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.
|31 December 2016||31 December 2015|
|Shareholders in %||Shares in %||Shareholders in %||Shares in %|
|Shares in transit||41.43||39.79|
|Treasury shares without voting rights||0.01||0.24||0.01||1.2|
|Total number of shares||52,920,140||52,920,140|
|31 December 2016||31 December 2015|
|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|
|Par value in CHF / share||1||1||1||1|
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).
Stock Exchange Listing / Trading:
- SIX Swiss Exchange
- SGX Singapore Exchange
Common Stock Symbols
- Bloomberg LONN VX
- Reuters LONN VX
- Telekurs LONN
- SGX O6Z
- Valor 001384101
- ISIN CH0013841017
On 31 December 2016, Lonza had a market capitalization of CHF 9,330 billion (2015: CHF 8,631 billion).
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.
Neither Lonza Group Ltd nor any of its subsidiaries has outstanding convertible bonds.
As of 31 December 2016, no options or warrants to acquire shares issued by or on behalf of Lonza Group Ltd were outstanding.