Anyone holding UBS shares must notify UBS and the SIX Swiss Exchange if the holding reaches, falls below or exceeds 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 331/3, 50 or 662/3% of voting rights.
As the registration in the share register of UBS Group AG is optional, shareholders crossing the abovementioned thresholds must not necessarily appear in the below table of section B).
Nominee companies that cannot autonomously decide how voting rights are exercised are not obligated to notify UBS and the SIX Swiss Exchange.
According to the disclosure notifications filed with UBS and the SIX Swiss Exchange based on the Swiss Stock Exchange Act or, since 1 January 2016, the Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Act:
- On 30 November 2018, Dodge & Cox, San Francisco, disclosed under the Swiss Stock Exchange Act a holding of 3,03% of the total share capital of UBS Group AG
- On 28 August 2018, BlackRock Inc., New York, disclosed under the Swiss Stock Exchange Act a holding of 4,99% of the total share capital of UBS Group AG
- On 10 February 2016, MFS Investment Management, Boston, disclosed under the Swiss Stock Exchange Act a holding of 3,05% of the total share capital of UBS Group AG
In accordance with the Swiss Stock Exchange Act or the Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Act, the percentages indicated above were calculated in relation to the share capital reflected in the Articles of Association of UBS Group AG at the time of the respective disclosure notification.
Information on disclosures of significant shareholdings can be found on the website of the SIX Swiss Exchange.
Information on the holding of UBS Group AG own shares can be found in our Annual Report. The respective disclosure made on the website of the SIX Swiss Exchange also includes other financial instruments and may therefore differ from the sole disclosure of our own shares made in the Annual Report.