Shareholders Shareholder Structure

Shareholder Structure

As of December 31, 2018, 112,411 shareholders were registered in our share register

Distribution of Group Shares

  2018 2017
Number of Shareholders % Number of shares % Number of Shareholders % Number of shares %
Distribution of Group shares
Private investors 109,205
97 201,455,312
8
108,856
97 178,205,123 7

of which Switzerland

99,472
88
178,240,134
7
99,164
88 157,977,712
6

of which foreign

9,733
9
23,215,178
1
9,692
9 20,227,411
1

Institutional investors

3,206
3
1,274,073,707
50
3,283
3 1,266,696,202
50

of which Switzerland

2,773
2
291,385,944
11
2,827
3 290,518,357
11

of which foreign 1

433
0
982,687,763
38
456
0 976,177,845
38
Shares registered in share register 112,411
100
1,475,529,019 58
112,139
100 1,444,901,325
57

of which Switzerland

102,245
91
469,626,078
18
101,991
91 448,496,069
18

of which Europe

9,178
8
623,937,087
24
9,175
8 610,345,374
24

of which US 1

144
0
356,918,183
14
162
0 362,822,676
14

of which other

844
1
25,047,671
1
811
1 23,237,206
1
Shares not registered in share register - - 1,080,482,701
42
- - 1,111,110,395
43
Total shares issued - - 2,556,011,720
100
- - 2,556,011,720
100

1 Includes shares issued in the form of ADS. 

Distribution of Institutional Investors in Share Register by Industry

  2018 2017
Number of shareholders % Number of shares % Number of shareholders % Number of shares %
Institutional investors by industry
Banks 21
1
1,235,285
0
20
1 795,084
0
Insurance companies 83
3
17,129,086
1
77
2 16,310,918
1
Pension funds 431
13
62,737,967
5
449
14
60,280,116
5
Investment trusts 371
12
207,173,146
16
391
12
233,752,140
18
Other trusts 524
16
9,247,355
1
552
17 9,160,647
1
Governmental institutions 22
1
646,705
0
23
1 648,134
0
Other 1 1,642
51
157,040,518
12
1,657
50
161,226,970
13
Direct entries 3,094
97
455,210,062
36
3,169
97
482,174,009
38
Fiduciary holdings 112
3
818,863,645
64
114
3 784,522,193
62
Total institutional investors 3,206
100
1,274,073,707
100
3,283
100 1,266,696,202
100

Rounding differences may occur.
1 Includes various other institutional investors for which a breakdown by industry type was not available.