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 2016)
|Common shares||Preferred shares|
|Share class||Non-par-value shares|
|Total number of shares||575,745 thousands||39,000 thousands|
|Total number of shares outstanding||575,745 thousands||39,000 thousands|
|Total number of treasury shares||0||0|
|Market capitalisation||€6.8 bn||€0.3 bn|
|Dividend per share 2016||-||€0.13 per share|
|Price at the end of the fiscal year||€11.82||€8.72|
|Share price high||€15.95||€11.61|
|Share price low||€10.17||€7.95|
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 shares||Common shares||Preferred shares|
|Bloomberg: Xetra||RWE GY||RWE3 GY|
|Bloomberg: Frankfurt||RWE GR||RWE3 GR|
|Wertpapier-Kennnummer (WKN) in Deutschland||703712||703714|
|International Securities Identification Number (ISIN)||DE 0007037129||DE 0007037145|
|American Depository Receipt CUSIP Number||74975E303|