Where are Splitit’s ADRs traded and under what ticker?
Splitit’s Level I ADRs are traded in the US on the over-the-counter (OTCQX) market under the ticker SPTTY.
What is an American Depositary Receipt (ADR)?
Depositary receipts (DRs) are negotiable U.S. securities issued by a U.S. bank, referred to as a “depositary bank,” that typically represent a non-U.S. company’s equity. DRs trade freely in global markets and facilitate cross-border trading
DRs allow non-U.S. companies to make their shares available outside their home markets and allow investors in the U.S. and elsewhere to easily invest in companies on a more global basis.
What are the benefits of ADRs to United States investors?
Investors in the United States often prefer to purchase ADRs rather than ordinary shares in the issuer’s home market because ADRs trade, clear and settle according to United States market conventions.
ADRs allow chiefly US investors to diversify into non-US securities, relatively easily. ADRs also allow easy comparison to securities of similar companies as well as access to price and trading information, U.S. dollar dividend payments and corporate action notifications.
Who is the depositary bank for Splitit’s ADRs?
BNY Mellon is the depositary bank and plays a key role in the process of issuance and cancellation of ADRs.
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What is an ADR ratio & how is the ADR price determined?
An ADR ratio provides the number of underlying shares represented by one American Depositary Share (ADS). 1 Splitit ADS represents 40 ordinary SPT shares on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The two securities trade very close to parity, once the ADR ratio and foreign exchange aspects are accounted for.
What is the difference between an ADR and an ADS?
An ADR is a negotiable certificate issued by a depositary bank to represent a specific number of shares of a foreign company traded on a U.S. exchange. An ADS is the share issued under the ADR agreement which is actually traded.
How can I purchase Splitit ADRs?
Splitit ADRs can be purchased through a typical broker, just as you would to buy U.S. securities. You cannot buy ADRs directly from Splitit.
How do I convert my ordinary shares into ADRs?
Converting ordinary shares into ADRs can be done through an investment advisor or broker. Contact BNY Mellon for additional assistance.
To convert your ordinary shares into ADRs:
- You need to transfer your ordinary SPT shares to BNY Mellon’s local custodian, HSBC Bank Australia Limited (BIC: HKBAAU2SSYD, CHESS PID: 20057, safekeeping account: 011-552130-068). This process is usually completed by your broker via a broker transfer form.
- Once BNY Mellon receives confirmation that your underlying ordinary shares have been deposited with HSBC, new ADRs are issued and delivered to your nominated US broker, in accordance with the ADR program’s “Deposit Agreement”, available here.
Where can I get shareholder information and market updates on Splitit?
ADR issuers generally have full information in English about themselves on their websites as well as on the main depositary bank websites. ADRs listed on U.S. exchanges provide holders with the same level of information as any other U.S. security with trading information readily available. Please visit Splitit’s shareholder site to find further information including annual reports, quarterly updates, investor presentations and market announcements.
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. The registered holder is considered the owner of the record. A beneficial holder is one whose holdings are registered in a name other than his or her own, such as the name of the broker, bank, or nominee.
I did not receive a certificate with the purchase of my ADRs. How can I obtain a traditional certificate?
For registered owners, ownership is registered by the depositary bank and is evidenced by an account statement provided by the depositary.
Registered owners can hold physical ADR certificates. Please contact BNY Mellon for more information. All registered holders, be it in book entry form or certificated, receive proxy voting materials directly from BNY Mellon.
For additional questions about ADRs please contact:
BNY Mellon Shareowner Services
P. O. Box 505000
Louisville, KY 40233-5000