Information Officer. In June 2018, the Board approved and expects to make the Technology and Innovation Committee a formal committee of the Board following the 2018 Annual General Meeting.




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Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation
None of the members of the Compensation Committee has been an officer or employee of Logitech. None of our executive officers serves on the board of directors or compensation committee of a company that has an executive officer that serves on our Board of Directors.
Communications with the Board of Directors
Shareholders may contact the Board of Directors about bona fide issues or questions about Logitech by sending an email to generalcounsel@logitech.com or by writing the Corporate Secretary at the following address:
Logitech International S.A.
Attn: Corporate Secretary
EPFL - Quartier de l’Innovation
Daniel Borel Innovation Center
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
All such shareholder communications will be forwarded to the appropriate member or members of the Board of Directors or, if none is specified, to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.


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Security Ownership
Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management as of June 30, 2018
In accordance with the proxy statement rules under U.S. securities laws, the following table shows the number of our shares beneficially owned as of June 30, 2018 by:
each person or group known by Logitech, based on filings pursuant to Section 13(d) or (g) under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or notifications to the Company under applicable Swiss laws, to own beneficially more than 5% of our outstanding shares as of June 30, 2018;
each director and each nominee for director;
the persons named in the Summary Compensation Table in the Compensation Report (the “named executive officers”); and
all directors and current executive officers as a group.
Beneficial Owners(1)
 
Number
of Shares
Owned
(2)
 
Shares that May
be Acquired
Within
60 Days
(3)
 
Total
Beneficial
Ownership
 
Total as a
Percentage
of Shares
Outstanding
(4)
Directors, not including the Chairman or
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      the CEO:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patrick Aebischer
 
4,904

 

 
4,904

 
*

Wendy Becker (5)
 

 

 

 
*

Edouard Bugnion
 
20,248

 

 
20,248

 
*

Sally Davis
 
82,795

 

 
82,795

 
*

Sue Gove
 
9,545

 

 
9,545

 
*

Didier Hirsch
 
51,860

 

 
51,860

 
*

Neil Hunt
 
57,305

 

 
57,305

 
*

Neela Montgomery (5)
 

 

 

 
*

Dimitri Panayotopoulos
 
30,391

 

 
30,391

 
*

Lung Yeh
 
12,615

 

 
12,615

 
*

Nominees for Director:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marjorie Lao
 

 

 

 
*

Named Executive Officers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guerrino De Luca
 
303,076

 
130,000

 
433,076

 
*

Bracken Darrell
 
527,160

 
1,700,000

 
2,227,160

 
1.3
%
Vincent Pilette
 
174,300

 

 
174,300

 
*

Marcel Stolk
 
32,049

 

 
32,049

 
*

L. Joseph Sullivan
 
70,841

 

 
70,841

 
*

Current Directors and Executive Officers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      as a Group (15)
 
1,107,426

 
1,830,000

 
2,937,426

 
1.8
%
*
Less than 1%
(1)
Unless otherwise indicated, the address for each beneficial owner listed in this table is c/o Logitech International S.A., EPFL, Quartier de l’Innovation, Daniel Borel Innovation Center, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland / 7700 Gateway Boulevard, Newark, California 94560.
(2)
To Logitech’s knowledge, except as otherwise noted in the footnotes to this table, each director and executive officer has sole voting and investment power over the shares reported as beneficially owned in accordance with SEC rules, subject to community property laws where applicable.

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(3)
Includes shares represented by vested, unexercised options as of June 30, 2018 and options and restricted stock units that are expected to vest within 60 days after June 30, 2018. These shares are deemed to be outstanding for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of the person holding the options or restricted stock units, but are not treated as outstanding for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of any other person.
(4)
Based on 165,573,554 shares outstanding on June 30, 2018 (173,106,620 shares outstanding less 7,533,066 treasury shares outstanding).
(5)
Wendy Becker and Neela Montgomery were first elected as directors of the Company at the Annual General Meeting on September 12, 2017.
Share Ownership Guidelines
Members of the Board of Directors and executive officers and other officers who report directly to the Chief Executive Officer or President are subject to share ownership guidelines.
Directors are required to own Logitech shares with a market value equal to 3 times the annual Board retainer under guidelines adopted by the Board in June 2006 and revised in June 2013. Directors are required to achieve this ownership within five years of joining the Board, or, in the case of directors serving at the time the guidelines were originally adopted, within five years of the effective date of adoption of the guidelines. The guidelines will be adjusted to reflect any capital adjustments, and will be reevaluated by the Board from time to time. As of June 30, 2018, each director had either satisfied these ownership guidelines or had time remaining to do so.
The Compensation Committee adopted share ownership guidelines for executive officers and other officers who report directly to the Chief Executive Officer or President effective September 2008 and revised in September 2013. These guidelines now apply to executive officers and other officers who report directly to the Chief Executive Officer. These guidelines require:
the Chief Executive Officer to hold a number of Logitech shares with a market value equal to 5 times his annual base salary;
the Chief Financial Officer to hold a number of Logitech shares with a market value equal to 3 times his annual base salary;

executive officers, other than the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to hold a number of Logitech shares with a market value equal to 2 times their respective annual base salaries; and
remaining officers who report directly to the Chief Executive Officer to hold a number of Logitech shares with a market value equal to their respective annual base salaries.
Officers subject to the guidelines are required to achieve the guideline within five years of being appointed to the position making them subject to the guideline, or, in the case of such officers serving at the time the guidelines were originally adopted, within five years of the effective date of adoption of the guidelines. The guidelines will be adjusted to reflect any capital adjustments, and will be re-evaluated by the Compensation Committee from time to time. Up to 50% of the guideline may be met through the net value of vested, unexercised stock options. If the guideline is not met within five years, the Chief Executive Officer must hold 100% of his after-tax shares resulting from option exercises or other equity incentive awards until the guideline is reached, and all other executive officers and Chief Executive Officer direct reports must hold at least 50% of the net shares resulting from option exercises or other equity incentive awards until the guideline is reached. In addition, if the guideline is not met, the officer will have 50% of the after-tax value of any earned bonuses under the Leadership Team Bonus Program paid in fully vested Logitech shares. As of June 30, 2018, all of the executive officers and other officers who report directly to Chief Executive Officer had either satisfied these ownership guidelines or had time remaining to do so.

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Certain Relationships and Related Transactions
Our Policies
It is our policy that all employees must not engage in any activities which could conflict with Logitech’s business interests, which could adversely affect its reputation or which could interfere with the fulfillment of the responsibilities of the employee’s job, which at all times must be performed in the best interests of Logitech. In addition, Logitech employees may not use their position with Logitech, or Logitech’s information or assets, for their personal gain or for the improper benefit of others. These policies are included in our Business Ethics and Conflict of Interest Policy, which covers our directors, executive officers and other employees. If in a particular circumstance the Board concludes that there is or may be a perceived conflict of interest, the Board will instruct our Legal department to work with our relevant business units to determine if there is a conflict of interest. Any waivers to these conflict rules with regard to a director or executive officer require the prior approval of the Board, and any transaction that is a related party transaction under U.S. securities laws must be approved by the Audit Committee or another independent committee of the Board.
Nasdaq Rules and Swiss Best Corporate Governance Practices
Nasdaq rules defining “independent” director status also govern conflict of interest situations, as do Swiss best corporate governance principles published by economiesuisse, a leading Swiss business organization. As discussed above, the Board of Directors has determined that each of our directors and nominees to be a director, other than Mr. Darrell and Mr. De Luca, qualifies as “independent” in accordance with the Nasdaq rules. The Nasdaq rules include a series of objective tests that would not allow a director to be considered independent if the director has or has had certain employment, business or family relationships with the company. The Nasdaq independence definition also includes a requirement that the Board review the relations between each independent director and the company on a subjective basis. In accordance with that review, the Board has made a subjective determination as to each independent director that no relationships exist that, in the opinion of the Board, would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director.
SEC Rules
In addition to the Logitech and Nasdaq policies and rules described above, the SEC has specific disclosure requirements covering certain types of transactions involving Logitech and a director or executive officer or persons and entities affiliated with them.
Logitech has a long-standing relationship with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and has based its Swiss headquarters on the EPFL campus since 2013. In fiscal year 2018, we did approximately USD 2.5 million of business with the EPFL and the EPFL Innovation Park, a foundation controlled by the EPFL and other entities. The payments primarily covered our office lease and related payments. We also engaged in research projects, event and organization sponsorships, and other projects with the EPFL. In September 2016, Patrick Aebischer, the President of the EPFL, joined our board of directors. Dr. Aebischer retired as President of the EPFL at the end of December 2016. In January 2017, Edouard Bugnion, one of our non-employee directors, became Vice President for Information Systems at the EPFL. Dr. Aebischer and Dr. Bugnion are also professors at the EPFL.
Other than the EPFL, since April 1, 2017 we have not been a party to, and we have no plans to be a party to, any transaction or series of similar transactions in which the amount involved exceeded or will exceed USD 120,000 and in which any current director, director nominee, executive officer, holder of more than 5% of our shares, or any member of the immediate family of any of the foregoing, had or will have a direct or indirect material interest.
We have entered into an indemnification agreement with each of our directors and executive officers. The indemnification agreements require us to indemnify our directors and officers to the fullest extent permitted by Swiss and California law.
None of the following persons has been indebted to Logitech or its subsidiaries at any time since the beginning of fiscal year 2018: any of our directors or executive officers; any nominee for election as a director; any member of the immediate family of any of our directors, executive officers or nominees for director; any corporation or organization of which any of our directors, executive officers or nominees is an executive officer or partner or is, directly or indirectly, the beneficial owner of 10% or more of any class of equity securities (except trade debt entered into in the ordinary course of business); and any trust or other estate in which any of the directors, executive officers or nominees for director has a substantial beneficial interest or for which such person serves as a trustee or in a similar capacity.

