2. Capital structure

2.1. Share capital

As at 31 December 2021, the share capital amounted to CHF 21,517,570.00 divided into 2,151,757 registered shares with restricted transferability (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.

2.2. Dividend-rights certificates or profit participation certificates

The company has not issued dividend-rights certificates or profit participation certificates.

2.3. Conditional and approved capital

As at 31 December 2021, HOCHDORF Holding Ltd had no approved or conditional share capital.

2.4. Capital changes

The overview of the capital changes in the reporting year is contained in the Notes to the consolidated financial statements of the HOCHDORF Group (Consolidated statement of changes in equity).

2.5. 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. If this limit is exceeded, the Board of Directors may refuse registration.

2.6. Mandatory convertible bond

HOCHDORF Holding Ltd had not issued any convertible bonds as at 31 December 2021. The mandatory convertible bond issued in 2017 with a nominal value of CHF 218.49 million was fully converted on 30 March 2020.

2.7. 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 on the Hochdorf Group financial statements.)