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Ordinary shares Koninklijke DSM N.V.

Royal DSM N.V. is a company limited by shares listed on the Euronext Stock Exchange in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

In addition to this official listing of ordinary shares of Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Royal DSM), options on ordinary DSM shares are traded on the European Option Exchange in Amsterdam, the Netherlands ("Euronext.liffe").

American Depositary Receipts (ADR)

In the USA, a sponsored unlisted American Depositary Receipts (ADR) programme is offered by Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas (Cusip 780249108), where four ADR's represent the value of one ordinary DSM share.

OTCQX International Premier

As of 6 August 2013 DSM began trading on OTCQX International Premier, a segment of the OTCQX marketplace reserved for world-leading companies that are listed on a qualified international exchange, undergo management reviews and provide their home country disclosure to U.S. investors. Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s American Depositary Receipt (ADR) is listed on OTCQX International Premier under the ticker RDSMY.

Share structure

As set out in its Articles of Association, Royal DSM has two types of shares; the ordinary shares listed on the Euronext Stock Exchange and two classes of Cumulative Preference shares, series A (Cumprefs A) and B (Cumprefs B). At this time Cumulative Preference shares series B are not issued.

  • issued as at 31 December 2018: 181,425,000 shares.
  • outstanding as at 31 December 2018: 175,650,575 shares.
  • total outstanding as at 31 December 2018: 219,690,575 shares (Ordinary & Cumprefs).
  • nominal value of €1.50 per share.
  • no certificates on these shares are issued, the voting rights are not limited.
  • listed on the stock market at NYSE Euronext stock exchange in Amsterdam.

As at 31 December 2018 44.04 million cumulative preference shares A (Cumprefs A) are in issue and placed with three Dutch institutional investors. Cumprefs A's are not listed on any stock market.

The Cumprefs A have the same voting rights as ordinary shares, as their nominal value of €1.50 per share is equal to the nominal value of the ordinary shares. Transfer of the Cumprefs A requires the approval of the Managing Board, unless the shareholder is obliged to transfer his shares to a previous shareholder by virtue of the law.

DSM paid a dividend of €0.17 per share for 2018, identical to the dividend on the cumprefs A for 2016 and 2017. This is based on the dividend yield of the ordinary shares, being about 2.74% for 2018. The Managing Board in consultation with the Supervisory Board decided to use their discretionary option to increase this percentage by about 52 bps to 3.26%. While the proposed dividend for the ordinary shareholders will increase by about 25% versus 2017, the Managing Board felt it appropriate to keep the dividend on the cumprefs A equal to 2017.

  • are not issued nor outstanding at this time.
  • by virtue of DSM's Articles of Association, 375,000,000 cumulative preference shares B can be issued.
  • the DSM Preference Shares Foundation has the right to acquire such preference shares (call option) to a maximum corresponding to 100% of the capital issued in any form other than preference shares B, less one.
  • the DSM Preference Shares Foundation is independent in accordance with the requirement laid down in Appendix X to the Listing and Issuing Rules of Euronext.

Shareholder base

Under the Dutch Financial Markets Supervision Act, shareholdings of 3% or more in any Dutch company must be disclosed to the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

According to the register kept by the AFM the following shareholders disclosed that they have a direct or indirect (potential) interest between 3% and 10% in DSM’s total share capital on 31 December 2018:

  • ASR Nederland N.V.
  • BlackRock Inc.
  • Capital Research and Management Company and Capital Group International Inc.
  • NN Group N.V.
  • Rabobank Nederland Participatie B.V.

Development of the number of ordinary shares in 2018

  2018 2017
  Issued Repurchased Outstanding Outstanding
Balance at 1 January 2018 181,425,000 6,781,525 174,643,475 175,001,666
Changes:        
Reissue of shares in connection with share-based payment plans - -2,090,107 2,090,107 2,238,144
Repurchase of shares - 2,700,000 -2,700,000 -4,500,000
Dividend in the form of ordinary shares - -1,616,993 1,616,993 1,903,665
Balance at 31 December 2018 181,425,000 5,774,425 175,650,575 174,643,475

Share price on Euronext Amsterdam (€ per ordinary share) in 2018

  2018 2017
Highest closing price 92.98 81.66
Lowest closing price 69.98 57.20
At 31 December 2018 71.44 79.67
Market capitalization at 31 December 2018* 12,691 14,454

* source Bloomberg

Geographical spread of ordinary shares 2013 - 2018

in % (excluding cumprefs A) 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Netherlands 14 15 16 17 20 21
North America 38 37 39 34 32 26
United Kingdom 16 18 17 14 12 18
France 11 9 7 7 8 9
Germany 5 5 4 5 5 7
Switzerland 4 4 5 6 7 5
Asia Pacific 5 4 4 5 4 5
Other 7 8 8 12 12 9
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100

Investor contacts

Our Investor Relations team are based in Heerlen, the Netherlands. The team provides key facts and figures, as well as shareholder information, to current and potential shareholders of DSM and to analysts. To that effect Investor Relations plans, prepares and organizes the written and oral communications with (potential) shareholders and financial analysts, deals with the stock exchange authorities and maintains the necessary databases, websites and brochures. 

Dave Huizing
Vice President Investor Relations
+31 45 578 2864

Anna Morello
Investor Relations Manager
+31 45 578 2282

Marc Silvertand
Investor Relations Manager
+31 45 578 2348

Daniel Uribe
Investor Relations Analyst
+31 45 578 2864

Sandra Segers
Personal Assistant
+31 45 578 2864

Petra Volk
Support Officer
+31 45 578 2511

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