Deutsche Bank appointed as Depositary Bank for the American Depositary Receipt program of Vivendi S.A.
Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as Depositary Bank for the Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of Vivendi S.A. (Vivendi).
A world leader in communications and entertainment, Vivendi controls Universal Music Group (#1 in music worldwide), Activision Blizzard (#1 in video games worldwide), SFR (#2 in mobile and fixed telecom in France), Maroc Telecom (#1 in mobile and fixed telecom in Morocco), Canal+ (#1 in pay-TV in France and Poland) and owns 20% in NBCU (a leading US media and entertainment group). Vivendi’s shares are listed on Compartment A of Euronext Paris. Vivendi is one of the main companies in the CAC40 Index.*
Akbar Poonawala, Head of Global Equity Services (GES) at Deutsche Bank, said, “We are delighted to be acting as Depositary Bank on this ADR program and we very much look forward to working with Vivendi and ensuring that its ADR investors receive the highest level of service.”
Stéphane Boujnah, Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in Paris, said, “This transaction reflects the continued commitment of Deutsche Bank to the French market and demonstrates the confidence that leading French corporates, global leaders in their industry, are placing in the Deutsche Bank platform".
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*Source: Vivendi S.A. (January 2009)
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