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WHAT IS "LIBERTY MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY INC." AND WHO ARE ITS MEMBERS?


WHAT IS "LIBERTY MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY INC."?

Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. is a Massachusetts mutual holding company that operates (through its subsidiaries) two primary businesses:  (1) Global Risk Solutions; and, (2) Global Retail Markets. These businesses and the legal entities that conduct them utilize various "Liberty Mutual" trade names and trademarks including, without limitation, "Liberty Mutual Insurance", "Liberty Mutual Insurance Group", "Liberty Mutual Personal Markets"; "Liberty Mutual Surety"; "A Liberty Mutual Insurance Company"; "Liberty International"; "Safeco Insurance"; "Ironshore"; “State Auto”; and similar types of names as may be adopted from time to time. Each of these businesses market and underwrite insurance policies issued by the numerous insurance entities owned or controlled by Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc., including (1) stock insurance companies, (2) stock insurance companies that were formerly mutual insurance companies and (3) other affiliated insurance entities (collectively, the “LMHC Insurance Companies”). The rights and privileges associated with insurance policies and other obligations issued by the LMHC Insurance Companies vary in certain ways described below.

WHO IS A "MEMBER" OF LIBERTY MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY INC.?

Members are persons appearing as the named insured on an in-force policy, or as principal in the case of a surety bond, issued by “Member Companies.” Our Member Companies include only the following companies: (1) Liberty Mutual Insurance Company; (2) Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company; (3) Employers Insurance of Wausau; (4) Liberty Mutual Personal Insurance Company; and (5) State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company. These Member Companies were formerly mutual insurance companies whose policyholders elected to form a mutual holding company or otherwise reorganize into or combine with our existing mutual holding company, Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. These transactions  were reviewed and approved by the governing state insurance regulatory authorities.

Policyholders or holders of surety bonds or other insurance obligations issued by LMHC Insurance Companies that are not Member Companies ARE NOT members of Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. and are, therefore, not entitled to any rights of members.

WHAT ARE RIGHTS OF MEMBERS?

Members of Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. have uncertificated rights conferred by law, including the rights to: (1) vote for the election of directors at annual meetings of Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. as well as other matters requiring a membership vote; (2) share in any distribution of, or receive consideration based upon, the value of, Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. in any liquidation, demutualization, dissolution or otherwise under its articles of organization and bylaws, or otherwise as provided by law; and (3) receive member dividends as, if and when declared and paid by the Board of Directors.

WHEN IS THE MEMBERS ANNUAL MEETING OF LIBERTY MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY INC.?

It is held on the second Wednesday of April at its headquarters located at 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, Massachusetts, or at such other location as may be designated by the chief executive officer. FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING THE 2023 ANNUAL MEETING PLEASE SEE: https://libertymutualgroup.com/proxy 


Massachusetts Compensation Disclosure Law

Named Executive Officer and Director Compensation Disclosures for 2021

The following tables and related footnotes provide information to the members of Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. (the “Company”) regarding the compensation provided in fiscal year 2021 to the Company’s chief executive officer, principal financial officer, its three other most highly compensated executive officers or other former executive officers (collectively “named executive officers”), and its directors, all as required by Section 19X of Chapter 175 of the Massachusetts General Laws (the “Disclosure Statute”). 

The Disclosure Statute is also applicable to Liberty Mutual Mid-Atlantic Insurance Company and Montgomery Mutual Insurance Company.  Both of these entities are mutual insurance companies domiciled in Massachusetts and controlled by the Company (collectively the “Liberty MA Mutual Companies”). The Company notes that none of the executive officers or directors of the Liberty MA Mutual Companies received any compensation from their respective companies in 2021.

