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

Based on information available to Lonza, the members of the Board of Directors and parties closely associated with them1 held, as of 31 December 2018, a total of 62,245 (2017: 166,736) registered shares in Lonza Group Ltd and controlled 0.08% (2017: 0.22%) 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 107,572 (2017: 93,728) shares and controlled 0.14% (2017: 0.13%) of the share capital. The individual control rights are proportional to the holdings shown below.

1 Spouse, children below 18, any legal entities that they own or otherwise control, or any legal or natural person who is acting as their fiduciary

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

Board of Directors

number of Lonza shares

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

Albert M. Baehny, Chairperson from May 2018 on

 

1,149

 

329

Rolf Soiron, Chairperson until May 2018

 

n.a.

 

85,649

Patrick Aebischer, Vice Chairman

 

5,889

 

11,464

Werner Bauer

 

25,801

 

25,350

Jean-Daniel Gerber

 

n.a

 

17,312

Angelica Kohlmann

 

205

 

n.a.

Christoph Mäder

 

2,692

 

2,207

Barbara Richmond

 

3,947

 

3,496

Margot Scheltema

 

9,781

 

9,255

Jürgen Steinemann

 

6,043

 

5,592

Antonio Trius

 

6,533

 

6,082

Olivier Verscheure

 

205

 

n.a.

Executive Committee

number of Lonza shares

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Ridinger, CEO

 

53,351

 

52,446

Sven Abend

 

10,000

 

5,000

Marc Funk

 

36,353

 

35,046

Fridtjof Helemann

 

1,752

 

n.a.

Rodolfo Savitzky

 

6,116

 

1,263