The Level 1 ADR programme isn’t listed on a US stock exchange and trades in the US over-the-counter (OTC) market on the ‘OTCQX’ platform under the symbol EXPGY. Each ADR represents one Experian plc Ordinary Share.
For ADR shareholder enquiries, please contact:
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
PO Box 64504
St Paul, MN
+1 651 453 2128 (from the United States: 1 800 990 1135). Lines are open Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm (Central Time US)
An ADR is a negotiable US certificate representing ownership of shares in a non-US corporation. ADRs are quoted and traded in US dollars in the US securities market. Dividends are also paid in US dollars. ADRs were specifically designed to facilitate the purchase, holding and sale of non-US securities by US investors and to provide a corporate finance vehicle for non-US companies.
US investors generally prefer to purchase ADRs rather than ordinary shares in the issuer’s home market because ADRs trade, clear and settle according to US market conventions. One of the main advantages is the facilitation of diversification into foreign securities. ADRs allow easy comparison to securities of similar companies, as well as access to price and trading information. ADR holders also appreciate dollar dividend payments and receiving corporate action notifications.
Experian ADRs are quoted in the United States on the OTCQX platform:
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Support Services
Depositary: J.P. Morgan Chase Bank (Sponsored)
Effective date: Oct. 11, 2006
Underlying SEDOL: B19NLV4
Underlying ISIN: GB00B19NLV48
US ISIN: US30215C1018
A registered holder is one whose name appears on the books of the Depositary, as registrar; the registered holder is considered the owner of record. A beneficial holder is one whose holdings are held in another name, such as a broker, bank or nominee.