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Our responsibility towards our shareholders

We see it as our responsibility to safeguard the interests of our shareholders by being transparent and issuing regular reports on the activities of our business.

Share information

Technical information

Please find below the technical information on Forbo Group’s share, listed on the Swiss Exchange SIX:

Reuters: FORN.S.
Telekurs: 354 151
Bloomberg: FORN SW
Swiss security number: 354 151
ISIN: CH 000 354 1510

Forbo share

Over the past few years, Forbo has performed very well in comparison with other listed companies.

Today, Forbo is market leader in its respective markets around the world with its two dedicated divisions. In addition, it has no debt and holds adequate means for further strategic development.

Forbo share from 2010 to Half-Year 2016

Overview distributions 2009 – 2016

OGM-DatePayout amount
in CHF
Type
April 29, 201617.00Tax-free distribution from capital contribution reserves
April 24, 201516.00Tax-free distribution from capital contribution reserves
April 25, 201414.00Tax-free distribution from capital contribution reserves
April 26, 201312.00Tax-free distribution from capital contribution reserves
April 27, 201212.00Tax-free distribution from capital contribution reserves
April 29, 201112.00Tax-free distribution from capital contribution reserves
April 23, 20106.00Dividend
April 24, 20093.90Reduction in par value

Share buyback

Share buyback programs

Here you will find detailed information on our share buyback programs.

Share buyback program 2015 – 2018

The Board of Directors of Forbo has at the Ordinary General Meeting of April 24, 2015 been authorized to buy back own shares up to a maximum of 10% of the share capital registered in the Commercial Register for the purpose of reducing the share capital.

Forbo has therefore opened a second trading line at the SIX Swiss Exchange and trading will be sustained from September 10, 2015 until March 31, 2018 at the very latest. The maximum buyback volume per day is 2,011 shares (calculated according to Article 55b Paragraph 1 Litera c Stock Exchange Ordinance).

All information regarding the share buyback program can be found in the official share buyback notices (in German and French) as PDF-downloads below.

Forbo augments current share buyback program with fixed-price repurchase offer
The Board of Directors of Forbo Holding Ltd is offering to repurchase maximum 99,500 of its registered shares (5% of the share capital) at a fixed price as part of the current share buyback program. The fixed price is CHF 1,100 per registered share. Trading on the second trading line has been suspended for the duration of the offer, i.e. from October 6, 2015 to October 19, 2015.

You will find further information on the official notices regarding the fixed-price offer (German and French), which are available as PDF-downloads below as well as in the according
Media Release of October 6, 2015
Within the framework of the fixed-price share buyback a total of 81,317 registered shares (4.09% of the share capital) were tendered to Forbo.
Rectification: Media release of October 20, 2015 Media Release of October 20, 2015
Transactions during the share buyback program 2015 – 2018

Completion of share buyback program 2015 – 2018
Under the share buyback program approved by the Ordinary General Meeting on April 24, 2015, Forbo successfully repurchased a total of 190,000 shares on the second trading line at the SIX Swiss Exchange (108,683 shares) as well as via a fixed-price repurchase offer (81,317 shares) between September 10, 2015 and December 23, 2015. This equals 9.55% of the share capital of Forbo Holding Ltd currently registered in the Commercial Register.
The share buyback program 2015 – 2018 is therefore completed ahead of schedule.

Official notice share buyback program 2015 - 2018
OFFICIAL NOTICE GERMAN (PDF)
OFFICIAL NOTICE FRENCH (PDF)

Official notice fixed-price repurchase offer, October 6, 2015
Official notice – German (PDF)
Official notice – French (PDF)

Share buyback program 2014 – 2017

The Board of Directors of Forbo has at the Ordinary General Meeting of April 25, 2014 been authorized to buy back own shares up to a maximum of 10% of the share capital registered in the Commercial Register for the purpose of reducing the share capital.

Forbo has therefore opened a second trading line at the SIX Swiss Exchange and trading will be sustained from April 29, 2014 until April 27, 2017 at the very latest. The maximum buyback volume per day is 1'036 shares (calculated according to Article 55b Paragraph 1 Litera c Stock Exchange Ordinance).

All information regarding the share buyback program can be found in the official share buyback notices as PDF-downloads below.

Forbo augments current share buyback program with fixed-price repurchase offer
The Board of Directors of Forbo Holding Ltd is offering to repurchase maximum 107,500 of its registered shares (5% of the share capital) at a fixed price as part of the current share buyback program. The fixed price is CHF 900 per registered share. Trading on the second trading line has been suspended for the duration of the offer, i.e. from August 19, 2014 to September 1, 2014.

You will find further information on the official notices regarding the fixed-price offer (German and French), which are available as PDF-downloads below as well as in the according Media Release of August 19, 2014
Within the framework of the fixed-price share buyback a total of 68,513 registered shares (3.19% of the share capital) were tendered to Forbo.
Media Release of September 2, 2014
Transactions during the share buyback program 2014 – 2017

Completion of share buyback program 2014 – 2017
Under the share buyback program approved by the Ordinary General Meeting on April 25, 2014, Forbo successfully repurchased a total of 160,000 shares on the second trading line at the SIX Swiss Exchange (91,487 shares) as well as via a fixed-price repurchase offer (68,513 shares) between April 29, 2014 and April 23, 2015. This equals 7.44% of the share capital of Forbo Holding Ltd currently registered in the Commercial Register.

This share buyback program will therefore be completed ahead of schedule, and the Board of Directors of Forbo Holding Ltd will propose to the Ordinary General Meeting to be held on April 24, 2015 the cancelation of the repurchased 160,000 shares and a corresponding reduction in the share capital of Forbo Holding Ltd.

Official notice share buyback program 2014 – 2017
FORBO share buyback program 2014 – 2017 – German (PDF)
FORBO share buyback program 2014 – 2017 – French (PDF)

Official notice fixed-price repurchase offer, August 2014
Official notice – German (PDF)
Official Notice – French (PDF)

Share buyback program 2012 – 2015

The Board of Directors of Forbo has at the Extraordinary General Meeting of November 5, 2012 been authorized to buy back own shares up to a maximum of 10% of the share capital registered in the Commercial Register for the purpose of reducing the share capital.

Forbo has therefore opened a second trading line at the SIX Swiss Exchange and trading will be sustained from November 6, 2012 until the Ordinary General Meeting 2015 at the very latest.

All information regarding the share buyback program can be found in the official share buyback notices (in German and French), which are available as PDF-downloads below.

Forbo has as per April 28, 2014 concluded the share buyback program approved by the Extraordinary General Meeting on November 5, 2012. A total of 100,000 shares were repurchased on the second trading line at the SIX Swiss Exchange between September 18, 2013 and April 3, 2014. This equaled 4.44% of the share capital of Forbo Holding Ltd registered in the Commercial Register. The Ordinary General Meeting held on April 25, 2014 has decided to cancel the repurchased 100,000 shares and to accordingly reduce the share capital of Forbo Holding Ltd.

At the same time, the Ordinary General Meeting has approved a new share buyback program, which has been launched on April 29, 2014.

Transactions during the share buyback program 2012 – 2015

Share buyback program 2012 – 2015 – German (PDF)
Share buyback program 2012 – 2015 – French (PDF)