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Stock Information

30% of our total capital is publicly traded, while the remainder is held by the general partner E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany (the holding company for the founding family). The number of shares in free float amounts to 129.2 million, while the theoretical number of shares is 434.8 million.

General Share Data

ISIN DE 000 659 9905
WKN 659 990
Type of shares Shares without nominal value, bearer share. One share, one vote.
Authorized capital EUR 168,014,927.60
Authorized shares 129,242,252
Theoretical number of shares* 434,777,878
Market segment Prime Standard
Deutsche Börse Index DAX
Sector Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
Official trading Xetra, Frankfurt (Germany)
OTC (Germany) Regional stock exchanges
First listing date October 20, 1995
Issue price / no. shares issued 39,999,999 shares at DM 54.00 (EUR 27.61)
Share Split 1:2 as of June 30, 2014
Fiscal year end December 31st
Accounting standard IFRS
Paying Agent for Dividend Deutsche Bank AG
Ticker symbol MRK
Bloomberg MRK
Reuters MRCG
Major indices DAX, SXXP, MSER, BE500, SXXE, MSPE, SXDP, MCXP (detailed list)

The Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany established a Sponsored Level I American Depository Receipt (ADR) program on 26 July 2017, which trades over-the-counter (OTC) in the United States.

  • Ticker: MKKGY
  • Currency: USD
  • CUSIP: 589339209
  • Depotbank: Deutsche Bank
  • ADR Ratio: 1 Share : 3 ADRs (until August 11, 2017) 
  • ADR Ratio: 1 Share : 5 ADRs (starting August 14, 2017)
* The calculation of the theoretical number of shares is based on the fact that the general partner's equity is not represented by shares. As the share capital of EUR 168,014,927.60 is divided into 129,242,252 shares, the corresponding calculation for the general partner´s capital of EUR 397,196,314.35 leads to 305,535,626 theoretical shares.

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