2014 Midyear Update

Depositary Receipt Market Update

The first half of 2014 advanced the trend of growth in DR capital raisings, which reached the highest level in three years. As of June 30, 41 new capital raising transactions globally raised $9.1 billion, substantially more than the $3.6 billion raised from 20 transactions during first half 2013.

As of March 31, total investment in DRs increased significantly compared to the same period in 2013. Trading in DRs was 75 billion in the first half 2014, up slightly from first half 2013, with a value of nearly $1.5 trillion. Fifty-five new sponsored programs had been established as of June 30. More than 3,700 DR programs are now available globally.>>

GLOBAL TRENDS IN INVESTOR RELATIONS 2013

A Survey Analysis of IR Practices Worldwide

Systemic market, political risk, followed by the uncertainty of new financial regulation are the top issues named by companies as having an impact on global market confidence, according to the results of our ninth annual investor relations survey conducted in late 2013.

The report Global Trends in Investor Relations 2013 looks at how publicly traded companies are managing their IR practices and the issues affecting them. It is based on survey results from nearly 700 respondents across 63 countries spanning the range of market cap and industry sectors. >>

DRs AND SINGAPORE's SGX: THE ASIAN GATEWAY

Overseas companies looking for increased visibility, access to capital or to diversify their shareholder bases may find an opportunity on SGX, according to BNY Mellon's recent guide to SGX and depositary receipts.

SGX offers alternatives for overseas issuers considering listing, raising capital or being quoted and traded in Asia in DR form. This report explores these opportunities, the benefits of DRs, and compares American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) and Singapore Depositary Receipts (SDRs) on SGX. >>

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