With the successful listing of WISeKey International Holding AG (WIHN) the first company joins the Swiss stock exchange in 2016.
The B shares of WISeKey International Holding AG („WISeKey“) were listed today under the “International Reporting Standard” on SIX Swiss Exchange and traded for the first time. The opening price was CHF 12.00. Based on this price, the market capitalization of the listed class B shares amounts to CHF 176 Mio.
The issued share capital of WISeKey comprises of 40,021,988 class A shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.01 as well as 14,668,392 class B shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.05. The A shares were not listed. A public offering of the company’s securities has not taken place.
WISeKey is a leading information cybersecurity and identity based digital information security company, and a global growth partner of the World Economic Forum, providing specialized technologies for data protection, effective identification and authentication of people and objects to ensure secured communications and transactions without compromising trust. WISeKey’s cybersecurity platform and identity-based data security solutions secure people and objects of international organizations, governments, enterprises, and financial institutions spanning 102 countries. Established in 1999 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, WISeKey has facilitated and enabled the use of secure digital identities in everyday life as well as enhancing trust, privacy and inclusion. WISeKey presides over physical infrastructures, mobile networks and the Web to ensure secure communications, exclusive relationships, protected identities and authenticated transactions – all without compromising trust and privacy.