An American Depositary Receipt, or ADR, is a negotiable US security representing ownership of publicly traded shares in a non-US corporation. They are quoted and traded in US dollars in the US securities market and dividends, when paid, are paid to investors in US dollars. ADRs were specifically designed to facilitate the purchase, holding and sale of non-US securities by US investors. They eliminate many of the obstacles of holding non-US securities since they trade and settle according to US market practices.
BAE Systems ADRs are traded on the Over The Counter market (OTC) under the symbol BAESY and one ADR represents four BAE Systems ordinary shares.
Our ADR depository bank and transfer agent is JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and ADR holders can contact the JPMorgan Service Center in the following way:
General enquiries: 800 990 1135
From outside the US: 651 453 2128
JPMorgan Chase & Co
P.O. Box 64504
St. Paul, MN
You can purchase ADRs directly through your broker as a beneficial or 'street name' holder. Beneficial or 'street name' holders usually hold their shares through a bank or brokerage account and are not directly registered on the books of the company.
For more information, please refer ADR FAQs.