German Securities Identification Number: 675700
Number of Audi shares issued as of 31 December 2007: 43,000,000 ordinary shares.
AUDI AG ordinary shares are traded on the following stock exchanges:
Frankfurt/M., Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Berlin-Bremen, Munich and Stuttgart.
99.55 percent of Audi shares are owned by Volkswagen AG; about 0.45 percent are in free float.
There is a control and profit transfer agreement between AUDI AG and Volkswagen AG, which controls 99.55 percent of the share capital of AUDI AG, the terms of which govern the level of the compensatory payment to the outside shareholders. Under this arrangement, the latter receive the amount that is paid as a dividend on one Volkswagen ordinary share for the same financial year.
The compensatory payment for the 2007 financial year was announced at the VW Annual General Meeting held on April 24, 2008, and was set at EUR 1.80.
The compensatory payment for the 2006 financial year was EUR 1.25. The compensatory payment per share for the 2005 financial year was EUR 1.15, while in both 2004 and 2003 AUDI AG had allocated its shareholders a compensatory payment of EUR 1.05.
AUDI AG’s ordinary shares are no-par-value shares.
The Audi Group has increased its sales revenue continuously over recent years. In the 2008 fiscal year, sales revenue totaled EUR 34,196 million, against EUR 33,617 million in the previous year. In 2006 the Audi Group posted revenue of EUR 31,142 million. Revenue in the 2005 fiscal year reached EUR 26,591 after EUR 24,506 million in 2004.
The trend in pre-tax profits achieved by the Audi Group over recent years has also been impressive. In 2008, pre-tax profit rose by a substantial 9.0 percent to EUR 3,177 million, against EUR 2,915 million in the previous year. The figure for 2006 had been EUR 1,946 million, in 2005, EUR 1,310 million and in 2004, EUR 1,143 million.
The Annual Press Conference will take place on March 10, 2009 in the Customer Center at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt. The Annual General Meeting will be held on May 13, 2009 in the Customer Center at the Audi Forum Neckarsulm. At the end of April, the Audi Group will be publishing its Quarterly Report for the 1st quarter of 2009. July and the end of October 2009 will see publication of the Interim Financial Report and Quarterly Report for the 3rd quarter 2009 respectively.
The Audi badge – the four rings – is the emblem of one of Germany’s oldest car manufacturers. It symbolises the merger in 1932 of what until then had been four independent vehicle manufacturers: Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer. They are the origin of the present day AUDI AG.
The Group’s head office is located in Ingolstadt. Ingolstadt is also the base for manufacture of the A3, A3 Sportback, the A4 Sedan and Avant, the A5 Coupé, and the S3, S3 Sportback, S4 Sedan, S4 Avant, A4 allroad quattro and S5 Coupé sports models. In 2008 it will also be starting production of the new Audi Q5. As well as that, the Ingolstadt plant also builds the body shells for the TT series and for the A3 Cabriolet.
The second German location in Neckarsulm manufactures the A4 Sedan, A5 Cabriolet, the A6 Sedan and Avant, the allroad quattro, S5 Cabriolet, the S6 Sedan and Avant and the A8, as well as the high-performance derivatives A8 W12, S8 and the models R8 and RS 6 Avant.
AUDI BRUSSELS S.A./N.V. (Brussels, Belgium), which has been part of the Audi manufacturing network since March 2007, currently builds the Audi A3 and, on behalf of Volkswagen AG, the VW Polo.
In Győr, Hungary, AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. develops and manufactures engines for AUDI AG, for other companies of the Volkswagen Group, and for third parties. It is also building the Audi TT Coupé and Roadster models and the new A3 Cabriolet in conjunction with the Ingolstadt plant.
The FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company, Ltd., in which AUDI AG has a 10 percent holding, manufactures CKD versions of the A4 and A6 for the Chinese market.
In Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. manufactures the Gallardo LP 560-4, Gallardo Spyder, Murciélago LP 640 Coupé and Murciélago LP 640 Roadster sports cars, as well as the Reventón.
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In 2008 the Audi Group produced 1,029,041 vehicles worldwide – another record figure, following on from the 980,880 units produced in the previous year. Production in the 2006 fiscal year totaled 926,180 units after 811,522 cars in 2005. 2004 production totalled 784,972 units.
The Audi Group employed 53,347 people on average over the year in 2007. The previous year’s figure was 52,297. The average workforce in 2005 totalled 52,412, in 2004 it was 53,144 and in 2003, 52,689.