In the period under review, Merrill Lynch, a well-known research specialist, included Wincor Nixdorf on its coverage list. Thus, the number of analysts monitoring Wincor Nixdorf and commenting on its performance rose to 21.
Based on the announcements issued pursuant to Section 21 of the Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz – WpHG), at the end of the reporting period the following entities had a Wincor Nixdorf shareholding of a scope that requires disclosure:
- Fidelity International Ltd. (more than 5%)
- Fidelity Management & Research Corp. (more than 5%)
- Threadneedle Asset Management/Ameriprise Financial Inc. (more than 5%)
- AKO Capital LLP (more than 5%)
- New Star Asset Management Limited (more than 5%)
The Board of Directors and Investor Relations team presented the Company‘s business model at a number of investor conferences and roadshows in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States and met up with several institutional investors. Among the key events were the Cheuvreux German Corporate Conference on January 16, 2007, in Frankfurt am Main, the Small and MidCap Day hosted by WestLB, Deutsche Börse and DVFA on March 19, 2007, as part of the CeBIT in Hanover, as well as the Pan European Small & Mid Cap Conference organized by Deutsche Bank on March 22, 2007, in London.
An analysts‘ conference call was organized for the announcement of Wincor Nixdorf‘s Q1 2006/2007 results. Coinciding with the annual ”Wincor World“ in-house exhibition in Paderborn, the Company organized the ”3rd Wincor Nixdorf Investors‘ Day“ on January 31, 2007, which included an extensive range of information for investors and analysts.