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Independent Auditors
Under Logitech’s Articles of Incorporation, the shareholders elect or re-elect the Company’s independent auditors each year at the Annual General Meeting.
Logitech’s independent auditors for fiscal year 2018 were KPMG AG, Zurich, Switzerland. KPMG AG assumed its first audit mandate for Logitech in fiscal year 2015. They were elected by the shareholders as Logitech’s auditors at the Annual General Meeting in December 2014 and re-elected at the Annual General Meetings in September 2015, September 2016, and September 2017. For purposes of U.S. securities law reporting, KPMG LLP, Santa Clara, California, served as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2018. Together, KPMG AG and KPMG LLP are referred to as “KPMG.” As appointed by the Board, the Audit Committee is responsible for supervising the performance of the Company’s independent auditors, and recommends the election or replacement of the independent auditors to the Board of Directors.
Representatives of KPMG were invited to attend all regular meetings of the Audit Committee. During fiscal year 2018, KPMG representatives attended all of the Audit Committee meetings. The Committee met separately four times with representatives of KPMG in closed sessions of Committee meetings.
On a quarterly basis, KPMG reports on the findings of their audit and/or review work including their audit of Logitech’s internal control over financial reporting. These reports include their assessment of critical accounting policies and practices used, alternative treatments of financial information discussed with management, and other material written communication between KPMG and management. At each quarterly Board meeting, the Audit Committee reports to the full Board on the substance of the Committee meetings during the quarter. On an annual basis, the Audit Committee approves KPMG’s audit plan and evaluates the performance of KPMG and its senior representatives in fulfilling its responsibilities. Moreover, the Audit Committee recommends to the Board the appointment or replacement of the independent auditors, subject to shareholder approval. The Audit Committee reviews the annual report provided by KPMG as to its independence.
Audit and Non-Audit Fees
The following table sets forth the aggregate fees billed to us for the audit and other services provided by KPMG during the fiscal years ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 (in thousands):
 
2018
 
2017
Audit fees(1)
$
3,514

 
$
3,124

Audit-related fees(2)
100

 
47

Tax fees(3)
135

 
120

     Total
$
3,749

 
$
3,291

(1)
Audit fees. This category includes fees for the audit of our financial statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, fees for the audit of our internal control over financial reporting in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, fees for the review of the interim condensed financial statements in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, fees for the audit of our consolidated financial statements in connection with the Swiss SIX filing, and fees for the services that are normally provided by KPMG in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or other engagements and accounting related to acquisitions.
(2)
Audit-related fees. This category includes fees for the due diligence related to the ASTRO and Jaybird acquisitions.
(3)
Tax fees. This category includes fees related to the 2016 and 2015 tax compliance and tax consulting services.

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Pre-Approval Procedures and Policies
The Audit Committee pre-approves all audit and non-audit services provided by KPMG. This pre-approval must occur before the auditor is engaged. The Audit Committee pre-approves categories of non-audit services and a target fee associated with each category. Usage of KPMG fees against the target is presented to the Audit Committee at each in-person quarterly meeting, with additional amounts requested as needed. Services that last longer than a year must be re-approved by the Audit Committee.
The Audit Committee can delegate the pre-approval ability to a single independent member of the Audit Committee. The delegate must communicate all services approved at the next scheduled Audit Committee meeting. The Audit Committee or its delegate can pre-approve types of services to be performed by KPMG with a set dollar limit per type of service. The Vice President, Corporate Controller is responsible for ensuring that the work performed is within the scope and dollar limit as approved by the Audit Committee. Management must report to the Audit Committee the status of each project or service provided by KPMG.
Report of the Audit Committee 

The Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing Logitech’s accounting and financial reporting processes and audits of Logitech’s financial statements. The Audit Committee acts only in an oversight capacity and relies on the work and assurances of management, which has primary responsibility for Logitech’s financial statements and reports, Logitech’s internal auditors, as well as KPMG, Logitech’s independent auditors, which is responsible for expressing an opinion on the conformity of Logitech’s audited financial statements to generally accepted accounting principles and attesting to the effectiveness of Logitech’s internal control over financial reporting.
The Board of Directors has adopted a written charter for the Audit Committee. A copy of the Charter can be found on our website at http://ir.logitech.com. To view the charter, select “Audit Committee Charter” under “Corporate Governance.”
The Audit Committee has reviewed and discussed our audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, with our management. In addition, the Audit Committee has discussed with the independent auditors the matters required to be discussed by Auditing Standard 1301, “Communications with Audit Committees,” as adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
The Audit Committee has received the written disclosures and the letter from the independent accountant required by applicable requirements of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board regarding the independent accountant’s communications with the Audit Committee concerning independence, and has discussed with the independent accountant the independent accountant’s independence.
Based on the reviews and discussions referred to above, the Audit Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the audited consolidated financial statements be included in Logitech’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.
Submitted by the Audit Committee of the Board
Didier Hirsch, Chairperson
Sue Gove
Lung Yeh


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Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance
Section 16 of the Exchange Act requires Logitech’s directors, executive officers and any persons who own more than 10% of Logitech’s shares, to file initial reports of ownership and reports of changes in ownership with the SEC. Such persons are required by SEC regulation to furnish Logitech with copies of all Section 16(a) forms that they file. As a matter of practice, our administrative staff assists our executive officers and directors in preparing initial ownership reports and reporting ownership changes, and typically files these reports on their behalf.
We believe that all Section 16(a) filing requirements were met in fiscal year 2018.



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Compensation Report for Fiscal Year 2018
This Compensation Report has been designed to comply with both the proxy statement disclosure rules under U.S. securities laws and Swiss regulations. For Swiss law purposes, this Report is supplemented by a Remuneration Report prepared in compliance with the Ordinance against excessive compensation in stock exchange listed companies in Switzerland (the “Minder Ordinance”). This Report is an integrated part of our Annual Report, Invitation, and Proxy Statement for our 2018 Annual General Meeting.
Compensation Discussion and Analysis
This Compensation Discussion and Analysis is intended to assist our shareholders in understanding our executive compensation program by providing an overview of our executive compensation-related policies, practices, and decisions for fiscal year 2018. It also explains how we determined the material elements of compensation for our Chief Executive Officer, our Chief Financial Officer, and the three executive officers (other than our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer) who were our most highly-compensated executive officers for fiscal year 2018, and who we refer to as our “Named Executive Officers.” For fiscal year 2018, our Named Executive Officers were:
Guerrino De Luca, our Executive Chairman;
Bracken Darrell, our President and Chief Executive Officer;
Vincent Pilette, our Chief Financial Officer;
Marcel Stolk, our Executive Chairman, Logitech Europe S.A. and Senior Vice President, Creativity & Productivity Business Group; and
L. Joseph Sullivan, our Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations.
Executive Summary
The Compensation Committee believes the design of our executive compensation program has and will continue to meet our goal of providing our executives with market-competitive compensation packages that provide for above-market rewards when Logitech outperforms both our internal goals and the overall market, and limited rewards when Logitech’s performance does not meet these objectives. Overall, our Compensation Committee has developed an executive compensation program that it believes will provide an incentive to drive the Company’s performance and reward both our shareholders and our executives.
Fiscal Year 2018 Business Highlights
Logitech had a successful fiscal year 2018, demonstrating the strength of our strategy.
We delivered our highest ever fiscal year net sales at $2.57 billion, up 16 percent over fiscal year 2017 net sales in U.S. dollars.
We continued to introduce innovative new products and improved cost and working capital management.
We grew net sales across all our product categories and in all our regions. Many categories - Video Collaboration, Gaming, Tablet & Accessories and Smart Home - grew double digits, and PC Peripherals saw solid growth too.
Our cash flow from operations grew 20% to our highest level in eight years.
Our total shareholder return for the period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 was 17%, which outperformed the S&P 500 and the SMI Expanded for the same period.
Please see the section entitled Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our Annual Report for a more detailed discussion of our fiscal year 2018 financial results.

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Executive Compensation Highlights
The incentives created by our executive compensation program help to drive strong performance and have contributed to our growth and shareholder value creation and demonstrate our commitment to pay-for-performance. Consistent with our strong performance and compensation philosophy, the Compensation Committee took the following compensation actions for our executive officers for fiscal year 2018:
Named Executive Officer
 
FY 2018 Base
Salary Increase
from FY 2017
 
FY 2018 Annual
Bonus as a
Percentage of
Target Bonus
 
FY 2018 Annual
Time-Based
Restricted Stock
Units Award
(Grant Date
Fair Value)
 
FY 2018 Annual
Performance-Based
Restricted Stock
Units Award (Grant
Date Fair Value)
Guerrino De Luca
 
0%
 
115%
 

$192,463

 

$304,279

Bracken Darrell
 
4%
 
115%
 

$1,924,512

 

$3,042,567

Vincent Pilette
 
8%
 
140%
 

$962,256

 

$1,521,299

Marcel Stolk
 
0%
 
100%
 

$418,281

 

$669,382

L. Joseph Sullivan
 
4%
 
100%
 

$288,695

 

