Questions and Answers
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 40 (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)
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.