Share Ownership

The following tables relate only to registered shareholders and cannot be assumed to represent the entire investor base because nominees and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as ADS depositary, are registered as shareholders for a large number of beneficial owners.

As of December 31, 2020, Novartis AG had approximately 176 000 registered shareholders

Registered shareholders by type

As of December 31, 2020 Shareholders in % Shares in %
Individual shareholders 96.61 14.00
Legal entities1 3.34 34.51
Nominees, fiduciaries and ADS depositary 0.05 51.49

 

Registered shareholders by country2

As of December 31, 2020 Shareholders in % Shares in %
Belgium 0.12 1.03
France 2.01 0.31
Germany 5.68 1.80
Japan 0.20 0.59
Luxembourg 0.06 0.69
Switzerland1 87.45 44.08
United Kingdom 0.59 25.09
United States 0.28 24.36
Other countries 3.61 2.05

 

  1. Excluding 4.3% of the share capital held as treasury shares by Novartis AG or its fully owned subsidiaries
  2. Registered shares held by nominees are shown in the country where the company/affiliate entered in the Share Register as shareholder has its registered seat.