Capital Structure

Share Capital

As of 31 December 2016, Lonza’s share capital amounted to CHF 52,920,140, fully paid-in and divided into 52,920,140 registered shares with a par value of CHF 1 each.

Shareholder Structure

  31 December 2016 31 December 2015
  Shareholders in % Shares in % Shareholders in % Shares in %
         
Switzerland 85.61 20.82 85.66 24.29
United Kingdom 1.12 21.28 1.13 19.1
USA 3.98 3.62 4.03 6.12
Others 9.28 12.61 9.17 9.5
Shares in transit   41.43   39.79
Treasury shares without voting rights 0.01 0.24 0.01 1.2
Total 100 100 100 100
Total number of shares   52,920,140   52,920,140

 

Share Register

  31 December 2016 31 December 2015
     
Registered shareholders 11,596 11,947
Registered shares 30,996,771 31,865,033
     
Share distribution:    
1–100 4,933 4,832
101–1,000 5,681 6,078
1,001–50,000 920 845
50,001– 100,000 31 144
100,001– 1,000,000 28 44
over 1,000,000 3 4
Total registered shareholders 11,596 11,947

Authorized Conditional Capital 1

The Board of Directors is authorized to increase, at any time until 8 April 2017, the share capital of Lonza through the issuance of a maximum of 5,000,000 fully paid-in registered shares with a par value of CHF 1 each up to a maximum aggregate amount of CHF 5,000,000. This authorized capital was created by the Annual General Meeting held on 8 April 2015. The additional terms and conditions of the authorized capital (including the group of beneficiaries who have the right to subscribe for this additional capital) are set out in Article 4ter of the Lonza Articles of Association.

Contingent Capital Lonza’s share capital may be increased through the issuance of a maximum of 5,029,860 fully paid-in registered shares with a par value of CHF 1 each up to a maximum aggregate amount of CHF 5,029,860. This contingent capital (also called conditional capital) was created by the Annual General Meeting on 11 April 2005. The additional terms and conditions of the conditional capital (including the group of beneficiaries who have the right to subscribe for this additional capital) are set out in Article 4bis of the Lonza Articles of Association.

According to Article 4quater of the Lonza Articles of Association, the capital increases in the form of contingent capital and authorized capital may increase Lonza’s share capital by a maximum aggregate amount of CHF 5,029,860.

Changes in Capital

The share capital has not changed in the last four financial years.

as of 31 December 2016 2015 2014 2013
         
Share capital in CHF 52,920,140 52,920,140 52,920,140 52,920,140
Registered shares 52,920,140 52,920,140 52,920,140 52,920,140
Par value in CHF / share 1 1 1 1

 

Shares and Participation Certificates

Lonza registered shares, with a par value of CHF 1 each, are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX), with secondary listing on the SGX Singapore Exchange. In Switzerland they are included in the Swiss Leader Index (SLI).

Lonza has not issued any participation certificates (Partizipationscheine, non-voting shares).
Security numbers:

Stock Exchange Listing / Trading:

  • SIX Swiss Exchange
  • SGX Singapore Exchange

Common Stock Symbols

  • Bloomberg LONN VX
  • Reuters LONN VX
  • Telekurs LONN
  • SGX O6Z

Security Number

  • Valor 001384101
  • ISIN CH0013841017

On 31 December 2016, Lonza had a market capitalization of CHF 9,330 billion (2015: CHF 8,631 billion).

Profit-Sharing Certificates

Lonza has not issued any non-voting equity security (Genussscheine, profit-sharing certificates).

Limitations on Transferability and Nominee Registrations

Purchasers of registered shares declaring that they have acquired these shares in their own name and for their own account will be entered without limitation as shareholders with voting rights in the share register. Persons who do not declare to have acquired the respective shares in their own name and for their own account are considered “nominees” and will be entered with voting rights in the share register up to a maximum of 2% of the share capital, unless the actually entitled persons are revealed. The details are set out in Article 6 of the Lonza Articles of Association. This restriction may only be removed by a resolution of the Shareholders’ Meeting with a quorum in accordance with Swiss law.

Convertible Bonds

Neither Lonza Group Ltd nor any of its subsidiaries has outstanding convertible bonds.

Options

As of 31 December 2016, no options or warrants to acquire shares issued by or on behalf of Lonza Group Ltd were outstanding.