Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as depositary bank for the American Depositary Receipt program of Japan Retail Fund Investment Corporation.
Japan Retail Fund Investment Corporation owns a portfolio of retail properties throughout Japan and is structured as a Japanese Real Estate Investment Trust, commonly referred to as a J-REIT.*
Akbar Poonawala, Head of Global Equity Services (GES) at Deutsche Bank, said, “We understand that this is the first J-REIT ADR program of this kind and we are pleased to offer US investors access to the company’s shares via the ADR product.”
*Source: Japan Retail Fund Investment Corporation (March 2010)
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