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BASF has more than 800,000 shareholders. Referring to the Securities Trade Act §§ 33, 34 and 38, BASF has two major shareholders: BlackRock Inc. (5.72%, 06/30/2022), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (5.12%, 06/29/2022).

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As of 03/31/2022 the total number of BASF shares was 905.201.004.

With over 800,000 shareholders, BASF is one of the largest publicly owned companies with a high free float. An analysis of the shareholder structure carried out at the end of 2021 showed that, at around 19% of share capital, the United States and Canada made up the largest regional group of institutional investors. Institutional investors from Germany accounted for around 9%. Institutional investors from the United Kingdom and Ireland hold 6% of BASF shares, while investors from the rest of Europe hold a further 13% of capital. Approximately 39% of the company’s share capital is held by private investors, nearly all of whom reside in Germany. BASF is therefore one of the DAX companies with the largest percentage of private shareholders.

Shareholders’ Structure

Security Code Numbers  
Germany BASF11
United States (CUSIP number) 055262505 
ISIN International Securities Identification Number DE000BASF111
  Ticker symbols
Deutsche Börse BAS
Pink Sheets / OTCQX BASFY (ADR)
Bloomberg (Xetra trading) BAS GY
Reuters (Xetra trading) BASFn.DE

Fiscal year

Dividend per share

Stockholders' resolution

Payment date

2021 3.40 04/29/2022 05/04/2022
2020 3.30 04/29/2021 05/04/2021
2019 3.30 06/18/2020 06/23/2020
2018 3.20 05/03/2018 05/08/2019
2017 3.10 05/04/2018 05/09/2018
2016 3.00 05/12/2017 05/17/2017
2015 2.90 04/29/2016 05/02/2016
2014 2.80 04/30/2015 05/04/2015

2013

2.70

05/02/2014

05/05/2014

2012

2.60

04/26/2013

04/29/2013

2011

2.50

04/27/2012

04/30/2012

2010

2.20

05/06/2011

05/09/2011

2009

1.70

04/29/2010

04/30/2010

2008

1.95

04/30/2009

05/04/2009

The next dividend will be paid out on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

On January 4, 2022, the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE has resolved on a share buyback program with a volume of up to €3.0 billion. Under this program, BASF SE intends to acquire its own shares in the period from January 11, 2022 to December 31, 2023.

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BASF shares are included in a number of internationally important indices with the following weightings*: DAX 40: 4.0%, MSCI World Chemicals: 4.6%, EURO STOXX 50: 1.8%.

* Weighting as of December 31, 2021

On our website under "BASF Share" you can find current information on the share price as well as a download section.

Last Update June 30, 2022