2. Information on balance sheet and income statement items
The list of legal entities held directly or indirectly by the Company and consolidated at Investis Group level is published in Note 25 of the consolidated financial statements in this report.
In 2018, a CHF 100 million bond, maturing on 12 June 2020, with a coupon of 0.35% was issued on 12 June 2018.
In 2017, a CHF 140 million bond, maturing on 14 February 2019, was issued on 14 February 2017. The coupon is 0.25%. A further bond of CHF 180 million, maturing on 3 October 2022, with a coupon of 0.75%, was issued on 3 October 2017.
Information on loan conditions is published in Note 17 of the consolidated financial statements in this report.
The share capital amounted to CHF 1.28 million, composed of 12,800,000 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 each. All outstanding shares are entitled to dividends and confer the right to one vote per share at the Company’s general meetings.
Article 3a of the Company’s Articles of Association sets out that the Company’s share capital shall be increased by a maximum amount of CHF 30,000 through the issuance of no more than 300,000 fully paid-up registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 by way of the exercise of options or similar rights belonging to employees and members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board in accordance with the applicable regulations and resolutions of the Board of Directors.
Article 3b of the Company's Articles of Association sets out that the share capital may be increased by the issuance of up to 1,280,000 fully paid-in registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 each, up to CHF 128,000, by means of the exercise of conversion rights and/or warrants granted in connection with newly or already issued bonds or similar debt instruments of the Company or its group companies to company creditors and/or investors.
2.4.1 Capital contribution Reserve
The capital contribution reserve includes the premium from capital increase in 2016, minus the dividends distributed to date.
From a fiscal point of view, any distributions made from reserves from capital contributions are treated the same as a repayment of share capital. In 2017, the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (SFTA) has confirmed that it will recognise CHF 142.6 million of the disclosed reserves from capital contributions as at 31 December 2016 as a capital contribution as per article 5 para. 1bis Withholding Tax Act. The unconfirmed amount of CHF 0.1 million was reclassed to other capital reserves.
2.4.2 Treasury Shares
2.5 Personnel expenses
Information on personnel expenses for the Board of Directors and the Executive Board is published in the compensation report in this annual report.