The Swiss National Bank is constituted as a special statute joint-stock company. The rights of the shareholders are embodied in the National Bank Act(PDF); company law is applied merely complementarily (art. 2 NBA).
The share capital of the Swiss National Bank amounts to CHF 25 million. It is divided into 100,000 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 250 each. The shares are fully paid up (art. 25 para.1 NBA).
A dividend not exceeding 6% of the share capital is paid from the net profit (art. 31 para. 1 NBA).