BASF SE has taken out liability insurance that covers the activities of members of the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board (directors’ and officers’ liability insurance). This policy provides for the level of deductibles for the Board of Executive Directors as prescribed by section 93(2) sentence 3 AktG and for the level of deductibles for the Supervisory Board as recommended in section 3.8(3) of the German Corporate Governance Code (10% of damages up to one-and-a-half times the fixed annual compensation).
No member of the Board of Executive Directors or the Supervisory Board owns shares in BASF SE and related options or other derivatives that account for 1% or more of the share capital. Furthermore, the total volume of BASF SE shares and related financial instruments held by members of the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board accounts for less than 1% of the shares issued by the company.
As legally stipulated by Article 19(1) MAR, all members of the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board as well as certain members of their families are required to disclose the purchase or sale of financial instruments of BASF SE (e.g., shares, bonds, options, forward contracts, swaps) to the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) and to the company if transactions within the calendar year exceed the threshold of €5,000.
In 2018, a total of 28 purchases and one sale by members of the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board and members of their families subject to disclosure were reported as directors’ dealings, involving between 20 and 15,000 BASF shares or BASF ADRs. The price per share was between €65.40 and €96.17. The volume of the individual trades was between €1,709.07 and €981,000.00. The disclosed share transactions are published on BASF SE’s website.