Henkel represented in all major indices
Henkel shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, predominantly on the Xetra electronic trading platform. Henkel is also listed on all regional stock exchanges in Germany. In the USA, investors are able to invest in Henkel preferred and ordinary shares by way of stock ownership certificates obtained through the Sponsored Level I ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program. The number of ADRs outstanding for ordinary and preferred shares at the end of the year was about 3.7 million (2012: 3.5 million).
The international importance of Henkel preferred shares derives not least from their inclusion in many leading indices that serve as important indicators for capital markets, and benchmarks for fund managers. Particularly noteworthy in this respect are the MSCI World, the Dow Jones Euro Stoxx, and the FTSE World Europe indices. Henkel’s inclusion in the Dow Jones Titans 30 Personal & Household Goods Index makes it one of the 30 most important corporations in the personal and household goods sector worldwide. As a DAX stock, Henkel is one of the 30 most important exchange-listed companies in Germany.
Once again our advances and achievements in sustainable management earned recognition from external experts in 2013. Henkel’s standing was confirmed in a variety of national and international sustainability ratings and indices. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI World and DJSI Europe) listed Henkel for the seventh consecutive time as industry leader in the “household products” sector. Henkel has been represented every year since 2001 in the ethics index FTSE4Good, and in the “Stoxx Global ESG Leaders” index family since its launch by Deutsche Börse in 2011. Our membership in the Ethibel Pioneer Investment Register was confirmed and we were also included in three new indices published by Euronext and Vigeo. As one of only 50 companies worldwide, Henkel was also confirmed once again in 2013 as a member of the Global Challenges Index.
At year-end 2013, the market capitalizationmarket capitalization
Market value of a company calculated from the number of shares issued multiplied by their list price as quoted on the stock exchange.
of the preferred shares included in the DAX index was 15.0 billion euros, putting Henkel in 18th place among DAX companies (2012: 20th place). In terms of trading volume, Henkel ranked 26th (2012: 23rd). Our DAX weighting rose to 1.83 percent (2012: 1.63 percent).