Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as successor depositary bank for the sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of British Airways Plc (British Airways).
British Airways is one of the world’s leading global premium airlines. Its principal place of business is London with significant presence at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City. British Airways also operate a worldwide air cargo business, largely in conjunction with its scheduled passenger services. Operating one of the most extensive international scheduled airline route networks, together with its codeshare and franchise partners, British Airways flies to more than 300 destinations worldwide. In 2009/10, it carried nearly 32 million passengers.*
Akbar Poonawala, Head of Global Equity Services at Deutsche Bank said, “We are delighted to be selected as successor depositary bank for this notable program. We look forward to working with British Airways to further enhance its ADR investor relations and to develop the program further.”
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Deutsche Bank’s Trust & Securities Services business, part of Global Transaction Banking, is one of the leading providers of trustee, agent, depositary, registrar, SPV management and related services for a wide range of financial structures and transactions. It is a leading depositary for American and Global Depositary Receipts, providing value-added services to companies raising capital in international markets or listing on the New York, NASDAQ, London, Luxembourg, Singapore or NASDAQ Dubai stock exchanges by means of depositary receipts. It also offers both mutual and alternative fund administration and provides securities custody, clearing and agency lending services from a global network spanning more than 30 markets. Additional details are available on www.adr.db.com
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*Source: British Airways Plc (December 2010)
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