Shareholders

At the end of 2017, Atlas Copco had 80 846 shareholders (76 058 at year-end 2016).

The ten largest shareholders registered directly or as a group with Euroclear Sweden, the Swedish Central Securities Depository, by voting rights, accounted for 34% (36) of the voting rights and 31% (33) of the number of shares. Swedish investors held 50% (53) of the shares and represented 47% (51) 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.

  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 56 046 863 25 504 426 30 542 437 3.3 4.6
Alecta Pensionsförsäkring 50 481 000 24 593 000 25 888 000 3.1 4.1
SEB Investment Management 15 942 020 14 637 330 1 304 690 1.7 1.3
Folksam  10 382 000 6 806 189 3 575 811 0.8 0.8
Fjärde AP-fonden 12 935 897 4 900 672 8 035 225 0.6 1.1
SPP Fonder AB 7 786 421 4 977 338 2 809 083 0.6 0.6

Avanza Fonder

5 513 631

3 763 874

1 749 757

0.4

0.4

Tredje AP-fonden

8 608 108

3 342 449

5 265 659

0.4

0.7

Länsförsäkringar fondförvaltning AB

4 831 027

3 555 214

1 275 813

0.4

0.4

Other

849 440 526

552 509 878

296 930 648

66.3

69.1

Total

1 229 613 104

839 394 096

390 219 008

100.0

100.0

-whereof shares held by Atlas Copco*

15 887 755

15 641 596

246 159

1.8

1.3

Total, net of shares held by Atlas Copco

1 213 725 349

823 752 500

389 972 849

   

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

Ownership by Country

  % of votes % of capital
Sweden 46.9 50.1
The United States 26.1 24.3
Great Britain 13.4 12.5
Others 13.6 13.1
Total 100.0 100.0

Ownership structure

Number of shares % of shareholders % of capital
1-500 67.3 0.7
501-2,000 21.1 1.5
2,001-10,000 8.5 2.3
10,001-50,000 1.8 2.6
50,001-100,000 0.4 1.7
>100,000 0.9 91.2
Total 100.0 100.0

Ownership categories

Ownership category % of capital % of votes
Shareholders domiciled abroad (legal entities and individuals) 49.9 53.0
Swedish financial companies 38.8 37.7
Swedish individuals 5.0 4.5
Other Swedish legal entities 3.1 2.7
Swedish social insurance funds 1.9 1.1
Swedish trade organizations 1.2 0.9
Swedish government & muncipals 0.2 0.1
Total shareholders 100.0 100.0