WACKER Communicates Closely with Capital Markets

Organic growth and investment in attractive markets of the future remain key elements of our corporate strategy. This strategic focus is reinforced through continual and open communication with institutional and private investors and with analysts. We explained our business strategy, key financial indicators and future outlook in this context throughout 2012. On many occasions, Executive Board members attended in person to answer questions from capital-market participants. There were 17 roadshows with a total of 28 roadshow days in Germany, Europe and the USA. We also held about 480 meetings both in person and via telephone, as well as some 21 group discussions and two investor group tours at the Burghausen site, and we participated in various international conferences. WACKER gave presentations at the following events, for example:

  • HSBC Small- and Midcap SRI Conference in Frankfurt
  • Jefferies 2012 Global Clean Technology Conference in New York
  • Nomura Global Chemical Industry Leaders Conference in Rome
  • UBS Global Clean Energy and Utilities Conference in London
  • Commerzbank Sustainability Conference in Frankfurt
  • Intersolar: Solar Trade Fair in Munich
  • Barclays: Utilities and Renewables Conference 2012 in London
  • MainFirst Chemicals One-on-One Forum in Frankfurt
  • Macquarie Chemicals Conference in Frankfurt
  • Macquarie’s 5th Alternative Energy Conference in London
  • Morgan Stanley Global Chemicals Conference in Boston
  • 2nd HSBC Zurich Conference in Zurich
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch: European Chemicals Conference in London
  • UBS Munich Senior Investor Day in Munich

On September 11, 2012, WACKER held its Capital Markets Day in Dresden. More than 30 analysts and investors from a total of 30 banks and investment firms attended and were able to gain an up-to-date overview of WACKER and the Group’s strategies, technologies, products and innovations. After the conference, participants also had an opportunity to visit the Nünchritz site. Taking center stage were the polysilicon production facilities completed at the start of Q2 2012, and the cartridge-filling station of the WACKER SILICONES division.

Wacker Chemie AG maintained its dialogue with private investors during the past year, presenting the Group and its markets at various events. For example, we attended the shareholder forums organized by the DSW (German association of small investors) in Düsseldorf, Nuremberg and Bonn. We were also at events organized by banks for their private-shareholder clients.