Deutsche Bank announces its appointment as sucessor depositary bank for the American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of Ladbrokes plc (Ladbrokes).
Ladbrokes plc is a world-leader in the global betting and gaming market, taking up to 10 million bets each week and £12 billion in stakes in 2006.*
Akbar Poonawala, Head of Global Equity Services at Deutsche Bank said, “Ladbrokes’ decision to switch Depositary and move their ADR program to Deutsche Bank is a significant win for us. Our specialist teams will provide the company’s shareholders with the highest level of service.”
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*Source: Ladbrokes plc. (October, 2007)
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