B: COMPANY RESEARCH (Word Count – 750 to 850) Company Performance & Link to

B: COMPANY RESEARCH (Word Count – 750 to 850) Company Performance & Link to Rewards/Compensation Plan Analyse the companies’ 2012 and 2013 financial performance using appropriate financial measures. Investigate whether the two chosen companies link their SPMS measures/targets with executive rewards/compensation plans. Your analysis and discussion should explain how the companies have either succeeded or failed to strengthen their competitive advantage over the 2-year period you have examined. note: two companies: 1. Commomwealth Bank , 2 BHP Billiton Criteria for marking: 2. Company Performance & Link to Rewards System = Financial performance analysis = Investigating link to rewards system = Explaining whether companies succeed/fail to strengthen competitive advantage 3. Proper references used (cite as you write) Referencing and other requirements: For Section B, you may use annual reports, sustainability report, shareholder reviews, company websites and library databases such as FinAnalysis, DatAnalysis and Factiva. (Another 10 to 20 articles are expected.) • Use Harvard referencing style throughout your report.