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The Atlas Copco shares are listed at the exchange NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Large cap.
The Atlas Copco share was listed in Stockholm on September 3, 1920.
The shares outstanding are divided into class A and class B shares. The difference is in voting power. An A-share represents one vote at the Annual General meeting, while a B-share represents 1/10 of a vote. A class A and a class B share have exactly the same right to Atlas Copco’s capital, and get the same dividends.
The Atlas Copco shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, which represented 36% of the total trading of the A share (47% of the B share) in 2017. Other markets, so called Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTF), e.g. CBOE and Turquoise accounted for some 37% (32% of the B share), and the remaining 27% (21% of the B share) were traded outside public markets, for example through over-the-counter trading.
The market capitalization at year end 2017 was MSEK 420 076 (329 940) and the company represented 6.3% (5.4) of the total market value of Nasdaq Stockholm. Atlas Copco was the second (fifth) most traded name in 2017 by total turnover.
A program for American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) was established in the United States in 1990. One ADR corresponds to one share. The depositary bank is Citibank N.A. At year end 2017, there were 16 705 547 ADRs outstanding, of which 15 327 588 represented A shares and 1 377 959 B shares.
The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of SEK 7.00 (6.80) per share be paid for the 2017 fiscal year. Due to the proposed split of the company, the dividend for 2017 is proposed to be paid in one installment. The intention is to return to two installments in the coming years. If approved, the annual dividend growth for the five-year period 2013–2017 will equal 4.9%. During the same period, the dividend has averaged 60% of basic earnings per share. The ambition is to distribute about 50% of earnings as dividends to shareholders.
The Board also proposes a mandatory share redemption procedure, whereby every share is split into one ordinary share and one redemption share. The redemption share is then automatically redeemed at SEK 8.00 per share.
The dividend and the redemption is subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting April 24, 2018.
Go to the page Share repurchases for the distribution of Atlas Copco shares, including shares held by the company.
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| Pertains to 1987/1993 convertible debenture loan -  In connection with the acquisition of The Robbins Company -  610 392 352 shares net of shares held by Atlas Copco -  1 213 493 751 shares net of shares held by Atlas Copco -  1 217 444 513 shares net of shares held by Atlas Copco.|