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FAQ

This is shown in the Creditor Relations section under BASF bonds.

This is shown in the Creditor Relations section under Credit Ratings.

Generally, private investors can buy bonds through their bank. Denominations differ depending on whether the bond was designed for institutional (e.g., denomination of EUR 100,000) or for both institutional and retail investors (e.g., denomination of EUR 1,000). The denominations are published on our website under Bonds in Detail. For more detailed information please consult your bank.

BASF bonds are directly placed with large institutional investors and banks. Private investors can purchase these bonds subsequently in the secondary market through their bank.

Most of our bonds have denominations of EUR 1,000. Only some have higher denominations such as EUR 100,000. The denominations are published on our website under Bonds in Detail. The price at which investors can buy each bond in the secondary market will depend on a variety of factors (including, but not limited to, the coupon of a bond, its time to maturity, the current interest rate environment, and market perception of the BASF credit). For more detailed information please consult your bank.

The Debt Issuance Program is the legal framework and standard documentation under which BASF can issue bonds in a simplified and timely manner on a regular basis.

The prices for listed bonds are quoted on securities exchanges. Quoted prices can be found, e.g., in the internet on the webpages of relevant securities exchanges, brokers and banks.

The prices of bonds listed on stock exchanges are usually expressed as a percentage of their nominal value. The price is determined by supply and demand and influenced by a variety of factors (including, but not limited to, the coupon of a bond, its time to maturity, the current interest rate environment, and market perception of the BASF credit).

Private investors can sell their BASF bonds through their bank. For more details please contact your bank.

Interest payments related to the BASF bonds you hold will be credited to the reference account of your depositary account with value date of the relevant interest payments dates.

At maturity, the nominal amount of the bond you hold will be credited to the reference account of your depository account along with the final interest payment.

To this date, BASF only accessed the USD-market via Private Placements to qualified institutional investors. Currently, BASF is not considering offering USD-denominated bonds targeted to retail investors.

Like all financial investments, investing in bonds generally offers risks and potential return. For details please refer to the risks section in our Debt Issuance Program or contact your bank.

Generally, BASF bonds are issued either via BASF SE or via its financing subsidiary BASF Finance Europe N.V. in the Netherlands. Bonds issued by BASF Finance Europe N.V. are guaranteed by BASF SE.