JPMorgan Becomes Depositary Bank For Intesa Sanpaolo ADR Program
The merged Italian bank is the latest Italian, blue-chip company to appoint JPMorgan as depositary bank
London, 23 January 2007 – JPMorgan today announced that it has been appointed as depositary bank for the Intesa Sanpaolo American Depositary Receipt (“ADR”) program, which replaced the previous Sanpaolo ADR program following the merger with Banca Intesa on January 1. The ADRs are traded on the OTC market in the US.
JPMorgan maintains an extensive European client base, managing more than 70 blue-chip ADR programs in the region, including significant Italian ADR programs.
James Keane, head of ADRs in EMEA, JPMorgan Worldwide Securities Services, said, “Having managed Sanpaolo’s ADR facility for over eight years, we are delighted to be working with the merged entity, Intesa Sanpaolo, establishing a Level I ADR program to help facilitate the share exchange.”
More information on ADRs and international equities is available at JPMorgan’s ADR web site adr.com.
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