$456,402

Emphasis on Variable and Performance-Based Compensation
The annual compensation of our executive officers varies from year to year based on our corporate financial and operational results and individual performance. Our executive compensation program emphasizes “variable” performance-based pay over “fixed” pay and seeks to balance short-term and long-term incentives as well as performance-based and time-based incentives. In fiscal year 2018, the majority of the target total direct compensation of our CEO consisted of performance-based pay, including cash awarded under our annual bonus plan and long-term incentives in the form of performance-based equity awards for which value is based on achievement of pre-established performance criteria. Fixed pay, primarily consisting of base salary, made up only 13% of our CEO’s target total direct compensation in fiscal year 2018, while variable pay, consisting of both annual bonus and long-term equity incentives, made up 87% of his target total direct compensation. This same philosophy was applied to our other executive officers. The following charts show the percentages of target "variable" pay versus target "fixed" pay for fiscal year 2018:

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Executive Compensation Best Practices
We strive to maintain sound executive compensation policies and practices, including compensation-related corporate governance standards, consistent with our executive compensation philosophy. We have the following executive compensation policies and practices in place, including both those that we have implemented to drive performance and those that either prohibit or minimize behaviors that we do not believe serve our shareholders’ long-term interests:
What We Do
Compensation Committee Independence – Our Board of Directors maintains a Compensation Committee comprised solely of independent directors.
Independent Compensation Committee Advisors – The Compensation Committee engages and retains its own independent advisors and reviews their independence annually.
Annual Compensation Review – The Compensation Committee conducts an annual review of our executive compensation philosophy and strategy, including a review of the compensation peer group and other information used for comparative purposes.
Compensation-Related Risk Assessment – The Compensation Committee conducts an annual evaluation of our compensation programs, policies, and practices, to ensure that they are designed to reflect an appropriate level of risk-taking but do not encourage our employees to take excessive or unnecessary risks that could have a material adverse impact on the Company.
Emphasize Performance-based Incentive Compensation – The Compensation Committee designs our executive compensation program to use performance-based short-term and long-term incentive compensation awards to align the interests of our executive officers with the interests of our shareholders.
Emphasize Long-Term Equity Compensation – The Compensation Committee uses equity awards to deliver long-term incentive compensation opportunities to our executive officers. These equity awards vest or may be earned over multi-year periods, which better serves our long-term value creation goals and retention objectives.
Limited Executive Perquisites – We generally do not provide perquisites or other personal benefits to our executive officers. The executive officers participate in our health and welfare benefit programs on the same basis as all of our employees.
Stock Ownership Policy – We maintain a stock ownership policy for our directors and executive officers which requires each of them to own a specified amount of our registered shares as a multiple of their base salary or annual board retainer.
Compensation Recovery Policy – We have adopted a policy that provides for the recoupment of bonus and other incentive compensation and equity compensation from our executive officers resulting from fraud or intentional misconduct of an executive officer or if the executive officer knew of the fraud or misconduct.
“Double-Trigger” Change of Control Arrangements in Equity Award Agreements – The post-employment equity compensation arrangements for our executive officers are based on a “double-trigger” arrangement that provides for acceleration of time-based equity only in the event of (i) a change in control of the Company and (ii) a qualifying termination of employment. As noted below, we do not provide any cash payment related to termination of employment or change of control.
Prohibition on Hedging and Pledging – Under our Insider Trading Policy, we prohibit our executive officers from hedging any Company securities owned by them and from pledging any Company securities owned by them as collateral for a loan.
Succession Planning – Our Board of Directors reviews on an annual basis our succession strategies and plans for our most critical positions.

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What We Do Not Do
No Severance or Change of Control Arrangements To comply with the Minder Ordinance we have no severance or change of control arrangements (other than acceleration of vesting of equity awards as provided in our equity award agreements) for our executive officers, including members of our Group Management Team (Messrs. Darrell, Pilette, Stolk and Sullivan).
No Special Retirement Programs Other than our Section 401(k) plan and our Swiss Pension plan generally available to all employees in the U.S. and Switzerland, respectively, we do not offer defined benefit or contribution retirement plans or arrangements for our executive officers.
No Tax “Gross-Ups” or Payments We do not provide any “gross-ups” or tax payments in connection with any compensation element for our executive officers, other than for our standard relocation benefits. This means we do not provide any excise tax “gross-up” or tax reimbursement in connection with any change of control payments or benefits.
No Unearned Dividends We do not pay dividends or dividend equivalents on unvested or unearned restricted stock unit or performance-based restricted stock unit awards.
No Stock Option Repricing We do not reprice options to purchase our registered shares without shareholder approval.
Say-on-Pay
As required under the U.S. securities laws, Logitech provides our shareholders the ability to periodically cast advisory votes on executive compensation, as reflected in the proposals for our 2018 Annual General Meeting. We remain committed to providing clear and thorough disclosure on our executive compensation practices and actions, and our Compensation Committee will carefully consider the voting results.
Beginning in 2015, in compliance with the Minder Ordinance, we instituted annual binding shareholder votes on the maximum aggregate compensation amounts for our directors and for members of our Group Management Team consistent with the compensation structure that shareholders approved in amendments to our Articles of Incorporation at our 2014 Annual General Meeting.
At our 2016 Annual General Meeting, shareholders approved a maximum aggregate amount of compensation for the Group Management Team and for the Board of Directors. The total actual compensation paid compared to the amount approved were as follows:
 
Period
Approved Maximum Aggregate Compensation
Actual Aggregate Compensation
Group Management Team
Fiscal year 2018
$20,200,000
$15,954,866
Board of Directors (1)
2016-2017 Board Year
CHF 4,600,000
CHF 4,221,245
At our 2017 Annual General Meeting, 86% of the votes cast on our annual Say-on-Pay proposal supported the compensation of our named executive officers, 92% approved the aggregate compensation for the Board of Directors for the 2017 to 2018 Board Year and 88% approved the aggregate compensation of our Group Management Team for fiscal year 2019. The Compensation Committee was mindful of shareholder support for our pay-for-performance compensation philosophy in maintaining our general compensation practices and setting fiscal year 2018 compensation for our executive officers. Our CEO and CFO regularly speak with our shareholders about the Company, our performance and strategy and communicate any feedback on our compensation plans back to the Compensation Committee which it considers when making compensation decisions. We will continue to engage with our shareholders and consider the results from this year’s and future advisory and binding votes on executive compensation as well as feedback from our shareholders. For more information regarding our annual Say-on-Pay proposal for fiscal year 2018 and our binding votes on aggregate compensation, see Proposal 2 – Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation, Proposal 11 – Approval of Compensation for the Board of Directors for the 2018 to 2019 Board Year and Proposal 12 – Approval of Compensation for the Group Management Team for Fiscal Year 2020.
____________________
1The portion of Board compensation attributable to our Executive Chairman, typically calculated on a fiscal year basis, is estimated based on actual equity grants made and bonuses paid during the applicable Board year and pro-rated amounts for his salary and other compensation for each fiscal year in the applicable Board year by month.

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Compensation Philosophy and Guiding Principles
We have designed our executive compensation program to:
Provide compensation sufficient to attract and retain the level of talent needed to create and manage an innovative, high-growth, global company in highly competitive and rapidly evolving markets;
Support a performance-oriented culture;
Maintain a balance between fixed and variable compensation and place a significant portion of total compensation at risk based on the Company’s performance, while maintaining controls over inappropriate risk-taking by factoring in both annual and long-term performance;
Provide a balance between short-term and long-term objectives and results;

Align executive compensation with shareholders’ interests by tying a significant portion of compensation to increasing share value; and
Reflect the executive’s role and past performance through base salary and short-term cash incentives, and his or her potential for future contribution through long-term equity incentive awards.
However, while compensation is a central part of attracting, retaining, and motivating the best executives and employees, we believe it is not the sole or exclusive reason why exceptional executives or employees choose to join and stay at Logitech, or why they work hard to achieve results for our shareholders. In this regard, both the Compensation Committee and management believe that providing a working environment and opportunities in which executives and employees can develop, express their individual potential, and make a difference are also a key part of Logitech’s success in attracting, motivating, and retaining executives and employees.
The Compensation Committee periodically reviews and analyzes market trends and the prevalence of various compensation delivery vehicles and adjusts the design and operation of our executive compensation program from time to time as it deems necessary or appropriate. In designing and implementing the various elements of our executive compensation program, the Compensation Committee considers market and industry practices, as well as our compensation structure’s tax efficiency and its impact on our financial condition. While the Compensation Committee considers all of these factors in its deliberations, it places no formal weighting on any one factor.
The Compensation Committee evaluates our compensation philosophy and program objectives on an annual basis or more frequently as circumstances require.
Compensation-Setting Process
Role of the Compensation Committee
The Compensation Committee, among its other responsibilities, establishes our overall compensation philosophy and reviews and approves our executive compensation program, including the specific compensation of our executive officers. The Compensation Committee has the authority to retain compensation consultants and other advisors, including legal counsel, to assist in carrying out its responsibilities. The Compensation Committee’s authority, duties, and responsibilities are described in its charter, which is reviewed annually and updated as warranted. The charter is available on our Company website at http://ir.logitech.com.
While the Compensation Committee determines our overall compensation philosophy and approves the compensation of our executive officers, it considers the recommendations of its compensation consultants and other advisors, as well as our CEO, our CFO, our head of People & Culture, and our compensation department. The Compensation Committee makes all final decisions regarding executive compensation, including base salary levels, target annual cash bonus opportunities, actual cash bonus payments, and long-term incentives in the form of equity awards. The Compensation Committee meets on a regularly-scheduled basis and at other times as needed. The Compensation Committee periodically reviews compensation matters with our Board of Directors. The chair of the Compensation Committee reports to the Board of Directors on the activities of the Compensation Committee at quarterly board meetings, and the minutes of the Compensation Committee meetings are available to the members of the Board of Directors.
Before the beginning of each fiscal year, the Compensation Committee reviews our executive compensation program to assess whether our compensation elements, actions, and decisions (i) are properly coordinated, (ii) are aligned with our vision, mission, values, and corporate goals, (iii) provide appropriate short-term and long-term incentives for our executive officers, (iv) achieve their intended purposes, and (v) are competitive with the compensation of executives in comparable positions at the companies with which we compete for executive talent. Following this assessment, the Compensation

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Committee makes any necessary or appropriate modifications to our existing plans and arrangements or adopts new plans or arrangements.

