American depository receipts

An American Depository Receipt (ADR) is a negotiable security that represents securities of a non-US company that trades in the U.S. financial markets.

Any non-U.S. company seeking to raise capital in the U.S. or increase its base of U.S. investors can issue ADRs.

ADRs are denominated and pay dividends in US dollars and can be traded like regular shares of stock.

How it works 

Ahold Delhaize ADRs represent one Ahold Delhaize ordinary share. They are traded on the OTCQX International Premier market, the highest over-the-counter-market tier provided by OTC Markets Group, Inc., under the symbol ADRNY.

Our ADRs are administered by our depositary bank J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. (J.P. Morgan).  A depositary bank is a bank in the U.S which oversees all the stock transfer and agency services in connection with a depository receipt program.

Our ADR program is governed by the deposit agreement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is binding upon Ahold Delhaize, J.P. Morgan and ADR holders.

Our policy 

It is our policy when possible to pay out a regularly increasing dividend. At the same time, we retain free cash flow consistent with opportunities to finance the future growth of the company. 

Key ADR information

Ahold Delhaize N.V. Ticker:

ADRNY

Exchange:

OTC

Ratio (ORD:DR)

1:1

Structure:

ADR

Type:

Level 1

Sponsored/Unsponsored:

Sponsored

CUSIP:

500467501

DR ISIN:

US5004675014

ORD SEDOL:

5252602

ORD ISIN:

NL0011794037

Depository Bank:

J.P. Morgan Chase, N.A.

Local Currency:

EUR 

Status:

Active

Custodian Bank:

BNP Paribas (Netherlands)

Our depositary bank

As our depositary bank, J.P. Morgan performs the following roles:

  • Records and maintains the register of ADR holders
  • Is the stock transfer agent
  • Distributes dividends in U.S. dollars
  • Facilitates the voting process for ADR holders at any company General Meeting, if permitted by the company and the deposit agreement
  • Issues and cancels ADRs
  • Can distribute company circulars and General Meetings documentation


For further details, see the deposit agreement.

J.P. Morgan contact details

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
P.O. Box 64504
St. Paul, MN 55164-0504

Overnight Mail:
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101
Mendota Heights, MN 55120-4100

Tel: +1 800 990 1135 (USA only) 
Tel: +1 651 453 2128 (International)

Email: jpmorgan.adr@equiniti.com
Website: www.adr.com/shareholder

Registered ADR holders and beneficial ADR holders

A registered holder is one whose name appears on the books of the depositary. The registered holder is considered the owner of record.

A beneficial holder is one whose holdings are registered in a name other than their own, such as the name of a broker, bank or nominee.

For holders whose ADRs are held through a nominee account (or ‘street name’), your nominee will occasionally receive company documents from J.P. Morgan. If you wish to receive these documents and exercise your vote through J.P. Morgan at General Meetings, you must make arrangements with your nominee.

Buy and sell ADRs

You may buy and sell your ADRs through your broker.

Convert ordinary shares into ADRs

You can convert ordinary shares into ADRs through a broker or investment advisor, or directly through J.P. Morgan. Contact J.P. Morgan Bank’s broker services desk on +212 552 8926 or +1 212 552 8942

Check how many ADRs you hold

If you do not hold through a broker, bank or nominee, contact J.P. Morgan Shareholder Services to check how many ADRs you hold.

If you lose your ADR certificate

If you lose your ADR certificate, dividend check or tax voucher and you don’t hold through a broker, bank or nominee, contact J.P. Morgan Shareholder Services.

Direct Purchase Plan

Ahold Delhaize doesn’t currently have a direct purchase plan. You may buy and sell Ahold Delhaize shares through a licensed broker.

 

For US shareholders, form 8937

2016

For our US shareholders, please find here Form 8937 to download. Ahold Delhaize will keep this form available on it's website until August 2026. This Form 8937 covering the 7/24/16 merger of Delhaize Group NV/SA into Koninklijke Ahold N.V. For more information please contact investor.relations@aholddelhaize.com.

For our US shareholders, please find here Form 8937 to download. Ahold Delhaize will keep this form available on it's website until August 2026. This form is relevant for shareholders that were impacted by the Reverse Stock Split on 15 July 2016. For more information please contact investor.relations@aholddelhaize.com.

2014

For our US shareholders, please find here Form 8937 to download. Ahold Delhaize will keep this form available on it's website until February 2025. This form is relevant for shareholders that were impacted by the Reverse Stock Split on 27 March 2014. For more information please contact investor.relations@aholddelhaize.com.