Note 3 – Other Information

3.1 Full-time Equivalents

At 31 December 2018, Lonza Group Ltd had 75 employees (2017: 63).

3.2 Contingent Liabilites, Guarantees and Pledges

At 31 December 2018, indemnity liabilities, guarantees and pledges in favor of third parties totaled CHF 1,601,661,688 (2017: CHF 1,702,772,154). The company is a member of the Lonza Group value-added-tax group in Switzerland and is thereby jointly and severally liable to the federal tax authorities for value-added-tax debts of the group.

3.3 Major Shareholders

In accordance with Art. 663c of the Swiss Code of Obligations: See Significant Shareholders section in the Corporate Governance Report.

3.4 Share Ownership of the Members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee

In accordance with Art. 663c para. 3 of the Swiss Code of Obligations: See note 30 in the Consolidated Financial Statements and Remuneration Report.

3.5 Shares for Members of the Board and Employees

According to the share-based payments (see note 25), Lonza Group Ltd allocates treasury shares as follows:

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2017

 

 

Number of
shares

 

Value
in CHF 1

 

Number of
shares

 

Value
in CHF 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allocated to members of the Board of Directors

 

5,321

 

1,418,718

 

6,828

 

1,375,637

Allocated to members of the Executive Committee

 

25,128

 

6,709,536

 

19,202

 

3,551,697

Allocated to other employees

 

60,173

 

16,021,273

 

20,268

 

3,738,377

Total

 

90,622

 

24,149,527

 

46,298

 

8,665,711

In 2018 Lonza Group Ltd employed two members of the Executive Committee (2017: 2).

3.6 Significant Events after the Balance Sheet Date

There are no significant events after the balance sheet date which could impact the book value of the assets or liabilities or which should be disclosed here.