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Key share information for 2009


using single counting







Year-end price



Market capitalisation


4.61 billion

Proposed dividend 2009



Average daily stock exchange trading volume*


4.5 million

Annual performance 2009



All in all, 2009 was a very good year for Vienna Insurance Group shareholders. The share’s year-end closing price of EUR 36.00 represented a gain of close to 50%, which means that VIG shares even outperformed the ATX by around 7% in 2009. At the beginning of the year, the price of VIG shares tumbled sharply along with international markets to reach a low for the year of EUR 16.10 on 9 March 2009.

The announcement of a bonus dividend and the stable earnings performance over the course of the year then helped the share price to record a strong recovery. The share price rose from its low for the year to almost double this value by the middle of May, thereby outperforming the ATX.

A steady return of investor confidence in a rapid economic recovery in the CEE region and a solid earnings performance by the Vienna Insurance Group moved the share price to a high for the year of EUR 44.00 on 15 October 2009. After a number of short setbacks due to a return of capital market uncertainties, VIG shares closed out the year at a price of EUR 36.00.

These uncertainties continued into the current year, causing the VIG share price to move sideways, accompanied by an increase in volatility.

Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) compared to the ATX and MSCI Insurance Index (in EUR) 1 January 2009 – 26 February 2010 (line chart)