Leoni achieves highest total shareholder return

Award nomination for increased value performance by PwC

Nuremberg – Leoni AG has achieved the highest increase in shareholder value of all stock market listed companies in the European automotive supplier industry. Thus, the auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) presented the 2012 European Automotive Shareholder Value Award to the leading provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries.

“We are delighted that our shareholders are profiting from the company’s earnings-oriented expansion”, commented Dr. Klaus Probst, Chairman and CEO of Leoni AG, on the occasion of the award ceremony on Thursday in Monte Carlo. Following the calculations of PwC, the cable specialist has posted the highest value increase for its shareholders in comparison to all other stock-market listed suppliers over the past one-year period from April 2011 through March 2012.

Besides the share price performance, which shows a plus of about 28.5 percent for Leoni, the evaluation takes into account the development of dividends, share buy-backs and new share issues. Over the past year, the total shareholder return for Leoni AG grew to 30.94 percent, while the average of all companies accounted for 4.51 per cent. This performance is measured by the Automotive Shareholder Value Index, which looks at the value of EUR 100 invested in a particular stock over the relevant period and compares shareholder returns for the same period.