The Compensation Committee also conducts an annual review of our executive compensation strategy to ensure that it is appropriately aligned with our business strategy and achieving our desired objectives. Further, the Compensation Committee reviews market trends and changes in competitive compensation practices, as further described below.
The factors considered by the Compensation Committee in determining the compensation of our executive officers for fiscal year 2018 included:
Each individual executive’s performance;
Each individual executive’s skills, experience, qualifications and marketability;
The Company’s performance against financial goals and objectives;
The Company’s performance relative to both industry competitors and its compensation peer group;
The positioning of the amount of each executive’s compensation in a ranking of peer compensation;
The compensation practices of the Company’s peer group; and
The recommendations of our CEO (except with respect to his own compensation and the compensation of our Executive Chairman) as described below.
The Compensation Committee did not weight these factors in any predetermined or formulaic manner in making its decisions. The members of the Compensation Committee considered this information in light of their individual experience, knowledge of the Company, knowledge of each executive officer, knowledge of the competitive market, and business judgment in making their decisions regarding executive compensation and our executive compensation program.
As part of this process, our Executive Chairman works closely with the Compensation Committee in determining the compensation of our CEO. The Compensation Committee, in consultation with the other non-employee members of the Board of Directors, also evaluates the performance of our Executive Chairman and our CEO each year and makes all decisions regarding their base salary adjustments, target annual cash bonus opportunities, actual cash bonus payments, and long-term incentives in the form of equity awards. Our Executive Chairman and our CEO are not present during any of the deliberations regarding their own compensation.
Role of our CEO
Our CEO works closely with the Compensation Committee in determining the compensation of our other executive officers, excluding our Executive Chairman. Typically, our CEO works with the Compensation Committee to recommend the structure of the annual bonus plan, and to identify and develop corporate performance objectives for such plan, and to evaluate actual performance against the selected measures. Our CEO also works with the Compensation Committee to determine the appropriate form and performance goals for our equity compensation program.
At the beginning of each year, our CEO reviews the prior year’s performance of our executive officers who report to him and then makes recommendations to the Compensation Committee for each element of compensation. Using his evaluation of each executive officer’s performance and taking into consideration historical compensation awards to our executive officers and our corporate performance during the preceding year, these recommendations cover base salary adjustments, target annual cash bonus opportunities, actual bonus payments, and long-term incentives in the form of equity awards for each of our executive officers (other than himself and our Executive Chairman) based on our results, the individual executive officer’s contribution to these results, and the executive officer’s performance toward achieving the executive officer’s individual performance goals. The Compensation Committee then reviews these recommendations and makes decisions as to the target total direct compensation of each executive officer, as well as each individual compensation element.

While the Compensation Committee considers our CEO’s recommendations, as well as the competitive market analysis prepared by its compensation consultants, these recommendations and market data serve as only two of several factors in making its decisions with respect to the compensation of our executive officers. Ultimately, the Compensation Committee applies its own business judgment and experience to determine the individual compensation elements and amount of each element for our executive officers. Moreover, no executive officer participates in the determination of the amounts or elements of his or her own compensation.
Role of Compensation Consultants
Pursuant to its charter, the Compensation Committee has the authority to engage its own compensation consultants and other advisors, including legal counsel, as it determines in its sole discretion, to assist in carrying out its responsibilities. The Compensation Committee makes all determinations regarding the engagement, fees, and services of these advisors,

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and any such advisor reports directly to the Compensation Committee. The Compensation Committee may replace its compensation consultants or hire additional advisors at any time.
In fiscal year 2018, pursuant to this authority, the Compensation Committee engaged Compensia, Inc., a U.S. compensation consulting firm, and Agnès Blust Consulting, a Swiss compensation consulting firm. The Compensation Committee engages compensation consultants to provide information, analysis, and other assistance relating to our executive compensation program on an ongoing basis. The nature and scope of the services provided to the Compensation Committee by the independent compensation consultants in fiscal year 2018 were as follows:
reviewed and recommended updates to the compensation peer group;
provided advice with respect to compensation best practices and market trends for executive officers and members of our Board of Directors;
conducted an analysis of the levels of overall compensation and each element of compensation for our executive officers;
conducted an analysis of the levels of overall compensation and each element of compensation for the members of our Board of Directors;
conducted a compensation risk assessment;
assisted in our equity compensation strategy and proposal for an equity compensation plan pool increase; and
provided legislative updates and ad hoc advice and support throughout the year.
The independent compensation consultants attend Compensation Committee meetings as requested and also communicate with the Compensation Committee outside of meetings. The compensation consultants report to the Compensation Committee rather than to management, although they typically meet with members of management, including our CEO and members of our executive compensation staff, for purposes of understanding proposals that management may make to the Compensation Committee.
The Compensation Committee has assessed the independence of the compensation consultants taking into account, among other things, the six independence-related factors as set forth in Exchange Act Rule 10C-1 issued by the SEC under the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the enhanced independence standards and factors set forth in the applicable listing standards of the Nasdaq Stock Market, and has concluded that its relationship with each independent compensation consultant and the work of each of them on behalf of the Compensation Committee has not raised any conflict of interest. Compensia and Agnès Blust Consulting have not provided any other services to us and have received no compensation other than with respect to the services described above.

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Compensation Peer Group
As part of its deliberations, the Compensation Committee considers competitive market data on executive compensation levels and practices and a related analysis of such data. This data is drawn from a select group of peer companies developed by the Compensation Committee, as well as compensation survey data.
For fiscal year 2018, at the direction of the Compensation Committee, Compensia evaluated the existing compensation peer group and used the criteria set forth in the following table to objectively identify companies for inclusion in the group:
Criteria
Rationale
Industry
We compete for talent with companies in the following industries:
    Technology
    Consumer Products
Financial Scope
Our Named Executive Officer compensation should be similar to senior managers at companies that have comparable financial characteristics including revenue and market capitalization.
Other Factors
As appropriate, we utilize additional refinement criteria (objective or subjective) such as revenue growth, profitability, valuation, headcount, or business model.
U.S. publicly traded companies. Although we are a Swiss company, in certain circumstances we compete for executive management talent with technology companies in the United States, and particularly in the high-technology area of Silicon Valley.
Based on these criteria, the Compensation Committee selected the following peer group of 18 publicly-traded companies, which it subsequently approved and then used as a reference when making compensation decisions with respect to setting compensation for fiscal year 2018:
Belden Inc.
EchoStar
Super Micro Computer
Brocade Communications Systems Inc.
FLIR Systems
Synaptics Inc.
Cadence Design Systems
Garmin Ltd.
Teradyne
Ciena
GoPro, Inc.
Trimble Navigation Limited
Diebold, Incorporated
NETGEAR, Inc.
VeriFone Systems, Inc.
Dolby Laboratories
ON Semiconductor
Zebra Technologies Corporation

Hasbro, Knowles and Plantronics were removed from our peer group because these companies no longer fell within the selection criteria for revenue and Lexmark International and Polycom were removed due to its acquisition. These companies were replaced by Cadence Design Systems, Ciena, Dolby Laboratories, EchoStar, FLIR Systems, ON Semiconductor and Teradyne because they were aligned with our selection criteria.

The following table sets forth the revenue and market capitalization of the fiscal 2018 compensation peer group as of February 2017 as compared to the same data for Logitech:
(in millions)
 
Revenue
 
Market
Capitalization
75th Percentile
 
$
2,663

 
$
5,672

50th Percentile
 
2,287

 
4,661

25th Percentile
 
1,657

 
2,019

Logitech
 
2,142

 
4,709

Percentile Rank
 
45
%
 
51
%
The table reflects available revenue information for four quarters as of February 3, 2017 and market capitalization as of February 3, 2017, as provided by Compensia.

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The market analysis provided by Compensia, and considered by the Compensation Committee in its review of our executive officers’ compensation, compares Logitech to multiple sources of data: the compensation peer group described above, a broad custom survey of similarly sized technology companies, and a broad custom survey of technology companies that are larger than Logitech (the “next tier”). The broad technology survey data, which is necessary to provide market data where we do not have publicly disclosed information from our peers, consists of 80 companies that participated in the Radford Global Technology Survey with comparable revenue and market profile to the compensation peer group. The “next tier” data, which provides the Compensation Committee a view of the compensation levels for larger companies with which we compete for talent, consists of 19 technology companies with annual revenue and market capitalization a tier higher than Logitech’s peer group selection criteria: revenue between approximately $4 billion and $16 billion and a market cap between approximately $10 billion and $60 billion.
The Compensation Committee believes that information regarding the compensation practices at other companies is useful in at least two respects. First, the Compensation Committee recognizes that our compensation policies and practices must be competitive in the marketplace. Second, this information is useful in assessing the reasonableness and appropriateness of individual executive compensation elements and of our overall executive compensation packages. This information is only one of several factors (as described above) that the Compensation Committee considers, however, in making its decisions with respect to the compensation of our executive officers.

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Compensation Elements
The three primary elements of our executive compensation programs are (1) base salary, (2) annual cash bonus opportunities, and (3) long-term incentives in the form of equity awards, as described below:
Compensation Element
 
What This Element Rewards
 
Purpose and Key Features of
Element
Base salary
 
    Individual performance, level of experience, and contributions.
 
