1 Group structure and shareholders

1.1 Group structure

1.1.1 Description of the operative structure

The Liechtensteinische Landesbank is a public company (“Aktiengesellschaft”) according to Liechtenstein law. It is the parent company of the LLB Group, which is based on a parent company structure.

The LLB Group has an organisational structure based on market divisions which is geared towards client and market needs. Besides the three market divisions “Retail & Corporate Banking”, “Private Banking” and “Institutional Clients”, the management structure encompasses the functions of Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO), Group Chief Financial Officer (Group CFO) and Group Chief Operating Officer (Group COO).

The rules of procedure adopted by the Board of Directors, in particular, the functions diagram in the appendix ensure the proper conduct of business, the appropriate organisation, as well as the uniform management of the LLB Group. In accordance with the functions diagram, the Board of Directors, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the committees of the Board of Directors, the Group CEO and the Group Executive Board are decision-making authorities.

The functions of the Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board of the LLB Group are combined with those of the Board of Directors and the Board of Management of the LLB parent company. Within the scope of the duties and powers defined by the rules of procedure and the functions diagram, the above-mentioned authorities can make decisions and issue rulings that are binding for both the parent company and the LLB Group companies – but taking into consideration the provisions of current local law applicable to the individual Group companies.

The members of the Group Executive Board are represented on the Boards of Directors of the consolidated companies. A member of the Group Executive Board serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of a subsidiary company with the exception of Bank Linth LLB AG.

The organisational structure of the LLB Group as at 1 January 2020 can be found in chapter Organisational structure of the LLB Group. The detailed segment reports are shown in chapters Retail & Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Institutional Clients, Corporate Center and in chapter Segment reporting.

1.1.2 Listed companies included in the scope of consolidation

The Liechtensteinische Landesbank, with its headquarters in Vaduz, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. As at 31 December 2019, its market capitalisation stood at CHF 1’921.9 million (30’800’000 registered shares at a nominal value of CHF 5.00 at a year-end price of CHF 62.40).

Bank Linth LLB AG, with its headquarters in Uznach, in which the Liechtensteinische Landesbank holds a majority equity stake of 74.9 percent, is also listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. As at 31 December 2019, its market capitalisation stood at CHF 391.4 million (805’403 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 20.00 at a year-end price of CHF 486.00).

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1.1.3 Unlisted companies included in the scope of consolidation

Details of the unlisted companies included in the scope of consolidation (company, registered office, activities, share capital and equity interest) can be found in the notes to the consolidated financial statement of the LLB Group in the table “Scope of consolidation”.

1.2 Major shareholders

The Principality of Liechtenstein is the major shareholder of the Liechtensteinische Landesbank. The Law on the Liechtensteinische Landesbank states that – in terms of capital and voting rights – the Principality of Liechtenstein must hold at least 51 per cent of the shares. These may not be sold.

At the end of 2019, the Principality’s equity stake in the shares of the Liechtensteinische Landesbank remained unchanged at 57.5 percent. Detailed information about the development of this equity stake can be found at www.llb.li/capital+structure.

At 31 December 2019, the Haselsteiner Familien-Privatstiftung, Ortenburger Strasse 27, 9800 Spittal / Drau, Austria, and grosso Holding Gesellschaft mbH, Walfischgasse 5, 1015 Vienna, Austria, held 1'805'000 shares, or a share of 5.9 per cent of the capital and voting rights of LLB (www.six-exchange-regulation.com). The Haselsteiner Familien-Privatstiftung and grosso Holding Gesellschaft mbH constitute a shareholder group. The voting rights will be exercised in mutual agreement between the parties.

The remaining registered shares were in free float, whereby none of the other shareholders held more than 3 per cent of the share capital. There are no binding shareholder agreements.

On 24 August 2018, Liechtensteinische Landesbank launched a public share repurchase programme. This was completed on 27 November 2019. Within the framework of the authorisation issued by the General Meeting of Shareholders of 12 May 2017, LLB repurchased a total of 400'000 listed registered shares, corresponding to 1.30 per cent of the share capital. After the planned allocation of LLB shares for variable compensation, LLB held, directly or indirectly, a total of 364'295 of its own registered shares (1.2 % of the share capital) at 31 December 2019. No shares were cancelled so that the capital structure remained the same. The repurchased shares are to be used for the purpose of future acquisitions or for Treasury management purposes.

Less than 0.3 per cent of the share capital was held by members of the Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board. There are no binding shareholder agreements.

1.3 Cross participations

There are no cross participations between Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG and its subsidiaries or third parties.