Note 10 Significant shareholders

Investor AB, Sweden, held 232,165,142 and 199,965,142 ABB Ltd shares as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. This corresponds to 10.03 percent and 8.6 percent of ABB Ltd’s total share capital and voting rights as registered in the Commercial Register on December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Pursuant to its disclosure notice, Cevian Capital II GP Limited, Channel Islands, announced that, as per July 24, 2015, on behalf of its general partners it held 119,377,120 ABB Ltd shares. This corresponds to 5.2 percent of ABB Ltd’s total share capital and voting rights as registered in the commercial register on December 31, 2015.

Pursuant to its disclosure notice, BlackRock, Inc., USA, disclosed that, as per July 25, 2011, it, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, held 69,702,100 ABB Ltd shares. This corresponds to 3.0 percent of total ABB Ltd’s share capital and voting rights as registered in the Commercial Register on December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

To the best of the Company’s knowledge, no other shareholder holds 3 percent or more of ABB Ltd’s total share capital and voting rights on December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.