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Stock markets gripped by the financial and economic crisis

In 2008, BASF’s shares were also caught up in the downward trend on the stock markets and closed the year at a price of €27.73 per share, 45.3% lower than at the end of 2007.

Assuming that dividends were reinvested, a holding in BASF shares declined by 42.9% in value in 2008. The global industry indices, DJ Chemicals and MSCI World Chemicals, also declined by 41.9% and 44.2%, respectively. Over the same period, the DAX 30 and DJ EURO STOXX 50, the key German and European indices, lost 40.4% and 42.4%, respectively.

Change in value of an investment in BASF shares 2008 (with dividends reinvested, indexed)

The assets of an investor who invested €1,000 in BASF shares at the end of 1998 and reinvested the dividends in additional BASF shares would have increased to €2,395 by the end of 2008. This average annual return of 9.1% places BASF shares substantially above the corresponding returns for the EURO STOXX 50 (minus 1.0%) and DAX 30 (minus 0.4%) and MSCI World Chemicals at 3.2%.

Long-term performance of BASF shares compared with indices
(average annual performance with dividends reinvested)

Long-term performance of BASF shares compared with indices (line chart)
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Percentage of BASF shares in important indices
as of December 31, 2008

 

 

%

DAX 30

5.8

DJ STOXX 50

1.3

DJ EURO STOXX 50

2.0

DJ Chemicals

7.1

MSCI World Index

0.2

S&P Global 100

0.6

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Further information

 

Securities code numbers

 

Germany

515100

Great Britain

0083142

Switzerland

323600

USA (CUSIP-Number)

055262505

ISIN International Stock Identification Number

DE0005151005

 

 

International ticker symbol

 

Deutsche Börse

BAS

London Stock Exchange

BFA

Swiss Exchange

AN

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