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Fresenius share

The Fresenius share continued its impressive development in 2013. The closing price for the Fresenius share on December 31, 2013 was €111.60. This represents a gain of 28% over the closing price for 2012.

In a comparison over three years, the Fresenius share outperformed its benchmark DAX by 40%. While the DAX rose by 38% over this period, the Fresenius share gained 78%.

The market capitalization of Fresenius was €20.1 billion as of December 31, 2013, an increase of 29% compared to the previous year. The average daily trading volume in Fresenius shares on Xetra decreased by 12% to 423,064 compared to the previous year (2012: 482,030). DAX trading volume decreased by 29% in the same time period.

In the U.S., Fresenius has a Sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. In this program eight Fresenius ADRs correspond to one Fresenius share. They are traded under the symbol FSNUY in the U.S. on the over-thecounter (OTC) market. In December 2013, Fresenius ADRs were admitted to the OTCQX International Premier market segment.


The total number of outstanding ordinary shares of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA was 179,694,829 by the end of 2013 (December 31, 2012: 178,188,260). The increase is due to the exercise of stock options under the 2003 and 2008 stock option plans over the course of 2013. Further information on the stock option plans can be found in the Notes.

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