Note 11 Significant shareholders

Investor AB, Sweden, held 199,965,142 and 186,580,142 ABB Ltd shares as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. These holdings represent 8.6 percent and 8.1 percent of ABB Ltd’s total share capital and voting rights as registered in the Commercial Register on December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

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. These holdings correspond to 3.0 percent of ABB Ltd’s total share capital and voting rights as registered in the Commercial Register on December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

To the best of the Company’s knowledge, no other shareholder holds 3 percent or more of the total share capital and voting rights on December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.