Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as successor depositary bank for the Level III New York Stock Exchange-listed American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of Portugal Telecom, SGPS, S.A. (Portugal Telecom).
Portugal Telecom (PT) is a global telecommunications operator with 100 million clients worldwide. In Portugal, where it holds a leading position in the markets in which it operates, PT provides a wide portfolio of telecoms, multimedia and IT, and fixed and mobile services, including broadband access, voice and television, acting in all segments of the telecommunications sector: personal, residential, enterprise solutions and wholesale. Portugal Telecom considers itself the leading Portuguese telecoms operator with a wide and solid international presence, particularly in Brazil and Africa. PT has a diversified business portfolio, in which quality and innovation are key aspects, aimed at positioning PT as a leading edge operator in the international arena. Portugal Telecom’s shares are listed on Euronext and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.*
Akbar Poonawala, Head of Global Equity Services at Deutsche Bank, said, “We are very pleased that Portugal Telecom decided to transfer its ADR program to Deutsche Bank. We look forward to working with PT in the management of its program and are committed to providing PT with the highest level of service."
*Source: Portugal Telecom (January 2013)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.