International shareholder structure

The ownership structure of our preferred shares – the significantly more liquid class of stock – shows a free float of 100 percent. A large majority of these shares are owned by institutional investors with globally distributed shareholdings.

According to notices of disclosure received by the company, members of the Henkel family own a majority of the ordinary shares amounting to 53.21 percent. We have received no further notices of disclosure from other shareholders indicating a shareholding in excess of 3 percent of the voting shares (notifiable ownership).

In the period up to 2007, Henkel repurchased around 7.5 million preferred shares to fund the Stock Incentive Plan operated for our senior executive personnel. As of December 31, 2011, this treasury stock amounted to 3.8 million preferred shares.