The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors retains an independent consulting firm to advise in determining executive officer compensation. For 2021 the following companies were used to benchmark the Company’s executive compensation: American International Group Inc., Chubb Limited, Manulife Financial Corporation, Mass Mutual, MetLife Inc., Nationwide, New York Life, Northwestern Mutual, Progressive Corp., Prudential Financial Inc., The Allstate Corporation, The Hartford Financial Service Group, The Travelers Companies Inc., and USAA; as well as an extended group of financial services companies as an additional data point.

For purposes of determining the 3 most highly compensated executive officers beyond the chief executive officer and chief financial officer for a fiscal year at issue as required by the Disclosure Statute, the Company takes into account base salary earned during the calendar year, bonus and all other compensation paid (Table 1 Total) as well as the target value of AUs and RUs granted during the fiscal year at issue (Table 2), but excludes the impact of redemptions by executives in the fiscal year at issue of AUs and RUs granted in prior fiscal years.  Once such next 3 most highly compensated executives are identified, however, the Company then further discloses the value of their respective prior year redemptions during the fiscal year at issue as well as the prior year redemptions of the CEO and CFO (Table 3). 
 

Table 1:  Compensation Paid to Named Executive Officers 2019 – 2021

Name and Principal Position*

Year

Salary (1)

Bonus (2)

All Other Compensation (3)

Total

Long, David; President and Chief Executive Officer

2021

$1,450,000

$4,712,500

$327,815

$6,490,315

Peirce, Christopher; EVP and Chief Financial Officer

2021

$893,269

$2,102,625

$132,888

$3,128,782

Sweeney, Timothy; President, Liberty Mutual

2021

$1,200,077

$3,137,481

$188,966

$4,526,524

Bhalla Johnson, Neeti; EVP and President, Global Risk Solutions

2021

$1,006,539

$3,438,861

$282,350

$4,727,750

Langwell, Dennis; EVP and President, Global Risk Solutions (former)

2021

$1,023,269

$2,020,452

$141,690

$3,185,411

* Effective July 1, 2021, the Company announced an organizational realignment and changes to executive leadership appointments.  As a result, Mr. Sweeney and Ms. Bhalla Johnson assumed new executive appointments, and Mr. Langwell assumed an advisory position to support the transition of responsibilities to the new President, Global Risk Solutions in preparation for his retirement.  The figures above reflect compensation received for the 2021 calendar year including while they served in their former roles from January – June 30th.

Name and Principal Position

Year

Salary (1)

Bonus (2)

All Other Compensation (3)

Total

Long, David; President and Chief Executive Officer

2020

$1,435,185

$4,550,000

$337,113

$6,322,298

Peirce, Christopher; EVP and Chief Financial Officer

2020

$867,593

$2,039,150

$113,460

$3,020,202

Sweeney, Timothy; EVP and President, Global Retail Markets

2020

$1,124,630

$2,893,440

$165,031

$4,183,101

Bhalla Johnson, Neeti; EVP and Chief Investment Officer

2020

$921,201

$2,919,960

$220,285

$4,061,446

Langwell, Dennis; EVP and President, Global Risk Solutions

2020

$996,111

$2,001,870

$118,914

$3,116,895


Table 1:  Compensation Paid to Named Executive Officers 2019 – 2021 

Name and Principal Position

Year

Salary (1)

Bonus (2)

All Other Compensation (3)

Total

Long, David; President and Chief Executive Officer

2019

$1,373,077

$6,843,045

$431,087

$8,647,209

Peirce, Christopher; EVP and Chief Financial Officer

2019

$836,539

$2,298,628

$86,742

$3,221,908

Bhalla Johnson, Neeti; EVP and Chief Investment Officer

2019

$886,538

$3,430,366

$198,769

$4,515,674

Sweeney, Timothy; EVP and President, Global Retail Markets

2019

$1,086,538

$2,985,911

$105,922

$4,178,371

Langwell, Dennis; EVP and President, Global Risk Solutions

2019

$961,538

$2,403,507

$124,650

$3,489,696

 

Table 2:  AUs and RUs Awarded 2019-2021

Name and Principal Position

Year

Target Value of
Appreciation Units Awarded (4)

