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Registered Depositary Receipt shareholders can sell shares, access account balances and transaction history, find answers to frequently asked questions and download commonly needed forms. To speak directly to a BNY Mellon representative, please call 1-888-BNY-ADRS (1-888-269-2377) if you are calling from within the United States. If you are calling from outside the U.S., please call 201-680-6825. You may also send an e-mail inquiry to or visit the website at

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Depositary Receipts, which can include American Depositary Receipts, Global Depositary Receipts, New York Shares and similar products, are negotiable securities that generally represent a non-U.S. company's equity shares. Although typically denominated in U.S. dollars, Depositary Receipts can also be denominated in Euros or other currencies. Depositary Receipts are often made eligible to trade on a U.S. stock exchange or market although many European and Asian stock exchanges and markets have become popular trading locations in recent years.

Depositary Receipts typically trade, settle and clear in the same manner as securities local to the market on which they are trading, alleviating certain obstacles and expenses associated with cross-border investing.

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