The HUBER+SUHNER AG share capital, as on the balance sheet date, is fully paid in and stands at CHF 5 050 000. HUBER+SUHNER AG has no authorised or conditional capital.
On 29 October 2021 HUBER+SUHNER AG launched a share buyback programme over a maximum period of three years, for up to 5 % of the registered shares. The shares are being repurchased via a second trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange for the purpose of capital reduction.
More information regarding the share capital is presented in the Notes to the Financial Statements of the Group, under note Share Capital.
There were no changes in capital in the last three reporting years.
The share capital is divided into 20 200 000 registered shares, each with a nominal value of CHF 0.25. Each registered share represents one vote. HUBER+SUHNER has issued neither participation nor dividend right certificates.
In line with the Articles of Association, only persons who are registered in the share register shall be deemed to be shareholders or beneficiaries with voting rights. The Board of Directors may refuse to recognise an acquirer as a registered shareholder with voting rights in the company if:
Natural persons, legal entities and business partnerships which are associated with each other through capital, voting rights, management, or in some other manner, as well as all natural persons, legal entities and groupings coordinated for the purposes of circumventing the registration limitations in any way are to be considered as one single acquirer. These limitations shall also apply in cases where shares are acquired following the exercise of pre-emptive rights, options or conversion rights. The rescindment of or alterations to the rules regarding registration limitations to registered shares requires a resolution of the Annual General Meeting passed by at least two-thirds of the voting shares present and an absolute majority of the nominal value of the shares represented.
In line with the regulations for registering HUBER+SUHNER AG shareholders in the share register, the Board of Directors may, in exceptional cases, waive the 5 % limit, in particular to facilitate the tradability of registered shares and in connection with corporate mergers and the increase of shareholder stability through new anchor shareholders. In the year under review, the Board of Directors did not grant any exceptions.
Further, in accordance with the regulations for registering HUBER+SUHNER AG shareholders in the share register the registration of nominee as shareholder with voting rights is not admitted.
HUBER+SUHNER AG does not have any outstanding convertible bonds or any shareholder or employee options on its books.