Shareholders as of 31 December, 2020
At the end of 2020, HAL Optical Investments B.V. held 76.72% of GrandVision shares, while our Management Board held 0.03%. The shares held in treasury (0.27%) allow GrandVision to hedge price risks related to grants made under longterm incentive plans.
Since the 2015 IPO, the remaining shares have been held by a number of institutional and retail investors across several jurisdictions.
Shareholders with more than 3% equity
Under Dutch law, shareholders who hold 3% or more shares in any Dutch company must be disclosed to the Dutch Financial Markets Authority (AFM). According to the register kept by the AFM, as of 10 February, 2015, the following shareholder has disclosed that it owns more than 3% of GrandVision’s total share capital:
- HAL Optical Investments B.V.
The following chart provides an overview of our shareholder structure as of 31 December, 2020:
GrandVision investors who are registered in The Netherlands represent less than 1% of the share capital from our publicly-traded shares, while the remaining shares were owned by foreign investors at the end of 2020.
The U.K. held the highest percentage of shareholders registered outside The Netherlands, followed by the U.S.