Corporate Governance

Shareholder structure

There were 4 281 shareholders owning shares registered in the Share Register on 31 March 2017 (previous year: 4 107 shareholders). Of theseshareholders, some 97 % report Switzerland as their place of residence. The distribution of shareholdings is as follows:

Registered shareholders

Number of sharesNumber of shareholders
as of 31 March 2017
Number of shareholders
as of 31 March 2016
1 – 100 2 474 2 335
101 – 1 000 1 603 1 575
1 001 – 10 000 169 159
10 001 – 100 000 28 27
more than 100 000 7 8
Total 4 281 4 104

Significant shareholders and significant shareholder groups

The Michel family shareholder group, set up for the purposes of holding shares in family ownership, comprises Willy Michel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ypsomed Holding AG, who holds shares both directly and indirectly via the companies he controls, Techpharma Management AG and BV Holding AG, and his children Simon Michel, CEO of Ypsomed Holding AG and the Ypsomed Group, Serge Michel and Lavinia Camilla Nussio, who each hold shares directly. As at 31 March 2017, the “Michel family” shareholder group holds a combined total of 9 151 174 (previous year: 9 200 957) registered shares in Ypsomed Holding AG, which represents 72.4 % (previous year: 72.7 %) of all the shares in the company. There are no other known significant shareholders or significant shareholder groups. No shareholder agreements have been disclosed.

See also on the homepage of SIX Swiss Exchange: Significant shareholders

Management transactions

See also on the homepage of SIX Swiss Exchange: Management transactions