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Ownership structure

The majority of LANXESS’s stockholders are institutional investors whose strategy is oriented toward growth or value. At December 31, 2012, these investors held around 89 percent of the stock, which was unchanged from the previous year.

In 2012, some of our institutional investors again issued mandatory notices in which they reported ownership of at least 3 percent of LANXESS’s outstanding shares. They included international investors such as BlackRock, Norges and Fidelity. A summary of all previous voting rights announcements can be found in the “Investor Relations” section of our website under the Shares menu item.

In addition to the stakes held by institutional investors, an unchanged holding of around 11 percent of our shares is in the hands of private investors and LANXESS employees, who collectively own some 1 percent. These investors are primarily located in Germany.

The United States, United Kingdom and Germany remain the top countries in the regional breakdown of LANXESS’s institutional investors. With a share of about 29 percent last year (2011: roughly 36 percent), the United States has held the lead since LANXESS’s initial listing. The share held by our stockholders in Germany stood at around 24 percent as of December 31, 2012 (2011: roughly 27 percent). Investors in the United Kingdom held around 19 percent of our stock (2011: around 17 percent). Institutional investors in other regions, especially other European countries, increased their share to 28 percent (2011: roughly 20 percent). Here, LANXESS is represented in the portfolios of institutional investors in Denmark, Norway and France, in particular.

Stockholder Profile as of December 31, 2012
Chart: Stockholder Profile as of December 31, 2012
Geographical Breakdown as of December 31, 20121)
Chart: Geographical Breakdown as of December 31, 2012

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