BASF Report 2023

Broad Base of International Shareholders

With over 900,000 shareholders, BASF is one of the largest publicly owned companies with a high free float. An analysis of the shareholder structure carried out at the end of 2023 showed that, at around 18% of share capital, the United States and Canada made up the largest regional group of institutional investors. Institutional investors from Germany accounted for around 4%. Institutional investors from the United Kingdom and Ireland hold 8% of BASF shares, while investors from the rest of Europe hold a further 10% of capital. Approximately 47% of the company’s share capital is held by private investors, nearly all of whom reside in Germany. BASF is therefore one of the DAX companies with the largest percentage of private shareholders.

Shareholder structure

By region, rounded

Shareholder structure (pie chart)

Employees becoming shareholders

In many countries, we offer share purchase programs that turn our employees into BASF shareholders. In 2023, around 26,700 employees (2022: around 27,100) purchased BASF shares worth €68.1 million (2022: €92.8 million).

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