The RWE share

An overview of the RWE share

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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.

575.7 million ordinary shares and 39 million preference shares

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.

  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
Paying Agent Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft

(as of end of 2018)

In item 7 on the Agenda of the Ordinary General Meeting on 3 May 2019, the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board propose the conversion of non-voting preferred shares to voting common shares while abolishing the preferred dividend. More information can be found here.

Traded on German stock exchanges and in the US

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.
RWE stock is represented in the USA via American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).

Ticker symbols of RWE shares  Common share Preferred share 
Reuters: Xetra RWEG.DE RWEG_p.DE
Reuters: Frankfurt Stock Exchange RWEG.F RWEG_p.F
Bloomberg: Xetra RWE GY RWE3 GY
Bloomberg: Frankfurt Stock Exchange RWE GR RWE3 GR 
National Securities Identification Number in Germany (WKN)  703712 703714
International Securities Identification Number (ISIN)   DE 0007037129 DE 0007037145

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

Symbol RWEOY
CUSIP 74975E303
Currency USD
Ratio 1:1
Exchange OTC
Depositary Bank The Bank of New York Mellon

More information and news are provided on the BNY Mellon ADR website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact details BNY Mellon Shareowner Services

Phone +1 201 680-6255 (outside from the US)
1-888-269-2377 (within the US)

Contact details RWE Investor Relations

Phone +49 201 5179-3112

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