Note 26 – Earnings per Share Audited

Issuance of Shares After Balance Sheet Date

Lonza Group Ltd has successfully placed 5 million new shares, which have been listed and are admitted to trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange on 3 February 2017 (see note 4.4).

The new shares will be entitled to dividend distributions for the financial year 2016 and are consequently included in the amount of dividends declared after the balance sheet date of CHF 159 million, as stated above.