The two top executives with Johnston Press will be eligible for one-a-half-times their normal maximum bonus in 2014, following consultation with shareholder bodies.
Ashley’s salary is £400,000 while David earns £250,000.
The bonus opportunity is dependent on meeting targets on digital revenue, audience growth, advertiser and staff satisfaction, and balance sheet strength are met.
The figures were revealed in the company’s annual report which was published on Friday.
It stated: “Following prior consultation with major investors, the ABI and ISS, for 2014 only, the annual bonus opportunity for Ashley Highfield will be 180 per cent of salary and for David King will be 150 per cent of salary (i.e. one-and-a-half times the normal annual opportunity).
“The additional bonus opportunity is felt necessary to incentivise and reward management for achieving a solid platform upon which to implement the next phase of the company’s strategy.”
Johnston Press declined to comment further.