1 Group structure and shareholders
Autoneum Holding Ltd is a company incorporated under Swiss law, with its registered offices in Winterthur. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (securities code 12748036, ISIN CH0127480363, symbol AUTN). Market capitalization as of December 31, 2018 was CHF 685.8 million.
Autoneum Group consists of the four Business Groups Europe, North America, Asia and SAMEA (South America, Middle East and Africa), the Group Finance department and those Corporate functions that report directly to the CEO. It includes all companies controlled by Autoneum Holding Ltd.
The Group Finance department and those corporate functions that report directly to the CEO support the CEO, the Business Group Heads and the Board of Directors in their management and supervisory functions, and are responsible for the activities outside the Business Groups, such as management of holding companies and pension funds. Subsidiary companies are founded based on legal, business and financial considerations. One person (Head of Legal Unit) is appointed for each company and is responsible for local financial management as well as for compliance with national laws and regulations and internal guidelines.
Companies with participation of further shareholders are principally managed as described above, however taking into consideration the respective agreements.
42 companies worldwide belonged to the Autoneum Group as of December 31, 2018. An overview on subsidiaries comprising the names, domiciles and share capital of the subsidiaries and the voting rights held by the Autoneum Group can be found under note 36 "Subsidiaries, associated companies and non-consolidated investments". The management organization of the Autoneum Group is independent of the legal structure of the Group and the individual companies.
As of December 31, 2018 Autoneum was aware of the following shareholders with 3% or more of all voting rights in the Company:
- Artemis Beteiligungen I Ltd; Centinox Holding Ltd; Michael Pieper, Hergiswil, Switzerland; 21.06%
- PCS Holding Ltd, Warth-Weiningen; Peter Spuhler, Weiningen, Switzerland; 17.20%
All notifications of shareholders with 3% or more of all voting rights in the Company have been reported to the Disclosure Office of the SIX Swiss Exchange in accordance with Art. 120 of the Financial Market Infrastructure Act (FMIA) and published via its electronic publication platform on www.six-exchange-regulation.com/en/home/publications/significant-shareholders.html, where further details can also be found. As of December 31, 2018 Autoneum Holding Ltd held 0.43% of the share capital (19 985 shares).
The Company has no information about cross-holdings of capital or voting shares exceeding the limit of 5% on both sides.