After the IPO in 1986, the shares of Peter and Max Datwyler had been reduced to around 50% of the capital and almost 80% of the votes. They contributed this ownership interest in the group without compensation to Pema Holding AG, which they founded (PeMa = Peter and Max). Today, the Board of Directors of Datwyler Holding AG controls these assets and the associated voting rights on a fiduciary basis and without economic entitlement. It does this through Datwyler Führungs AG, which was also founded by the Datwyler brothers in 1990.
The directors of Datwyler Holding AG are also directors of Pema Holding AG and own the share capital of Datwyler Führungs AG of CHF 0.1 million in equal parts. A shareholder agreement ensures that board members who step down pass on their shares of Datwyler Führungs AG to their successors at nominal value and without financial gain. The members of the Board of Directors are also not entitled to dividend payments from Datwyler Holding AG. These remain in Pema Holding AG and may be reinvested in Datwyler Holding AG.