Global BuyDIRECTSM is a BNY Mellon-sponsored dividend reinvestment and direct purchase program for Depositary Receipts of certain non-U.S. companies. Each participating company's plan allows its existing shareholders to use dividends paid by the company to automatically purchase Depositary Receipts. The plans also allow first-time and existing investors to purchase Depositary Receipts of participating companies. All such investments are made through BNY Mellon as transfer agent.
As a participant in Global BuyDIRECT, investors benefit from the direct ownership of their Depositary Receipts, the efficiency of receiving corporate communications directly from the Depositary Receipt issuer, and the savings resulting from reduced brokerage and transaction costs.
BNY Mellon is transfer agent or administrator for what may be considered one of the most diverse groups of direct share purchase plans, representing a wide array of non-U.S. companies from countries around the globe.
* Not all Global BuyDIRECT plans will necessarily offer all of the above features.
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