    Provides competitive level of fixed compensation determined by the market value of the position, with actual base salaries established based on the facts and circumstances of each executive officer and each individual position.
Annual cash bonuses
 
    Achievement of pre-established corporate performance objectives (for fiscal year 2018, focused on growing revenue and profitability), as well as management objectives and individual contributions.
 
    Motivates executive officers to achieve above target performance.
    Generally, performance levels are established to incentivize our executive officers to achieve or exceed performance objectives. For fiscal year 2018, payouts for corporate performance objectives could range from 0% to 200%, depending on actual achievement.
Long-term incentives/equity awards
 
    Achievement of pre-established corporate performance objectives designed to enhance long-term shareholder value and attract, retain, motivate, and reward executive officers over extended periods for achieving important corporate objectives.
 
    Provide a variable “at risk” pay opportunity that aligns executive and shareholder interests through annual equity awards that vest or are earned over multiple years.
    Because the ultimate value of these equity awards is directly related to the market price of our registered shares, and the awards are only earned over an extended period of time subject to vesting, they serve to focus executives on the creation and maintenance of long-term shareholder value.
    Performance-based equity links compensation to key financial metrics, such as revenue growth and profitability, that require strong performance for target or any substantial vesting to occur, and provides an extraordinary payout if performance significantly exceeds that of the objective or the benchmark group.
    Vesting requirements promote retention.

Our executive officers also participate in the standard employee benefit plans available to most of our employees. Each of these compensation elements is discussed in greater detail below, including a description of the particular elements, how each element fits into our overall executive compensation program, and a discussion of the amounts of compensation paid to our executive officers in fiscal year 2018 under each of these elements.

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Base Salary
We believe that a competitive base salary is a necessary element of our executive compensation program, so that we can attract and retain a stable management team. Base salaries for our executive officers are also intended to be competitive with those received by other individuals in similar positions at the companies with which we compete for talent, as well as equitable across the executive team.
Generally, we establish the initial base salaries of our executive officers through arm’s-length negotiation at the time we hire the individual executive officer, taking into account his or her position, qualifications, experience, prior salary level, competitive and market considerations, and the base salaries of our other executive officers.
Thereafter, the Compensation Committee reviews the base salaries of our executive officers annually and makes adjustments to base salaries as it determines to be necessary or appropriate.
In fiscal year 2018, the Compensation Committee reviewed the base salaries of our executive officers, taking into consideration a competitive market analysis performed by Compensia, the scope of each executive officer’s role, and the recommendations of our CEO (except with respect to his own base salary and the base salary of our Executive Chairman), as well as the other factors described above. Following this review, the Compensation Committee set the base salaries of our executive officers at levels that it believed were appropriate to maintain their competitiveness and provided a base salary increase to Messrs. Darrell, Pilette and Sullivan. The Compensation Committee approved a base salary increase for Mr. Darrell from $890,000 to $925,000 and Mr. Sullivan from $455,800 to $475,000 to bring their target total cash compensation to a competitive level in line with similar positions in our compensation peer group. The Compensation Committee approved a base salary increase for Mr. Pillette from $600,000 to $650,000 to bring his target total cash compensation in line with executives in comparable positions in the top quartile of our compensation peer group and after taking into consideration the competitive market for high performing CFOs in Silicon Valley.
The base salaries of our executive officers for fiscal year 2018 were as follows:
Named Executive Officer
 
Fiscal Year 2018 Base Salary
 
Fiscal Year 2017 Base Salary
 
Percentage
Adjustment
Guerrino De Luca
 
$
500,000
 
 
$
500,000
 
 
0%
Bracken Darrell
 
$
925,000
 
 
$
890,000
 
 
4%
Vincent Pilette
 
$
650,000
 
 
$
600,000
 
 
8%
Marcel Stolk
 
CHF
539,215

 
CHF
539,215

 
0%
L. Joseph Sullivan
 
$
475,000
 
 
$
455,800
 
 
4%
The base salaries of our executive officers during fiscal year 2018 are set forth in the “2018 Summary Compensation Table” below.
Annual Cash Bonuses
We use annual bonuses to motivate our executive officers to achieve our short-term financial and operational objectives while making progress towards our longer-term growth and other goals. Consistent with our executive compensation philosophy, these annual bonuses are intended to help us to deliver a competitive total compensation opportunity to our executive officers. Annual cash bonuses are entirely performance-based, are not guaranteed, and may vary materially from year-to-year.
Typically, the Compensation Committee establishes cash bonus opportunities pursuant to a formal cash bonus plan that measures and rewards our executive officers for our actual corporate and their individual performance over our fiscal year. The cash bonus plan is designed to pay above-target bonuses when we exceed our annual corporate objectives and below-target bonuses or no bonus when we do not achieve these objectives.
In fiscal year 2018, the Compensation Committee determined cash bonus opportunities for our executive officers pursuant to the cash bonus plan for fiscal year 2018 under the Logitech Management Performance Bonus Plan (the “Bonus Plan”). Under the Bonus Plan, the Compensation Committee had the authority to select the performance measures and related target levels applicable to the annual cash bonus opportunities for our executive officers.

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Target Bonus Opportunities
For fiscal year 2018, the target annual cash bonus opportunities for each of our executive officers under the Bonus Plan, expressed as a percentage of his annual base salary, were as follows:
Named Executive Officer
 
Annual Base
Salary
Target Bonus
Opportunity
(as a percentage of
base salary)
 
Target Bonus
Opportunity ($)
Guerrino De Luca
 
$
500,000
 
100%
 
$
500,000
 
Bracken Darrell
 
$
925,000
 
125%
 
$
1,156,250
 
Vincent Pilette
 
$
650,000
 
100%
 
$
650,000
 
Marcel Stolk
 
CHF
539,215

80%
 
CHF
431,372

L. Joseph Sullivan
 
$
475,000
 
75%
 
$
356,250
 
In setting the amount of the target annual cash bonus opportunities, the Compensation Committee takes into account competitive market data, the individual’s role and contribution to performance, as well as the other factors described above. No changes were made to the target annual cash bonus opportunities for the executive officers for fiscal year 2018.
Corporate Performance Objectives
For purposes of the Bonus Plan, the Compensation Committee selected Revenue and Non-GAAP Operating Income as the corporate performance measures for fiscal year 2018. Each of these corporate performance measures was equally weighted. The Compensation Committee believed these performance measures were appropriate for our business because they provided a balance between growing our business, generating revenue, managing our expenses, and increasing profitability, which it believes most directly influences long-term shareholder value. The Compensation Committee established target performance levels for each of these measures at levels that it believed to be challenging, but attainable, through the successful execution of our Board-approved annual operating plan.
For purposes of the Bonus Plan, the corporate performance measures were to be calculated as follows:
“Revenue” meant Net Sales measured in “constant currency” (CC), which excludes the impact of currency exchange rate fluctuations. The target constant currency sales are calculated by translating sales in each local currency at the forecast exchange rate for that currency at the beginning of the performance period. The actual revenue in the performance period is translated in each local currency using the same forecast exchange rate to determine the performance achievement against the performance target. For additional information regarding “constant currency” sales, please refer to the section entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our Annual Report; and
“Non-GAAP Operating Income” meant GAAP Operating Income from continuing operations, excluding share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, purchase accounting effect on inventory, acquisition-related costs, change in fair value of contingent consideration for business acquisition, restructuring charges (credits), gain (loss) on equity-method investment, investigation and related expenses, non-GAAP income tax adjustment and other items.
The threshold, target, and maximum levels of achievement for each corporate performance measure and their respective payment levels were as follows:
Corporate Performance
Measure
Threshold
Performance
Level
 
Threshold
Payment
Level
 
Target
Performance
Level
 
Target
Payment
Level
 
Maximum
Performance
Level
 
Maximum
Payment
Level
Revenue CC
94%
 
25%
 
100%
 
100%
 
104%
 
200%
Non-GAAP Operating Income
84%
 
50%
 
100%
 
100%
 
112%
 
200%
For any bonus payment to be made under the fiscal year 2018 Bonus Plan, the threshold performance requirements had to be met for each of the corporate performance measures. In the event of actual performance between the threshold and target, and target and maximum, performance levels, the payment amount was to be calculated ratably between each designated segment determined by straight-line interpolation.

