The following shareholders hold more than 3 percent of the total voting rights in Bossard Holding AG as at December 31, 2017:
The Kolin Group – a shareholder group as per article 120seq. of the Swiss Federal Act on Financial Market Infrastructures and Market Conduct in Securities and Derivatives Trading (FMIA) – consisting of Kolin Holding AG, Zug, and Bossard Unternehmensstiftung, Zug, owns 56.1 percent (2016: 56.1 percent) of total voting rights and 27.8 percent (2016: 27.9 percent) of capital entitled to dividend (with notifications on May 13, 2017, May 20, 2017 and August 30, 2017 each time due to changes in the composition of the shareholder group). Kolin Holding AG is wholly controlled by the Bossard families. This shareholder group does not include shares without pooled voting rights, which are held by individual members of the Bossard families outside this shareholder group.
With a notification on February 4, 2017, Bossard Holding AG reduced its shareholding during the fiscal year 2017 to under 3 percent of the total shares of Bossard Holding AG. As at December 31, 2017, Bossard Holding AG holds 385,291 own registered A shares (2016: 409,793) or 2.875 percent (2016: 3.058 percent) of the total shares. 0.114 percent of these shares are held by Bossard Holding AG as sales positions related to grants made under its management participation plan. For further details, please refer to the compensation report and note 19 of the financial report.
The disclosure notifications in relation to shareholdings in Bossard Holding AG are published on the electronic publication platform of SIX Swiss Exchange and can be accessed via the search function of the disclosure office via the following link: www.six-exchange-regulation.com/en/home/publications/significant-shareholders.html
Bossard Holding AG is not aware of any other shareholders or groups of shareholders that held 3 percent or more of the total voting rights of Bossard Holding AG as at December 31, 2017.