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 and has its head offices at Pfingstweidstrasse 60, 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, 2020, the total number of issued shares in the Company was 5,488,858 and the market capitalization based on issued shares was CHF 10,978 million (August 31, 2019: CHF 11,109 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 Consolidated Financial Statements, with Jacobs Holding AG as the reference shareholder holding 40.1% of the issued share capital (August 31, 2019: 50.1%).
The Company is not aware of any cross-shareholding agreements exceeding 5% of its capital or voting rights on both sides.