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The Compensation Committee established the following target levels for each of the corporate performance measures under the Bonus Plan:
Corporate Performance Measure
Weighting
 
Fiscal Year 2018
Target Level
Revenue CC
50%
 
$2,337M
Non-GAAP Operating Income
50%
 
$260M
Individual and Business Group Performance
For executive officers who are business group or regional leaders, we factor in financial metrics with respect to their areas of responsibility, which the Compensation Committee believes are critical to driving long-term shareholder value. As a result, Mr. Stolk’s target annual cash bonus opportunity was based 50% on achievement of the corporate performance measures described above and 50% on measures specific to the performance of the business group for which he is responsible.
In addition to the corporate performance objectives, 25% of the annual cash bonuses for our executive officers, other than our CEO and our Executive Chairman, can be adjusted based on each executive officer’s individual performance and other factors as reviewed and assessed by our CEO and determined by the Compensation Committee.
2018 Performance Results and Bonus Decisions
For fiscal year 2018, the Compensation Committee determined that our actual achievement with respect to the corporate financial objectives under the Bonus Plan was as follows:
Corporate Performance Measure
Weighting
Fiscal Year 2018
Target Level
Fiscal Year 2018
Actual Result
Fiscal Year 2018 Performance Level
Fiscal Year 2018
Funding
Percentage
Revenue CC
50%
$2,337M
$2,462M
105%
200%
Non-GAAP Operating Income
50%
$260M
$287M
110%
189%
Calculated Result
 
 
 
 
195%
Adjusted Result
 
 
 
 
115%

The actual achievement under the Bonus Plan produced a funding percentage based on the corporate performance measures at a 195% level. While the Committee recognized the significant challenge in achieving both 13% Revenue growth and 14% Non-GAAP Operating Income growth, management recommended that the Committee lower the funding percentage based on corporate performance to a 115% level taking into consideration other factors such as execution on our distribution center move, initial performance of certain products launched during fiscal year 2018, and performance in our EMEA region.
Based on its review of our overall corporate and business group performance, and taking into account the CEO’s recommendations with respect to individual performance for the executive officers, other than himself and the Executive Chairman, the Compensation Committee approved bonus payments as follows for our executive officers for fiscal year 2018:
Named Executive Officer
Target Annual
Cash Bonus
Opportunity
 
Actual Annual
Cash Bonus
Payment
 
Percentage of
Target Annual
Cash Bonus
Opportunity
Guerrino De Luca
$
500,000
 
 
$
575,000
 
 
115
%
Bracken Darrell
$
1,156,250
 
 
$
1,329,688
 
 
115
%
Vincent Pilette
$
650,000
 
 
$
910,000
 
 
140
%
Marcel Stolk
CHF
431,372

 
CHF
431,372

 
100
%
L. Joseph Sullivan
$
356,250
 
 
$
356,250
 
 
100
%
The Compensation Committee determined that the bonus amounts reflected our strong year and growth path, driven by our executive officers, and the challenges during fiscal year 2018. The bonuses for:

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Messrs. De Luca and Darrell reflected the achievement of the corporate performance measures described above.
Mr. Pilette appropriately reflected his strong performance in contributing to the strong performance of the Company, optimizing working capital, improving financial predictability, improving operating expense efficiency, and reorganizing and managing the Finance organization.
Mr. Stolk reflected the achievement of the corporate performance measures described above and business group performance for which he is responsible.
Mr. Sullivan reflected his performance in cost and inventory management and managing the worldwide operations of the Company.
The annual cash bonuses paid to our executive officers for fiscal year 2018 are set forth in the “Summary Compensation Table for Fiscal Year 2018” below.
Long-Term Incentive Compensation
We use long-term incentive compensation in the form of equity awards to motivate our executive officers by providing them with the opportunity to build an equity interest in the Company and to share in the potential appreciation of the value of our registered shares. We use performance-based restricted stock unit (“PSU” or “Performance Share Unit”) and restricted stock unit (“RSU”) awards that may be settled for shares of our common stock as the principal vehicles for delivering long-term incentive compensation opportunities to our executive officers. The Compensation Committee views equity awards, whether the awards are subject to time-based vesting requirements or are to be earned based on the attainment of specific performance objectives, as inherently variable since the grant date fair value of these awards may not necessarily be indicative of their value when, and if, our registered shares underlying these awards are ever earned or purchased. The Compensation Committee further believes these awards enable us to attract and retain key talent in our industry and aligns our executive officers’ interests with the long-term interests of our shareholders. The Compensation Committee uses PSUs and RSUs because they are less dilutive than stock options.
At the beginning of fiscal year 2018, the Compensation Committee approved equity awards for our executive officers in recognition of our financial results and each executive officer’s individual performance for fiscal year 2017 and expected future contributions. In determining the amount of each executive officer’s equity award, the Compensation Committee took into consideration the recommendations of our CEO (except with respect to his own equity award and the Executive Chairman’s equity award), as well as the factors described above. The Compensation Committee considers the dilutive effect of our long-term incentive compensation practices, and the overall impact that these equity awards, as well as awards to other employees, will have on shareholder value. The Compensation Committee also considered the existing equity holdings of each executive officer, including the current economic value of their unvested equity awards and the ability of these unvested holdings to satisfy our retention objectives.
The equity awards for our executive officers were composed of 60% PSUs and 40% time-based RSUs that may be settled for our registered shares. The equity awards granted to our executive officers in fiscal year 2018 were as follows:
 
 
Performance Share Units
 
Restricted Stock Units
Named Executive Officer
 
Number of
Shares
 
Grant Date
Fair Value
 
Number of
Shares
 
Grant Date
Fair Value
Guerrino De Luca
 
9,675
 

$304,279

 
6,450
 

$192,463

Bracken Darrell
 
96,743
 

$3,042,567

 
64,496
 

$1,924,512

Vincent Pilette
 
48,372
 

$1,521,299

 
32,248
 

$962,256

Marcel Stolk
 
21,284
 

$669,382

 
14,189
 

$418,281

L. Joseph Sullivan
 
14,512
 

$456,402

 
9,675
 

$288,695

Performance-Based RSUs
The target number of PSU awards granted to our executive officers in fiscal year 2018 is determined at the beginning of a three-year performance period and the number of shares that will vest at the end of the three-year period will range from 0% to 200% of the target number of shares depending on our corporate performance, as measured by: (i) three-year weighted average revenue growth measured in constant currency; (ii) a modifier based on Logitech's relative total shareholder return (“TSR”) against the Nasdaq-100 Index, or TSR Rank, over the three-year performance period; and (iii) a "gate" that requires achievement of a minimum level of cumulative Operating Income over the three-year performance period for any award to vest. The TSR Rank modifier will reduce the vesting level for periods when our shareholders’ value increase is below the median of the companies comprising the Nasdaq-100 Index and will enhance our vesting level for

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periods when our shareholders’ value increase exceeds the median of the companies comprising the Nasdaq-100 Index. The total number of shares that may vest at the end of the three-year period is capped at 200% of the target number of shares.
The Compensation Committee believes that measuring our performance with multiple metrics provides a more complete picture of the Company's performance.
The Compensation Committee believes the primary metric of weighted average Revenue growth will motivate top-line performance while the Operating Income "gate" provides balance on bottom-line operational rigor. The modifying metric of relative TSR is well aligned to shareholders' interest as it focuses on relative share performance against other mid- to large-size technology companies.
For purposes of the PSUs, relative TSR reflects (i) the aggregate change in the 30-day average closing price of Logitech shares against the companies in the Nasdaq-100 Index, and (ii) the value (if any) returned to shareholders in the form of dividends or similar distributions, assumed to be reinvested in shares when paid, each at the beginning and the end of a three-year performance period.
The modifier of the fiscal year 2018 PSUs is summarized below:
Percentile Rank of Logitech TSR Against Nasdaq-100 Index TSR
Modifier Factor on Vesting Level Achieved Under
Primary Metric
25th Percentile Rank and below
80
%
50th Percentile Rank (target)
100
%
75th Percentile Rank and Above (maximum)
120
%
The vested percentage attributable to a TSR Percentile Rank between the 25th and 50th percentiles, or between the 50th and 75th percentiles, is determined by straight-line interpolation.
PSUs Vesting in Fiscal Year 2018
The PSUs granted in April 2015 completed the three-year measurement period on March 31, 2018 and vested on April 15, 2018 at 150% of target. The number of shares earned was dependent on Logitech’s Total Shareholder Return (TSR) relative to the Nasdaq 100 over the performance period from April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2018 and Logitech’s percentile ranking. Our average stock price at the beginning of the period was $13.67 and our ending average stock price was $42.38 (assuming dividends were reinvested). Therefore, for this period our TSR was 210.13% and our stock performed above the 94th percentile, which resulted in a 150% payout.
Restricted Stock Unit Awards
The RSU awards granted to our executive officers in fiscal year 2018 were subject to a time-based vesting requirement and have a four-year vesting period, in four equal annual installments based on the continued service of the executive officer on each such vesting date.
The equity awards granted to our executive officers in fiscal year 2018 are set forth in the “Summary Compensation Table for Fiscal Year 2018” and the “Grants of Plan-Based Awards Table for Fiscal Year 2018” below.
Welfare and Health Benefits
We maintain a tax-qualified retirement plan under Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), for our employees in the U.S., including our executive officers, that provides them with an opportunity to save for retirement on a tax-advantaged basis. We intend for this plan to qualify under Sections 401(a) and 501(a) of the Code so that contributions by employees to the plan, and income earned on plan contributions, are not taxable to employees until distributed from the plan. In addition, all contributions are deductible by us when made.
All participants’ interests in their deferrals are 100% vested when contributed under the plan. In fiscal year 2018, we made matching contributions into the Section 401(k) plan for our employees, including our executive officers. Under the plan, pre-tax contributions are allocated to each participant’s individual account and then invested in selected investment alternatives according to the participants’ directions.
In compliance with the Swiss federal pension law, we maintain a Cash Balance pension plan for our employees in Switzerland, with employee and employer contributions, which provides benefits in case of retirement, death or disability due to sickness.

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In addition, we provide other benefits to our executive officers on the same basis as all of our full-time employees. These benefits include health, dental and vision benefits, health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, short-term and long-term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and basic life insurance coverage. We provide vacation and other paid holidays to all employees, including our executive officers. We also offer our employees the opportunity to participate in the Logitech Employee Share Purchase Plans.
We design our employee benefits programs to be affordable and competitive in relation to the market, as well as compliant with applicable laws and practices. We adjust our employee benefits programs as needed based on regular monitoring of applicable laws and practices, the competitive market and our employees’ needs.
Deferred Compensation Plan
Eligible employees, including our executive officers based in the U.S., may also participate in the Logitech Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan and a predecessor plan, which are unfunded and unsecured plans that allow employees of Logitech Inc., the Logitech subsidiary in the United States, who earn more than a threshold amount the opportunity to defer U.S. taxes on up to 80% of their base salary and up to 90% of their bonus or commission compensation.
Under the plan, compensation may be deferred until termination of employment or other specified dates chosen by the participants, and deferred amounts are credited with earnings based on investment benchmarks chosen by the participants from a number of mutual funds selected by Logitech Inc.’s 401(k) and Deferred Compensation Committee. The earnings credited to the participants are intended to be funded solely by the plan investments. Logitech does not make contributions to this plan. Information regarding executive officer participation in the deferred compensation plans can be found in the “Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Table for Fiscal Year 2018” below.
Because the executive officers do not receive preferential or above-market rates of return under the deferred compensation plan, earnings under the plan are not included in the Summary Compensation table, but are included in the “Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Table for Fiscal Year 2018” below.
Perquisites and Other Personal Benefits
Currently, we do not view perquisites or other personal benefits as a significant component of our executive compensation program. Accordingly, Logitech’s executive officer benefit programs are substantially the same as for all other eligible employees. All future practices with respect to perquisites or other personal benefits will be approved and subject to periodic review by the Compensation Committee.

