Wacker Chemie AG’s largest shareholder is still Dr. Alexander Wacker Familiengesellschaft mbH, Munich. It holds over 50 percent of the voting shares in Wacker Chemie AG (2014: over 50 percent).
Blue Elephant Holding GmbH (Pöcking, Germany) once again had no voting-share changes to report in 2013. That means it still holds over 10 percent (20124: over 10 percent) of Wacker Chemie AG.
Based on our shareholder analysis1 (Dec. 31, 2015), the number of shareholders in the USA increased further during the year. In December 2014, the level of US-held shares was 35 percent. A year later, it was 47 percent. Thus, our strongest increase in shareholders was in the USA. Share ownership in Germany rose to 22 percent (2014: 18 percent). Share ownership in Canada declined to 8 percent (2014: 11 percent), in the UK to 7 percent (2014: 13 percent), and in Switzerland to 4 percent (2014: 5 percent). Other European share ownership also declined from 19 percent to 11 percent.