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.
History of RWE shares
Company’s capital stock consists of 676.2 million common shares
After a capital measure in August 2020, RWE’s statutory capital stock amounts to to € 1.731 million. The capital stock consists of 676,220,048 non-par value voting bearer common shares.
|Share class||Non-par-value shares|
|Total number of shares||676,220,048|
|Total number of shares outstanding||676,220,048|
|Total number of treasury shares||0|
|Paying Agent||Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft|
(as of August 2020)
Traded on German stock exchanges and in the US
|Ticker symbols of RWE shares||Common share|
|Reuters: Frankfurt Stock Exchange||RWEG.F|
|Bloomberg: Xetra||RWE GY|
|Bloomberg: Frankfurt Stock Exchange||RWE GR|
|National Securities Identification Number in Germany (WKN)||703712|
|International Securities Identification Number (ISIN)||DE 0007037129|
ADRs are issued by US depository banks
ADRs are share certificates issued by US depositary banks, representing a certain number of a foreign company‘s deposited shares. RWE is represented in the USA in what is known as a Level 1 ADR Programme.
ADR Programme at a Glance
|Depositary Bank||The Bank of New York Mellon|