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
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Dr Bruno Dallo
CEO of Scobag Privatbank AG