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Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions – regarding Capital Market and Siemens shares.
The shares of Siemens AG are included in most share indicators; for example:
- DAX 30 (German stock index)
- EURO STOXX 50
- STOXX Europe 50
- S&P Global 100
- STOXX Global 1800
- STOXX Europe 600 Industrial Goods & Services
- Dow Jones Sustainability Index
- DivDAX (15 strongest DAX 30 companies by dividend yields)
The last tranche of the Stock Option Plan 2001 expired in November 2010. Since then, Siemens AG has had no active stock option plan in place and it has had no outstanding options.
The Company grants stock awards to members of the Managing Board, members of the senior management and other eligible employees. Stock awards are subject to a restriction period of about four years and entitle the beneficiary to Siemens shares without payment of consideration following the restriction period. Stock awards are tied to performance criteria. The target attainment for the performance criteria ranges between 0% and 200%.
Please refer to the Annual Report 2016, Note 25 to the Consolidated Financial Statements, for further information on share-based payment awards at Siemens, including stock awards.
Siemens conducted two share splits in the recent past: in 1996 and 2001.
In 1996 one Siemens share was exchanged for ten new Siemens shares.
During the second share split in 2001 two Siemens shares were exchanged for three new Siemens shares. The share split was decided on the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on February 22, 2001 and on April 30, 2001, each shareholder received an extra share for every two shares he or she already held.
Dividend distributions made by Siemens are subject to a current withholding tax of 25%. Moreover, a solidarity surcharge of 5.5% on the withholding tax is levied, resulting in a total withholding tax rate from dividends of 26.375%. For many Non-German Holders, the withholding tax rate is currently reduced under applicable income tax treaties.