GROUP STRUCTURE—The Lindt & Sprüngli Group is globally active, developing, producing, and selling chocolate products in the premium quality segment. The holding company, Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG, with its headquarters in Kilchberg ZH, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The market capitalization based on the 2014 year-end prices is CHF 12.5 billion.

Security and listing numbers of the securities see page 117

The company's group structure is lean. While the Board of Directors handles management, strategy, and supervisory duties at the highest level, the CEO and Group Management are responsible for operational management tasks in which they are assisted by the Extended Group Management.

Board of Directors see page 36 Group Management see page 41

The scope of consolidation of Chocoladefabriken Lindt  & Sprüngli AG includes the subsidiaries listed in notes to the consolidated financial statements. Details about these companies, such as name, domicile, share capital, participation, etc. can be found there as well.

Details of subsidiaries see page 69

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG holds no interests in publicly traded companies.

MAJOR SHAREHOLDERS—As of December 31, 2014, Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG disclosed the following major shareholders which own voting shares of more than 3 %: “Fonds für Pensionsergänzungen (fund for pension supplements) of Chocoladefabriken Lindt  & Sprüngli AG,” “Finanzierungsstiftung für die Vorsorgeeinrichtungen der Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli Aktiengesellschaft”, “Lindt Cocoa Foundation” and “Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation”, all Kilchberg ZH, held as a group a total of 27,643 registered shares or 20.3 % of the share capital and thus 20.3 % of the voting rights of the company. As far as the company knows, there are no tied shareholding agreements between these shareholders.

As of December 31, 2014, the company received no disclosure reports indicating that further shareholders own more than 3 % of the equity capital or voting rights of the company.

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG does not hold cross interests.