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 Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (Deutsche Bank). 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, Deutsche Bank 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
Spon/ Unspon: Sponsored
CUSIP: 500467501
DR ISIN: US5004675014
ORD SEDOL: 5252602
ORD ISIN: NL0011794037
Depository Bank: DB
Local Currency: EUR 
Status: Active
Custodian Bank: Deutsche Bank -Amsterdam (Netherlands)

 

Our depositary bank

As our depositary bank, Deutsche Bank 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 depository agreement
  • Issues and cancels ADRs
  • Can distribute company circulars and General Meetings documentation

For further details, see the deposit agreement.

 

Deutsche Bank contact details

Deutsche Bank Shareholder Services
c/o American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
Peck Slip Station
P.O. Box 2050 New York, NY 10272-2050
Email: DB@amstock.com
Toll-free number: +866 706 0509
Direct Dial: +1 718 921 8124

 

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 Deutsche Bank. If you wish to receive these documents and exercise your vote through Deutsche Bank at General Meetings, you must make arrangements with your nominee.

 

Buy and sell ADRs

You can only 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 Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas. Contact Deutsche Bank’s broker services desk on +1 212 250 9100 or +44 207 547 6500.

 

Combine more than one ADR certificate

To combine more than one ADR certificate, contact Deutsche Bank Shareholder Services.

 

Check how many ADRs you hold

If you do not hold through a broker, bank or nominee, contact Deutsche Bank 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 Deutsche Bank Shareholder Services.

 

Direct Purchase Plan

Ahold Delhaize doesn’t currently have a direct purchase plan. You can only 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.