AkzoNobel on the capital markets

Proposed dividend of €1.45 per share (on a par with 2012)

Settlement of $500 million bond which matured at the end of 2013

Close dialog with the capital markets

We attach great value to maintaining an open dialog with the financial community in order to promote transparency. Management gave presentations at a number of industry conferences during the year, as well as holding meetings with investors and analysts. In February, a strategy update was issued to reinforce the vision of leading market positions delivering leading performance.

Share price performance

Our share price increased 12 percent in 2013, underperforming both the DJ Stoxx Chemicals and AEX indices. The share price performance relative to these indices for a one-year period is shown in the following graph.

Share price performance 2013
AkzoNobel share price in €

Share price performance 2013, AkzoNobel share price in € (line chart)

Analyst recommendations

At year-end 2013, AkzoNobel was covered by 29 equity brokers and the following analyst recommendations were applicable (see diagram):

Analyst recommendations in % (pie chart)

Key share data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

1

As restated.

Year-end (share price in €)

 

37.36

 

49.75

 

55.71

Year-high (share price in €)

 

53.74

 

49.75

 

56.08

Year-low (share price in €)

 

29.25

 

35.16

 

42.65

Year-average (share price in €)

 

42.2

 

42.23

 

49.32

Average daily trade (in € millions)

 

47.5

 

39.6

 

39.8

Average daily trade (in millions of shares)

 

1.1

 

0.9

 

0.8

Number of shares outstanding at year-end (in millions)

 

234.7

 

239.0

 

242.6

Market capitalization at year-end (in € billions)

 

8.8

 

11.9

 

13.5

Net income per share (in €)

 

2.04

 

(8.82)*

 

3.00

Dividend per share (in €)

 

1.45

 

1.45

 

1.45

Dividend yield (in %)

 

3.4

 

3.4

 

2.9

Listings

AkzoNobel’s common shares are listed on the stock exchange of Euronext Amsterdam. AkzoNobel is included in the AEX Index, which consists of the top 25 listed companies in the Netherlands, ranked on the basis of their turnover in the stock market and free float. The AkzoNobel weight in the AEX index was 4.43 percent at year-end 2013. In 2013, 206 million AkzoNobel shares were traded on Euronext Amsterdam (2012: 241 million). AkzoNobel has a sponsored level 1 ADR program and ADRs can be traded on the international OTCQX platform in the US. The 3:1 ratio (ADR:ORD) became effective from January 2, 2012 onwards.

See the table below for stock codes and ticker symbols:

Euronext ticker symbol

 

AKZA

ISIN common share

 

NL0000009132

OTC ticker symbol

 

AKZOY

ISIN ADR

 

US0101993055

Sedol code

 

5458314

AkzoNobel in key sustainability indices

For the eighth year in a row, AkzoNobel was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). In 2013, we retained the number one ranking in the newly named Materials industry group. We were also once again represented in the Carbon Disclosure Project, with an improved rating for transparency of reporting and performance. The Carbon Disclosure Project represents more than 500 institutional investors, with over $60 trillion in assets under management.

In addition we qualified for the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI Benelux) during 2013, and became the leader in the Sustainalytics chemicals industry ranking.