TeliaSonera share

The TeliaSonera share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and Helsinki. In 2015, the share price in Stockholm declined 16 percent, to SEK 42.19. During the same period, the OMX Stockholm 30 Index declined 1 percent and the STOXX 600 Telecommunications Index rose 9 percent.

At year-end 2015, TeliaSonera’s market capitalization was SEK 182.7 billion. Besides Nasdaq Stockholm and Helsinki, the share was traded at other platforms with the major trading volumes on BATS Chi-X.

Holdings outside Sweden and Finland increased from 28.8 percent to 35.1 percent, primarily in the U.S. TeliaSonera had 515,437 shareholders at year-end, of which one shareholder held more than 10 percent of the shares and votes: the Swedish State with 37.3 percent. No other shareholder held more than 5 percent of the shares and votes.

SHAREHOLDER STRUCTURE, DECEMBER 31, 2015

Number of shares

Number of
shareholders

Number of 
issued shares

Percent 
of issued 
shares/votes

1 – 500

416,654

74,834,079

1.73

501 – 1,000

38,320

30,473,453

0.70

1,001 – 5,000

47,102

108,117,453

2.50

5,001 – 10,000

6,989

52,195,264

1.21

10,001 – 15,000

1,908

23,861,895

0.55

15,001 – 20,000

1,157

21,115,409

0.49

20,001 –

3,307

4,019,487,228

92.83

Total, issued shares

515,437

4,330,084,781

100.00

MAJOR SHAREHOLDERS, DECEMBER 31, 2015

Shareholder

Number of 
issued shares

Percent 
of issued shares/votes

Swedish State

1,614,513,748

37.3

Solidium Oy

137,123,642

3.2

Capital Group Funds

103,664,983

2.4

AMF Insurance & Funds

53,070,108

1.2

Swedbank Robur Funds

38,789,253

0.9

Bank of Norway

38,187,152

0.9

Nordea Funds

37,210,695

0.8

SHB Funds

36,441,314

0.8

SEB Funds

34,004,257

0.8

iShares

33,157,879

0.8

Total other shareholders

2,203,917,162

50.9

Total, outstanding shares

4,330,080,193

100.0

TeliaSonera AB, treasury shares

4,588

0.0

Total, issued shares

4,330,084,781

100.0

 

Shareholdings by country, December 31, 2015
(% of total number of shares)

Share_countries.ai

Quarterly updated shareholder information is available at: 
www.teliasonera.com/Shareholdings
(Information on the TeliaSonera website does not form part of this Report)

 

Share data

2015

2014

Paid at year-end (SEK)

42.19

50.40

Highest paid during the year (SEK)

55.65

53.20

Lowest paid during the year (SEK)

40.05

44.32

Number of shares at year-end (millions)

4,330.1

4,330.1

Number of shareholders at year-end

515,437

510,566

Earnings per share, total (SEK)

1.97

3.35

Earnings per share, continuing 
operations (SEK)

2.16

2.78

Dividend per share (SEK)1

3.00

3.00

Pay-out ratio (%)1

151.9

89.6

Equity per share (SEK)

22.61

25.72

1 For 2015 as proposed by the Board of Directors

Sources: Euroclear Sweden and Modular Finance

 

As of December 31, 2015, TeliaSonera’s issued share capital totaled SEK 13,856,271,299.20 distributed among 4,330,084,781 shares with a quotient value of SEK 3.20 per share. TeliaSonera held 4,588 treasury shares corresponding to SEK 14,681.60. For further information, see sections “Share capital” and “Treasury shares” in Note C19 to the consolidated financial statements. All issued shares have been paid in full and apart from treasury shares carry equal rights to vote and participate in the assets of the company. At the general meeting of shareholders, each shareholder is entitled to vote for the total number of shares she or he owns or represents. Each share is entitled to one vote. As of December 31, 2015, TeliaSonera’s Finnish pension fund held 366,802 shares and its Finnish personnel fund 531,499 shares in the company, respectively, in total representing 0.02 percent of the outstanding shares.

There are no provisions in either the Swedish legislation or in TeliaSonera AB’s Articles of Association that would limit the possibility to transfer TeliaSonera shares. TeliaSonera is not aware of any agreements between major shareholders of the company regarding the TeliaSonera shares.

The Board of Directors does not currently have any authorization by the general meeting of shareholders to issue new shares but has the authorization to repurchase a maximum of 10 percent of the company’s total number of outstanding shares before the Annual General Meeting 2016. In order to continue to provide the Board of Directors with an instrument to adapt and improve TeliaSonera’s capital structure, the Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting on April 12, 2016, resolves to authorize the Board of Directors to acquire the company’s own shares. The authorization may be exercised on one or more occasions before the Annual General Meeting 2017. The maximum number of treasury shares held by the company may not exceed 10 percent of all shares in the company.

In case of a change of control in TeliaSonera AB, the company might have to repay certain loans at short notice, since some of TeliaSonera’s financing agreements contain customary change-of-control clauses. These clauses generally also contain other conditions including, for example, that the change of control has to cause a negative change in TeliaSonera’s credit rating in order to be effective.

For 2015, the Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) an ordinary dividend of SEK 3.00 (3.00), totaling SEK 12,990 million (12,990), or 152 percent (90) of total net income attributable to owners of the parent company. The dividend should be split and distributed into two equal tranches of SEK 1.50 each, one in April 2016 and one in October 2016. See also section “Proposed appropriation of earnings.”

ORDINARY DIVIDEND PER SHARE AND CHANGE YEAR-ON-YEAR (%)

Ordinary_Dividend_to_Shareholders.ai

* For 2015 as proposed by the Board of Directors

EARNINGS PER SHARE (EPS) AND PAY-OUT RATIO

Earnings_per_Share.ai

* Pay-out ratio for 2014 according to the Board of Directors´ dividend proposal.

© TeliaSonera 2015
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