Note 27 – Earnings Per Share Audited


The nominal amount of Lonza Group Ltd’s issued share capital increased from CHF 52,920,140 as of 31 December 2016 to CHF 74,468,752 as of 31 December 2017. As a consequence of the capital increase as of 10 May 2017 through a rights offering, the calculation of earnings per share and diluted earnings per share were adjusted by the factor resulting from the rights offering. The underlying weighted average number of shares was adjusted for December 2016 to 56,719,245 for the calculation of earnings per share and to 57,046,652 for the diluted earnings per share.