Target Value of
Restricted Units Awarded (5)

Long, David; President and Chief Executive Officer

2021

$9,571,283

$2,392,739

Peirce, Christopher; EVP and Chief Financial Officer

2021

$2,626,713

$656,651

Sweeney, Timothy; President, Liberty Mutual

2021

$4,257,365

$1,992,885

Bhalla Johnson, Neeti; EVP and President. Global Risk Solutions

2021

$3,150,102

$787,591

Langwell, Dennis; EVP and President, Global Risk Solutions (former)

2021

$3,017,594

$ 754,368

Name and Principal Position

Year

Target Value of
Appreciation Units Awarded (4)

Target Value of
Restricted Units Awarded (5)

Long, David; President and Chief Executive Officer

2020

$9,240,502

$2,310,303

Peirce, Christopher; EVP and Chief Financial Officer

2020

$2,552,303

$638,132

Sweeney, Timothy; EVP and President, Global Retail Markets

2020

$3,301,128

$825,334

Bhalla Johnson, Neeti; EVP and Chief Investment Officer

2020

$2,701,613

$675,446

Langwell, Dennis; EVP and President, Global Risk Solutions

2020

$2,926,810

$731,733

Name and Principal Position

Year

Target Value of
Appreciation Units Awarded (4)

Target Value of
Restricted Units Awarded (5)

Long, David; President and Chief Executive Officer

2019

$8,579,926

$2,144,891

Peirce, Christopher; EVP and Chief Financial Officer

2019

$2,400,025

$600,080

Bhalla Johnson, Neeti; EVP and Chief Investment Officer

2019

$2,113,863

$528,584

Sweeney, Timothy; EVP and President, Global Retail Markets

2019

$3,149,988

$787,682

Langwell, Dennis; EVP and President, Global Risk Solutions

2019

$2,774,915

$693,576

 

Table 3:  AUs and RUs Redeemed 2019-2021

Name and Principal Position

Year

Value Realized on AUs Exercised (6)

Value Realized on RUs Redeemed (6)

Long, David; President and Chief Executive Officer

2021

$1,671,113

$1,642,280

Peirce, Christopher; EVP and Chief Financial Officer

2021

$0

$1,166,729

Sweeney, Timothy; President, Liberty Mutual

2021

$1,126,485

$547,209

Bhalla Johnson, Neeti; EVP and President. Global Risk Solutions

2021

$0

$450,796

Langwell, Dennis; EVP and President, Global Risk Solutions (former)

2021

$0

$780,425

Name and Principal Position

Year

Value Realized on AUs Exercised (6)

Value Realized on RUs Redeemed (6)

Long, David; President and Chief Executive Officer

2020

$1,024,718

$1,497,618

Peirce, Christopher; EVP and Chief Financial Officer

2020

$1,041,404

$495,201

Sweeney, Timothy; EVP and President, Global Retail Markets

2020

$1,024,718

$431,957

Bhalla Johnson, Neeti; EVP and Chief Investment Officer

2020

$0

$84,747

Langwell, Dennis; EVP and President, Global Risk Solutions

2020

$4,783,875

$724,540

Name and Principal Position

Year

Value Realized on AUs Exercised (6)

Value Realized on RUs Redeemed (6)

Long, David; President and Chief Executive Officer

2019

$825,000

$1,505,090

Peirce, Christopher; EVP and Chief Financial Officer

2019

$184,114

$114,249

Bhalla Johnson, Neeti; EVP and Chief Investment Officer

2019

$0

$78,829

Sweeney, Timothy; EVP and President, Global Retail Markets

2019

$825,000

$407,590

Langwell, Dennis; EVP and President, Global Risk Solutions

2019

$289,133

$0


Director Compensation 2019 – 2021 (7)

       

Name and Principal Position

Year

Retainer Fees Earned & Other Compensation

Target Value of RUs Awarded

Francis Doyle; Director

2021

$165,000

$150,157

 

