Changes in Roche Shareholder Pool

   
   Basel (ots) - 



   The majority of the direct descendants of company founder Fritz 
Hoffmann-La Roche have decided to continue the shareholder pooling 
agreement existing since 1948 with a modified shareholder 
composition. A charitable foundation established by pool members has 
been admitted to the pool. Maja Oeri has decided to leave the pool. 
The pool therefore now has 45,01 % of the votes in Roche but will 
ensure continuity through its dominant position as the largest 
shareholder on a long term view.   

   The shareholder pooling agreement which has existed since 1948 
between the direct descendants of company founder Fritz Hoffmann-La 
Roche was renewed in 2009 with a changed shareholder composition. The
majority of family members have now decided to continue the pooling 
agreement with a slightly modified composition. On the one hand, a 
charitable foundation established by several pool members has been 
admitted to the pool, thereby documenting the long-term nature of the
family's association with the company.   

   On the other hand, Maja Oeri has decided to leave the pool. Maja 
Oeri will exercise her shareholder rights independently. As a result,
the pool will in future consist of: Vera Michalski-Hoffmann, Maja 
Hoffmann, André Hoffmann, Andreas Oeri, Sabine Duschmalé-Oeri, 
Catherine Oeri, Jörg Duschmalé, Lukas Duschmalé and now also the 
charitable foundation Wolf.   

   The shareholder group with linked voting rights now holds 
72'018'000 shares in the pool, corresponding to 45,01% of the bearer 
shares issued. Even though it no longer holds a voting majority, the 
pool remains by far the most significant shareholder. It remains 
committed in the long term to the overall interests of the company 
with headquaters in Basel and to this company's independence. Maja 
Oeri, as a major individual shareholder with 5 % of the voting 
rights, also continues to share this view.

The pool members
Maja Oeri



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