From January 1, 2009 onwards, Philips moved to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as its sole accounting standard. The use of US GAAP has been discontinued per the same date.
As of end Q4 2013, the number of common shares outstanding (after deduction of treasury stock) is 913,338 thousand.
Philips' stock can be purchased via brokers on the exchanges where Philips is listed.
In addition, for our American shareholders we have a Direct Investment Program.