Several notifications of shareholdings received
In accordance with Sec. 21 WpHG [“Wertpapierhandelsgesetz”: German Securities Trading Act], shareholders are obligated to report their share of voting rights if they exceed or fall short of particular reporting thresholds. The reporting thresholds are set at 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%, 50% and 75%.
In the period from January 1 through December 31, 2014, the Group received several such notifications, the wording of which has been published on the Group’s website.
Reportable securities transactions pursuant to Sec. 15 a WpHG
According to Sec. 15 a WpHG, members of the Managing Board and the Supervisory Board and persons who carry out managerial functions as defined by the WpHG are obliged to disclose any transactions to purchase or sell HUGO BOSS AG securities.
One such notification was given to the Group by the Managing Board and Supervisory Board in the period from January 1 to December 31, 2014. In total, Members of the Managing Board and Supervisory Board hold less than 1% of the shares issued by HUGO BOSS AG. Corporate Governance Report
Reportable securities transactions are published on the Group’s website.
Number of own shares unchanged
The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on June 21, 2010 authorized the Managing Board of HUGO BOSS AG to continue the share buyback program already in place at that time. Accordingly, the Managing Board is authorized until June 20, 2015 to buy shares in the Group representing no more than 10% of the share capital outstanding. No use of the authorization was made in the past fiscal year.
This means that the number of own shares held by HUGO BOSS AG remains unchanged at 1,383,833. This corresponds to a share of 1.97% or EUR 1,383,833 of the share capital. Legal disclosures
No corporate bonds issued
Neither HUGO BOSS AG nor any of its subsidiaries issued corporate bonds in 2014 and no bonds were outstanding as of year-end 2014. The Group is also not rated by any external rating agency.