ADRs and ADSs
In the US, the Company’s Ordinary Shares are traded in the form of American Depositary Shares (‘ADSs’) evidenced by ADRs, and trade on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange under the symbol ABCM. Citibank is the authorised depositary bank for the Company’s ADR programme.
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The issued ordinary share capital of Abcam plc is announced at the end of each month via the Regulatory News Service. The number of ordinary shares represented by ADRs varies over time, with conversion into and out of ADRs.
ADR ticker symbol: ABCM
Structure: Level 3 ADS
Exchange: Nasdaq Global Select Market
Ratio: 1 ADR : 1 ordinary share
Depository Bank: Citibank (“Citi”)
For additional information see www.citi.com/dr
For questions about creating Abcam ADRs, please contact Citi:
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Contact details for banks and brokers:
Citibank Depositary Receipt Services at
UK: +44 (20) 7500-2030
NY: +1 (212) 723-5435
Contact details for Retail ADS investors are as follows:
Tel: 1-877-CITI-ADR (toll free)
Tel: 1-781-575-4555 (outside US)
E-mail at: Citibank@shareholders-online.com
Regular Mail Correspondence
Citibank Shareholder Services
P.O. Box 43077
Providence, Rhode Island 02940-3077
For Overnight Deliveries
Citibank, N.A. Shareholder Services
150 Royall Street
Canton, MA 02021
What is an ADS / ADR?
American Depository Shares (“ADSs”) are US dollar-denominated equity instruments represented by American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) issued by a depositary bank that facilitate U.S. trading and investment in shares of non-US companies.
They represent ownership of certain equity securities (the ‘underlying shares’) that are issued and trade in a company’s home market. Each ADR represents a certain number of underlying ordinary shares (for Abcam the ratio is 1:1), but trade independently of them.
What are the benefits of ADRs to US investors?
ADRs are a convenient and cost-effective way for US investors to buy shares in international companies. US investors may prefer to purchase ADRs rather than ordinary shares in the issuer’s home market because ADRs trade, clear and settle according to US market conventions. ADRs also allow easy comparison to securities of similar companies as well as access to price and trading information.
How do I convert my ordinary shares into ADSs?
Converting ordinary shares into ADSs must be done through a broker investment advisor or for registered holders through Citibank. You can contact Citibank shareholder services desk on +1 888 250 3985.
How may I check how many ADSs I hold?
If you do not hold ADSs via a broker, bank or nominee, please contact Citibank at the contact details listed above.
How do I obtain historical share prices of Abcam’s ADSs, for the purpose of completing my tax return?
Historical share prices for Abcam’s ADSs can be found on the stock information page.
Does Abcam pay dividends to ADS holders?
Abcam does not currently pay dividends to holders of ordinary Abcam shares or ADR shares.