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99,600

employees

2,600

offices and labs

140

years of adding value to society

Moody's Credit Opinion
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Moody's Credit Opinion

A3 Stable

Bonds

SGS SA bond issuances.

Date of issueFace value in CHF millionCoupon in %Year of maturityIssue price in %Redemption price in %
10.29.20181751.2502028101.157100.000
10.29.2018 2250.7502025100.068100.000
03.03.2017 3750.5502026100.153100.000
05.08.2015 2250.8752030100.245100.000
05.08.2015 3250.2502023100.079100.000
04.25.20141121.3752022101.533100.000
02.27.20142501.7502024101.019100.000
02.27.20141381.3752022100.517100.000
05.27.20112753.0002021100.480100.000
03.08.20113752.6252019100.832100.000

Capital Structure

The share capital of SGS SA is CHF 7 495 032 as of 31 December 2022 and comprises 7 495 032 fully paid-in, registered shares of a par value of CHF 1. On 31 December 2022, SGS SA held 125 978 treasury shares through an affiliate company (2021: 3 360).

The Board of Directors has the authority to increase the share capital of the Company by a maximum of 500 000 registered shares with a par value of CHF 1 each, corresponding to a maximum increase of CHF 500 000 in share capital. If increased by the maximum amount of the authorized share capital, the existing share capital of 7 495 032 shares would grow by approximately 6.7% to 7 995 032 shares. The Board is authorized to issue the new shares at the market conditions prevailing at the time of issue. In the event that the new shares are issued for the purpose of an acquisition, the Board is authorized to waive the shareholders’ preferential right of subscription or to allocate such subscription rights to third parties.The authority delegated by the shareholders SGS to increase the share capital is valid until 23 March 2023.

The shareholders have conditionally approved an increase of share capital by an amount of CHF 1 100 000 divided into 1 100 000 registered shares with a par value of CHF 1 each. This conditional share capital increase is intended to obtain the shares necessary to meet the Company’s obligations with respect to employee equity[1]based remuneration plans and option or conversion rights of convertible bonds or similar equity-linked instruments that the Board is authorized to issue. If increased by the maximum amount of the conditional share capital, the existing share capital of 7 495 032 shares would increase by approximately 14.7% to 8 595 032 shares. The conditional capital is not limited in time. The right to subscribe to such conditional capital is reserved to beneficiaries of employee share option plans and holders of convertible bonds or similar debt instruments and therefore excludes shareholders’ preferential rights of subscription. The Board is authorized to determine the timing and conditions of such issues, provided that they reflect prevailing market conditions. The term of exercise of the options or conversion rights may not exceed ten years from the date of issuance of the equity-linked instrument.

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Significant Shareholders

Shareholder%
Serena (Groupe Bruxelles Lambert)19.11%

 

Dividend Dates

Tuesday, March 26 2024AGM
Thursday, March 30 2023Ex-date
Friday, March 31 2023Record date
Monday, April 3 2023Payment date

 

Dividend Per Share

YearDividendSpecial
2023TBC
202280
202180
202080
201980
201878
201775
201670
201568
201468
201365
20123028
20113035
20103035
20093030
20083515
20072510
200620
200531
200412
20039
200261.25
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Business Persons Walking in a Urban Building

99,600

employees

2,600

offices and labs

140

years of adding value to society

Share Buyback

2022 Share Buyback Program

SGS SA announced the end of its share buyback program. The buyback program started on June 21, 2022 and ended on December 21, 2022.

113,499 registered shares were repurchased on a second trading line on SIX Swiss Exchange, for a total amount of CHF 250 million (equivalent to 1.51% of the current share capital of SGS SA), at an average purchase price of CHF 2,202.66 per share.

SGS SA intends to request shareholders to approve the cancellation of the 113,499 registered shares purchased on the second trading line at its 2023 Annual General Meeting.

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SGS Analyst Coverage

SGS is followed by the analysts listed here. Please note that any opinions, estimates or forecasts regarding SGS’s performance made by these analysts are theirs alone and do not represent opinions, forecasts or predictions of SGS or its management.

SGS does not by its reference or distribution imply its endorsement of or concurrence with such information, conclusions, or recommendations.

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