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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 31.3.2016 Registered shareholders 31.3.2015
1-100 6,664 5,961
101–1,000 10,409 8,907
1,001–10,000 1,398 1,216
10,001–100,000 189 167
100,001–1,000,000 33 36
>1,000,000 5 6
Total registered shareholders 18,698 16,293
Number of shares Registered shareholders 31.3.2016
1-100 6,664
101–1,000 10,409
1,001–10,000 1,398
10,001–100,000 189
100,001–1,000,000 33
>1,000,000 5
Total registered shareholders 18,698

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”:

  2016 2016 2015 2015
  No. of shares in % No. of shares in %
Beda Diethelm1) 6,652,259 9.98 6,650,009 9.90
Chase Nominees Ltd.2) 6,559,041 9.84 8,609,693 12.82
Hans-Ueli Rihs1) 4,013,000 6.02 4,056,000 6.04
Nortrust Nominees Ltd2) 2,641,556 3.96 2,415,798 3.60
Andy Rihs1) 2,344,979 3.52 3,219,596 4.79
Registered shareholders with interests below 3% 22,708,639 34.09 21,825,309 32.49
Not registered 21,706,913 32.59 20,396,882 30.36
Total shares 66,626,387 100.00 67,173,287 100.00
No. of shares
  2016 2015
Beda Diethelm1) 6,652,259 6,650,009
Chase Nominees Ltd.2) 6,559,041 8,609,693
Hans-Ueli Rihs1) 4,013,000 4,056,000
Nortrust Nominees Ltd2) 2,641,556 2,415,798
Andy Rihs1) 2,344,979 3,219,596
Registered shareholders with interests below 3% 22,708,639 21,825,309
Not registered 21,706,913 20,396,882
Total shares 66,626,387 67,173,287
In percent (%)
  2016 2015
Beda Diethelm1) 9.98 9.90
Chase Nominees Ltd.2) 9.84 12.82
Hans-Ueli Rihs1) 6.02 6.04
Nortrust Nominees Ltd2) 3.96 3.60
Andy Rihs1) 3.52 4.79
Registered shareholders with interests below 3% 34.09 32.49
Not registered 32.59 30.36
Total shares 100.00 100.00

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.
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) 2015 / 16, 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.