The following table sets forth information on December 31, 2015 with respect to the beneficial ownership and voting rights of Aperam shares by each person who is known to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% Aperam's issued share capital and the number of treasury shares.
|Shares||% of issued shares||% of voting rights|
|Number of issued shares||78,049,730|
|Number of issued shares less treasury shares||77,590,196|
|Significant shareholder (1)||31,866,913||40.83%||41.07%|
|Other public shareholders||45,723,283||58.58%||58.93%|
(1) The term "Significant shareholder" means the trust (HSBC Trust (C.I.) Limited, as trustee) of which Mr Lakshmi N. Mittal, Mrs Usha Mittal and their children are the beneficiaries, holding Aperam shares through the following two companies: Nuavam Investments Sàrl and Lumen Investments Sàrl.
With reference to the law and grand ducal regulation of 11 January 2008 on transparency requirements for issuers of securities, the shareholding notifications for crossing the threshold of 5% voting rights are made available below:
Share buy-back authorization
A general meeting of the Company held on January 21, 2011 adopted a resolution (which became effective upon the effectiveness under Luxembourg law of the spin-off of ArcelorMittal’s stainless and specialty steels assets into the Company) whereby the general meeting authorizes the Company to acquire and to own Company shares, including through off-market and over-the-counter transactions, and through derivative financial instruments on any of the stock exchanges on which the Company is listed, for a period of five years or until the date of its renewal by a resolution of the general meeting of shareholders if such renewal date is prior to the expiration of the five-year period, provided that (a) the maximum number of own shares the Company may hold at any time directly or indirectly may not exceed 10% of its issued share capital and may not have the effect of reducing the Company’s net assets (“actif net”) below the amount mentioned in the relevant provisions of the Luxembourg law on commercial companies of August 10, 1915, as amended (Article 72-1), and (b) the purchase price per share to be paid may not represent more than 105% of the trading price of the Company shares on the stock exchanges where the Company is listed, and may also not be less than one euro cent. For off-market transactions, the maximum purchase price will be 105% of the Company share price on Euronext. The reference price will be deemed to be the average of the final listing prices per share on the relevant stock exchange during 30 consecutive days on which the relevant stock exchange is open for trading preceding the three trading days prior to the date of purchase. The total amount allocated for the Company’s share repurchase program may not in any event exceed the amount of the Company’s then available equity.