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Annual Report 2018

10 Major shareholders

As of 31 December 2018, 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

17 037 445


27 December 2018

Further information in respect of major shareholders are detailed in Group structure and shareholders in the 2018 Financial Report.

In addition, Swiss Re Ltd held, as of 31 December 2018, directly and indirectly 38 575 324 (2017: 34 866 516) own shares, representing 11.39% (2017: 9.98%) of voting rights and share capital. Swiss Re Ltd cannot exercise the voting rights of own shares held.