Capital Structure

Share Capital

As of 31 December 2018, 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 12 2018

 

31 12 2017

 

 

Shareholders
in %

 

Shares
in %

 

Shareholders
in %

 

Shares
in %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switzerland

 

89.26

 

18.18

 

88.05

 

18.47

United Kingdom

 

0.65

 

22.77

 

0.74

 

18.96

USA

 

2.3

 

10.69

 

2.84

 

5.80

Others

 

7.78

 

5.82

 

8.36

 

10.60

Shares in transit

 

 

 

42.25

 

 

 

45.87

Treasury shares without voting rights

 

0.01

 

0.29

 

0.01

 

0.30

Total

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

Total number of shares

 

 

 

74,468,752

 

 

 

74,468,752

Share Register

 

 

31 12 2018

 

31 12 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Registered shareholders

 

16,273

 

15,110

Registered shares with voting rights

 

29,198,985

 

38,321,348

Share distribution:

 

 

 

 

1-100

 

8,224

 

5,868

101–1,000

 

6,821

 

7,844

1,001-10,000

 

973

 

1,121

10,001–100,000

 

209

 

229

100,001–1,000,000

 

42

 

44

over 1,000,000

 

4

 

4

Total registered shareholders

 

16,273

 

15,110

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

As of 31 December

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2016

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital in CHF

 

74,468,752

 

74,468,752

 

52,920,140

 

52,920,140

Registered shares

 

74,468,752

 

74,468,752

 

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 2018, Lonza had a market capitalization of CHF 18,967 million (2017: CHF 19,607 million).

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 2018, no options or warrants to acquire shares issued by or on behalf of Lonza Group Ltd were outstanding.