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The Atlas Copco shares are listed at the exchange NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Large cap.

Trading and market capitalization

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 29% of the total trading of the A share (38% of the B share) in 2016. Other markets, so called Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTF), e.g. BATS Chi-X, Turquoise and Burgundy accounted for some 42% (37% of the B share), and the remaining 29% (25% of the B share) were traded outside public markets, for example through over-the-counter trading.

The market capitalization at year end 2016 was MSEK 329 940 (251 140) and the company represented 5.4% (4.4) of the total market value of Nasdaq Stockholm. Atlas Copco was the fifth (sixth) most traded name in 2016 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 2016, there were 8 185 945 ADRs outstanding, of which 6 865 312 represented A shares and 1 320 633 B shares.

Symbols and tickers


The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of SEK 6.80 (6.30) per share be paid for the 2016 fiscal year. The dividend is proposed to be paid in two equal installments. If approved, the annual dividend growth for the five-year period 2011–2016 will equal 6.3%. 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 dividend is subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting 2017.

Distribution of shares

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Per share data

x) Proposed by the Board of Directors

Share issues 1973-2017

[1] Pertains to 1987/1993 convertible debenture loan - [2] In connection with the acquisition of The Robbins Company - [3] 610 392 352 shares net of shares held by Atlas Copco - [4] 1 213 493 751 shares net of shares held by Atlas Copco - [5] 1 217 444 513 shares net of shares held by Atlas Copco.


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