RWE shares: More than 100 years of experience at our shareholders' service

History of RWE shares

The RWE Group emerged from Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk Aktiengesellschaft, Essen, which was founded in 1898. After the first municipalities had taken up shares in the young company in 1905, they represented the majority of the company´s shareholders for a long time. In 1922, the share was quoted on the Berlin Stock Exchange for the first time. But it was not before the change in the par value of the common share from DM 50 in 1968 to DM 5 in 1995 that RWE was increasingly tapping new investor circles.

After a capital measure in December 2013, RWE’s statutory capital stock amounts to € 1.574 million. It is divided into 575.7 million common shares and 39 million preferred shares. Our common and preferred shares are no-par-value bearer share certificates.

RWE shares details

(as of end of 2017)

 Common sharesPreferred shares
Share classNon-par-value shares
Total number of shares575,745 thousands39,000 thousands
Total number of shares outstanding575,745 thousands39,000 thousands
Total number of treasury shares0
Market capitalisation€9.7 bn€0.6 bn
Dividend per share 2017€1.50 per share1€1.50 per share1
Price at the end of the fiscal year€17.00€14.33
Share price high€23.14€17.46
Share price low€11.80€8.87

1 Dividend proposal for RWE AG‘s 2017 fiscal year, subject to the passing of a resolution by the 26 April 2018 Annual General Meeting.

RWE is traded on stock markets in Germany and the USA.

In Germany, RWE shares are traded on the Frankfurt am Main and Düsseldorf Stock Exchanges as well as via the electronic platform Xetra. They can also be obtained over the counter in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich and Stuttgart.

Outside Germany, RWE stock is represented in the USA via American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) in what is known as a Level 1 ADR Programme. ADRs are share certificates issued by US depositary banks, representing a certain number of a foreign company‘s deposited shares. Under RWE´s programme, one ADR represents one common share.


Ticker symbols of RWE sharesCommon sharesPreferred shares
Reuters: XetraRWEG.DERWEG_p.DE
Reuters: FrankfurtRWEG.FRWEG_p.F
Bloomberg: XetraRWE GYRWE3 GY
Bloomberg: FrankfurtRWE GRRWE3 GR
Wertpapier-Kennnummer (WKN) in Deutschland703712703714
International Securities Identification Number (ISIN)DE 0007037129DE 0007037145
American Depository Receipt CUSIP Number74975E303