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American Depositary Receipt Program

Aurizon Holdings maintains a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program with Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (Deutsche Bank).

ADR Program Details

Ticker: AZNNY
Structure: Level 1 ADR
Exchange: OTC
Ratio (ADR:ORD): 1 : 4
DR ISIN: US05156W1181
CUSIP: 05156W 118

Contacts for ADR investors and brokers

Deutsche Bank ADR broker services desks:

New York: +1 212 250 9100
London: +44 207 547 6500

Contacts for registered ADR holders

Deutsche Bank Shareholder Services American Stock Transfer & Trust Company Operations Centre

6201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11219


Toll-free number: +1 866 706 0509
Direct Dial: +1 718 921 8124

Aurizon Holdings’ ADR program is sponsored by Deutsche Bank. As the depositary bank, Deutsche Bank performs the following roles:

  • Issues and cancels Aurizon Holdings ADRs
  • Records and maintains the register of ADR holders
  • Is the stock transfer agent
  • Distributes dividends in US dollars (if applicable)
  • Facilitates the proxy voting process and exercises the voting rights on behalf of ADR holders (if applicable)
  • Distributes company circulars and Annual General Meeting documentation (if applicable)


For those holders which are not registered because their shares are held through a ‘street name’ (or nominee account), your nominee will receive company documents from time to time from Deutsche Bank to distribute to you. 

You need to make arrangements with your nominee if you wish to receive such documents and to be able to exercise your vote through the depositary bank at general meetings (if applicable).


  • An ADR is a negotiable US dollar denominated certificate representing ownership of share(s) in a non-US company. Holders of ADRs receive dividends in US dollars (if applicable) and have the right to vote on shareholders resolutions (if applicable). ADRs were specifically designed to facilitate the purchase, holding and sale of non-US securities by US investors.
  • US investors may prefer to purchase ADRs rather than ordinary shares in Aurizon Holdings’ home market because ADRs trade, clear and settle according to US market conventions. ADRs allow chiefly US investors to diversify into non-US securities, relatively easily.
  • ADR issuers are typically large corporations with primary listings outside of the US. Any non-US company seeking to raise capital in the US or increase their base of US investor can also issue ADRs.
  • Aurizon Holdings ADRs are denominated in US dollars.
  • The ADR ratio defines the numeric relationship between the number of ADRs and the number of ordinary shares. Every 4 ordinary Aurizon Holdings shares represent 1 Aurizon Holdings ADR.
  • Aurizon Holdings established the ADR program to make it easier for US investors to invest in Aurizon Holdings. ADRs are easier for US investors for various reasons including that administrative costs are reduced and capital gains are realised in US dollars.
  • Aurizon Holdings ADRs are traded over-the-counter (OTC) on the electronic market operated by OTCMarkets. For more information, visit
  • Converting ordinary shares into ADRs must be done through a broker investment advisor or for registered holders through Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas. You can contact Deutsche Bank broker services desk on +1 212 250 9100 or +44 207 547 6500

This information does not contain all information that may be important to you. For more complete information, we highly recommend that you read the entire deposit agreement and the form of American Depositary Receipt, which contains the American Depositary Shares terms.