2020

$168,272

$150,046

 

2019

$168,272

$150,020

Joseph Hooley; Director

2021

$165,000

$150,157

  2020 $168,272 $150,046

 

2019

$104,522

$150,020

David H. Long; Chairman and Director

2021

$0

$0

 

2020

$0

$0

 

2019

$0

$0

John P. Manning; Director

2021

$157,500

$150,157

 

2020

$160,772

$150,046

 

2019

$160,772

$150,020

Thomas May; Director

2021

$165,000

$150,157

 

2020

$168,272

$150,046

 

2019

$168,272

$150,020

Myrtle Potter; Director

2021

$178,750

$150,157

 

2020

$175,866

$150,046

 

2019

$175,000

$150,020

Nancy Quan; Director

2021

$135,000

$150,157

 

2020

$135,183

$150,046

 

2019

$138,698

$150,020

Ellen Rudnick; Director*

2021

$152,000

$150,157

 

2020

$152,702

$150,046

 

2019

$152,000

$150,020

Angel Ruiz; Director*

2021

$150,000

$150,157

 

2020

$153,630

$150,046

 

2019

$153,630

$150,020

George Serafeim, Director  2021 $90,000 $150,157

Martin Slark; Director

2021

$167,500

$150,157

 

2020

$164,003

$150,046

 

2019

$164,003

$150,020

Eric Spiegel; Director

2021

$170,000

$150,157

 

2020

$173,941

$150,046

 

2019

$173,399

$150,020

William Van Faasen; Director*

2021

$219,500

$150,157

 

2020

$212,000

$150,046

 

2019

$212,000

$150,020

Annette Verschuren; Director**

2021

$225,235

$75,078

 

2020

$225,023

$75,023

 

2019

$226,819

$76,819

Anne Waleski; Director  2021 $30,000 $0

*Also redeemed Restricted Units ("RU's") in 2021 according to prior elections with a value realized of $154,554.

** LVP target award is delivered 50% in RU's and 50% in cash due to Canadian tax treatment, reflected under “Retainer Fees Earned & Other Compensation”. 

 

Footnotes to Compensation Disclosures:

  1. “Salary” reflects actual base salary paid during the calendar year (inclusive of salary deferrals).
     
  2. “Bonus” includes short-term incentive awards earned for the performance year (i.e. – 2019 fiscal year) immediately prior to payment.
     
  3. “All Other Compensation” includes matching contributions under the Company’s retirement savings plans (e.g. – 401(k) plan), and the taxable portion, if applicable, of benefits related to personal financial planning and tax preparation services, life insurance premiums, parking, security, business travel or the personal use of corporate aircraft.

    Pension plans provide income for periods of retirement and are structured to reward and retain employees for long service.  The Company sponsors a defined benefit pension plan covering substantially all of the Company’s employees (the “LM Retirement Plan”).  If the benefit for an eligible individual exceeds the tax-qualified limits, the excess is provided from an un-funded, non-qualified plan (the “Non-Qualified Plan”).  Given their level of compensation, the named executive officers are all participants in the Non-Qualified Plan.  The formula for determining an employee’s as well as a named executive officer’s annual pension benefit at normal retirement under the Liberty Mutual retirement plans changed effective January 1, 2014 and is now a function of the sum of two distinct formulas. 

    Any benefit due for service through December 31, 2013 is determined under a final average pay formula.  The final average pay formula benefit is equal to the sum of a named individual’s 35-year service benefit and an excess service benefit earned for credited service greater than 35 years, where:
  • 35 Year Service Benefit — The formula for the first 35 years of credited service results in a benefit at normal retirement for a named individual based on final average pay.  The percentage of final average pay used to determine the benefit for credited service through December 31, 2010 is 54% minus 50% of the Social Security benefit, and for credited service beginning on or after January 1, 2011, 35% minus 35% of the Social Security benefit.  The benefit of a participant with less than 35 years of credited service will be reduced on a pro rata basis for each year of credited service less than 35; and
  • Excess Service Benefit — For the first 5 years of credited service in excess of 35 years, an annual accrual equal to 0.5% of final average pay.

