Note 30 – Share Ownership of the Members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee Audited

 

Based on information available to Lonza, the members of the Board of Directors and parties closely associated with them1 held, as of 31 December 2017, a total of 166,736 (2016: 135,180) registered shares in Lonza Group Ltd and controlled 0.22% (2016: 0.26%) of the share capital. None of the members of the Board of Directors or Executive Committee owns shares in the Group’s subsidiaries or associates.

The Company feels strongly that our Executive Committee and other senior managers should have a defined shareholding in Lonza to strengthen their alignment with our shareholders’ interests. Starting in 2016 Lonza established minimum shareholding requirements for the Executive Committee and other senior managers based on level in the organization, and specified a five-year period to achieve these minimum requirements. Shareholding levels were reviewed annually beginning in January 2016. The NCC may periodically review the minimum shareholding requirements.

The members of the Executive Committee and parties closely associated with them1 held 93,728 (2016: 67,335) shares and controlled 0.13% (2016: 0.13%) of the share capital. The individual control rights are proportional to the holdings shown below.


Share ownership of acting members of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee as of 31 December:

Board of Directors

Lonza shares (numbers) 2017 2016
     
Rolf Soiron, Chairperson 85,649   69,683
Albert M. Baehny, Vice Chairperson 329  
Patrick Aebischer 11,464 10,574
Werner Bauer  25,350   19,180
Thomas Ebeling     4,255
Jean-Daniel Gerber   17,312 12,840
Christoph Mäder 2,207 351
Barbara Richmond  3,496 2,184
Margot Scheltema 9,255 7,561
Jürgen Steinemann 5,592 4,356
Antonio Trius  6,082 4,196

Executive Committee

Lonza shares (numbers) 2017 2016
     
Richard Ridinger, CEO 52,446 41,564
Sven Abend 5,000    1,373
Marc Funk 35,046 24,398
Fridtjof Helemann    
Rodolfo Savitzky    1,236 0