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Whitbread ADR Program

Whitbread has established a sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. JP Morgan perform the role of depositary bank. 

The Level 1 ADR program trades on the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) markets under the symbol WTBDY. It is not listed on a U.S. stock exchange. 4 Whitbread ADRs represent 1 Whitbread Ordinary Share. 

Ticker: WTBDY 
Structure: Level I ADR 
Exchange: OTC 
Ratio (ADR:ORD):
4 ADRs : 1 Ordinary Share 
DR ISIN: US96342K1007 
CUSIP: 96342K100 

Contact details for ADR investors and brokers: 

JP Morgan ADR broker services desks 
US:  +1 212 552 8926
UK: +44 207 134 5558

Contact details for registered ADR holders: 

Shareowner Services

P.O. Box 64504

St. Paul, MN 55164-0504

Email details:

JP Morgan, as the depositary bank for Whitbread’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 dividends in U.S. dollars (when dividends have been declared by the Board of Directors) 
  • Issues new Whitbread ADRs and cancels existing Whitbread ADRs 

For those holders who are not registered because their shares are held through a ‘street name’ (bank or broker nominee account), your nominee will receive company documents from time to time from JP Morgan 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). 

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. 

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. 

For dividend and corporate action information, please visit:  

Please search the name Whitbread in the search bar.

Dividends, when declared by Whitbread’s Board of Directors, are generally payable to ADR holders in U.S. dollars seven days after dividend payments are paid on Whitbread’s ordinary shares, to accommodate the payment process established by Whitbread and JP Morgan. 

Whitbread ADRs are traded on the US over-the-counter (OTC) markets. They are not listed on a U.S. stock exchange. 

Ticker: WTBDY 
Structure: Level I ADR 
Exchange: OTC 
Ratio 4 ADRs : 1 Ordinary Share
DR ISIN: US96342K1007 
CUSIP: 96342K100 

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. 

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