    Final average pay under the Liberty Mutual retirement plans is equal to the average of a named individual’s eligible compensation for the highest five consecutive calendar years during the last ten calendar years of employment (or December 31, 2020, if earlier).  Pay increases or decreases after December 31, 2013 and before December 31, 2020 were taken into account in determining the final average pay benefit.  Only base salary and short-term incentive compensation were considered eligible compensation for purposes of the final average pay formula.  No additional service credit accrued under the final average pay formula after December 31, 2013, and any accrued benefit under this formula has been frozen as of January 1, 2021.

    Effective as of January 1, 2014, a cash balance benefit formula also applies.  Under this formula, each participant in the retirement plans will have a notional cash balance account which will be credited with pay credits equal to 5.0 percent per annum of eligible compensation and interest credits based on the 30-Year US Treasury rate for the August immediately preceding a plan year.  Compensation taken into account under the final average pay and cash balance formula is the same.  The total benefit due under the retirement plans is the sum of the amount due under the final average pay formula and the cash balance formula. 

    The Company also sponsors a Section 401(k) plan covering substantially all of the Company’s employees (the “LM 401(k) Plan”) that allows them to set aside eligible pay, subject to a Company match, on a tax advantaged basis.  The Non-Qualified Plan also allows participants to elect to set aside eligible pay that is not otherwise allowed for under the Company’s 401(k) Plan due to tax law limits for payment at a fixed future date or beginning at retirement.  Certain amounts set aside for savings under the Non-Qualified Plan are also matched by the Company under the same match formula that applies to employees generally under the LM 401(k) Plan.  Under both the LM 401(k) Plan and the Non-Qualified Plan, amounts set aside by a participant and the matching contributions, are invested in one or more investment options elected by the participant and account balances are adjusted accordingly for respective investment gains or losses.
  1. The named executive officers were awarded certain amounts of appreciation units (“AUs”) under the Liberty Mutual Executive Partnership Plan (“EPP”) in 2019.  Each AU is a bookkeeping entry that entitles the holder to a payment of cash at a later time.  An AU has no immediate cash value. Instead, the named executive officer may only become entitled to a later cash payment to the extent that there is an increase in the unit value after the grant date.  The increase or decrease in unit value after the grant date is measured based on the change in the Company’s book value.  The reported amounts reflect the target AU compensation at the grant date.  The target AU compensation is determined based upon reference to market data for executives with similar responsibilities and with companies of similar size and complexity to the Company provided by an independent consultant engaged by the compensation committee of the board.  There can be no assurance that the target AU compensation will actually be delivered as the actual amount realized will vary based upon the performance of the Company and the time period the AUs are held prior to exercise.  AUs granted under EPP generally vest over a 4-year period in annual increments of 25%. See footnote (6) for additional information concerning AUs.

    Effective January 1, 2020, the Company amended the Liberty Mutual Executive Partnership Plan to a new Liberty Mutual Long-term Value Plan (“LVP”) for future grants of appreciation units. The named executive officers were awarded certain amounts of appreciation units (“AUs”) under the Liberty Mutual Long-term Value Plan (“LVP”) in 2020 and 2021.  Similar to AUs granted under EPP, the AU only has cash value to the extent there is an increase in unit value after the grant date, the increase or decrease in unit value after the grant date is measured based on the change in the Company’s book value, and target AU compensation is determined based upon reference to market data for similarly situated executives provided by an independent consultant engaged by the compensation committee of the board.  AUs granted under LVP generally vest over a 3-year period in annual increments of 25%, 25% and 50%. See footnote (6) for additional information concerning AUs.
     
