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 (2015: over 50 percent).
Blue Elephant Holding GmbH (Pöcking, Germany) once again had no voting-share changes to report in 2016. That means it still holds over 10 percent (2015: over 10 percent) of Wacker Chemie AG.
Based on the shareholder analysis of our free float (Dec. 31, 2016), the number of shareholders in the USA decreased during the year. In December 2015, the level of US-held shares was 47 percent. A year later, it was 29 percent. Share ownership in Germany rose to 31 percent (2015: 22 percent). Our strongest increase in shareholders was in UK (from 7 percent to 15 percent). Share ownership in Canada declined to 5 percent (2015: 8 percent) and in Switzerland to 3 percent (2015: 4 percent). Other European share ownership increased from 11 percent to 17 percent.