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Share price

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Price at year end, DKK 322.6 331.3 262.2 325.0 275,2
Price high, DKK 359.9 415.1 421.2 332.4 324,6
Price low, DKK 211.1 320.5 239.4 214.6 133,6
Market value year-end, DKKm 18,405 18,101 15,006 18,580 15.772
Number of shares year-end, m 60.0 57.0 59.0 59.0 59

Shareholder return

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Share price change, % 20.8 2.7 -20.9 24.0 -15,3
Dividend return, % 2.2 3.1 1.2 1.5 0,0
Total shareholder return, % 23.1 5.8 -19.6 25.5 -15,3

Shareholder valuation

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Equity/share, DKK 116.3 102.8 159.3 179.7 183,4
Price/book value, times 2.78 2.74 1.6 1.8 1,5

Share capital

DFDS has one class of shares. The share capital at the end of 2020 was DKK 1,173m comprising 58,631,578 shares, each with a nominal value of DKK 20. There were no changes to the share capital during 2020.

Stock exchange trading

The DFDS share is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen where 32.9m DFDS shares were traded in 2020 equal to an annual turnover of DKK 7.0bn compared to DKK 7.6bn in 2019. The average number of trades per day was 1,196 compared to 1,145 in 2019 and the average daily turnover was DKK 28m compared to DKK 30m in 2019.

Shareholders

At the end of 2020, DFDS had 22,152 registered shareholders who owned 95% of the share capital. International shareholders owned 30% (2019: 34%) of the total registered share capital. The Lauritzen Foundation was the largest shareholder with a holding of 42% of the total share capital at the end of 2020 compared to 41% at the end of 2019.

| Ownership structure, end of 2020, % |
|-------------------------------------|--------| | Lauritzen Foundation | 42,4 |
| Institutional shareholders | 40,9 |
| Other registered shareholders | 10,0 |
| Treasury shares | 2,1 | | Non-registered shareholders | 4,6 | | Total | 100.0 |

With reference to §38 in the Danish Capital Markets Act, Lauritzen Foundation domiciled in Copenhagen, Denmark, has notified DFDS A/S that it holds more than 5% of the share capital and voting rights of the company.

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Capital structure

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