Shareholders

At the end of 2018, Atlas Copco had 87 009 shareholders (80 846 at year end 2017).

The ten largest shareholders registered directly or as a group with Euroclear Sweden, the Swedish Central Securities Depository, by voting rights, accounted for 35% (34) of the voting rights and 32% (31) of the number of shares. Swedish investors held 51% (50) of the shares and represented 48% (47) of the voting rights.

10 largest shareholders

The table below shows the largest shareholders, by voting rights, registered directly or as a group with Euroclear Sweden, the Swedish Central Securities Depository.

December 31, 2018 % of  votes % of  Capital
Investor AB 22.3 16.9
Swedbank Robur fonder 3.9 5.1
Alecta Pensionsförsäkring 3.4 4.8
SEB Investment Management 1.6 1.1
Folksam  1.0 1.0
SPP Fonder AB 0.6 0.7
Första AP-fonden 0.6 0.6

Fjärde AP-fonden

0.6

1.0

Länsförsäkringar fondförvaltning AB

0.6

0.5

Tredje AP-fonden

0.5

0.7

Others

65.1

67.7

Total

100.0

100.0

-of which shares held by Atlas Copco*

1.9

1.4

*For daily updates on shares held by Atlas Copco, see Share repurchases

Shareholders by Country

December 31,2018 % of capital
Sweden 51.0
The United States 26.0
The United Kingdom 12.0
Other 11.0
Total 100.0

Ownership structure

Number of shares, December 31, 2018 % of shareholders % of capital
1-500 70.0 0.7
501-2,000 20.1 1.5
2,001-10,000 7.8 2.3
10,001-50,000 1.4 2.0
50,001-100,000 0.2 1.0
>100,000 0.5 92.5
Total 100.0 100.0

Ownership category

Ownership category, December 31, 2018 % of capital
Shareholders domiciled abroad (legal entities and individuals) 49.3
Swedish financial companies 39.1
Swedish individuals 5.1
Other Swedish legal entities 2.9
Swedish social insurance funds 2.3
Swedish trade organizations 1.1
Swedish government & muncipals 0.2
Total 100.0