No member of the Board of Executive Directors or the Supervisory Board owns shares in BASF SE and related options or other derivatives that account for 1% or more of the share capital. Furthermore, the entire holdings of BASF SE shares or related financial instruments by members of the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board account for less than 1% of the shares issued by the company.
Share dealings of the Board of Executive Directors and Supervisory Board (Directors’ Dealings under Section 15a of German Securities Trading Act)
In accordance with Section 15a of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz), all members of the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board, as well as certain members of their families, are required to disclose the purchase or sale of BASF shares and other related rights to the German Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) and to the company if transactions within the calendar year exceed the threshold of €5,000.
In 2009, a total of three purchases subject to disclosure as Directors’ Dealings by members of the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board and members of their families subject to disclosure were reported, involving between 150 and 230 BASF shares. The price per share was between €28.28 and CHF 44.65. The volume of the individual transactions was between €4,242.00 and CHF 20,092.50.