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(as of December 31, 2016)
The majority of LANXESS’s stockholders are institutional investors whose strategy is oriented toward growth or value. As of December 31, 2016, these investors held around 90 % of the stock.
The remaining share of around 10% of LANXESS stock is owned by private investors, including our employees, who hold around 1 %. Since LANXESS was first listed on the stock exchange, most of our private investors have been located in Germany.
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:
In 2016, as in the past, many of our institutional investors were based in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. The proportion of our stockholders in the United States decreased slightly and as of December 31, 2016, was around 32 % (2015: 35 %). As of the same date, some 16 % (2015: 17 %) of LANXESS stock was held in the United Kingdom. Institutional investors from Germany represented about 17% (2015: 15 %) of our stock. Taking private and institutional investors together, ownership of our shares in Germany increased slightly to around 28 % (2015: 26 %).
In other regions, LANXESS is represented in Norway, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland, in particular. The proportion of institutional investors from the rest of Europe increased slightly year on year to around 15% (2015: 12 %). Meanwhile, the proportion in the other regions decreased slightly to around 9 % (2015: 10 %).