Insider information is information that is not publicly known and that is likely to significantly influence Rheinmetall’s share price or securities of a (potential) business partner if it is disclosed. Insider knowledge must not be passed on to unauthorized third parties outside Rheinmetall or used to gain an unfair personal advantage when buying or selling securities.
Even within Rheinmetall, insider information may be exchanged only with those employees who require this information in order to perform their duties, on a “need to know” basis. Persons who will typically have access to insider knowledge owing to their function or activities will be informed of their rights and obligations and will sign an insider declaration and be added to the insider directory. Any breaches of insider trading laws may be punished with fines or prison sentences.