Capital structure10 min.
dormakaba Holding AG’s share capital as at 30 June 2019 is CHF 420,002.60, divided into 4,200,026 fully paid-up registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 each. As at 30 June 2019, dormakaba Holding AG has authorized capital of CHF 42,000 (corresponding to 10% of the share capital), divided into 420,000 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 each, and conditional capital of maximum CHF 42,438.40 (corresponding to 10.10% of the share capital) for issuing bonds or similar instruments (up to a maximum of CHF 36,000, divided into 360,000 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 each) and for employee participation programs (maximum CHF 6,438.40, divided into 64,384 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 each).
The share capital of dormakaba Holding AG may be increased by an amount not exceeding CHF 36,000 by issuing up to 360,000 registered shares, to be fully paid up, with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 each, through the exercise of conversion and/or option rights that have been granted in connection with the issue of bonds or similar instruments by dormakaba Holding AG or a Group company, and/or through the exercise of option rights that have been conferred on shareholders. If bonds or similar instruments are issued in connection with conversion and/or option rights, the subscription rights of existing shareholders are excluded. The right to subscribe to the new registered shares falls to the respective holders of conversion and/or option rights.
The purchase of registered shares by exercise of conversion and/or option rights, as well as every subsequent transfer of registered shares, is subject to the restrictions set out in the Articles of Incorporation. The BoD is entitled to limit or abolish the pre-emptive subscription right of shareholders in connection with the issue of bonds or similar instruments with conversion and/or option rights if such instruments are issued for the purpose of financing the acquisition of companies, parts of companies or equity interests. The share capital of dormakaba Holding AG may be increased by no more than CHF 6,438.40 by issuing to employees and BoD members of dormakaba Holding AG and of Group companies no more than 64,384 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 each, which must be fully paid up. The subscription rights of existing shareholders to such new shares are excluded. Registered shares or option rights in this respect will be issued to employees or BoD members subject to one or more sets of regulations to be defined by the BoD and taking into account individual performance, function and level of responsibility. The group of beneficiaries and the principles of allocation are disclosed in the Compensation Report. Said registered shares or option rights may be issued to employees or BoD members at a price below the market price. In connection with the issue of option rights to employees and BoD members, the pre-emptive subscription rights of existing shareholders are excluded. The purchase of shares within the context of employee share ownership schemes, as well as any subsequent transfers of such shares, are subject to the restrictions set out in the Articles of Incorporation.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of 17 October 2017 created authorized capital and authorized the BoD of dormakaba Holding AG to increase the share capital of dormakaba Holding AG by no more than CHF 42,000 through the issue of a maximum of 420,000 fully paid-up registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 each by 17 October 2019 at the latest. An increase in installments is allowed. Subscription to and acquisition of new shares and each subsequent transfer shall be subject to the restrictions set out in the Articles of Incorporation. The BoD determines the date of issue of new shares, the issue price, type of payment, conditions of exercising subscription rights, and the start date for dividend entitlement. The BoD can issue new shares by having a bank or third party underwrite them all and then making an offer to existing shareholders. The BoD is authorized to set the issue price of new shares as close as possible to the market value of the shares. The BoD is authorized in this case to restrict or exclude trading with subscription rights. The BoD can let unexercised subscription rights lapse or can take these rights, or the shares for which these rights are granted but not exercised, and place them at market conditions or use them in some other way in the interests of dormakaba Holding AG. The BoD is also authorized to restrict or remove and allocate to third parties shareholders’ subscription rights if the shares are being used in connection with the acquisition of companies, parts of companies or participations, or if shares are being placed to finance or refinance such transactions.
The BoD will propose to the AGM on 22 October 2019 to renew the existing authorized capital, which will expire on 17 October 2019. If the AGM agrees to this proposal, the BoD will be authorized until no later than 22 October 2021 to increase the share capital of the company by a maximum of CHF 42,000 through the issuance of not more than 420,000 fully paid-up registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 each.
Changes in capital in the last four financial years
Due to the allocation and issue of shares under (i) the Directive regarding the compensation for the BoD members of dormakaba Holding AG and (ii) the Executive Stock Award Plans, the share capital of dormakaba Holding AG increased as at 30 June 2017 by CHF 500 from CHF 419,502.60 to CHF 420,002.60 through the issue of 5,000 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 each; accordingly, conditional capital declined by CHF 500 from CHF 42,938.40 to CHF 42,438.40, represented by 424,384 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 each.
Changes of capital of dormakaba Holding AG within the last four financial years
Reserve from capital contribution
Reserves for treasury shares
Unappropriated retained earnings
Shares and non-voting shares (Partizipationsscheine)
Each share entitles the holder to one vote at the General Meeting of dormakaba Holding AG. Voting rights can only be exercised if the shareholder is registered with voting rights in the share register of dormakaba Holding AG. The shares of dormakaba Holding AG are not physical but are issued purely as security rights. They are registered as book-entry securities. Shares carry full dividend rights. There are no outstanding shares with privileged dividend rights or other preferential rights. dormakaba Holding AG has not issued any non-voting shares (Partizipationsscheine).
Profit-sharing certificates (Genussscheine)
dormakaba Holding AG has not issued any profit-sharing certificates (Genussscheine).
Limitations on transferability and nominee registrations
Transfers of shares of dormakaba Holding AG require the approval of the BoD of the company. Approval may be refused if the acquirer of the shares does not expressly declare that these were acquired in its own name and for its own account. The BoD will register individual persons who do not expressly declare that they hold the shares for their own account (“nominees”) in the share register with the right to vote provided the nominee has entered into an agreement with the BoD with respect to its position and if the nominee is subject to recognized banking or financial market supervision. Otherwise, such shares held by nominees can be registered in the share register without voting rights.
In the year under review, the BoD granted no exemptions from the transfer restrictions.
Cancelling or changing the limitations on the transferability of shares requires a resolution by the General Meeting supported by at least two-thirds of the votes represented. Book-entry securities based on dormakaba Holding AG shares cannot be transferred by assignment, neither can collateral be placed by assignment on these book-entry securities. The transfer of such book-entry securities follows the stipulations of the Federal Intermediated Securities Act.
Convertible bonds and options
Neither dormakaba Holding AG nor any of its Group companies have issued any convertible bonds or warrants that are still outstanding, or any options. This does not include the allocation of shares to employees under the stock award plans, details of which are given in the Compensation Report.