Most of the trading in Benetton ordinary shares during 2010 took place on the Italian Stock Exchange, run by Borsa Italiana S.p.A.; Benetton also quotes and trades its American Depositary Receipts (ADR) in the international OTCQX system, allowing American investors to have constant access to the Group's latest news and information.
The Group capitalized at Euro 848 million at December 31, 2010.
Between the end of 2009 and end of 2010, the Benetton stock had an average price of Euro 5.68, reporting a high of Euro 6.70 on Janaury 20 and a low of Euro 4.50 on November 30.
An average of approximately 365,000 shares were traded each day.
The Investor Relations office ensured constant and timely flow of communication, direct interaction with the financial market and the Group's various investors and stakeholders, and carried on developing a proactive approach that fostered understanding of the business's dynamics and overall purpose of the actions taken over the year.
The financial results, announced each quarter, were presented both through public conference calls and meetings and discussions with the financial community in the principal financial centers.
The carefully organized communication events helped to maintain an ongoing dialog with the financial community, through conference calls, video conference calls, one-to-one meetings, presentations at industry conferences and participation in roadshows in the major financial markets; new potential areas of interest with investment profiles matching the Group's structural characteristics were also explored. Visits to the Group's various production and logistics sites, presentation of new collections and in-store visits all strengthened the financial community’s familiarity with the Group's commercial offer and focus on stores.
A new way of presenting and using the Digital Annual Report was also introduced in 2010, offering not only a different structure and new interactive options, but also an innovative on-line communication application.
This system provides a new way of presenting the Annual Report, where printing is an optional, reflecting with environmental sustainability goals and eco-sustainable business plans that have always been an important part of the Group's identity.
Apart from the new Digital Annual Report, a number of sections in the Group's website have been enhanced with new material and content, particularly in the Governance section.
Additional services and information are available at www.benettongroup.com/investors.
2006-2010 dividend per share performance (euro)