61.82 percent of our ordinary shares (as of April 4, 2022) are held by members of the Henkel family share-pooling agreement. In addition, Henkel holds 3,290,703 ordinary shares (as of September 30, 2023) as treasury stock; this corresponds to around 1.27 percent of the ordinary shares and around 0.75 percent of the total capital stock. Compared to the ordinary shares, our preferred shares are the significantly more liquid class of Henkel stock. Apart from the 15,340,779 treasury shares (as of September 30, 2023) – corresponding to around 8.61 percent of the preferred shares and around 3.50 percent of total capital stock – they are entirely in free float. A large majority is owned by institutional investors whose portfolios are usually broadly distributed internationally.
Information on the share buyback program Henkel completed on March 31, 2023 is available here.