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Shareholder Base

DSM shares are owned by a growing group of international investors.

Distribution of shares

Under the Dutch Financial Markets Supervision Act shareholdings of 3% or more in any Dutch company must be disclosed to the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). According to the register kept by the AFM the following shareholders had disclosed that they have a direct or indirect (potential) interest between 3% and 10% in DSM’s total share capital on 1 April 2016:

  • ASR Nederland N.V.
  • BlackRock Inc.
  • Capital Research and Management Company and Capital Group International Inc.
  • Delta Lloyd N.V.
  • Rabobank Nederland Participatie B.V.
  • State Street Corporation

Development of the number of ordinary shares 2015

  2015 Issued 2015 Repurchased 2015 Outstanding 2014 Outstanding
balance at 1 January 181,425,000 7,888,185 173,536,815 173,963,412
         
Changes:   
Reissue of shares in connection with exercise of option rights - (1,056,880) 1,056,880 725,210
Repurchase of shares - 2,300,000 (2,300,000) (3,733,055) 
Dividend in the form of ordinary shares - (2,629,332) 2,629,332 2,581,248 
 Other        
         
Balance at 31 December 181,425,000 6,501,973 174,923,027 173,536,815
         
DSM share price on Euronext Amsterdam (€ per ordinary share)    
Highest closing price     55.11 57.97
Lowest closing price     39.62 44.44
At 31 December     46.28 50.64
         
Market capitalization at 31-12-2015
(source Bloomberg)
    € 8,396 € 9,187

Geographical spread of DSM shares 2015 - 2011 (excl. cumprefs A)

In% 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Netherlands 17 20 21 23 23
North America 34 32 26 19 22
United Kingdom 14 12 18 19 19
France 7 8 9 9 7
Germany 5 5 7 8 9
Switzerland 6 7 5 6 5
Asia Pacific 5 4 5 5 6
Other countries 12 12 9 11 9
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%