Share Buyback Program

Please find the reporting on Lindt & Sprüngli buyback programs of own shares and participation certificates.

Lindt & Sprüngli Share Buyback

Kilchberg, July 31, 2019 – On July 31, 2019, Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG completed its buyback program which was launched on 12 March 2018. In total, 536 registered shares and 64'771 participation certificates were bought back.

 

The total buyback volume aggregated to CHF 455'415'823. The buyback of registered shares and participation certificates of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG was executed via second trading lines on SIX Swiss Exchange.


On the occasion of the ordinary general meeting of 2 May 2019 a capital reduction through the cancellation of 100 registered shares and 18,156 participation certificates acquired up to December 31, 2018 was resolved. Another capital reduction through cancellation of the remaining registered shares and participations certificates bought back will be requested to next ordinary general meeting on 24 April 2020.


The maximum buy-back volume per day in accordance with Art. 123 para. 1 lit.c FinraV was 37 for registered shares and 654 for participation certificates

 

Second Trading Line

The buyback was carried out on a second trading line on SIX Swiss Exchange with Lindt & Sprüngli as the exclusive buyer on this trading line as follows:

Lindt & Sprüngli registered shares
Valoren Number 38.668.775/ ISIN CH038 668 7757 / Ticker LISNE

Lindt & Sprüngli Participation Certificate
Valoren Number 38.668.776 / ISIN CH038 668 7765 / Ticker LISPE

 

Swiss Withholding Tax 

A holder wishing to sell Lindt & Sprüngli registered shares or participation certificates has the option of selling on either the ordinary trading line or on the second trading line.

Registered shares and participation certificates repurchased on the second trading line are subject to Swiss withholding tax of 35% on the difference between the repurchase price of the Lindt & Sprüngli registered share and participation certificate, respectively, and their nominal values (CHF 100 per registered share and CHF 10 per participation certificate). The Swiss withholding tax can be reclaimed by qualified investors.

 

 

 

Completed Share Buyback Program 2013/2014

On December 12, 2014 Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG has successfully completed its share buyback program which was launched on November 4, 2013. In total, 23 registered shares and 12’730 participation certificates were bought back. The total buyback volume aggregated to CHF 54.56 m. The buyback of registered shares and participation certificates of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG was executed via second trading lines on SIX Swiss Exchange.

At the ordinary general meeting held on April 23, 2015 the capital reduction through the cancellation of 23 repurchased registered shares and 12’730 repurchased participation certificates has been resolved.

Please find detailed information on the two concluded share buyback programs below:


BUYBACK NOTICE IN FRENCH AND GERMAN

Download here the share buyback information in German and French:


SWISS WITHHOLDING TAX

A holder wishing to sell Lindt & Sprüngli registered shares or participation certificates has the option of selling on either the ordinary trading line or on the second trading line. Registered shares and participation certificates repurchased on the second trading line are subject to Swiss withholding tax of 35% on the difference between the repurchase price of the Lindt & Sprüngli registered share and participation certificate, respectively, and their nominal values (CHF 100 per registered share and CHF 10 per participation certificate). The Swiss withholding tax can be reclaimed by qualified investors.

The progression of the buyback program is shown in the following files:

Completed Share Buyback Program 2011/2012

On 20.12.2012, Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli Aktiengesellschaft completed its buyback programme which was launched on 1 April 2011. In total, 3’889 registered shares and 75’253 participation certificates were bought back. The total buyback volume aggregated to CHF 326.6 m. The buyback was executed via a second trading line on SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd each for the registered shares and the participation certificates of Lindt & Sprüngli.

The capital reduction, through the cancellation of 589 repurchased registered shares and 22’253 participation certificates that were not already cancelled at this year's ordinary general meeting, is subject to approval at the ordinary general meeting 2013.

Listing Notice in French and German

Download here the information about the completed share buyback program in German and French:


WITHHOLDING TAX

A shareholder wishing to sell Lindt & Sprüngli registered shares or participation certificates has the option of selling either via the ordinary trading line or via the second line. Shares and PCs repurchased on the second trading line are subject to the Swiss withholding tax of 35% on the difference between the repurchase price of the Lindt & Sprüngli registered share and participation certificate respectively, and their nominal values (CHF 100.00 for the registered share and CHF 10.0 for the PC). This withholding tax can be reclaimed by qualified investors.

Volumes and prices of the share buyback program 2011 - 2012

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