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Employment Arrangements
We have extended written employment agreements or offer letters or both to each of our executive officers, including our CEO and our other executive officers. Each of these arrangements was approved on our behalf by our Board of Directors or the Compensation Committee, as applicable. We believe that these arrangements were appropriate to induce these individuals to forego other employment opportunities or leave their current employer for the uncertainty of a demanding position in a new and unfamiliar organization.
In filling these executive positions, our Board of Directors or the Compensation Committee, as applicable, was aware that it would be necessary to recruit or retain candidates with the requisite experience and skills to manage a growing business in a dynamic environment.
Accordingly, it recognized that it would need to develop competitive compensation packages to attract or retain qualified candidates in a highly competitive labor market. At the same time, our Board of Directors or the Compensation Committee, as applicable, was sensitive to the need to integrate new executive officers into the executive compensation structure that it was seeking to develop, balancing both competitive and internal equity considerations.
Each of these employment arrangements provides for “at will” employment and sets forth the initial compensation arrangements for the executive officer, including an initial base salary, a target annual cash bonus opportunity, and, in some instances, a recommendation for an equity award.
Post-Employment Compensation
In 2015, to comply with the Minder Ordinance, we eliminated all change of control and severance arrangements with our executive officers, including all members of our Group Management Team. However, the Company continues to provide “double trigger” change of control arrangements with respect to time-based vesting in equity award agreements, and “double trigger” change of control equity vesting acceleration arrangements in outstanding equity awards remain in effect.
The purpose of the Change of Control provisions in equity award agreements is to support retention in the event of a prospective change of control. The RSU and PSU award agreements for our executive officers generally provide for the acceleration of vesting of the RSUs and PSUs subject to the award agreements if the executive officer is subject to an involuntary termination within 12 months after a change of control because his or her employment is terminated without cause or the executive resigns for good reason (a “double trigger”).
In the event of an involuntary termination within 12 months after a change of control :
All RSUs and PSUs containing time-based elements would accelerate in full with respect to shares that are subject to time-based vesting.
No shares subject to performance-based vesting requirements would accelerate.
To determine the level of acceleration of equity awards that may be provided in connection with a change of control, the Compensation Committee considered the requirements of the Minder Ordinance, the impact on shareholders, and market practices.
Logitech does not provide any payments to reimburse its executive officers for additional taxes incurred (also known as “gross-ups”) in connection with a change of control.
For a summary of the post-employment compensation arrangements with our executive officers, see “Payments upon Termination or Change in Control” below.


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Other Compensation Policies
Stock Ownership Policy
We believe that stock ownership by our directors and executive officers is important to link the risks and rewards inherent in stock ownership of these individuals and our shareholders. The Compensation Committee has adopted a stock ownership policy that requires our executive officers to own a minimum number of our registered shares. These mandatory ownership levels are intended to create a clear standard that ties a portion of these individuals’ net worth to the performance of our stock price. The current ownership levels are as follows:
 
Named Executive Officer
 
Minimum Required Level of
Stock Ownership
Chief Executive Officer
 
5x Base Salary
Chief Financial Officer
 
3x Base Salary
Other Executive Officers
 
2x Base Salary
Equity interests that count toward the satisfaction of the ownership guidelines include shares owned outright by the executive officer and 50% of vested, unexercised stock options. Newly hired or promoted executives have five years from the date of the commencement of their appointment to attain these ownership levels. The CEO must hold 100% of his after-tax shares until the ownership requirements are met. The other executive officers must hold at least 50% of their after-tax shares until the ownership requirements are met. If an executive officer does not meet the applicable guideline by the end of the five-year period, the executive officer will have 50% of the after-tax value of any earned bonuses under the Leadership Team Bonus Program paid in fully vested Logitech shares. Our CEO and each of our other executive officers have either currently satisfied his or her required stock ownership levels or have remaining time to achieve the required levels of ownership.
Additionally, we have instituted stock ownership guidelines for our non-employee directors. For information regarding these guidelines, see the section entitled “Security Ownership - Share Ownership Guidelines” above.
Compensation Recovery Policy
In June 2010, the Compensation Committee adopted a policy regarding the recovery of compensation paid to an executive officer or the principal accounting officer of the Company (a “clawback”). Under the terms of the policy we may recover bonus amounts, equity awards or other incentive compensation awarded or paid within the prior three years to a covered officer if the Compensation Committee determines the compensation was based on any performance goals that were met or exceeded as a result, in whole or in part, of the officer’s fraud or misconduct, or the officer knew at the time of the existence of fraud or misconduct that resulted in performance goals being met or exceeded, and a lower amount would otherwise have been awarded or paid to the officer. In addition, under the policy Logitech may recover gains realized on the exercise of stock options or on the sale of vested shares by an executive officer or the principal accounting officer if, within three years after the date of the gains or sales, Logitech discloses the need for a significant financial restatement, other than a financial restatement solely because of revisions to U.S. GAAP, and the Compensation Committee determines that the officer’s fraud or misconduct caused or partially caused the need for the restatement, or the covered officer knew at the time of the existence of fraud or misconduct that resulted in the need for such restatement.
In addition, our 2006 Stock Incentive Plan and our Management Performance Bonus Plan provide that awards under the plans are suspended or forfeited if the plan participant, whether or not an executive officer:
has committed an act of embezzlement, fraud or breach of fiduciary duty;
makes an unauthorized disclosure of any Logitech trade secret or confidential information; or
induces any customer to breach a contract with Logitech.
Any decision to suspend or cause a forfeiture of any award held by an executive officer under the 2006 Stock Incentive Plan or the Management Performance Bonus Plan is subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. The Compensation Committee will amend the policy, as necessary, to comply with the final SEC rules regarding clawback policies required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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Equity Award Grant Practices
Determination of long-term equity incentive awards
The Compensation Committee is responsible for approving which executive officers should receive equity incentive awards, when the awards should be made, the vesting schedule, and the number of shares or other rights to be granted. Long-term equity incentive awards to executive officers may be granted only by the Compensation Committee or the full Board of Directors. The Compensation Committee regularly reports its activity, including approvals of grants, to the Board.
Timing of grants
Long-term equity incentive award grants to executive officers are typically and predominantly approved at regularly scheduled, predetermined meetings of the Compensation Committee. These meetings are generally scheduled at least 18 months in advance and take place before the regularly scheduled, predetermined meetings of the full Board. On limited occasions, grants may be approved at an interim meeting of the Compensation Committee or by written consent, for the purpose of approving the hiring and compensation package for newly hired or promoted executives.
In fiscal year 2018, grants were made to non-executive officer employees through regularly scheduled monthly written consents of the Compensation Committee or approval by the CEO pursuant to authority delegated to him by the Compensation Committee. We do not have any program, plan, or practice to select equity compensation grant dates in coordination with the release of material non-public information, nor do we time the release of information for the purpose of affecting value. We do not backdate options or grant options retroactively.
Derivatives Trading, Hedging, and Pledging Policies
We have adopted a policy prohibiting our employees, including our executive officers, and members of our Board of Directors from speculating in our equity securities, including the use of short sales, “sales against the box” or any equivalent transaction involving our equity securities. In addition, they may not engage in any other hedging transactions, such as “cashless” collars, forward sales, equity swaps and other similar or related arrangements, with respect to the securities that they hold. Finally, no employee, including an executive officer or member of our Board of Directors may acquire, sell, or trade in any interest or position relating to the future price of our equity securities.
We also have adopted a policy prohibiting the pledging of our securities by our employees, including our executive officers, and members of our Board of Directors.
Tax and Accounting Considerations
Accounting and Tax Treatment of Executive Compensation
Favorable accounting and tax treatment of the various elements of our executive compensation program is a relevant consideration in its design.
However, the Company and the Compensation Committee have placed a higher priority on structuring flexible compensation programs to promote the recruitment, retention, and performance of our officers than on maximizing tax deductibility. Section 162(m) of the Code, as amended (the “Tax Code”), places a limit of $1 million on the amount of compensation that Logitech may deduct in any one year with respect to certain executive officers. The Compensation Committee had the ability through the use of the Logitech International S.A. 2006 Stock Incentive Plan to grant awards that would have qualified as “performance-based compensation” exempt from that $1 million limitation but, to maintain flexibility in compensating executive officers in a manner designed to promote varying corporate goals, the Compensation Committee did not adopt a policy requiring all compensation to be deductible, and continued to make compensation awards that did not qualify to be exempt from the $1 million limitation when it believed that it was appropriate to meet its compensation objectives. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) enacted on December 22, 2017, significantly modified Section 162(m) of the Tax Code. The Tax Act eliminated the “qualified performance-based compensation” exception to the deductibility limitation under Section 162(m) of the Code for tax years commencing after December 31, 2017. While we cannot predict how the deductibility limit may impact our compensation program in future years because certain amounts of compensation are grandfathered from its impact, we intend to maintain an approach to executive compensation that strongly links pay to performance.
In addition to considering the tax consequences, the Compensation Committee considers the accounting consequences, including the impact of the Financial Accounting Standard Board’s Accounting Standards Codification Section 718, on its decisions in determining the forms of different equity awards.


