Disclosure of shareholdings

Below disclosure notifications are in accordance with Article 120 of the Financial Markets Infrastructure Act (FMIA).

According to Article 120 (1) FMIA anyone who directly or indirectly or acting in concert with third parties acquires or disposes shares or acquisition or sale rights relating to shares of a company with its registered office in Switzerland whose equity securities are listed in whole or in part in Switzerland, or of a company with its registered office abroad whose equity securities are mainly listed in whole or in part in Switzerland, and thereby reaches, falls below or exceeds the thresholds of 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 33⅓%, 50% or 66⅔% of the voting rights, whether exercisable or not, must notify this to the company and to the stock exchanges on which the equity securities are listed. According to Article 120 (3) FMIA, anyone who has the discretionary power to exercise the voting rights associated with equity securities in accordance with Article 120 (1) FMIA is also subject to the notification. The person or group is obliged to make a notification in writing to the company (issuer) and the stock exchange no later than four trading days after the creation of the obligation to notify (conclusion of a contract).

The publication on the webpage of the SIX Exchange Regulation shall prevail.

Date Shareholder Voting rights % Reasons Find out more

2016

10 Oct 16 BlackRock, Inc
5.06 Acquisition of shares
Disclosure notification
29 Jul 16 BlackRock, Inc
4.65 Disposal of shares
Disclosure notification
15 Jul 16 Swiss Re Ltd
7.92 Cancellation of shares repurchased
Disclosure notification
7 Apr 16 BlackRock, Inc
5.10 Acquisition of shares
Disclosure notification
4 Apr 16 BlackRock, Inc
4.99 Disposal of shares
Disclosure notification
23 Mar 16 BlackRock, Inc
5.00 Acquisition of shares
Disclosure notification
16 Feb 16 Swiss Re Ltd 10.01 Acquisition of shares
Disclosure notification

2015

16 Dec 15 Franklin Resources, Inc. <3.00 Disposal of shares
Disclosure notification
15 Oct 15 Franklin Resources, Inc. 3.14 Change in group composition Disclosure notification
10 July 15 Berkshire Hathaway Inc <3.00 Disposal of shares Disclosure notification
6 May 15 BlackRock, Inc 4.96 Disposal of shares Disclosure notification
23 Feb 15 Franklin Resources, Inc. 3.08 Change in group composition Disclosure notification
13 Jan 15 BlackRock, Inc 5.03 Acquisition of shares Disclosure notification
12 Jan 15 BlackRock, Inc 5.01 Acquisition of shares Disclosure notification

2014

21 Aug 14 Franklin Resources, Inc. 3.08 Change in group composition Disclosure notification
5 May 14 Franklin Resources, Inc. 3.17 Change in group composition Disclosure notification

2013

2 Dec 13 MFS Investment Management 2.99 Disposal of shares Disclosure notification
23 May 13 MFS Investment Management 3.010 Acquisition of shares Disclosure notification
11 May 13 Dodge & Cox 2.995 Disposal of shares Disclosure notification
13 Apr 13 MFS Investment Management 2.99 Disposal of shares Disclosure notification
13 Mar 13 MFS Investment Management 3.011 Acquisition of shares Disclosure notification
2 Mar 13
MFS Investment Management 2.99 Disposal of shares
Disclosure notification

2012

7 Aug 12 Franklin Resources, Inc. 4.93 Disposal of shares
Disclosure notification
27 Jul 12 Franklin Resources, Inc. 5.02 Acquisition of shares
Disclosure notification
19 Jul 12 Franklin Resources, Inc. 4.99 Disposal of shares
Disclosure notification
30 Mar 12 Aquarius + Investments Plc 6.32 Acquisition Disclosure notification
30 Mar 12 Swiss Re Ltd 7.87 Granted financial instruments and change in group composition Disclosure notification
15 Feb 12 Swiss Re Ltd 8.27 Granted financial instruments and change in group composition Disclosure notification
13 Feb 12 Franklin Resources, Inc. 5.30 Change in group composition Disclosure notification

2011

4 Oct 11 BlackRock, Inc 3.09 Acquisition Disclosure notification
5 Aug 11 Franklin Resources, Inc. 5.13 Acquisition Disclosure notification
21 Jun 11 Swiss Re Ltd 7.84 Acquisition of own shares (Completion of Exchange Offer) Disclosure notification
18 Jun 11 Warren E. Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 3.10 Acquisition (Acceptance of Exchange Offer) Disclosure notification
17 Jun 11 Franklin Resources, Inc. 4.81 Acquisition (Acceptance of Exchange Offer) Disclosure notification
17 Jun 11 Dodge & Cox 3.48 Acquisition (Acceptance of Exchange Offer) Disclosure notification
16 Jun 11 MFS Investment Management 3.16 Acquisition (Acceptance of Exchange Offer) Disclosure notification

Swiss Re Ltd shares (SREN) replaced Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd shares (RUKN) in the Swiss Market Index (SMI) on 23 May 2011.

