Duty to Make an Offer
According to the Swiss Federal Act on Financial Infrastructures and Market Conduct in Securities and Derivatives Trading (Financial Market Infrastructure Act, FMIA), an investor who acquires more than 33⅓ % of all voting rights (directly, indirectly or in concert with third parties) whether they are exercisable or not, is required to submit a takeover offer for all shares outstanding. No special opting-out or opting-up dispositions are contained in the Lonza Articles of Association.
Clauses on Change of Control
The employment agreements of the Executive Committee members contain certain clauses on change of control, which are outlined in the Compensation of the Executive Committee section of the Remuneration Report. In addition, Lonza’s share-based compensation programs (E-STIP and LTIP) provide that unvested awards / blocked shares unconditionally vest upon change of control (see Compensation of the Executive Committee section of the Remuneration Report).