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Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
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April 25, 2014
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Federal Republic of Germany
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Siemens plans to delist from NYSE
Siemens AG plans to end its listing on the New York Stock exchange (NYSE) on or about May 15, 2014
As announced in the press release from January 28, 2014, Siemens AG is planning to end the NYSE listing of its American Depositary Shares (ADSs) (ticker symbol SI). In addition Siemens AG intends to terminate its reporting obligations (deregistration) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As previously disclosed, the goal of the delisting and deregistration is to address the change in the behavior of investors. As a consequence, processes of financial reporting can be simplified and their efficiency improved. The trading of Siemens shares is nowadays conducted predominantly in Germany and via electronic trading platforms (over-the-counter, OTC). Trading volume of Siemens shares in the United States is low, amounting to significantly less than 5% of their global trading volume over the last 12 months. Accordingly, on or about May 5, 2014, Siemens AG plans to submit to the SEC an application for removal from listing (Form 25) its ADSs with the NYSE. The last trading day of the ADSs on the NYSE is currently expected to be on or about May 15, 2014. After the delisting of the ADSs, Siemens AG intends to submit an application to the SEC on Form 15F for deregistration and termination of its reporting obligations under Section 13(a) and 15(d) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Siemens AG has not arranged for the listing of its ADSs or ordinary shares on another U.S. securities exchange or for the quotation of its ordinary shares in a quotation medium in the United States. However, Siemens AG intends to maintain its American Depositary Receipt program on a so-called Level I basis in order to enable investors to trade ADSs in the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) market.
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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is one of the worlds largest providers of environmental technologies. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled 75.9 billion and income from continuing operations 4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at: www.siemens.com.
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Further information about risks and uncertainties affecting Siemens is included throughout our most recent annual and interim reports, as well as our most recent earnings release, which are available on the Siemens website, www.siemens.com, and throughout our most recent annual report on Form 20-F and in our other filings with the SEC, which are available on the Siemens website, www.siemens.com, and on the SECs website, www.sec.gov. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements of Siemens may vary materially from those described in the relevant forward-looking statement as being expected, anticipated, intended, planned, believed, sought, estimated or projected. Siemens neither intends, nor assumes any obligation, to update or revise these forward-looking statements in light of developments which differ from those anticipated.
Due to rounding, numbers presented throughout this and other documents may not add up precisely to the totals provided and percentages may not precisely reflect the absolute figures.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: April 25, 2014|
|Title:||Senior Manager Investor Relations|
|Name:||Dr. Dirk Voss|
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