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INFORMATION FOR INVESTORS

Important information on the BKW share, bonds and financial calendar

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In the first half-year of 2019, the BKW share largely moved sideways. This was the case even though BKW posted a strong 2018 net profit for the year in March, which beat market expectations. The BKW share closed at CHF 65.20 on 30 June 2019. With a fall of 5 % since the beginning of the year, it underperformed the SPI for once (+ 22 %).

Listing

The shares of BKW AG are listed on the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Ticker symbol on SIX

BKW

Securities number

13.029.366

ISIN code

CH0130293662

The BKW share is included in the following indices: SPI, SPI Extra, SPI ex SLI, SPI Select Dividend 20 Index, Swiss All Share Index, UBS 100

Appropriation of profit

The General Meeting agreed a dividend of CHF 1.80 per share for the 2018 financial year. The ­dividend was paid out on 31 May 2019.

Restrictions on share transferability

The Company may refuse to register an acquirer of shares in the register of voting shareholders for the following reasons:

a) If the acquisition results in a natural person, a legal entity or a partnership holding (directly or indirectly) more than 5 % of the entire share capital. The same restriction applies to legal entities, partnerships, groups of persons or joint ownerships that are bound by capital or ­voting rights, shared management or otherwise linked. Moreover, the restriction applies to all natural or legal persons or partnerships that act in concert to acquire shares;

b) If the acquirer has not expressly declared that they have acquired the shares in their own name and on their own behalf.

Major shareholders and treasury shares

31.12.2018

30.06.2019

Canton of Bern

52.54 % 

52.54 % 

Groupe E Ltd.

10.00 % 

10.00 % 

The free float amounts to 37.5 %.

Key figures per share

CHF

31.12.2018

1st half-year 2018

1st half-year 2019

Par value

2.50

2.50

2.50

Share price

period end

68.70

64.00

65.20

period high

71.60

67.70

71.90

period low

53.80

53.80

63.60

Result (undiluted)

3.56

2.28

3.64

Equity per share

60.66

60.84

62.24

Market capitalisation in CHF millions

3,622.5

3,376.7

3,439.8

1 Attributable to shareholders of BKW AG

Bonds

At 30 June 2019, BKW had the following bonds outstanding:

Nominal amount

Term

Due

ISIN code

3.375 % debenture bond

CHF 350 million

2009 – 2019

29.07.2019

CH0103164577

3 % debenture bond

CHF 200 million

2007 – 2022

27.04.2022

CH0030356718

0.75 % debenture bond

CHF 200 million

2018 – 2025

25.10.2025

CH0435590358

2.5 % debenture bond

CHF 300 million

2010 – 2030

15.10.2030

CH0117843745

In July, BKW became the first listed Swiss company to launch a green bond. BKW’s fixed-interest, primarily green bond worth CHF 200 million has a coupon of 0.25 % and a term of eight years. The payment of the bond took place on 29 July 2019. BKW is thus refinancing the construction of various Swiss small hydroelectric power stations and wind farms in Norway and France. The bond will be listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ISIN-Code CH0487087295).

Financial calendar

Publication of 2019 annual results 18 March 2020 Publication of 2019 Annual Report 18 March 2020 General meeting 15 May 2020 Ex-dividend date 19 May 2020 Dividend payment 22 May 2020

Addresses

Investor Relations

BKW AG
Investor Relations
Viktoriaplatz 2
CH-3013 Bern
Telephone +41 58 477 53 56

Media Relations

BKW AG
Media Relations
Viktoriaplatz 2
CH-3013 Bern
Telephone +41 58 477 51 07

This report contains statements that constitute expectations and forward-looking statements. Because these statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by the expectations and statements. This report is published in German, French and English. The German version is the authoritative version.

Legal Notice

Publisher/Editorial Office

Finance and Controlling, Group Communications, Bern

Photography

Ruben Wyttenbach, Bern
www.rubenwyttenbach.ch

Video production

frame eleven, Zurich
www.frame-eleven.com

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