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.
99.14 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 around 99 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 revenues continuously over recent years. In the 2007 financial year sales revenues totalled EUR 33,617 million, against EUR 31,142 million in the previous year. This followed on from EUR 26,591 million in 2005, EUR 24,506 million in 2004 and EUR 23,406 million in 2003.
The trend in pre-tax profits achieved by the Audi Group over recent years has also been impressive. In 2007, pre-tax profit rose by a substantial 49.8 percent to EUR 2,915 million, against EUR 1,946 million in the previous year. The figure for 2005 had been EUR 1,310 million, in 2004, EUR 1,143 million and in 2003, EUR 1,101 million.
The Annual Press Conference will take place on March 11, 2008 in the Customer Centre at the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt. The Annual General Meeting will be held on May 7, 2008, likewise in the Customer Centre at the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt. In April the Audi Group will be publishing its interim report for first quarter 2008. July and October 2008 will see publication of the half-year and third-quarter interims 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 and A3 Sportback, the A4 Saloon and Avant, the A5 Coupé, and the S3 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 Coupé and Roadster and for the A3 Cabriolet.
The second German location in Neckarsulm manufactures the A4 Saloon, the A6 Saloon and Avant, the allroad quattro, the S6 Saloon and Avant and the A8, as well as the high-performance derivatives A8 W12, S8 and the models R8 and
RS 6 Avant.
The site in Brussels, Belgium, which has been part of the Audi manufacturing network since March 2007, is currently producing the A3 Sportback.
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, Gallardo Superleggera, Murciélago LP640 Coupé and Murciélago LP640 Roadster sports cars, as well as the Reventón.
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In 2007 the Audi Group produced 980,880 vehicles worldwide – another record figure, following on from the 926,180 units produced in the previous year. 2005 production totalled 811,522 units, in 2004 the figure was 784,972 units and in 2003, 761,582 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.