Broad International Shareholder Base

Shareholder Structure

RWE AG‘s capital stock is divided into 614,745,499 non-par value voting bearer common shares. According to estimates, at the end of 2018 approximately 86% of the RWE shares were held by institutional investors, while the remaining shares were held by employee shareholders (1%) and other private investors (13%). Institutional investors from Germany owned 25% of RWE (previous year: 29%). In other countries on the European continent, this investor group held 15% (previous year: 14%) of RWE’s subscribed capital. In North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, it accounted for a combined 43% (previous year: 40%).

RWE AG’s single-largest shareholder is KEB Holding, which is backed by the City of Dortmund, followed by the US asset management company BlackRock. Based on their latest voting right notifications, the two companies held 6% and 5% of the subscribed capital, respectively. Third place is occupied by the City of Essen, with 3%. The free float of our common shares considered by Deutsche Börse in terms of index weighting was 94% at year-end.


Shareholder structure of RWE AG (as of end 2018)


Information about the calculation of the free float can be found in the Guide to the Equity Indices of Deutsche Börse (as of August 2018)

Shareholders with > 3 percent of the voting rights

Under the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz), holders of voting rights of a domestic issuer must notify that issuer and simultaneously the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) of the level of their holding whenever it reaches, exceeds or falls below specified thresholds. These thresholds are 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50 and 75 percent of the issuer’s voting rights.