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 total volume of BASF SE shares and related financial instruments held by members of the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board accounts 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 Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) and to the company if transactions within the calendar year exceed the threshold of €5,000.
In 2011, a total of 18 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 130 and 5,000 BASF shares. The price per share was between €44.00 and €65.98. The volume of the individual trades was between €8,577.40 and €220,000.00. The disclosed share transactions are published on the website of BASF SE.