Regional distribution of share ownership
Deutsche Bank shares continue to be almost entirely in free float. Around 99 % of the bank’s shareholders in 2014 were retail investors. At the end of 2014, retail investors held 20 % (2013: 21 %) of the share capital, while institutional investors held 80 % of the subscribed capital of € 3,530,939,215.36.
Since the capital increase in June 2014, Deutsche Bank has two large shareholders whose holdings are above the statutory reporting threshold of 3 %. The strategic anchor investor, Paramount Services Holdings Ltd., holds a share ratio of 5.83 %. BlackRock Inc., New York, holds a share ratio of 6.62 %.
Overall, the number of shareholders increased in 2014 to 599,320 (2013: 566,979). This general development relates only partially to the capital increase in July. By the end of May, the number of shareholders had already risen to 571,226. According to the share register, the regional distribution of share capital ownership shifted over the course of the year in favor of Germany. At the end of 2014, 57 % of the share capital was held in Germany (2013: 50 %) while the share held in the European Union excluding Germany decreased to 21 % (2013: 26 %). At the same time the ratio of share capital held in the USA declined to 13 % (2013: 15 %), while the percentage held in the rest of the world remained broadly stable at 10 %. The regional distribution of share ownership is based on share custody locations, which are not necessarily the shareholders’ places of residence.