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(as of January 31, 2016)
The majority of LANXESS’s stockholders are institutional investors whose strategy is oriented toward growth or value. At January 31, 2016, these investors held around 89% of the stock.
In addition to the stakes held by institutional investors, a holding of around 11% of our shares is in the hands of private investors, including LANXESS employees who collectively own some 1%. Since LANXESS was first listed on the stock market, our private investors have been primarily located in Germany.
An overview of the institutional investors which have issued mandatory notices reporting ownership of at least 3% of LANXESS's outstanding shares is published on our website. All voting rights announcements can be found here:
In 2015, as in the past, many of our institutional investors were based in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. The proportion of our stockholders in the United States increased further and at January 31, 2016, was around 35% (2014: 31%). At the same date, some 17% (2014: 18%) of LANXESS stock were held in the United Kingdom. In Germany, institutional investors represented about 15% (2014: 14%) of our stock. Taking private and institutional investors together, ownership of our shares in Germany increased slightly to around 26% (2014: 25%).
In other regions, LANXESS is represented in France, the Netherlands and Switzerland, in particular. The proportion of institutional investors from the rest of Europe declined year on year to 12% (2014: 18%). For other regions, on the other hand, the figure increased to around 10% (2014: 8%), due especially to growing ownership of our stock by Asian investors.