Investors FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions:

Is it possible to buy shares in Vattenfall?

No. The parent company of the Vattenfall Group, Vattenfall AB is a non-listed company, 100% owned by the Swedish state. The Swedish Government has stated that it has no intention to privatise the company.

Is it possible to buy bonds issued by Vattenfall?

Yes. Vattenfall has issued several bonds which are traded on the secondary market. For more information about Vattenfall's outstanding bonds, debt issuance programmes, prospectuses, please follow the link to our Funding section. For more information how to purchase Vattenfall bonds, please consult your bank for more details. There may be minimum amount requirements for such purchases.

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What was the purchase price for N.V. Nuon Energy, and how much have you written down since the acquisition in 2009?

As reported in Vattenfall’s Annual Report for 2009, Note 3, page 94, the purchase price minus cash and cash equivalents acquired amounted to approximately SEK 89 billion. 49% of the purchase price was paid in 2009. Additional 30% was paid in tranches during 2011-2013. The final payment of 21% was paid on 1 July 2015. Since 2009 Vattenfall has written down approximately SEK 52billion, of which SEK 26 billion for goodwill.

What is Vattenfall's strategy regarding hedging of electricity wholesale prices?

Vattenfall hedges its exposure in accordance with established mandates and generally for three years ahead in time. Vattenfall discloses percentages of generation hedged as well as hedge prices on a quarterly basis. Please refer to the presentation slides made available in connection with the release of Vattenfall's quarterly reports for more information about Vattenfall's hedging.

Which accounting principles are used in Vattenfall's accounts?

Since 2005 Vattenfall's consolidated accounts have been prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

What are Vattenfall's financial targets?

The extraordinary General Meeting 28 November 2012 decided on the following four new financial targets. The four targets comprise profitability (defined as return on capital employed), two targets for its capital structure (defined as debt/equity ratio and FFO/adjusted net debt), dividend pay-out (unchanged). Please follow the link for more information on the targets.

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Last updated: 2013-10-23 10:26