Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as depositary bank for the non-capital raising sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of Heineken N.V. (Heineken).
Heineken has wide international presence through a global network of distributors and breweries. Heineken owns and manages one of the world’s leading portfolios of beer brands and is one of the world’s leading brewers in terms of sales volume and profitability.*
René Hooft Graafland, CFO and member of the Executive Board at Heineken said “Greater focus on the US market via the launch of a sponsored Level I ADR program will allow Heineken to diversify its US shareholder base, increase liquidity and improve brand recognition. Heineken is pleased to have appointed Deutsche Bank as ADR depositary who will help us to achieve our US investor relations goals.”
Akbar Poonawala, Head of Global Equity Services at Deutsche Bank said, “We are pleased to have been appointed depositary by Heineken, one of the most recognized global beverage companies. Deutsche Bank will offer its broad range of customized services to assist Heineken in enhancing the visibility of its ADR program with the investor community, as well as raising awareness of its global brand.”*Source: Heineken N.V. (December 2012) About Deutsche Bank Trust & Securities Services Deutsche Bank’s Trust & Securities Services business, part of Global Transaction Banking, is one of the leading providers of trustee, agent, depositary, registrar, SPV management and related services for a wide range of financial structures and transactions. It is a leading depositary for American and Global Depositary Receipts, providing value-added services to companies raising capital in international markets or listing on the New York, NASDAQ, London, Luxembourg, Singapore or NASDAQ Dubai stock exchanges by means of depositary receipts. It also offers both mutual and alternative fund administration and provides securities custody, clearing and agency lending services from a global network spanning more than 30 markets. Additional details are available on www.adr.db.com or www.tss.db.com. This announcement appears as a matter of record only. This announcement has been approved and/or communicated by Deutsche Bank AG New York.