You can purchase shares through your custodian bank or an online broker.
There were 4,100,898 shares as at 31 December 2017.
As of 31 December 2017, the BlackRock Group, held directly or indirectly by BlackRock, Inc., New York (USA), had shareholdings in excess of 5%. In addition, Norges Bank (the Central Bank of Norway), Oslo (Norway), the UBS Fund Management (Switzerland) AG, Basel (Switzerland), and JP Morgan Chase & Co., New York (USA), had shareholdings between 3% and 5%.
More information about structure of shareholders.
GF shares (symbol: FI-N, security number: 175230, ISIN: CH0001752309) are registered shares, meaning that they bear the shareholder’s name; shareholders are entitled to one vote per share.
In relation to the Company, only persons or entities entered in the share register shall be regarded as registered shareholders or as beneficiaries of registered shares.
The approval of the entry in the share register requires that an individual or corporate body may directly or indirectly hold a maximum of 5% of the registered share capital (voting restrictions).
Since January 1931.
The share is represented in various indices and subindices, including the SPI (Swiss Performance Index), SPI Extra, SPI ex SLI, SMIM Price Index (SMI Mid), SMI Expanded, Swiss All Share Index, UBS 100 Index (country: Switzerland).
The par value per registered share amounts CHF 1.
The purchase and sale of GF shares is possible at all times, there are no trade restrictions. The reference day for the registration in the share register is about ten days prior to the Annual Shareholders' Meeting. The registration in the share register is a condition precedent to receive voting rights.
GF has a results-oriented dividend policy, meaning that about 30% to 40% of the Corporation’s annual profits goes to shareholders.
The company is allowed to buy its own shares only if it has the necessary capital at its disposal and the total par value of the shares it buys does not exceed ten percent of the total share capital.