Notes to the consolidated statement of
(10) Issued capital
All the shares are fully paid in. The ordinary and preferred shares are bearer shares of no par value, each of which represents a nominal proportion of the capital stock amounting to 1 euro. The liquidation proceeds are the same for all shares. The number of ordinary shares issued remained unchanged from the previous year. The number of preferred shares in circulation is also unchanged from the previous year and amounted to 174,482,305 shares at December 31, 2013.
According to Art. 6 (5) of the Articles of Association, the Personally Liable Partner is authorized – with the approval of the Shareholders’ Committee and of the Supervisory Board – to increase the capital of the corporation in one or more installments at any time until April 18, 2015, by as much as 25.6 million euros (25.6 million shares) in total by issuing new non-voting preferred shares to be paid up in cash (authorized capital). All shareholders are essentially assigned pre-emptive rights. However, these may be set aside where necessary in order to grant to holders of bonds with warrants or conversion rights issued by the corporation, or one of the companies dependent upon it, pre-emptive rights to new shares corresponding to those that would accrue to such bondholders following the exercise of their warrant or conversion rights, or if the issue price of the new shares is not significantly below the quoted market price at the time of issue price fixing. Pre-emptive rights may also be set aside where necessary in order to dispose of fractional amounts.
On April 19, 2010, the Annual General Meeting of Henkel AG & Co. KGaAKGaA
Abbreviation for “Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien.” A KGaA is a company with a legal identity (legal entity) in which at least one partner has unlimited liability with respect to the company’s creditors (personally liable partner), while the liability for such debts of the other partners participating in the share-based capital stock is limited to their share capital (limited shareholders).
resolved to authorize the Personally Liable Partner to acquire, by April 18, 2015, ordinary or preferred shares of the corporation representing a nominal proportion of the capital stock of not more than 10 percent. This authorization can be exercised for any legal purpose. To the exclusion of the preemptive rights of existing shareholders, treasury shares may be used for transferring to third parties for the purpose of acquiring companies or investing in companies. Treasury shares may also be sold to third parties against payment in cash, provided that the selling price is not significantly below the quoted market price at the time of share disposal. The shares may likewise be used to satisfy warrants or conversion rights granted by the corporation.
The Personally Liable Partner has also been authorized – with the approval of the Shareholders’ Committee and of the Supervisory Board – to cancel treasury shares without the need for further resolution by the Annual General Meeting. The proportion of capital stock represented by treasury shares issued or sold on the basis of these authorizations must not exceed a total of 10 percent. Also to be taken into account in this restriction are shares used to service bonds with warrants or conversion rights or a conversion obligation, issued by the corporation or one of the companies dependent upon it, where these bonds were or are issued with the preemptive rights of existing shareholders excluded.
Treasury shares held by the corporation at December 31, 2013 amounted to 3,680,570 preferred shares. This represents 0.84 percent of the capital stock and a proportional nominal value of 3.7 million euros.
See also the explanatory notes on the Group management report.