Continental shares are listed on three German stock exchanges (Frankfurt, Hanover / Hamburg & Stuttgart). They are, moreover, also traded under a sponsored ADR program in the OTC market in the United States.
Continental has been listed as a public limited company/stock corporation since its founding in 1871 (admission date: October 1, 1871). (It was founded under the name Caoutchouc- und Gutta-Percha Compagnie). Continental was a founding member of the German Stock Index (DAX) in 1988. Its share was listed in the German Stock Index until 1996. After a re-organization that year, the share was relisted in the MDAX. Since 2003 the share is back in the German Stock Index (DAX). On December 22, 2008 Continental is to leave the leading German stock index and move down to the MDAX (mid-cap index). Exclusion from the top-30 stock market index took place on the basis of the fast-exit rule, according to which Continental is unable to fulfill the market capitalization requirement for the DAX index. In September 2012, we succeeded in being promoted back to the DAX again – on the basis of free float of just 40%.
Continental issues only bearer shares
Its German Security Code (WKN) is 543 900. Its ISIN Code is DE 0005439004.
Shares of Continental AG can be acquired through your bank.
At the moment Continental AG does not hold treasury stock.
Please click here to view the dividends paid out over the last years.
This chart shows the share price performance over the last years.
The shareholder structure is to be found here.
Continental AG has adhered to the principles of IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) since 2005. From 1998 to 2004 the consolidated financial statements were drawn up in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Prior to that Continental AG adhered to the principles set forth in HGB.
The term Corporate Governance stands for responsible corporate management and control geared to long-term value creation. Efficient cooperation between the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board, respect for shareholder interests, and open and transparent corporate communications are key aspects of good corporate governance. For more information about Corporate Governance please click here.