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American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program

Serco Group plc (‘Serco’) has a sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program in place which is administered by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (Deutsche Bank).  The Level I ADR program trades on the US over-the-counter (OTC) markets, under the symbol SCGPY.  The ADRs are not listed on a U.S. stock exchange.  Each Serco Group ADR represents 1 Serco Ordinary Share.

Ticker: SCGPY
Structure: Level I ADR
Trading venue: OTC
Ratio: 1 ADR : 1 Ordinary Share
DR ISIN: US81748L2097
CUSIP:    81748L209

Contact details for institutional ADR investors and brokers:

Deutsche Bank ADR broker services desks
New York: +1 212 250 9100
London: +44 207 547 6500

Contact details for registered ADR holders:

Deutsche Bank Shareholder Services
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
Operations Center
6201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219

Email: db@amstock.com  

Toll free number: (866) 249 2593 (if calling from within the U.S.)
Direct Dial: +1 718 921 8124 (if calling from outside the U.S.)

Deutsche Bank, as the depositary bank for Serco’s sponsored Level I ADR program, performs the following roles for ADR holders:

  • Records and maintains the register of ADR holders
  • Is the stock transfer agent
  • Distributes in U.S. dollars any dividends declared by the Board of Directors
  • Facilitates the proxy voting process and exercises the voting rights on behalf of ADR holders (if instructed to)
  • Issues and cancels Serco ADRs

For those holders which are not registered because their shares are held through a ‘street name’ (nominee account), your nominee will receive company documents from time to time from Deutsche Bank to distribute to ADR holders. You need to make arrangements with your nominee if you wish to receive such documents and to be able to exercise your vote through the depositary bank at general meetings (if applicable).

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an American Depositary Receipt?

An ADR is a negotiable U.S. certificate representing ownership of shares in a non-U.S. corporation. ADRs are quoted and traded in U.S. dollars in the U.S. securities market. Dividend payments (if declared by the Board of Directors) are also paid in U.S. dollars. ADRs were specifically designed to facilitate the purchase, holding and sale of non-U.S. securities by U.S. investors and to provide a corporate finance vehicle for non-U.S. companies... A copy of the registration statement Form F-6 and Deposit Agreement has been filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and can be viewed at www.sec.gov (select ‘Company Filings’ and enter ‘Serco Group’)

What are the benefits of ADRs to U.S. investors?

U.S. investors generally prefer to purchase ADRs rather than ordinary shares in the issuer's home market because ADRs trade, clear and settle according to U.S. market conventions. One of the main advantages is the facilitation of diversification into foreign securities. ADRs allow easy comparison to securities of similar companies, as well as access to price and trading information. ADR holders also appreciate U.S. dollar dividend payments (if declared) and receiving corporate action notifications.

Where can I find further documentation?

A copy of the registration statement Form F-6 and Deposit Agreement has been filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and can be viewed at http://www.sec.gov (select ‘Company Filings’ and enter ‘Serco’).

How can I find dividend payment and corporate action information for Serco ADRs?

For dividend and corporate action information, please visit: http://www.adr.db.com

Please search the name ‘Serco Group’ and then select the ‘Corporate Actions’ tab.  Alternatively, you may contact Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas Shareholder Services at the following toll-free number: +1 (866) 249 2593 or, for callers outside the U.S. dial +1 (718) 921 8124

How are ADR dividends paid?

Dividends, when declared by Serco’s Board of Directors, are generally payable to ADR holders in U.S. dollars seven days after dividend payments are paid on Serco’s Ordinary Shares, to accommodate the payment process established by Serco and Deutsche Bank.

Where are Serco ADRs traded?

Serco ADRs are traded on the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) markets:

Ticker: SCGPY
Structure: Level I ADR
Trading venue: OTC
Ratio: 1 ADR : 1 Ordinary Share
DR ISIN: US81748L2097
CUSIP:    81748L209

What is the difference between a registered holder and a beneficial ADR holder?

A registered holder is one whose name appears on the books of the depositary bank, as registrar; the registered holder is considered the owner of record. A beneficial holder is one whose holdings are held in another name, such as a broker, bank or nominee.

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2016