No member of the Board of Executive Directors or the Supervisory Board owns shares in BASF SE and related options or other derivatives that account for 1% or more of the share capital. Furthermore, the entire holdings by members of the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board account for less than 1% of the shares issued by the company.
Share dealings of the Board of Executive Directors and Supervisory Board (notifiable transactions under Section 15a of German Securities Trading Act)In accordance with Section 15a of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz), all members of the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board, as well as certain of their relatives, are required to disclose the purchase or sale of BASF shares and other related rights to the German Financial Services Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) and to the company if transactions within the calendar year exceed the threshold of €5,000.
In 2008, there were a total of 37 reportable purchase transactions notified by the members of the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board and their relatives obliged to report. The transactions involved between 50 and 20,000 BASF shares, with a share price between €21.00 (after stock split) and €97.31 (before stock split). The volume of the individual trades was between €4,520.50 and €514,970.73.
All transactions reported in 2008 are published on the Internet at