At the end of the year Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA had a total of 5 333 shareholders split between institutional and private investors. Overseas shareholders controlled 23 percent of the shares at year-end, compared to 19 percent at the beginning of the year. Apart from Norway the largest shareholdings are in the United Kingdom, Finland, the United States and Sweden, with a 6 percent, 6 percent, 4 percent and 3 percent share, respectively.
The company’s “Employee Share Saving Plan” purchased 61 502 shares for the company’s employees.
In 2010 a new voluntary option program were introduced to all employees where part of their salary would be reduced in exchange for options. A total of 283 913 options were exercised in November 2012. No further options were outstanding by year end.
The company did not own any own shares at year end.
The share price at year-end was NOK 143.9, an increase of 160 percent since the end of 2011. The Norwegian share is included in the OBX Index which consists of the 25 most traded shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The average daily traded volume in 2012 was 184 554 shares, equivalent to an annual turnover ratio of 1.3.