JPMorgan Wins ADR Mandate for KPN
The 6th blue-chip company to appoint JPMorgan as successor depositary bank in the last 12 months
London, 12 January 2006 -- JPMorgan today announced that the NYSE listed American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programme for KPN is now live with JPMorgan, which will act as successor ADR depositary bank to the leading European telecommunications group.
JPMorgan maintains an extensive European client base, managing more than 70 blue-chip ADR programmes in the region.
Patrick Colle, global head of ADRs at JPMorgan, said, “We are very pleased to have been chosen as ADR depositary for KPN, and we look forward to assisting the company to further raise its profile and liquidity in the U.S. market. The level of U.S. investment in equity abroad is at an all time high of $2.5 trillion. The appetite from U.S. investors for foreign equity continues to be strong, with U.S. investment in non-US equities almost doubling since the second quarter of 2003 to now represent 15 percent of holdings.”
For more information about ADRs, please visit: http://www.jpmorgan.com/visit/ADR.
KPN offers telecommunication services to both consumers and businesses. The company’s core activities are telephony and data services through KPN’s Fixed network in the Netherlands, mobile telecom services in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium and data services in Western Europe. KPN is the market leader in the major segments of the Dutch telecom market. Through E-Plus in Germany and BASE in Belgium, KPN has number-three positions in the mobile markets of these countries.
As at December 31, 2004, KPN served 7.4 million fixed-line subscribers and 1.6 million Internet users in the Netherlands as well as 17.2 million mobile customers in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. KPN employed 31,116 individuals as of the same date.
KPN was incorporated in 1989. Its shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and the stock exchanges of New York, London and Frankfurt. The credit ratings at February, 25, 2005 were A- with stable outlook (Standard & Poor’s) and Baa1 with stable outlook (Moody’s).
For more information on KPN, visit www.kpn.com
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