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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?

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

Richemont has 522 million 'A' 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 a number of 'A' 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
Rosebank Towers
13 Biermann Avenue
Rosebank
Johannesburg, 2196
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 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
Rosebank Towers
13 Biermann Avenue
Rosebank
Johannesburg, 2196
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?

Dividends paid by Compagnie Financière Richemont SA are subject to Swiss withholding tax at 35%.

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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 happened to my Richemont units in the 2008 restructuring?

On 20 October 2008, the former Richemont 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?

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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 still 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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