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DFDS in £8m share giveaway to its staff to celebrate 150th anniversary

Christmas came early today for all 7,000 DFDS employees in an £8m shares giveaway celebrating the company's 150th anniversary gift.

Everyone employed by the company as of 1 December, and who work at least 24 hours a week, have received 30 shares valued at around DKK 10,000 (£1,000).  Those working fewer hours received shares proportional to the hours worked.

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Events have ben held on all the company’s vessels and locations throughout Europe to celebrate the 150th anniversary

“Very few companies are in a position of being able to celebrate their 150th anniversary, and even fewer are able to do so in a year when the company is heading for possibly the best result in its history,” said DFDS CEO Niels Smedegaard.

“We have therefore wanted to combine the celebration of our foundation and our founders with a celebration of, and thanks to, our many employees who every day help to ensure that DFDS can continue contributing to trade, travel and growth also in the future.”

The shares are tied up for a three-year period, after which they can be freely redeemed by the employees, who now become co-owners in the company.

Events were held today on all the company’s vessels and locations throughout Europe to celebrate the 150th anniversary.

Posted on 16th December 2016 at 05:05 pm in Ferry Operators | DFDS Seaways | Ferry News |

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