June 8, 2011

Deutsche Bank appointed as depositary bank for the sponsored Level III American Depositary Receipt program of Grifols, S.A.

Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as depositary bank for the NASDAQ-listed American Depositary Receipt (ADR) Level III program of Grifols, S.A. (Grifols). Each non-voting ordinary share of Grifols represents two listed ADRs. The ticker symbol is GRFS.

Grifols is a Spanish holding company specializing in the pharmaceutical-hospital sector and is present in more than 90 countries.  Since 2006, the company has been listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange (Mercado Continuo).  The Level III ADR program has been launched in conjunction with Grifols’ recent acquisition of Talecris Biotherapeutics, and subsequent to this acquisition, Grifols is now the third largest company worldwide in the hemoderivative sector in terms of capacity.*

Deutsche Bank also serves as depositary for Grifols’ unlisted Level I ADR program relating to the company’s Class A voting shares.

Akbar Poonawala, Head of Global Equity Services (GES) at Deutsche Bank said, “We congratulate Grifols on its important acquisition in the US and its ADR listing on NASDAQ.  We will continue to provide a broad range of customized services to enhance Grifols’ IR strategies and shareholder base.”

*Source: Grifols, S.A. (June 2011)

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