Lufthansa foreign stock tops 45%

At the end of last week 45.73% of the shareholders recorded in Deutsche Lufthansa
AG’s shareholders’ register were not German nationals or not companies domiciled in
Germany which has foced the company to act.The company notes that the proportion of foreign shareholders may not exceed 50 per
cent of its share capital in order to retain its operating licence under European
law and its air traffic rights to fly to international destinations outside Europe.
That is why the company is entitled by the provisions of the German Aviation
Compliance Documentation Act (LuftNaSiG) to take a number of measures to ensure that
its shareholder structure remains predominantly German. Details of these provisions
are available on the company’s website at The company
continues to place its confidence in the self-regulation of the capital market.
However, the company would like to point out that shares with restriction on
transferability can only be registered if shareholder data is available in full.