Group structure and Shareholders
The Lindt & Sprüngli Group is globally active developing, producing, and selling chocolate products in the premium quality segment. The holding company, Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG, with headquarters in Kilchberg ZH, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The market capitalization, based on 2021 year-end prices, amounts to approx. CHF 30.0 billion.
The company’s group structure is lean. While the Board of Directors handles management, strategy, and supervisory duties at the highest level, the Executive Chairman, the CEO and the Group Management members are responsible for operational management tasks.
The consolidation scope of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG includes national and international non-listed subsidiaries as set-out in the notes to the consolidated financial statements, along with details about these companies, such as name, domicile, share capital, participation, etc.
Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG holds no interests in listed companies.
Pursuant to a disclosure notification as of August 30, 2017, BlackRock Inc., New York, as parent company has a shareholding of 6,063 registered shares (with respect to 1,092 of the 6,063 registered shares, it has only the right to exercise the voting rights at its own discretion) or 4.46% of the company’s share capital. According to the share register of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG as of December 31, 2021, the “Fonds für Pensionsergänzungen der Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG”, the “Finanzierungsstiftung für die Vorsorgeeinrichtungen der Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG”, the “Lindt Cocoa Foundation”, and the “Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation”, all in Kilchberg ZH, held, as a group, a total of 27,934 registered shares or 20.61% of the share capital and thus 20.61% of the company’s voting rights (according to the last disclosure as of November 25, 2013: 29,143 registered shares respectively 21.32% of the share capital and the voting rights).
During the year under review, no disclosure notices were published on the official notices page of the SIX Swiss Exchange platform. Details and disclosures of previous years can be found on the official notices page of SIX Swiss Exchanges website.
Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG has no cross holdings.