Employee participation programs

In order to align its employees’ interests with the business goals and financial results of the company, ABB operates a number of incentive plans, linked to ABB’s shares, such as the Employee Share Acquisition Plan, the Management Incentive Plan and the Long-Term Incentive Plan. For a more detailed description of these incentive plans, please refer to “Note 18 Share-based payment arrangements” to ABB’s Consolidated Financial Statements contained in the “Financial review of ABB Group” section of this Annual Report.