Capital structure and shareholders' rights

Capital structure

The companyʼs share capital is fully paid up and equates to CHF 2,000,000. It is divided into 4,000,000 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.50 each.

The company has no outstanding convertible bonds, options or dividend-right certificates.

There is neither conditional nor authorised share capital.

On 15 January 2018, the Bell Food Group announced that it will request the Annual General Meeting to approve a share capital increase of CHF 600 million on 10 April 2018.

Transferability and Share register restrictions

The transfer of registered shares as property or usufruct requires the permission of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may delegate all or some of its powers in this regard. In order to be registered in the share register, buyers have to submit a declaration that the shares were bought in their own name and on their own behalf. The company can otherwise only refuse to register someone as a shareholder for good cause and if a single shareholder directly or indirectly acquires more than 5 percent of the share capital.

Media communications


The Bell Food Group posted growth in the first half of 2018 with a lower half-year profit

The Bell Food Group's sales revenue improved by CHF 327.6 million to CHF 2.1 billion in the first half of 2018. At 268.3 million kilograms, sales volume is up by 19.9 percent on the prior-year period. EBITDA improved by CHF 6 millio...