2. Capital structure
2.1. Share capital
As at 31 December 2020, the share capital amounted to 2,151,757 registered shares (securities number 2 466 652 / ISIN CH0024666528) with a nominal value of CHF 10 each. The share capital is fully paid up. Each share is equivalent to one vote. There are no preferential rights. The company has not issued dividend-rights certificates or profit participation certificates.
2.2. Conditional and approved capital
HOCHDORF Holding Ltd had no conditional share capital as at 31 December 2020 (previous year: CHF 3,937,710 / 393,771 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 10).
As at 31 December 2020, HOCHDORF Holding Ltd had no approved capital.
2.3. Capital changes
The overview of the capital changes in the reporting years is provided in the notes to the annual financial statements of the HOCHDORF Group (Consolidated statement of changes in equity).
2.4. Restrictions on transferability
HOCHDORF Holding Ltd shares are essentially transferable without restriction. Anyone entered in the shareholder register is a shareholder in relation to the company. The company must be notified of any changes. The entry in the shareholder register requires proof of the acquisition of ownership of the share in their own name and for their own account. If the purchaser is not prepared to make such a declaration then the Board of Directors can decline entry with voting rights. The entry limit is 15% of the voting rights.
2.5. Mandatory convertible bond
In 2017, HOCHDORF Holding Ltd issued a mandatory convertible bond for a nominal amount of CHF 218.49 million. The interest rate was 3.5% for the entire term from 30 March 2017 to 30 March 2020. The conversion period ran from 3 January 2018 to 13 March 2020. The conversion price was CHF 304.67. A nominal figure of CHF 5,000 authorised the subscription of 16.41 HOCHDORF Holding Ltd registered shares. Fractions were paid out in cash. As at 30 March 2020, the entire mandatory convertible bond was converted. There are no further convertible bonds issued.
2.6. Hybrid capital
In 2017, HOCHDORF Holding Ltd issued a hybrid bond for a nominal amount of CHF 125 million. It is a perpetual subordinated bond which pays interest with a coupon rate of 2.5%. The hybrid bond has its first call date after five-and-a-half years. If this is not exercised, the amount of interest payable increases ("step-up") (see also note 15 in the notes to the consolidated financial statements of the HOCHDORF Group).