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Mar. 10, 2011
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Shareholders’ rights

At the Annual Meeting, shareholders perform their rights of co-administration and supervision. Each BASF SE share represents one vote. Following the conversion of BASF shares to registered shares, which was approved at the Annual Meeting on April 29, 2010 and completed in August 2010, those BASF shareholders who are listed in the share register are entitled to vote. There are no registration restrictions and there is no limit to the number of shares that can be registered to one shareholder. Shareholders may exercise their voting rights at the Annual Meeting either personally, through a representative of their choice or through a company-appointed proxy authorized by the shareholders to vote according to their instructions. There are neither voting caps to limit the number of votes a shareholder may cast nor special voting rights. BASF has fully implemented the principle of “one share, one vote.” All shareholders entered in the share register are entitled to participate in the Annual Meeting, to have their say concerning any resolution and to demand information about company issues to the extent that it serves to help make an informed judgment about the resolution under discussion. Half of the members of the Supervisory Board are elected at the Annual Meeting where, above all, the formal discharge of the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board is decided on as well as the distribution of profits, capital measures, the authorization of share buybacks and changes to the statutes.

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