As announced on 27 June?2017, Nestlé began a new share buy-back programme for the purpose of subsequent capital reduction on 4 July 2017. This buy-back programme of up to CHF 20 billion is due to be completed by the end of December?2019.
Share buy-back announcement (French, German)
Annonce: Rachat d'actions propres en vue d'une réduction de capital (pdf, 123Kb)
Inserat: Rückkauf eigener Aktien zum Zweck der Kapitalherabsetzung (pdf, 92Kb)
Update on share buy-back (English, French, German)
Update in English (pdf, 500Kb) | French (pdf, 500Kb) | German (pdf, 500Kb)
Share buy-back mechanism
Share buy-backs of Nestlé shares are carried out on a second trading line on SIX Swiss Exchange, with Nestlé as the exclusive buyer on this trading line. A shareholder wanting to sell shares may do so either via the ordinary trading line or on the second trading line. Nestlé shares sold via the second trading line are subject to the Swiss federal withholding tax of 35 percent on the difference between the repurchase price of the Nestlé share and its nominal value of CHF 0.10. This withholding tax can be reclaimed as appropriate.
Nestlé registered shares second trading line (SIX Swiss Exchange)
CH 037 207134 7
Publication of transactions
18 September 2019 (xls, 230Kb)?
Maximum daily buy-back volume 1,964,749 shares
(calculated in accordance with Art. 123(1)(c) of the Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Ordinance)
Nestlé started share buy-back programmes in 2005, increasing with them the flexibility in managing its capital structure as well as the strong financial position of the Group.
Since 2005 the following buy-back programmes took place.
History of buy-backs
*Adjusted to reflect the share split effective 30.06.2008