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Ownership Structure

(as of December 31, 2017)

Stockholder Profile



The majority of LANXESS’s stockholders are institutional investors whose strategy is oriented toward growth or value. As of December 31, 2017, these investors increased slightly as a proportion
of the shareholders to around 92% (previous year: 90%). In our shareholder structure, there is no major family ownership exceeding 3% in shares.


The remaining share of around 8% of LANXESS stock is owned by private investors.

An overview of the institutional investors which have issued mandatory notices reporting ownership of at least 3% of LANXESS's outstanding shares is published on our website. All voting rights announcements can be found here:

Voting Rights Announcements

Geographical Breakdown 



In 2017, as in the past, many of our institutional investors were based in the U.S., Germany and Great Britain. The proportion of U.S. shareholders recently rose to about 39% (previous year: 32%). As of the reporting date, some 22% (previous year: 28%) of LANXESS stock was held in Germany, while institutional investors from Great Britain continued to account for around 16%.
The proportion of institutional investors from the rest of Europe fell slightly year-on-year to around 13% (previous year: 15%). In contrast, the proportion in the other regions increased to
around 11% (previous year: 9%).


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