Date Shareholder Voting rights % Reasons Find out more

2011

13 Dec 11 Swiss Re Ltd 100 Acquisition (Squeeze-out of remaining publicly held shares) Disclosure notification
17 Jun 11 Dodge & Cox <3.00 Disposal (Acceptance of
Exchange Offer)
Disclosure notification
16 Jun 11 MFS Investment Mangement <3.00 Disposal (Acceptance of
Exchange Offer)
Disclosure notification
16 Jun 11 Franklin Resources, Inc <3.00 Disposal (Acceptance of
Exchange Offer)
Disclosure notification
15 Jun 11 Warren E. Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. <3.00 Disposal (Acceptance of
Exchange Offer)
Disclosure notification
15 Jun 11 Swiss Re Ltd 98.03 Acquisition (Acceptance of Exchange Offer) Disclosure notification
11 Jun 11 BlackRock, Inc <3.00 Disposal (Acceptance of
Exchange Offer)
Disclosure notification
10 May 11 MFS Investment Mangement 3.08 Acquisition Disclosure notification
29 Mar 11 Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. <3.00 Disposal (Acceptance of
Exchange Offer)
Disclosure notification
17 Feb 11 Franklin Resources, Inc 4.34 Change in group composition Disclosure notification
3 Feb 11 Franklin Resources, Inc 4.35 Change in group composition Disclosure notification

2010

22 Dec 10 Franklin Resources, Inc 4.29 Change in group composition Disclosure notification
17 Dec 10 Franklin Resources, Inc 4.30 Change in group composition Disclosure notification
11 Nov 10 Warren E. Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. 3.04 Holding post expiration of a Convertible Perpetual Capital Instrument Disclosure notification
9 Nov 10 Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd 8.74 Acquisition of own shares Disclosure notification
23 Jun 10 Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. 3.04 Acquisition Disclosure notification

2009

17 Dec 09 BlackRock, Inc 3.97 Acquisition Disclosure notification
28 Mar 09 Warren E. Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. 36.11 Intra-group transfer of a Convertible Perpetual Capital Instrument Disclosure notification
13 Mar 09 Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. 36.11 Acquisition of conversion rights
via a Convertible Perpetual
Capital instrument
Disclosure notification
13 Mar 09 Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd 34.18 Sale of conversion rights
via a Convertible Perpetual
Capital instrument
Disclosure notification

2008

12 Dec 08 Franklin Resources, Inc 3.11 Acquisition Disclosure notification
6 Nov 08 Dodge & Cox 3.05 Acquisition Disclosure notification
29 Sep 08 The Capital Group Companies <3.00 Disposal Disclosure notification
22 Sep 08 The Capital Group Companies 3.01 Disposal Disclosure notification
09 Jun 08 The Capital Group Companies 4.89 Disposal Disclosure notification
02 Jun 08 Credit Suisse Group <3.00 Disposal of purchase rights Disclosure notification
02 Jun 08 Credit Suisse Group 3.16 Acquisition of purchase rights Disclosure notification
28 May 08 Credit Suisse Group <3.00 Disposal of purchase rights Disclosure notification
15 May 08 Credit Suisse Group 3.04 Acquisition of purchase rights Disclosure notification
15 May 08 Credit Suisse Group <3.00 Disposal of acquisition and sale rights Disclosure notification
14 May 08 Credit Suisse Group 3.03 Acquisition of purchase and sale rights Disclosure notification
7 May 08 Credit Suisse Group 3.195 Acquisition of purchase rights Disclosure notification
6 May 08 UBS Fund Management Switzerland AG <3.00 Disposal Disclosure notification
6 May 08 UBS Fund Management Switzerland AG 3.28 Acquisition Disclosure notification