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Shareholder Base

DSM shares owned by 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 31 December 2017:

  • 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 2017

  2017
Issued
2017
Re-
purchased
2017
Out-
standing
2016
Out-
standing
Balance at 1 January 181,425,000 6,423,334 175,001,666 174,923,027
Changes:
       
Reissue of shares in connection with exercise of option rights - (2,238,144) 2,238,144 3,243,102
Repurchase of shares - 4,500,000 (4,500,000) (5,200,000)
Dividend in the form of ordinary shares - (1,903,665) 1,903,665 2,035,537
Balance at 31 December 181,425,000 6,781,525 174,643,475 175,001,666

DSM share price on Euronext Amsterdam (€ per ordinary share) 

  2017 2016
Highest closing price 81.66 64.18
Lowest closing price 57.2 41.4
At 31 December 79.67 56.96
Market capitalization at 31 December
(source Bloomberg)
14,454 10,334

Geographical spread of DSM shares 2012 - 2017 (excl. cumprefs A)

In % 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Netherlands 15 16 17 20 21 23
North America 37 39 34 32 26 19
United Kingdom 18 17 14 12 18 19
France 9 7 7 8 9 9
Germany 5 4 5 5 7 8
Switzerland 4 5 6 7 5 6
Asia Pacific 4 4 5 4 5 5
Other countries 8 8 12 12 9 11
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%