Experian has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programme, for which J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., acts as depositary

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: 

Shareowner Services 
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)

What is an American Depositary Receipt?

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. 

What are the benefits of ADRs to US investors?

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. 

Where are Experian ADRs quoted?

Experian ADRs are quoted in the United States on the OTCQX platform: 

Symbol: EXPGY  
CUSIP: 30215C101 
Platform: OTCQX  
Ratio: 1:1 
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 

What’s the difference between a registered holder and a beneficial ADR holder?

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.