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2021 key figures at a glance

Decarbonisation and sustainability are key components of our corporate strategy - with a clear objective: we aim to be climate-neutral by 2040.

RWE Group – key figures1 2021 2020 +/-
Power generation GWh 160,773 141,2042 19,569
External revenue (excluding natural gas tax/electricity tax) € million 24,526 13,688 10,838
Adjusted EBITDA € million 3,650 3,286 364
Adjusted EBIT € million 2,185 1,823 362
Income from continuing operations before tax € million 1,522 1,265 257
Net income / income attributable to RWE AG shareholders € million 721 1,051 -330
Adjusted net income € million 1,569 1,257 312
Cash flows from operating activities of continuing operations € million 7,274 4,125 3,149
Capital expenditure € million 3,769 3,358 411
– Property, plant and equipment and intangible assets € million 3,689 2,285 1,404
– Financial assets € million 80 1,073 -993
Proportion of taxonomy-eligible investments3 % 88
Free cash flow € million 4,562 1,132 3,430
Number of shares outstanding (annual average) thousands 676,220 637,286 38,934
Earnings per share 1.07 1.65 -0.58
Adjusted net income per share 2.32 1.97 0.35
Dividend per share 0.904 0.85 0.05

31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2020 +/-
Net assets (+) / net debt (-) € million 360 -4,432 4,792
Workforce5 18,246 19,498 -1,252
1  Some prior-year figures restated due to a change in the recognition of tax benefits to subsidise renewables in the USA (see page 47).
2 Adjusted figure, as power purchases from generation assets in which RWE does not own the majority, but which we have long-term usage rights to, are no longer considered.
3 Taxonomy-eligible economic activity is activity which is subject to criteria under the EU Taxonomy Regulation – irrespective of whether the criteria are met (see page 34 et seq.).
4 Dividend proposal for fiscal 2021, subject to the passing of a resolution by the 28 April 2022 Annual General Meeting.
5 Converted to full-time positions.
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Energy mix in real time, current load, individual unit output: when you look at the ins and outs of daily electricity production, it is not as indicative as looking at the bare figures. To make reliable information on electricity generation of the Group accessible to the general public, RWE has been on the transparency offensive since 2007 to make this available digitally and free of charge for every user – on its own initiative.

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