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Depositary Receipts

Cross-Border Tax Withholding and Recovery

April 17, 2008

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Objective: Education

• • • • • • Depositary Receipts: Background and Features Cross-Border Investment Flows Dividend Processing Taxation and Recovery Solutions Benefits to the Marketplace

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Depositary Receipts

What are they? • Depositary Receipts are:

• • • • • • • Issued by a Depositary Negotiable instruments Sponsored and unsponsored Book-entry or physical form Represent ownership in home market shares which Depositary holds in custody Outstanding DR amounts can rise or fall Pricing and arbitrage issues

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Depositary Receipts

Why do they exist?

• Mutually beneficial to issuers and investors • Issuers

• • • • • Capital Raising Valuation Cost of capital Profile issues Diversification of shareholder base

• Investors

• • • Trade locally • Disclosure • Liquidity aspects • Priced in investors’ currency Low cost of custody Income processing

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Depositary Receipts

Common Instrument Types • American Depositary Receipts (ADRs)

• • • • • • • • • Underlying shares held in custody in home market Issued and traded in the US Underlying shares held in custody in home market Issued on...