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Shareholder structure

Broad base of international shareholders

AkzoNobel, which has a 100 percent free float, has a broad base of international shareholders. An analysis of the shareholder structure carried out in January 2009 showed that at 46.1 percent, the US and Canada make up the largest regional group of institutional investors, followed by investors from the UK and Ireland, with 15.5 percent. Shareholders from the Netherlands hold 12.1 percent of AkzoNobel shares, while a further 11.7 percent are held by institutional investors from the rest of Europe. Around 7 percent of the company’s share capital is held by private investors, most of whom are resident in the Netherlands.

Major shareholders

Capital Research and Management Company and Paulson & Co. notified the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) that they each held more than 5 percent of the issued shares in Akzo Nobel N.V. by December 31, 2008. This information was provided in line with the Netherlands Financial Markets Supervision Act (“Wet op het financieel toezicht”). More information can be found on the website of the AFM under notifications substantial holdings.

The Financial Markets Supervision Act imposes a duty to disclose percentage holdings in the capital and/or voting rights in the company when such holding reaches, exceeds or falls below 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 75 and 95 percent. Such disclosure must be made to the AFM without delay, who then notify the company.

Distribution of shares 2007
At year-end in %

Distribution of shares 2007 (pie chart)

Distribution of shares 2008
At year-end in %

Distribution of shares 2008 (pie chart)
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