Based on our latest shareholder analysis (December 31, 2010), the number of American investors continued to fall. The level of US-held shares dropped from 29 percent in December 2009 to just 24 percent in December 2010. In Switzerland, too, shareholder numbers declined slightly – from about 9 percent in 2009 to around 7 percent in 2010. By contrast, German shareholders now account for about 22 percent (2009: 19 percent) and UK investors for 25 percent (2009: 20 percent). Share ownership in Canada and Europe (excluding Germany, Switzerland and the UK) remained largely unchanged.
Wacker Chemie AG’s largest shareholder is still Dr. Alexander Wacker Familiengesellschaft mbH, Munich. It holds over 50 percent of the voting shares in Wacker Chemie AG (2009: over 50 percent).
In 2010, Blue Elephant Holding GmbH (Pöcking, Germany) once again did not have any voting-share changes to report, which means it still holds over 10 percent (2009: over 10 percent) of Wacker Chemie AG.