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Listings in the U.S. and Europe

QIAGEN’s common shares have been registered and traded in the United States since 1996 on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ National Market prior to July 2006) and in Germany since 1997 on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (and the Prime Standard segment since its launch in 2003). Dual listing on NASDAQ and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange provides advantages for QIAGEN, our shareholders and employees since dual listing enlarges the potential market opportunity and increases liquidity for our shares. Unlike American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), QIAGEN’s shares provide equal corporate rights for all shareholders and can be traded on either exchange, in U.S. dollars or euros.

Index Membership

QIAGEN is one of the largest constituents of Germany’s TecDAX, a stock index that tracks the 30 largest German companies from the technology sector not included in the benchmark DAX index. As of December 31, 2012, QIAGEN held the No. 3 position among the TexDAX constituents based on market capitalization. 

In June 2011, QIAGEN was added to the U.S. large-cap Russell 1000 and broad-market Russell 3000 indexes. The Russell 3000 index measures performance of the 3,000 largest companies in the U.S. The Russell 1000 index is a subset of the Russell 3000 index and includes approximately 1,000 of the largest securities based on a combination of their market capitalization and current index membership.

Furthermore, QIAGEN shares are included in other U.S. and European stock market indexes.

Key share data 2014 2013
Total equity attributable to the owners
of QIAGEN N.V. (In $ thousands)
2,649,744 2,714,332
Issued shares 239,707 239,707
Outstanding shares at December 31
(In thousands)
232,023 233,890
Weighted - Average number of common shares outstanding - basic
(In thousands)
232,644 234,000
Weighted - Average number of common shares outstanding - diluted
(In thousands)
241,538 242,175
Year-end market capitalization (In $ million) 5,403 5,707
Year-end market capitalization (In € million) 4,449 4,061
NASDAQ  2014 2013
Year-end price $ 23.46 $ 23.81
High $ 25.32 $ 24.74
Low $ 19.46 $ 18.30
Average daily trading volume (In thousand shares)  907  760
Frankfurt Stock Exchange (XETRA)  2014 2013
Year-end price € 19.36  € 16.94
High € 19.64 € 18.15
Low € 14.38  € 13.67
Average daily trading volume (In thousand shares)  430  411