German Securities Identification Number: 675700
Number of Audi shares issued as of December 31, 2012: 43,000,000 ordinary shares.
AUDI AG ordinary shares are traded on the following stock exchanges:
Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt a.M., Hamburg, München, Stuttgart.
99.55 percent of Audi shares are owned by Volkswagen AG; 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 2011 fiscal year was announced at the VW Annual General Meeting held on April 19, 2012, and was set at EUR 3.00.
The compensatory payment for the 2012 fiscal year was announced at the VW Annual General Meeting held on April 25, 2013, and was set at EUR 3.50.
AUDI AG’s ordinary shares are no-par-value shares.
The 2012 fiscal year’s sales growth saw the Audi Group increase its revenue by 10.6 percent to a new all-time high of EUR 48,771 (44,096) million.
In the 2010 fiscal year the Audi Group posted revenue of EUR 35,441 million. In the 2009 fiscal year, sales revenues totaled EUR 29,840 million on account of the difficult economic situation, against EUR 34,196 million in the previous year. In 2007 the Audi Group posted revenue of EUR 33,617 million. Revenue in the 2006 fiscal year reached EUR 31,142 million.
Despite the increasingly difficult economic environment, the Audi Group’s operating profit slightly increased in the past fiscal year and was able to post another new Company record of EUR 5,380 (5,348) million.
Operating profit in the 2010 fiscal year reached EUR 3,340 million. In 2009 and 2008 the operating profit totaled EUR 1,604 and 2,772 million after EUR 2,705 million in the 2007 fiscal year. In 2006 the Audi Group recorded an operating profit of EUR 2,015 million.
The Annual Press Conference takes place on March 12, 2013 at the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt. At the Audi Forum in Neckarsulm the Annual General Meeting will be held on May 16, 2013. At the end of April 2013, the Audi Group publishes its Quarterly Report for the 1st quarter of 2013. Start of August and start of November we will see publication of the Interim Financial Report and Quarterly Report for the 3rd quarter of 2013 respectively.
The Audi badge – the four rings – is the emblem of one of Germany’s oldest car manufacturers. It symbolizes 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 company’s actual roots go back further still. All the way back in 1899, August Horch, who named the company Audi ten years later, built his first car. AUDI AG celebrated “100 Years of Audi” in 2009.
The Audi Group has its headquarters in Ingolstadt. In addition to Technical Development, Sales and Administration, this location is home to the bulk of manufacturing operations. The Audi A3 and A3 Sportback models, the A4 car line, the A5 Sportback and the A5 Coupé, RS 5 Coupé and Q5 models are built in Ingolstadt. Bodies for the A3 Cabriolet and for the TT car line are also made at the Group’s main location.
The Neckarsulm plant is where the A4 Sedan, the A5 and RS 5 Cabriolet models, the A6 car line, the A7 Sportback and the A8 luxury sedan are manufactured. Neckarsulm is also home to quattro GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of AUDI AG. In addition to attractive high-performance vehicles such as the RS models, quattro GmbH builds the R8 line of supercars at its bespoke manufacturing operations there. The Company also offers an exclusive customization program and high-grade lifestyle articles that embody the spirit of the brand with the four rings.
AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft., Győr (Hungary), develops and manufactures engines for AUDI AG, for other Volkswagen Group companies and for third parties. The Coupé and Roadster versions of the Audi TT as well as the A3 Cabriolet are also built there in partnership with the Ingolstadt plant. The early part of 2012 also saw the Hungarian company celebrate the topping-out ceremony for the new auto plant, where a further model of the A3 car line will be built from 2013. Since its founding in 1993, that company has grown to become one of Hungary’s largest exporters and highest-revenue enterprises.
AUDI BRUSSELS S.A./N.V. in Brussels (Belgium) specializes in being the sole plant to build the A1 and A1 Sportback.
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., based in the northern Italian town of Sant’Agata Bolognese, manufactures the exclusive Gallardo and Aventador supercar models. The 12-cylinder engines for the Aventador are also built there by Lamborghini.
The Q7 and Q3 SUV models are made at the VW Group manufacturing locations in Bratislava (Slovakia) and Martorell (Spain) respectively.
The joint venture FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company, Ltd., Changchun (China), produces long-wheelbase versions of the A4 Sedan and A6 Sedan, as well as the Q5, to supply the local market.
In Aurangabad (India), the A4 Sedan, A6 Sedan, Q5 and Q7 models are built for the local market at the VW Group plant.
Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. manufactures motorcycles of the Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, Streetfighter and Superbike models in Bologna (Italy). This company also builds Diavel and Monster motorcycles at a plant in Amphur Pluakdaeng (Thailand).
The Audi Group substantially increased car production in fiscal 2012 to 1,469,205 (1,302,981) vehicles, on the back of a positive trend in demand.
In 2010 the Audi Group produced 1,150,018 vehicles worldwide – having built 932,260 vehicles in the previous year. Production in the 2008 fiscal year totaled 1,029,041 units after 980,880 units in 2007 and 926,180 cars in 2006.
The Audi Group employed an average of 67,231 (62,806) people in fiscal 2012.
The Audi Group employed 59,513 people on average over the year in 2010. The previous year’s figure was 58,011. The average workforce in 2008 totaled 57,822, in 2007 it was 53,347 and in 2006 it was 52,297 on average.