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How can I buy Richemont shares?

Richemont 'A' shares are listed and traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
Any stockbroker or bank should be able to buy or sell 'A' shares for you. Richemont's securities reference number on SIX ('Valorennummer') is 21.048.333 and the ISIN code 'CH0210483332'. The reference on Reuters is 'CFR.VX' and on Bloomberg 'CFR VX'.
Richemont South African Depository Receipts are traded on the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa. The ISIN code is CH0045159024.

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What price do the 'A' shares trade at?

View details of the current unit price using the share price charting tool.

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What is the shareholder structure and what is the number of outstanding shares?

Richemont has 522 million 'A' bearer shares and 522 million 'B' shares in issue. The 'A' shares are listed and traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The 'B' shares are not listed and are held by Compagnie Financière Rupert.
The company holds some 24 million 'A' bearer shares in Treasury to hedge executive stock option grants.

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Can I convert my Johannesburg Depository Receipts (JDRs) into 'A' shares? If so, how?

Subject to the provisions of prevailing exchange control regulations in South Africa, JDRs may be converted into 'A' shares and vice versa in the ratio of 10 JDRs for each 'A' share.

For further information about the exchange process, please contact:

Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited
70 Marshall Street
PO Box 61051
Marshalltown 2107
Johannesburg
South Africa
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Tel: +27 (11) 370 5000
Fax: +27 (11) 688 5200

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Will I receive a dividend?

Richemont pays a dividend each September after the Annual General Meeting has been held. Holders of 'A' shares who have them deposited with their bank or broker will typically have the dividend payment collected for them by the bank and credited to their account.

Holders of South African Depository Receipts will have the dividend paid to them through the STRATE system or by the Company's transfer agent in South Africa:

Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited
70 Marshall Street
PO Box 61051
Marshalltown 2107
Johannesburg
South Africa
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: +27 (11) 370 5000
Fax: +27 (11) 688 5200

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Is there any withholding tax on the payment of dividends?

Up until 2004, dividends were only paid by Richemont SA Luxembourg. Dividends paid by Richemont SA Luxembourg are not subject to withholding tax.
From 2005 to 2008, in addition to the dividends paid by Richemont SA Luxembourg, Compagnie Financière Richemont SA has also paid a dividend. Dividends paid by Compagnie Financière Richemont SA are subject to Swiss withholding tax at 35%. In accordance with the double taxation treaties between Switzerland and the unitholder's country of residence, part of this tax may be recoverable. Special arrangements have been made for holders of depository receipts resident in South Africa.
From 2009, dividends are only paid by Compagnie Financière Richemont SA and are subject to Swiss withholding tax at 35% as described above.

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When is the Annual General Meeting? Can I attend?

The AGM is held in September each year.
Holders of South African Depository Receipts may not attend the AGM but can give voting instructions to Richemont Securities, the issuer of the Depository Receipts, to represent them at the meeting.

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How can I get a copy of the annual report?

You can download the annual report (pdf) or request a printed copy or be added to the notification service. If you are requesting a printed copy please indicate whether you would like to receive only the current year's annual report or whether you would like to be added to the permanent mailing list.

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What has happened to my Richemont units in the restructuring?

On 20 October 2008, the units separated into equal numbers of shares in Compagnie Financière Richemont SA and Reinet Investments SCA (Reinet). On 3 November, the Reinet shares were reduced and the majority of the British American Tobacco plc shares held by Reinet were distributed directly to shareholders.

The following figures provide a guide:
Richemont Units held up to 20 October 2008: 1'000

From 21 October 2008:
Shares in Compagnie Financière Richemont SA: 1'000
Shares in Reinet Investments SCA: 1'000

From 4 November 2008:
Shares in Compagnie Financière Richemont SA: 1'000
Shares in Reinet Investments SCA: 137
Shares in British American Tobacco plc: 611

For the holder of 1'000 of the former Depositary Receipts (DRs) up to 20 October 2008, the new position from 4 November 2008 is:
New DRs in Compagnie Financière Richemont SA: 1'000
New DRs in Reinet Investments SCA: 137
Shares in British American Tobacco plc: 61

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Corporate

 

Can I receive regular updates on Richemont?

You can register to receive regular email updates.

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When was Richemont established?

Richemont was formed in 1988, when the Rembrandt Group spun off its non-South African operations into the new entity. Those interests were principally a 30 per cent interest in Rothmans International and a minority interest in Cartier, Piaget and Baume & Mercier.
Although Richemont is a relatively 'young' business, its underlying businesses have a long and distinguished history. Cartier was founded by Louis Cartier in 1847 and many of the Group's watch brands were established in Switzerland during the 19th century. Vacheron Constantin, the world's oldest watchmaker in continuous production, was established in 1755.

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Careers

 

How can I get information about job opportunities in the Group?

Please visit the Careers section of this website.

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Can I consult a list of job openings?

You can search for jobs currently open within our Maisons; Richemont Regional platforms; and Corporate Functions by consulting the “Jobs” pages in the Careers section. All our job openings are published and kept current by our Businesses and each respective job application is handled directly by the recruiting Business.

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How can I apply?

By applying online, your personal details will be saved in our secure database, which is regularly searched by our worldwide Recruitment Teams. You will be able to use this information to search and apply for other positions, without having to fill-in the form again.

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Can I submit my details even if I don't see a job that interests me?

If there are no jobs listed that currently match your interest or skills, please create a Candidate Profile and 'release' it so that we can contact you should a future job opportunity arise that matches your preferences.

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What career development prospects does Richemont offer?

Richemont Human Resources recognises the importance of nurturing talent and encourages employees to actively pursue their professional and personal development.

In addition, a priority is to promote the growth of international careers.

Positions available within Richemont are often international and cover all corporate functions: General Management, Finance, Retail Development, IT, Marketing, Sales & Distribution, Logistics & Operations, Human Resources, etc.

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Full list of Candidate FAQ

A full list of FAQs for candidates is available.

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