COWI Holding A/S is the Group's holding company, established in 2010, and owned by the COWI Foundation and COWI employees. COWI Holding A/S in an unlisted Danish public limited liability company.
The involvement of COWI employees in the circle of owners is an important part of COWI's strategy.
We believe that employee ownership will increase cooperation within the COWI Group and strengthen coherence between performance and the employees' competencies and efforts.
In short, having employees in the circle of owners is an important premise for COWI’s future success.
The COWI Foundation holds all A shares plus some B shares, approximately 87 per cent of the share capital. Employees hold approximately 13 per cent of the shares. (May 2023)
COWI Holding A/S' share capital (May 2023) is DKK 286,593,700 (20,865,937 votes).
When B shares in COWI Holding A/S are made available for subscription, such shares can be acquired by COWI Group employees and management in COWI Holding A/S and COWI Foundation provided:
Employees, management in COWI Holding A/S and COWI Foundation may acquire as many of the available B shares according to a sales offer as they wish, provided that no individual at any time can hold a total number of B Shares exceeding a fixed limit of 0.5% of the share capital issued in COWI Holding A/S.
The B share price is determined by the company’s book value which is defined by the company's net worth divided by its share capital.
A new share price is calculated every year after the annual general meeting. This price will last until the following year's annual general meeting.
Sale of B shares is done via COWI's shareholder portal with Computershare. COWI's shareholder portal can be found here.
Annually, in connection with the opening of the share trading window, current and former employees will receive an email with a link to the shareholder portal.
Shareholders may sell the B shares in the annual share trading window (within 4 weeks after the annual general meeting) and there is no period of commitment before it is possible to sell. However, local variations and/or legal requirements may be applicable in some countries.
If the shareholder's employment with the COWI Group is discontinued, the shareholder is under an obligation to sell back B shares in the first coming sales window (within 4 weeks after the annual general meeting). However, in certain instances former employees may keep the B shares for an additional three-year period. (Learn more by reading Terms for possession of B shares under Read More.
The content of this web site is made available as a service and for information purposes only. While we have attempted to maintain the information as accurate as possible, this general information about the COWI Share Programme does not replace, amend, alter or in any other way modify the terms and conditions set out in the Terms of possession of B shares or similar terms or conditions as individually agreed and accepted by the shareholders as part of the acquisition and/or possession of shares.