As announced on October 17, 2019, Nestlé began?a new share buyback program for the purpose of subsequent capital reduction on January 3, 2020. This buyback program of up to CHF 20 billion is due to be completed by the end of December?2022.
Share buyback announcement (French, German)
Annonce: Rachat d'actions propres en vue d'une réduction de capital (pdf, 115Kb)
Inserat: Rückkauf eigener Aktien zum Zweck der Kapitalherabsetzung (pdf, 115Kb)
Share buyback mechanism
Share buybacks of Nestlé shares are carried out on a second trading line on SIX Swiss Exchange, with Nestlé as the exclusive buyer on this trading line. A shareholder wanting to sell shares may do so either via the ordinary trading line or on the second trading line. Nestlé shares sold via the second trading line are subject to the Swiss federal withholding tax of 35 percent on the difference between the repurchase price of the Nestlé share and its nominal value of CHF 0.10. This withholding tax can be reclaimed as appropriate.
Nestlé registered shares second trading line (SIX Swiss Exchange)
CH 037 207134 7
Publication of transactions
March 25, 2020 (xlsx, 35Kb)
Maximum daily buyback volume?1,425,830?shares
(calculated in accordance with Art. 123(1)(c) of the Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Ordinance)
Nestlé started share buyback programs in 2005, increasing with them the flexibility in managing its capital structure as well as the strong financial position of the Group.
Since 2005 the following share buyback programs took place.
History of share buyback programs
*Adjusted to reflect the share split effective 30.06.2008
||30 December 2019 (xls, 250Kb)