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6 Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share (EPS) are calculated on the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the reporting period, excluding the average number of shares purchased by the Group and held as treasury shares.

Diluted earnings per share include shares contingently issuable under equity compensation plans calculated on the basis of the expected fulfilment of predefined conditions. For further information on the equity compensation plans please refer to note 23 Employee Benefits.

In CHF million (if not noted otherwise)
    2021   2020
         
Basic earnings per share
Net result attributable to equity holders of Swiss Life Holding   1 247   1 046
Weighted average number of shares outstanding   31 131 512   31 823 922
Basic earnings per share for the net result attributable to equity holders of Swiss Life Holding (in CHF)   40.05   32.87
         
Diluted earnings per share
Net result attributable to equity holders of Swiss Life Holding   1 247   1 046
Result used to determine diluted earnings per share   1 247   1 046
         
Weighted average number of shares outstanding   31 131 512   31 823 922
Adjustments (number of shares)        
Equity compensation plans   89 528   89 290
Weighted average number of shares outstanding for diluted earnings per share   31 221 040   31 913 212
Diluted earnings per share for the net result attributable to equity holders of Swiss Life Holding (in CHF)   39.93   32.78