BASF Has No Plans to Revive Share Buyback Scheme
Interviewed in conjunction with the annual results press conference in Ludwigshafen on Feb. 25, Bock said BASF would prefer to spend the money on new plant and equipment.
"We pay a handsome dividend and then the money is being spent, frankly," the news agency quotes Bock as saying. "We are rightly leveraged, there is little money left for buybacks." From 1999-2008, BASF purchased around €10 billion worth of its own stock.
Bock said also that the group would continue to focus on technology-driven, smaller acquisitions.