ADR Depositary Bank
Wolters Kluwer’s sponsored ADR program is administered by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (Deutsche Bank). As the depositary bank, Deutsche Bank performs the following roles for ADR holders:
- Distributes dividends in U.S. dollars;
- Facilitates the voting process and the exercise of voting rights of ADR holders at any Company General Meeting if permitted by the Company and the Depositary Agreement;
- Issues and cancels Wolters Kluwer American Depositary Receipts (ADRs);
- Can distribute Company circulars and General Meetings (including Annual General Meeting) documentation, if applicable.
Through its U.S. partner, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (AST), Deutsche Bank serves as the stock transfer agent and maintains the records for registered ADR holders. AST can help ADR holders with a number of ADR-related services at no charge, including:
- Change of name or address;
- Consolidation of accounts;
- Duplicate mailings;
- Dividend reinvestment enrolment;
- Lost stock certificates;
- Transfer of stock to another person;
- Other administrative services.