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Shareholder structure

Registered shareholders

As of March 31, the shareholdings of registered shareholders were distributed as follows:

Number of shares Registered shareholders 31.3.2018 Registered shareholders 31.3.2017
1-100 7,387 6,361
101–1,000 9,729 9,918
1,001–10,000 1,277 1,369
10,001–100,000 214 218
100,001–1,000,000 35 29
>1,000,000 6 7
Total registered shareholders 18,648 17,902

Significant shareholders

The following overview shows the registered shareholdings of significant shareholders as of March 31. Nominees are registered without voting rights. Significant shareholders may also hold non-registered shares which are reported under “Not registered”:

  2018 2018 2017 2017
  No. of shares in % No. of shares in %
Beda Diethelm1) 6,657,509 10.19 6,656,009 10.17
Chase Nominees Ltd.2) 5,610,620 8.59 5,586,951 8.54
Hans-Ueli Rihs1) 3,733,000 5.71 3,819,000 5.84
Nortrust Nominees Ltd2) 2,878,139 4.41 3,030,549 4.63
Andy Rihs1) 2,009,979 3.08 2,064,979 3.16
Registered shareholders with less than 3% shares 23,475,488 35.93 23,170,979 35.42
Not registered 20,966,152 32.09 21,094,420 32.24
Total shares 65,330,887 100.00 65,422,887 100.00

1) The founding shareholders Andy Rihs, Beda Diethelm and Hans-Ueli Rihs were already shareholders before the Initial Public Offering in November 1994. There are no shareholders’ agreements between these individuals and they can trade freely.
2)  Registered without voting rights.

For information on shareholders of Sonova Holding AG that have reported shareholdings of over 3 % or a reduction of the shareholding below 3 % in the financial year (FY) 2017 / 18, please refer to the website of the Disclosure Office of the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Cross-shareholdings

Sonova Holding AG has no cross-shareholdings with other companies.