Compagnie Financière Richemont SA is domiciled in Switzerland with its registered office at:
50 chemin de la Chênaie
1293 Bellevue Geneva
The following provides a summary of the information contained in the current Corporate Governance Report
There are 522 000 000 'A' registered shares, with a par value of CHF 1.00 each, and 522 000 000 'B' registered shares, with a par value of CHF 0.10 each, in issue. Richemont '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 ISIN of Richemont 'A' shares is CH0210483332 and the Swiss 'Valorennummer' is 21048333.
Richemont's market capitalisation may be found here.
In respect of the financial year ended 31 March 2019, an ordinary dividend of CHF 2.00 per ‘A’ share and CHF 0.20 per ‘B’ share has been proposed for approval by the shareholders in September 2019.
Share buy-back programmes
The Group repurchases shares through the market to meet obligations under stock option plans for executives.
Further details of current buy-back programmes may be found here.
Holders of Richemont 'A' shares may attend and vote at meetings of shareholders of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA. They may attend in person or may appoint a third party to represent them at the meeting. There is no limit on the number of shares that may be held by any given party nor any restriction on the voting rights attached to those shares.
Richemont 'B' shares, which represent 9.1 per cent of the Group's equity, control 50 per cent of the votes at meetings of shareholders of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA.
South African Depository Receipts
Richemont Securities SA, a wholly owned subsidiary, acts as Depository for the issuance, transfer and cancellation of Richemont South African Depository Receipts ('DRs'), which are traded on the Johannesburg stock exchange. DRs trade in the ratio of ten DRs to each Richemont 'A' share. The terms and conditions applicable to DRs are set out in the Deposit Agreement entered into between Richemont Securities SA, as Depository, and Compagnie Financière Richemont SA as issuer.
Dividends received by Richemont Securities SA are payable in rand to South African residents.
Transferability of shares
Transfers of the listed 'A' shares are not subject to transfer restrictions. To qualify for voting rights, the shares must be registered at the record date in either the owner's name or by a nominee which has fulfilled the disclosure requirements set out in the Company's Articles of Incorporation.
Transfers of the unlisted 'B' shares in Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, which are held solely by Compagnie Financière Rupert, must be approved by the Board of Directors of the Company.