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.

(as of end of 2017)
  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 €9.7 bn €0.6 bn 
Dividend per share 2017 €1.50 per share €1.50 per share
Price at the end of the fiscal year €17.00 €14.33
Share price high €23.14 €17.46 
Share price low €11.80 €8.87
Paying Agent Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft

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.

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 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. Under RWE´s programme, one ADR represents one common share.

Ticker symbols of RWE shares  Common shares Preferred shares 
Reuters: Xetra RWEG.DE RWEG_p.DE
Reuters: Frankfurt RWEG.F RWEG_p.F
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  

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