The board of Renault was poised to cancel as much as 30 million euros ($34 million) in deferred pay and severance to its ousted boss Carlos Ghosn, as directors met on Wednesday to approve its full-year accounts, sources told Reuters.
Renault will scrap around 460,000 performance shares attributed to Ghosn since 2014-15 and now worth 26 million euros, under proposals backed by the French government, its biggest shareholder, two people familiar with the matter said.
The board is also likely to drop a two-year non-compete clause worth 4-5 million euros to Ghosn, who was forced out in January following his arrest in Japan for suspected financial misconduct at Nissan, Renault's alliance partner.
A Renault spokesman did not immediately return calls and messages seeking comment.
Ghosn, 64, was arrested in Japan and ousted as Nissan chairman last November and has since been indicted along with Nissan and a fellow director for failing to disclose more than $80 million in additional 2010-18 compensation that he had arranged to be paid later. Ghosn denies the deferred pay was illegal or required disclosure.