Frequently asked questions and their answers.
When was the company founded?
Swiss Life Holding Ltd, with its head office in Zurich, is the successor to the Schweizerische Rentenanstalt founded in 1857.
In what year did the Swiss Life Group change its legal form?
The transformation of Swiss Life from a mutual company to a public limited company took place in 1997, just before its 140th birthday. The change became legally effective when entered in the Commercial Register on 30 June 1997. More about the history.
What was the price at which the shares were offered at that time?
Shares were distributed to all members of the mutual company free of charge. The number of shares that each received was based on the relative value of their insurance position at that time.
In which business areas and countries is Swiss Life active?
The Swiss Life Group is one of Europe's leading comprehensive life and pensions and financial solutions providers. In its core markets of Switzerland, France and Germany, Swiss Life offers individuals and corporations comprehensive and individual advice plus a broad range of own and partner products through its sales force and distribution partners such as brokers and banks.
Swiss Life Select, tecis, Horbach, Proventus and Chase de Vere advisors choose suitable products for customers from the market according to the Best Select approach. Swiss Life Asset Managers offers institutional and private investors access to investment and asset management solutions. Swiss Life provides multinational corporations with employee benefits solutions and high net worth individuals with structured life and pensions products. More about Swiss Life.
How many employees does the Swiss Life Group have?
The Swiss Life Group employs a staff of around 7 800 and another 4 800 certified financial advisors.
Where can I find out more about the Corporate Executive Board and Board of Directors?
Here you will find full details of management and corporate governance.
Which stock market lists the Swiss Life Holding Ltd shares and what is the ticker symbol?
What kind of stock is the Swiss Life share?
Swiss Life Holding Ltd only has registered shares in electronic form.
What security and ISIN numbers are used for Swiss Life Holding Ltd shares?
The Swiss security number is 1485 278 and the ISIN number is CH0014852781.
How can I get the current stock quote of the Swiss Life share?
Our stock quote page shows you how the share is doing. Please note that the information displayed is subject to a 15-minute delay.
How many Swiss Life Holding Ltd shares have been issued so far?
As of 25 July 2011 Swiss Life Holding Ltd has issued 32'081'054 registered shares with a par value of CHF 5.10 each.
How many shareholders does Swiss Life have?
The shares are held by around 160'000 shareholders. You can find the current figure and shareholder structure here.
What is the size of the share capital?
The share capital amounts to CHF 163'613'375.40.
How can I buy Swiss Life Holding Ltd shares?
You can contact the Shareholder Services team directly:
Tel.: +41 43 284 61 10
Of course you can also buy Swiss Life Holding Ltd shares through your bank or broker.
For further information about Shareholder Services and to access forms (Opening of a Safekeeping Account, Change of Address, Purchase Order, Transfer etc.), please click here.
How high was the dividend for the 2016 financial year?
The Board of Directors proposed a withholding tax-free distribution to shareholders for the 2016 financial year of CHF 11.00 per registered share from the capital contribution reserve. This was approved by the General Meeting on 25 April 2017 and was paid out with valute date 2 May 2017.
More about dividends.
How are distributions out of the capital contribution reserve treated for tax purposes?
The distribution out of the capital contribution reserve is made without deduction of Swiss federal withholding tax. The distribution is exempt from income tax for natural persons who live in Switzerland and hold the shares as part of their private assets. Swiss corporations and cooperatives are able to claim the participation deduction if the market value of the shares amounts to at least CHF 1 million.
Does Swiss Life have a programme to reinvest dividends?
No, Swiss Life has no programme to reinvest dividends.
When was the last General Meeting and where can I find information about it?
The last AGM was held on 25 April 2017 in the Hallenstadion in Zurich.
When will the next General Meeting be held?
The next AGM will take place on 24 April 2018 in the Hallenstadion in Zurich.
How can I exercise my voting rights at the General Meeting if I can’t be there myself?
You have the following possibilities:
- You can appoint the management representative to act as your proxy to approve the resolutions put forward by the Board of Directors.
- You can appoint the independent voting representative to act as your proxy, with full power of substitution, in accordance with your instructions.
- You can appoint a shareholder, who must be eligible to vote, to act as your proxy.
You can appoint a proxy using the order / power of attorney form, which you receive prior to the General Meeting, if you are registered in the share register of Swiss Life Holding Ltd.
Bei Fragen kontaktieren Sie bitte Shareholder Services:
Swiss Life Ltd
Tel: +41 43 284 61 10
Fax: +41 43 284 61 66
According to which accounting standards are the Annual Financial Statements of Swiss Life prepared?
The consolidated Annual Financial Statements of the Swiss Life Group are prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
In which currency does Swiss Life prepare its financial statements?
The presentation and consolidation currency of the Swiss Life Group is the Swiss franc (CHF). The consolidated financial statements are also presented in millions of francs.
When and where do Swiss Life events take place?
The financial calendar keeps you up to date about forthcoming events.
You will also find all previous events in the archive.
Where can I gain an overview of the key financial figures?
All important figures are presented at a glance under key figures.
You can also download a historical comparison of the key financial figures as an Excel or PDF file.
Where can I find current and prior-year information on the results of the Swiss Life Group?
You will find all documents related to the results of the Swiss Life Group under results.
Where can I find previous issues of the Swiss Life Group’s annual reports and financial statements?
You will find our annual reports, financial statements, letters to shareholders and more in the archive.
Where can I find more information on “embedded value”?
The English version of the annual report contains an MCEV section.