Lego employees’ Xmas gift is a month’s salary

It’s a special reward for ten years of hard work, explains the group’s press officer

Some 17,000 Lego employees can look forward to getting an extra month's salary in January  (photo: iStock) Some 17,000 Lego employees can look forward to getting an extra month's salary in January (photo: iStock)
December 18th, 2015 4:11 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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All employees of the Lego Group, Lego Foundation and Kirkbi will in January receive an extra month’s salary along with their regular paycheck, reports BT.

According to Roar Rude Trangbæk, the press officer at Lego Group, the money should not be viewed as a bonus but as a special payment for the great results the Lego concern has achieved over the past 10 years.

The company’s regular bonuses will be paid out as usual in March.

More than 17,000 employees worldwide will receive the extraordinary present.

The richest Dane
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, who owns 75 percent of the Lego concern, features on the 2015 Forbes’ list of world’s billionaires as the richest Dane, with a fortune of about 65.1 billion kroner.

In September, Lego reported a turnover of 14.1 billion kroner – an 18 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

“It’s an incredibly good performance and a result of the hard work that more than 15,000 Lego employees around the world have done,” Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, the CEO of the Lego Group, stated in September.