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Swiss National Bank

Bank Name In LocalSchweizerische Nationalbank  
'Banque Nationale Suisse'  
'Banca Nazionale Svizzera'  
'Banca Naziunala Svizra'  
Image 1SNB-Logo-positiv-blau.svg
Image Title 1Logo
Image 2Schweizerische Nationalbank Bern.jpg
Image Title 2Headquarters
HeadquartersBern and Zurich
PresidentPhilipp M. Hildebrand
Leader TitleChairman
Bank OfSwitzerland
CurrencySwiss Franc
Currency IsoCHF

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The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is the central bank of Switzerland. It is responsible for Swiss monetary policy and for issuing Swiss franc banknotes.

The names of the institution in the four official languages of the country are: ; ; ; .

The SNB is an Aktiengesellschaft under special regulations. About 55% of its shares are owned by public institutions like cantons and cantonal banks. The remaining shares are traded on the stock market. They are mostly owned by private individuals.

The Swiss National Bank has 2 head offices, one is in Bern and the other one in Zurich.

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