With effect from 23 July 2008, the ADR ratio changed from one American Depository Share ("ADS") representing 5 Ordinary Shares to one ADS representing one Ordinary Share. The ratio change will not entail a mandatory exchange of ADRs. ADR holders will receive four (4) additional ADSs of ANZ for every one (1) ADS of ANZ held. The ADSs presently held will not be called in for exchange and will automatically represent the new ratio. No action is required by the ADR holders.
Further, there will be no change in ANZ's ticker symbol (ANZBY).
Additionally, a cash distribution fee of up to US$0.01 per ADS will be assessed to ADR Holders during each cash distribution event that occurs in connection with ANZ's ADR program.
Following are the trading particulars of ANZ's ADRs:
Information about ADRs is available from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.
ADR Holders seeking information on their Shareholding should contact:
P.O. Box 11258
Church Street Station
New York, NY 10286-1258
International callers telephone: +
Toll free telephone number for callers within USA: