1. Group Structure and Shareholders

Operational Group Structure

In management terms, the Orell Füssli Group is structured into three divisions and the publishing.

Strategic and operating management is largely autonomous within the Zeiser, Security Printing and Book Retailing divisions, as well as the publishing companies. Orell Füssli Ltd exerts influence on the strategic direction of the individual divisions.

Companies included in the scope of consolidation

The parent company, Orell Füssli Ltd, has its registered office in Zurich. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange under security number (Valorennummer) 342 080 and ISIN number CH0003420806. The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) No. is 5067005U9Z97T4PWVC13. The market capitalisation as at 31 December 2020 was CHF 209.72 million.

Orell Füssli Ltd has no investments in listed companies. A complete overview of the main shareholdings is included in the financial report.

Major shareholders

In the reporting year, there were the following changes in the shareholder structure: Veraison SICAV, Zurich (CH), reduced its shareholding to below 5% in April and to below 3% in May. Dieter Meier, Hong Kong (AK) (via Campdem Development SA), reduced his shareholding to below 15% in December. Disclosure notifications can be viewed at For the list of significant shareholders, please refer to the financial report (Note 8.13).


There are no cross-shareholdings with other public limited companies.