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  Number  of shares     A-shares     B-shares     % of votes  % of  capital
Investor AB 207 645 611 194 803 726 12 841 885 22.3 16.9
Swedbank Robur fonder 62 697 008 30 850 256 31 846 752 3.9 5.1
Alecta Pensionsförsäkring 58 762 000 26 601 000 32 161 000 3.4 4.8
SEB Investment Management 14 069 739

13 811 436

258 303 1.6 1.1
Folksam  12 284 442 7 867 006 4 417 436 1.0 1.0
SPP Fonder AB 8 117 042 5 298 831 2 818 211 0.6 0.7
Första AP-fonden 7 126 308 4 744 132 2 382 176 0.6 0.6

Fjärde AP-fonden

12 605 942 4 035 144 8 570 798

0.6

1.0

Länsförsäkringar fondförvaltning AB

5 886 337 4 702 484 1 183 853

0.6

0.5

Tredje AP-fonden

8 323 788 4 098 301 4 225 487

0.5

0.7

Others 832 094 887 542 581 780 289 513 107

64.9

67.6

Total 1 229 613 104

839 394 096

390 219 008

100.0

100.0

-whereof shares held by Atlas Copco* 16 899 062 16 779 903 119 159

1.9

1.4

Total, net of shares held by Atlas Copco 1 214 521 398 824 421 549 390 099 849    

*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