Pro-active capital market communication

Henkel is covered by numerous financial analysts, primarily in the UK, Germany and the USA. Over 35 equity and debt analysts regularly publish reports and commentaries on the performance of the company.

Henkel places great importance on meaningful dialogue with both investors and analysts. In 2011, institutional investors and financial analysts were afforded the opportunity to talk directly with our top management in more than 25 capital market conferences and road shows held in Europe and North America.

The two highlights of the year were our Analyst and Investor Conference held in Düsseldorf on February 24, 2011, and our Investor Day for the Cosmetics/Toiletries business sector, which took place on May 17, 2011. At this latter conference the Cosmetics/Toiletries management team presented the strategy and new developments of the business sector to some 50 investors and analysts from around the world. Outside such events, we conducted numerous telephone conferences and one-on-one meetings.

Retail investors are able to receive all relevant information through telephone enquiry or via the Investor Relations website at www.henkel.com/ir. This also serves as the portal for the live broadcast of telephone and analyst conferences, and the part-transmission of the Annual General Meeting. The AGM offers all shareholders the possibility of obtaining extensive information directly from Henkel’s management.

The quality of our capital market communication was again evaluated in 2011 by various independent rankings. Our Investor Relations team garnered a number of top positions in various comparisons with European corporations in the Home & Personal Care category, as well as with other DAXAbbreviation for Deutscher Aktienindex, the German share index. The DAX lists the stocks and shares of Germany’s 30 largest listed corporations. Henkel’s preferred shares are quoted on the DAX. DAX is a registered trademark of Deutsche Börse AG, the German stock exchange company.
companies – including second place in the Household Products & Personal Care sector in the ThomsonExtel Pan-European Awards ranking. And in the Institutional Investor ranking, Henkel was voted by financial analysts as having the best Investor Relations Team in the European Household & Personal Care Products sector. Following a study by the research institute “Media Tenor,” Henkel took first place for the best media image of all DAXAbbreviation for Deutscher Aktienindex, the German share index. The DAX lists the stocks and shares of Germany’s 30 largest listed corporations. Henkel’s preferred shares are quoted on the DAX. DAX is a registered trademark of Deutsche Börse AG, the German stock exchange company.
30 corporations in 2011.

The quality of our reporting of our non-financial performance indicators (environmental, social and governance [ESG] issues) was once again acknowledged by financial market participants. In the study “Entrepreneurial Responsibility in the Age of Transparency” carried out by the auditing and business consultancy company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the Henkel Sustainability Report received the best overall score of 95 percent. The UK agency Two Tomorrows placed Henkel in the second highest investment category (AA) in recognition of our transparent reporting. In a sustainability ratingAssessment of the creditworthiness of a company as published by rating agencies.
published in March 2011 by the German business weekly “WirtschaftsWoche” in tandem with “Börse Online,” Henkel was voted sector leader and best German company out of a total of around 3,000 entities analyzed. And as a participant in the Carbon Disclosure Project Germany, Henkel was once again listed in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.

You will find a financial calendar with all our earnings release and announcement dates here.