  2. The named executive officers were awarded certain amounts of restricted units (“RUs”) under the Liberty Mutual Executive Partnership Deferred Compensation Plan (“EPDCP”) in 2019.  Each RU is a bookkeeping entry that entitles the holder to a payment of cash at a later time.  The value of each RUs is based on the Company’s book value.  The reported amounts reflect the target RU compensation at the grant date.  The target RU compensation is determined based upon reference to market data for executives with similar responsibilities and with companies of similar size and complexity to the Company provided by an independent consultant engaged by the compensation committee of the board.  There can be no assurance that the target RU compensation will actually be delivered as the actual amount realized will vary based upon the performance of the Company and the time period the RUs are held prior to redemption RUs generally vest over a 4 -year period in annual increments of 25%.  See footnote (6) for additional information concerning RUs.

    Effective January 1, 2020, the Company amended the Liberty Mutual Executive Partnership Deferred Compensation Plan to a new Liberty Mutual Long-term Value Plan (“LVP”) for future grants of restricted units.  The named executive officers were awarded certain amounts of restricted units (“RUs”) under the Liberty Mutual Long-term Value Plan (“LVP”) in 2020 and 2021.  Similar to RUs granted under EPDCP, an RU grant is a bookkeeping entry that entitles the holder to a payment of cash at a later time, the value of each RUs is based on the Company’s book value, and target RU compensation at the grant date is determined based upon reference to market data for similarly situated executives provided by an independent consultant engaged by the compensation committee of the board.  RUs granted under LVP generally vest over a 3-year period in annual increments of 25%, 25% and 50%.  See footnote (6) for additional information concerning RUs.
     
  3. See table entitled “AUs and RUs Redeemed 2019-2021” for additional compensation paid to the named executive officers.  This table sets forth the amount of cash proceeds received by the named executive officers from AUs exercised and RUs redeemed from grants previously awarded and vested.  AUs are granted with a 10-year term.  AUs can be exercised when vested at the personal discretion and timing of the named executive officer, but within a redemption window, which is in the second quarter of the calendar year.  AUs that remain unexercised after the 10-year term are automatically redeemed in the redemption window immediately following their expiration date.  For RUs granted prior to December 31, 2019, decisions concerning the timing of redemption of RUs are also at the personal discretion of the named executive officer and must be made prior to the grant and redemption is deferred to either (a) a fixed date beyond the vesting period or (b) upon retirement.  For RUs granted after January 1, 2020, the timing of redemption of RUs are not at the personal discretion of the named executive officer, instead they are automatically redeemed following the third anniversary of the grant date. See footnotes (4) and (5) for additional information concerning AUs and RUs.
     
  4. Non-executive directors receive an annual retainer, payable on a quarterly basis.  Non-executive directors also receive annual retainers, payable on a quarterly basis, if applicable, (a) for serving as a member of separate committees of the board, (b) for serving as a chairman of such committees, or (c) for serving as lead director.  Non-executive directors receive additional items, the economic value of which is included in the above disclosure table, including (a) certain business travel benefits, and (b) subject to satisfaction of specific terms and conditions, deferred compensation in the form of RUs limited in time and scope pursuant to the Liberty Mutual Director Long-term Value Plan (Director LVP). RUs that were granted to non-executive directors prior to 2020 were fully vested at grant and are redeemable only subsequent to termination of their board service. Effective January 1, 2019, RUs granted under Director LVP vest on the first anniversary of the grant date and non-executive directors who meet predetermined ownership guidelines can elect prior to the grant to redeem vested RUs either (a) following the 1-year or the 5-year anniversary of the vesting period or (b) upon termination of board service. “Values Realized on RU’s Redeemed” sets forth the amount of cash proceeds received by the non-executive directors from AUs exercised and RUs redeemed from grants previously awarded and vested. Mr. Long as an executive of the Company does not receive any additional compensation for serving as chairman and a director.  Only non-executive directors receive compensation for their director services.