As announced on 27 June 2017, Nestlé began a new share buy-back programme for the purpose of subsequent capital reduction on 4 July 2017. This buy-back programme of up to CHF 20 billion is due to be completed by the end of June 2020.
Buy-back announcement (French, German)
Annonce: Rachat d'actions propres en vue d'une réduction de capital (pdf, 123Kb)
Inserat: Rückkauf eigener Aktien zum Zweck der Kapitalherabsetzung (pdf, 92Kb)
Share buy-back mechanism
Share buy-backs 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
16 August 2017 (xls, 35Kb)
Maximum daily buy-back volume 1,964,749 shares
(calculated in accordance with Art. 123(1)(c) of the Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Ordinance)