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Broad International Shareholder Base

Shareholder Structure

Based on our latest survey, at the end of 2020, an estimated 87 % of the total of 676.2 million RWE shares were held by institutional investors and 13 % were owned by individuals (including employees). Institutional investors from Germany owned 24 % of RWE. This investor group accounted for 12 % of RWE’s subscribed capital in other countries in Continental Europe and 19 % in the United Kingdom. In the USA and Canada, its share was a combined 24 %. At the end of the year, RWE AG’s single-largest shareholder was the US asset management company BlackRock, which owned 7 % of our subscribed capital.

The free float of our shares considered by Deutsche Börse in terms of index weighting was 100 % when this report went to print. Normally, shares held by investors accounting for at least a cumulative 5 % of the capital stock are not included in the free float. However, a higher threshold of 25 % applies to asset management companies like BlackRock.

Shareholder structure of RWE AG (as of the end of 2020)

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Information about the calculation of the free float can be found in the Guide to the Equity Indices of Deutsche Börse (as of September 2019)

Shareholders with > 3 percent of the voting rights

Under the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz), holders of voting rights of a domestic issuer must notify that issuer and simultaneously the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) of the level of their holding whenever it reaches, exceeds or falls below specified thresholds. These thresholds are 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50 and 75 percent of the issuer’s voting rights.