As of December 31, 2016, capital stock totaled CHF 1,524,106.80. This was divided into 2,151,199 bearer shares, each with a nominal value of CHF 0.60, and 2,333,874 registered shares, each having a nominal value of CHF 0.10. All shares earn the same dividend, with payout adjusted according to nominal value. One share represents one vote. In addition, there is CHF 155,893.20 in contingent capital, unrestricted in time, comprising 259,822 bearer shares with a pershare nominal value of CHF 0.60. These shares are reserved for the exercise of option or conversion rights. Shareholders are excluded from subscription rights.
There are currently no conversion or option rights outstanding. Sika granted no participation certificates, dividend right certificates, or stock options.
Option plans do not exist for members of the Board of Directors, Group Management, or employees. Changes in capital stock, reserves, and retained earnings during the last five years are posted on page 137 et seq. of the download version of this report.
The purchase of Sika bearer and registered shares is open to all legal persons and individuals. The Board of Directors can deny the purchase of registered shares if the purchaser’s registered shareholdings exceed 5% of the total number of registered shares entered in the commercial register. Nominees, i.e., shareholders who acquire shares in their own name but on the account of third parties, are registered as shareholders without voting rights.