Capital Structure Audited

Share Capital

 

As of 31 December 2017, Lonza’s share capital amounted to CHF 74,468,752, fully paid-in and divided into 74,468,752 registered shares with a par value of CHF 1 each.

Shareholder Structure

  31 December 2017 31 December 2016
  Shareholders in % Shares in % Shareholders in % Shares in %
         
Switzerland 88.05 18.47 85.61 20.82
United Kingdom 0.74 18.96 1.12 21.28
USA 2.84 5.80 3.98 3.62
Others 8.36 10.60 9.28 12.61
Shares in transit   45.87   41.43
Treasury shares without voting rights 0.01 0.30 0.01 0.24
Total 100 100 100 100
Total number of shares   74,468,752   52,920,140

 

Share Register

  31 December 2017 31 December 2016
     
Registered shareholders 15,110 11,569
Registered shares 38,321,348 30,996,771
     
Share distribution:    
1–100 5,868 4,933
101–1,000 7,844 5,681
1,001–50,000 1,312 920
50,001– 100,000 38 31
100,001– 1,000,000 44 28
over 1,000,000 4 3
Total registered shareholders 15,110 11,596

Authorized Conditional Capital 

 

The Board of Directors is authorized to increase, at any time until 25 April 2019, the share capital of Lonza through the issuance of a maximum of 7,500,000 fully paid-in registered shares with a par value of CHF 1 each up to a maximum aggregate amount of CHF 7,500,000. This authorized capital was created by the Annual General Meeting held on 25 April 2017. 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 7,500,000 fully paid-in registered shares with a par value of CHF 1 each up to a maximum aggregate amount of CHF 7,500,000. This contingent capital (also called conditional capital) was created by the Annual General Meeting on 25 April 2017. 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 7,500,000.

Changes in Capital


Lonza has successfully placed 5 million new shares (Authorized Capital), which were listed and admitted to trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange on 3 February 2017 (see note 4.4 of the Financial Report 2016). The share capital has further been increased in May 2017 by an issuance of 16,548,612 new registered shares with a par value of CHF 1 each in the form of an ordinary capital increase, as approved by the Annual General Meeting held on 25 April 2017.

as of 31 December 2017 2016 2015 2014
         
Share capital in CHF 74,468,752 52,920,140 52,920,140 52,920,140
Registered shares 74,468,752 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 have been included in the Swiss Market Index (SMI) since 3 May 2017.

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 SW
  • Reuters LONN.S
  • SIX Financial Information LONN
  • SGX O6Z

Security Number

 

  • Valor 001384101
  • ISIN CH0013841017

On 31 December 2017, Lonza had a market capitalization of CHF 19,607 billion (2016: CHF 9,330 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 2017, no options or warrants to acquire shares issued by or on behalf of Lonza Group Ltd were outstanding.