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Shareholder structure

As of March 31, 2020 the shareholdings of registered shareholders were distributed as follows:

Registered shareholders

Number of shares Registered shareholders 31.3.2020 Registered shareholders 31.3.2019
1-100 8,340 7,538
101–1,000 7,780 8,223
1,001–10,000 1,074 1,138
10,001–100,000 211 211
100,001–1,000,000 37 42
>1,000,000 7 6
Total registered shareholders 17,449 17,158

Significant shareholders

  2020 2020 2019 2019
  No. of shares 

 
in % No. of shares  in %
Beda Diethelm1)  6,667,002 10.35 6,654,759 10.19
Chase Nominees Ltd.2)  5,390,989 8.37 5,906,307 9.04
Family of Hans-Ueli Rihs1)3)  3,679,600 5.71 3,704,307 5.67
Nortrust Nominees Ltd2)  3,655,897 5.68 3,799,076 5.82
Bank of New York Mellon Nominee2)  2,635,460 4.09 2,724,420 4.17 
Registered shareholders with less than 3% shares 20,529,302 31.88 21,573,836 33.02
Not registered 21,839,887 33.91 20,968,182 32.10
Total shares 64,398,137 100.00 65,330,887  100.00

1) Beda Diethelm and Hans-Ueli Rihs were already shareholders before the Initial Public Offering in November 1994. There are no shareholders’ agreements among these individuals and they can trade freely. 
2) Registered without voting rights. 
3) Hans-Ulrich Rihs, Gabriela Rihs and Stefan Rihs as a group jointly control 3,679,600 registered shares (corresponding to 5.71% of total Sonova share capital) persuant to the last disclosure notice. These shares were previously controlled by Hans-Ulrich Rihs as a single shareholder.

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) 2019/20, 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.