The Corporate Governance sections in the Annual Report and on the web reflect the set of guidelines, policies and rules determining how the company is directed and controlled, how rights and responsibilities are distributed among participants in the company and how decisions on corporate affairs are made.
Barry Callebaut AG (the “Company”) was incorporated on December 13, 1994, under Swiss law, with head offices located at Pfingstweidstrasse 60 in Zurich, Switzerland. The Company is registered in Switzerland and has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (BARN, ISIN Number: CH0009002962) since 1998. The Company has not requested admission to trading of its shares on any other stock exchange. As at August 31, 2019, the total number of issued shares in the Company was 5,488,858 and the market capitalization based on issued shares was CHF 11,109.4 million (August 31, 2018: CHF 9,484.7 million).
The principal subsidiaries of the Company are listed in Note 5.3 to the Consolidated Financial Statements. The significant shareholders of the Company are listed in Note 5.4 to the Financial Statements of the Company, with Jacobs Holding AG as the majority shareholder holding a participation of 50.1% of the issued share capital (August 31, 2018: 50.1%).