The financial and economic crisis ended the upward trend witnessed on stock markets since 2003. RWE share prices declined significantly. They lost a third of their value in 2008. But their development was much better than that of comparable indices. Our strong financial position is a big advantage. It was the main reason why we were able to successfully issue €5 billion in bonds, despite the financial crisis.
Performance of RWE shares compared with the DAX 30 and the Dow Jones STOXX Utilities indices in %