AkzoNobel on the capital markets

Proposed dividend of €1.65 (up 6.5 percent on 2015)

In April, we repaid a £250 million bond (coupon rate 8 percent) and issued a €500 million bond (coupon rate 1.125 percent)

AkzoNobel’s credit rating was upgraded to A- by Standard & Poor’s

A strong case for investment

With well-established global brands and a portfolio of businesses with leadership positions in many markets, we offer a strong case for investment.

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 attended a number of conferences during the year, as well as holding meetings with investors and analysts. These meetings took place at AkzoNobel’s Amsterdam Center and in a number of countries around the world. Our Investor Relations team also attended various conferences across the globe. In addition, CEO Ton Büchner and our Corporate Director of Sustainability, André Veneman, hosted a sustainability update call in May, while members of our sustainability team – along with Investor Relations – attended two SRI conferences during the year.

Listings

AkzoNobel’s common shares are listed on 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 3.31 percent at year-end 2016. During the year, 168 million AkzoNobel shares were traded on Euronext Amsterdam (2015: 174 million). AkzoNobel has a sponsored level 1 ADR program and ADRs can be traded on the OTCQX international platform in the US.

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

 

2014

2015

2016

1

Based on close value.

2

Based on year-end share price.

Year-end (share price in €)

57.65

61.68

59.39

Year-high (share price in €) 1

60.77

74.81

64.74

Year-low (share price in €) 1

47.63

55.65

50.17

Year-average (share price in €)

54.87

64.91

58.83

Average daily trade (in € millions)

36.9

44.1

38.8

Average daily trade (in millions of shares)

0.7

0.7

0.7

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

246

249

252

Market capitalization at year-end (in € billions)

14.1

15.4

15.0

Net income per share (in €)

2.23

3.95

3.85

Dividend per share (in €)

1.45

1.55

1.65

Dividend yield (in %) 2

2.5

2.5

2.8

Analyst recommendations

At year-end 2016, AkzoNobel was covered by 25 equity brokers and the following analyst recommendations were applicable (see diagram).

Analyst recommendations in %

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AkzoNobel in key sustainability indices

AkzoNobel is included in many sustainability indices. See Note 3 of the Sustainability statements.