ADR Programme

Experian has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programme, for which Bank of New York Mellon acts as Depositary.

The Level 1 ADR programme is not 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.

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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 US on the OTCQX platform: 

Symbol: EXPGY 
CUSIP: 30215C101
Platform: OTCQX 
Ratio: 1:1
Country: United Kingdom 
Industry: Support Services 
Depositary: BNY (Sponsored) 
Effective Date: Oct 11, 2006
Underlying SEDOL: B19NLV4 
Underlying ISIN: GB00B19NLV48 
US ISIN: US30215C1018 

What is 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.