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Compensation Risks Assessment
The Compensation Committee conducts an annual review, with the assistance of its compensation consultant, of Logitech’s compensation programs to assess the risks associated with their design and associated risk controls. The Compensation Committee reviews in particular the following compensation programs and associated practices:
Equity awards granted under the 2006 Stock Incentive Plan.
Management Performance Bonus Plan.
Employee Performance Bonus Plan.
Sales Commission Plans.
Change of Control Agreements.
As in past years, based on its March 2018 review, the Compensation Committee has concluded that our compensation policies and practices do not create risks that are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company.

Report of the Compensation Committee
The Logitech Compensation Committee, which is composed solely of independent members of the Logitech Board of Directors, assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities with regard to compensation matters. The Compensation Committee has reviewed and discussed the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” section of this Compensation Report with management. Based on this review and discussion, the Compensation Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the "Compensation Discussion and Analysis" be included in Logitech’s 2018 Invitation and Proxy Statement and Annual Report.
Compensation Committee
Edouard Bugnion, Chairperson
Sally Davis
Neil Hunt
Dimitri Panayotopoulos



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Summary Compensation Table for Fiscal Year 2018
The following table provides information regarding the compensation and benefits earned during fiscal years 2018, 2017, and 2016 by our Named Executive Officers. For more information, please refer to the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis,” as well as the “Narrative Disclosure to Summary Compensation Table and Grants of Plan-Based Awards Table.”
Name and Principal Position
Year
Salary ($)
Bonus
($)
 
Stock Awards ($)(1)
 
Option Awards ($)
 
Non-equity Incentive Plan Compensation ($)(2)
Changes in Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings ($)
All Other Compensation ($)(3)
Total ($)
Guerrino De Luca
FY18
500,000
 
496,742
 
 
575,000
24,876
1,596,618
Chairman of the Board
FY17
500,000
 
449,959
 
 
1,000,000
25,493
1,975,452
 
FY16
500,000
 
494,241
 
 
675,000
22,820
1,692,061
Bracken Darrell
FY18
924,327
 
4,967,079
 
 
1,329,688
18,761
7,239,855
President and Chief Executive Officer
FY17
889,000
 
4,049,492
 
 
2,225,000
49,992
7,213,484
FY16
825,000
 
4,942,274
 
 
1,392,188
49,875
7,209,337
Vincent Pilette
FY18
649,038
 
2,483,555
 
 
910,000
14,067
4,056,660
Chief Financial Officer
FY17
600,000
 
1,799,803
 
 
1,200,000
54,732
3,654,535
 
FY16
557,308
 
1,969,226
 
 
870,000
65,680
3,462,214
Marcel Stolk(4)
FY18
555,446
 
1,087,663
 
 
444,356
100,218
2,187,683
Executive Chairman, Logitech Europe S.A. and SVP, C&P Business Group
FY17
546,350
 
855,964
 
 
874,650
98,633
2,375,597
FY16
538,587
 
738,305
 
 
581,674
100,056
1,958,622
L. Joseph Sullivan(5)
FY18
474,631
 
745,097
 
 
356,250
22,734
1,598,712
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations
FY17
455,595
 
539,944
 
 
683,700
22,581
1,701,820
FY16
442,385
 
593,105
 
 
464,625
22,364
1,522,479

(1)
These amounts do not represent the actual economic value realized by the named executive officer. Under SEC rules, the values reported in the “Stock Awards” column reflect the aggregate grant date fair value of stock awards granted to each of the listed officers in the fiscal years shown. The key assumptions and methodology of valuation of stock awards and stock options are presented in Note 6 to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in Logitech’s Annual Report to Shareholders. No stock options were granted to our named executive officers during fiscal years 2016, 2017 or 2018.
For FY18: The amount shown includes an aggregate grant date fair value of the shares issuable for PSUs granted in fiscal year 2018 at target achievement. Assuming the highest level of performance is achieved, the maximum possible value of the PSUs allocated in FY18, using the market value of our shares traded on Nasdaq Global Select Market on the grant date of the PSUs, was: (a) in the case of Mr. De Luca, $600,044; (b) in the case of Mr. Darrell, $6,000,001; (c) in the case of Mr. Pilette $3,000,031; (d) in the case of Mr. Stolk, $1,320,034; and (e) in the case of Mr. Sullivan, $900,034.
For FY17: The amount shown includes an aggregate grant date fair value of the shares issuable for PSUs granted in fiscal year 2017 at target achievement. Assuming the highest level of performance is achieved, the maximum possible value of the PSUs allocated in FY17, using the market value of our shares traded on Nasdaq Global Select Market on the grant date of the PSUs, was: (a) in the case of Mr. De Luca, $376,805; (b) in the case of Mr. Darrell, $3,391,164; (c) in the case of Mr. Pilette $1,507,220; (d) in the case of Mr. Stolk, $715,930; and (e) in the case of Mr. Sullivan, $452,166.
For FY16: The amount shown includes an aggregate grant date fair value of the shares issuable for PSUs granted in fiscal year 2016 at target achievement. Assuming the highest level of performance is achieved, the maximum possible value of the PSUs allocated in FY16, using the market value of our shares traded on Nasdaq Global Select Market on the grant date of the PSUs, was: (a) in the case of Mr. De Luca, $399,519; (b) in the case of Mr. Darrell, $3,995,151; (c) in the case of Mr. Pilette $1,331,717; (d) in the case of Mr. Stolk, $599,296; and (e) in the case of Mr. Sullivan, $479,451.
(2)
Except as noted below, reflects amounts earned under the Logitech Management Performance Bonus Plan. This non-equity incentive plan compensation was earned during the applicable fiscal year but, for executive officers, was paid during the next fiscal year in accordance with the terms of the Logitech Management Performance Bonus Plan.
(3)
    Details regarding the various amounts included in this column are provided in the following table entitled “All Other Compensation.”
(4)
    Mr. Stolk’s fiscal year 2018 compensation amounts in Swiss Francs were converted using the 12-month average (April 2017 to March 2018) exchange rate of 1 Swiss Franc to 1.0301 U.S. Dollars. Mr. Stolk’s fiscal year 2017 compensation amounts in Swiss Francs were converted using the 12-month average (April 2016 to March 2017) exchange rate of 1 Swiss Franc to 1.0138 U.S. Dollars. Mr. Stolk’s fiscal year 2016 compensation amounts in Swiss Francs were converted using the 12-month average (April 2015 to March 2016) exchange rate of 1 Swiss Franc to 1.0288 U.S. Dollars.

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(5)
Mr. Sullivan resigned from the Group Management Team effective as of May 2, 2018 and will retire from the Company as of February 2, 2019, the end of his contractual notice period.
ALL OTHER COMPENSATION TABLE
Name
Year
 
Tax
Preparation
Services
($)
 
401(k)
($)(1)
 
Group
Term Life
Insurance and LTD
($)
 
Relocation
or Travel in
lieu of
Relocation
($)(2)
 
Defined Benefit Pension Plan Employer Contrib.
($)(3)
 
Total ($)
Guerrino De Luca
FY18
 
 
8,869
 
16,007
 
 
 
24,876
 
FY17
 
 
8,258
 
17,235
 
 
 
25,493
 
FY16
 
 
7,565
 
15,255
 
 
 
22,820
Bracken Darrell
FY18
 
 
8,342
 
10,419
 
 
 
18,761
 
FY17
 
31,679
 
8,400
 
9,913
 
 
 
49,992
 
FY16
 
33,695
 
6,998
 
9,182
 
 
 
49,875
Vincent Pilette
FY18
 
 
8,446
 
5,621
 
 
 
14,067
 
FY17
 
 
7,950
 
5,827
 
40,955
 
 
54,732
 
FY16
 
 
8,835
 
4,947
 
51,898
 
 
65,680
Marcel Stolk
FY18
 
 
 
 
 
100,218
 
100,218
 
FY17
 
 
 
 
 
98,633
 
98,633
 
FY16
 
 
 
 
 
100,056
 
100,056
L. Joseph Sullivan
FY18
 
 
9,285
 
13,449
 
 
 
22,734
 
FY17
 
 
8,522
 
14,059
 
 
 
22,581
 
FY16
 
983
 
8,101
 
13,280
 
 
 
22,364
(1)
Represents 401(k) savings plan matching contributions, which are available to all of our regular employees who are on our U.S. payroll.
(2)
Represents costs associated with Mr. Pilette’s extended business travel.
(3)
Represents the matching contributions to the Logitech Employee Pension Fund in Switzerland, which are available to all of our similarly-situated regular employees who are on our Swiss payroll.

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Grants of Plan-Based Awards Table for Fiscal Year 2018
The following table sets forth certain information regarding grants of plan-based awards to each of our executive officers during fiscal year 2018. For more information, please refer to the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis.”
 
 
 
 
 
Estimated Future Payouts Under Non-Equity Incentive Plan Awards(1)
 
Estimated Future Payouts Under Equity Incentive Plan Awards
 
All Other Stock Awards Number of Shares of Stock or Units (#)(3)
 
Grant Date Fair Value
($)(4)
Name
Type
Grant Date (MM/DD/YY)
Approval Date
 
Threshold
($)
Target
($)
Maximum
($)
Actual
$(2)
 
Threshold
(#)
<