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U.S. 153
Japan 64
France 39
U.S. Postal Service 785,929
Sinopec 634,011
Hon Hai Precision Industry 550,000
Exxon Mobil $40,610
Royal Dutch Shell $31,331
General Electric $22,208
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1 Royal Dutch Shell 3 355,782 The Hague
2 ING Group 7 201,516 Amsterdam
3 Aegon 103 62,383 The Hague
4 EADS 127 53,550 Schiphol-Rijk
5 Royal Ahold 137 50,739 Amsterdam
6 Rabobank 147 47,388 Utrecht
7 Royal Philips Electronics 197 37,007 Amsterdam
8 GasTerra 331 24,245 Groningen
9 SHV Holdings 404 20,867 Utrecht
10 Akzo Nobel 455 18,481 Amsterdam
11 Royal KPN 486 17,290 The Hague
12 Heineken Holding 491 17,197 Amsterdam
13 LyondellBasell Industries 492 17,073 Rotterdam
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