9 Major shareholders

As of 31 December 2017, there was one shareholder with a participation exceeding the 3% threshold of Swiss Re Ltd’s share capital:



Number of shares

% of voting rights and share capital1

Creation of the obligation to notify


The percentage of voting rights is calculated at the date the obligation was created and notified.

BlackRock, Inc.

17 278 451


14 December 2017

Further information in respect of major shareholders are detailed in “Group structure and shareholders”  in the Financial Report 2017.

In addition, Swiss Re Ltd held, as of 31 December 2017, directly and indirectly 34 866 516 (2016: 34 093 834) own shares, representing 9.98% (2016: 9.47%) of voting rights and share capital. Swiss Re Ltd cannot exercise the voting rights of own shares held.