15. Significant shareholders

In July 2015 Holcim acquired Lafarge by offering nine new LafargeHolcim Ltd shares for ten Lafarge S.A. shares. As a consequence, the ownership structure of the company changed substantially. According to the share register and disclosed through notifications filed with LafargeHolcim Ltd and the SIX Swiss Exchange shareholders owning 3 % or more are as follows:

  • Thomas Schmidheiny directly and indirectly holds 69,068,278 shares or 11.40 percent as per December 31, 2015. On July 16, 2015 Thomas Schmidheiny declared 65,779,315 shares or 11.87 percent (2014: 65,777,912 shares or 20.11 percent)1;
  • Groupe Bruxelles Lambert holds 57,238,551 shares or 9.40 percent as per December 31, 2015. On July 18, 2015 Groupe Bruxelles Lambert declared 54,511,878 shares or 9.84 percent (2014: 0 shares or 0.00 percent);
  • Eurocement declared as per February 12, 2016, that it has disposed its 37,172,910 shares or 6.10 percent that were held as per December 31, 2015. On July 22, 2015, Eurocement declared holdings of 35,402,772 shares or 6.39 percent (2014: 35,402,772 shares or 10.82 percent);
  • NNS Jersey Trust holds 28,935,639 shares or 4.8 percent as per December 31, 2015. On July 16, 2015 NNS Jersey Trust declared 27,557,752 shares or 4.97 percent (2014: 0 shares or 0.00 percent)2;
  • Dodge & Cox holds 19,835,811 shares (3.3 percent) as per December 31, 2015. On July 21, 2015 Dodge & Cox declared 18,867,654 shares or 3.41 percent (2014: 0 shares or 0.00 percent);
  • Harbour International Fund declared holdings of 10,310,884 shares (falling below the threshold of 3.0 percent) as per July 17, 2015. As per August 4, 2014 Harbour International Fund declared holding of 9,840,977 shares (3.01 percent);
  • Black-Rock Inc. declared holdings of 9,582,830 shares (falling below the threshold of 3 percent) as per January 26, 2015 (April 9, 2014: 11,398,633 shares or 3.48 percent);
  • Harris Associates Investment Trust declared holdings of 18,412,635 shares or 3.03 percent on February 13, 2016. Harris Associates Investment Trust declared holding of 9,750,110 shares (falling below threshold of 3 percent) as per May 5, 2015. As per November 11, 2014, Harris Associates Investment Trust declared holding of 10,433,500 shares or 3.19 percent.

1 Included in share interest of Board of Directors

2 Included in share interest of Board of Directors, ultimate beneficial owner Nassef Sawiris