Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as depositary bank for the capital raising sponsored Level III New York Stock Exchange-listed American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of Autohome Inc. (Autohome).
Autohome (NYSE: ATHM) is the leading online destination for automobile consumers in China. Through its two websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com, it provides comprehensive, independent and interactive content to automobile buyers and owners. Autohome.com.cn ranked first among China’s automotive websites and automotive channels of internet portals in terms of average daily unique visitors, average daily time spent per user and average daily page views in the first nine months of 2013, according to iResearch, a third-party research firm.*
Mrugank Paranjape, Asia Pacific Head of Trust & Securities Services and Cash Management for Financial Institutions, Global Transaction Banking at Deutsche Bank said, “We welcome Autohome to Deutsche Bank’s depositary platform. We look forward to providing Autohome with the highest level of service to enhance its ADR program visibility and broaden its investor base.”
*Source: Autohome Inc. (December 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.