AkzoNobel on the capital markets

Proposed dividend of €1.45 per share (on a par with 2013)

Settlement of €825 million bond which matured on January 31, 2014; and €500 million bond issued on November 7, 2014

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 March, a capital markets day was held to introduce the Business Area Executive Committee members, who presented the strategies of their respective businesses.

Share price performance 2014

Our share price increased 3 percent in 2014, 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 2014
AkzoNobel share price in €

Share price performance 2014, AkzoNobel share price in € (line chart)Share price performance 2014, AkzoNobel share price in € (line chart)

Analyst recommendations

At year-end 2014, AkzoNobel was covered by 31 equity brokers and the following analyst recommendations were applicable (see diagram):

Analyst recommendations
in %

Analyst recommendations, in % (pie chart)Analyst recommendations, in % (pie chart)

Listings

AkzoNobel’s common shares are listed on the stock exchange of Euronext Amsterdam. The company 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 3.81 percent at year-end 2014. In 2014, 171 million AkzoNobel shares were traded on Euronext Amsterdam (2013: 206 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

Key share data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

Year-end (share price in €)

 

49.75

 

55.71

 

57.65

Year-high (share price in €)

 

49.75

 

56.08

 

60.77

Year-low (share price in €)

 

35.16

 

42.65

 

47.63

Year-average (share price in €)

 

42.23

 

49.32

 

54.87

Average daily trade (in € millions)

 

39.6

 

39.8

 

36.9

Average daily trade (in millions of shares)

 

0.9

 

0.8

 

0.7

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

 

239.0

 

242.6

 

246.0

Market capitalization at year-end (in € billions)

 

11.9

 

13.5

 

14.1

Net income per share (in €)

 

(8.82)

 

3.00

 

2.23

Dividend per share (in €)

 

1.45

 

1.45

 

1.45

Dividend yield (in %)

 

3.4

 

2.9

 

2.6