Frequently Asked Questions
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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 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.