German Securities Identification Number: 675700
Number of Audi shares issued as of December 31, 2011: 43,000,000 ordinary shares.
AUDI AG ordinary shares are traded on the following stock exchanges:
Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt a.M., Hamburg, München, Stuttgart.
99.55 percent of Audi shares are owned by Volkswagen AG; 0.45 percent are in free float.
There is a control and profit transfer agreement between AUDI AG and Volkswagen AG, which controls 99.55 percent of the share capital of AUDI AG, the terms of which govern the level of the compensatory payment to the outside shareholders. Under this arrangement, the latter receive the amount that is paid as a dividend on one Volkswagen ordinary share for the same financial year.
The compensatory payment for the 2010 financial year was announced at the VW Annual General Meeting held on May 3, 2011, and was set at EUR 2.20.
AUDI AG’s ordinary shares are no-par-value shares.
The Audi Group increased its revenue by 24.4 percent to EUR 44,096 (35,441) million in fiscal 2011 – the highest level in the Company’s history, which now goes back over a century.
In the 2009 fiscal year, sales revenues totaled EUR 29,840 million on account of the difficult economic situation, against EUR 34,196 million in the previous year. In 2007 the Audi Group posted revenue of EUR 33,617 million. Revenue in the 2006 fiscal year reached EUR 31,142 million.
The Audi Group was able to post an operating profit for 2011 of EUR 5,348 (3,340) million.
In 2009 and 2008 the operating profit totaled EUR 1,604 and 2,772 million after EUR 2,705 million in the 2007 fiscal year. In 2006 the Audi Group recorded an operating profit of EUR 2,015 million.
The Annual Press Conference takes place on March 1, 2012 in the Customer Center at the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt. In the Customer Center at the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt the Annual General Meeting will be held on May 10, 2012. At the start of May 2012, the Audi Group publishes its Quarterly Report for the 1st quarter of 2012. End of July and end of October will see publication of the Interim Financial Report and Quarterly Report for the 3rd quarter of 2012 respectively.
The Audi badge – the four rings – is the emblem of one of Germany’s oldest car manufacturers. It symbolizes the merger in 1932 of what until then had been four independent vehicle manufacturers: Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer. They are the origin of the present day AUDI AG. The company’s actual roots go back further still. All the way back in 1899, August Horch, who named the company Audi ten years later, built his first car. AUDI AG celebrated “100 Years of Audi” in 2009.
The headquarters of the Audi Group are located in Ingolstadt, where Technical Development, Sales and Administration as well as most vehicle manufacturing operations are based. The Audi A3 and A3 Sportback models, the A4 car line, the A5 Sportback and the A5 Coupé, RS 5 Coupé and Q5 models are built there. In addition, the Company makes bodies for the A3 Cabriolet, the RS 3 Sportback and the TT car line in Ingolstadt.
The Neckarsulm plant is where the A4 Sedan and A5 Cabriolet models, the A6 car line, the A7 Sportback and the A8 luxury sedan are manufactured. The head offices of quattro GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of AUDI AG, are also located there. In addition to building high-performance vehicles such as the Audi Q7 V12 TDI and its bespoke manufacturing of the R8 models, quattro GmbH offers an extensive customization program for all Audi vehicles, along with exclusive lifestyle articles that embody the spirit of the brand with the four rings.
AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft., Győr (Hungary), develops and builds engines for the Audi brand, for other Volkswagen Group companies and for third parties. Models of the TT car line are also manufactured at the Hungarian plant jointly with Ingolstadt, and the A3 Cabriolet and RS 3 Sportback are assembled there. Since its founding, this company has developed into one of Hungary’s biggest exporters.
In Brussels (Belgium), AUDI BRUSSELS S.A./N.V. specializes in the exclusive production of the models of the A1 car line.
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. builds the Gallardo and Aventador supercars at Sant’Agata Bolognese, in northern Italy. The 12-cylinder engines for the Aventador are also built there by Lamborghini.
The Q7 and Q3 models are built at other VW Group plants, at Bratislava (Slovakia) and Martorell (Spain) respectively.
At the Changchun plant (China), the joint venture FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company, Ltd. builds long-wheelbase versions of the A4 Sedan and A6 Sedan, plus the Q5, which are supplied to the local market.
At Aurangabad (India), the A4 Sedan, A6 Sedan and Q5 models are built for the local market at the VW Group plant.
The Audi Group substantially increased car production in fiscal 2011 to 1,365,499 (1,150,018) vehicles. Alongside the market’s generally positive development, the rise can be attributed to the continual introduction of new products.
In 2009 the Audi Group produced 932,260 vehicles worldwide – having built 1,029,041 vehicles in the previous year. Production in the 2007 fiscal year totaled 980,880 units after 926,180 cars in 2006.
The Audi Group employed an average of 62,806 (59,513) people in fiscal 2011.
The Audi Group employed 58,011 people on average over the year in 2009. The previous year’s figure was 57,822. The average workforce in 2007 totaled 53,347, in 2006 it was 52,297 on average.