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Wärtsilä Corporation's shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Large Cap list under the trading code WRT1V. Wärtsilä’s Annual General Meeting, held on 8 March 2018, approved the Board of Directors’ proposal to issue new shares to the shareholders without payment in proportion to their holdings so that two new shares are issued for each share. Thereby, a total of 394,482,260 new shares were registered in the trade register on 12 March 2018, bringing Wärtsilä’s total number of shares to 591,723,390. The share capital entered in the trade register was EUR 336,002,138.50 at the end of the financial period 2018. Wärtsilä has one share series, with each share entitling its holder to one vote at the General Meeting and to an equal dividend.

Key figures for the Wärtsilä share
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Earnings per share (EPS)* EUR 0.65 0.63 0.60 0.75 0.59
Book-value of equity per share* EUR 4.09 3.97 3.87 3.72 3.31
Dividend per share* EUR 0.481 0.46 0.43 0.40 0.38
Dividend per earnings % 73.71 70.8 72.8 53.3 65.4
Dividend yield % 3.51 2.6 3.0 2.8 3.1
Price per earnings (P/E) 21.4 27.0 23.8 18.8 21.1
Price to book-value (P/BV) 3.4 4.4 3.7 3.8 3.7
Adjusted number of shares* x 1 000
End of financial year 591 723 591 723 591 723 591 723 591 723
On average 591 723 591 723 591 723 591 723 591 723
1 Proposal of the Board of Directors.
* The figures in the comparison periods have been restated to reflect the increased number of shares.

Wärtsilä's shares on Nasdaq Helsinki

Wärtsilä's share price decreased by 20.8% during 2018, while the OMX Helsinki Industrials and the OMX Helsinki Cap index decreased by 17.6% and 7.7% respectively. The highest quoted price for Wärtsilä's share during the financial period was EUR 19.88 and the lowest EUR 12.75. The closing price on 31 December 2018 was EUR 13.90 and the volume weighted average price for the year was EUR 17.04. At year-end, Wärtsilä's market capitalisation was EUR 8,222 million. The volume of trades on Nasdaq Helsinki was 278,938,159 shares, equivalent to a turnover of EUR 4,754 million. Wärtsilä's shares are also traded on alternative exchanges, including Turquoise, BATS CXE and BATS BXE. The total trading volume on these alternative exchanges amounted to 226,474,065 shares. Further information on the company’s share price development can be found on Wärtsilä’s IR pages at www.wartsila.com/investors.

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Wärtsilä shares on Nasdaq Helsinki
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Trading volume MEUR 4 754 4 800 3 826 4 529 5 114
Number of traded shares* x 1 000 278 938 268 222 296 611 341 211 397 575
Stock turnover % 47.1 45.3 50.1 80.0 67.2
Share price, high* EUR 19.88 20.77 14.48 14.99 14.61
Share price, low* EUR 12.75 13.97 11.30 11.07 10.62
Average share price* EUR 17.04 17.90 12.89 13.28 12.70
Share price at year-end* EUR 13.90 17.53 14.23 14.05 12.36
Year-end market capitalisation MEUR 8 222 10 375 8 418 8 314 7 315
* The figures in the comparison periods have been restated to reflect the increased number of shares.

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Board of Directors' report

CEO review

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