Continued Participation in China-Swiss Stock Connect GDR Program
New York, NY – Citi’s Issuer Services, acting through Citibank, N.A., has been appointed by Jiangsu Eastern Shenghong Co., Ltd. (“Shenghong”) - to act as the Depositary Bank for its Global Depositary Receipt (“GDR”) Program. This is the ninth China-Swiss Stock Connect Program listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, and the eighth China-Swiss Stock Connect Program for which Citi’s Issuer Services acts as the Depositary Bank.
Jiangsu Eastern Shenghong Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu Eastern Shenghong Co., Ltd. (“Shenghong”) is a leading energy and chemical enterprise engaged in the research, development, production and sales of new energy and high-performance materials, and low-carbon green industries.
Shenghong’s GDR Program was established in connection with a US$718.3 million initial public offering of its GDRs, priced at US$18.05 per GDR. The GDRs are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange under the symbol “DFSH”. Each GDR represents ten (10) A shares. Shenghong’s A shares are listed and traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (“SZSE”) under the stock code 000301. This program is the largest Swiss Connect GDR program for Citi’s Issuer Services business to date.
“We are pleased to be the Depositary Bank for Shenghong’s GDR Program listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange -- the ninth issuer listed as part of the China-Swiss Stock Connect GDR Program. This continues our role as the depositary bank for almost all the Connect GDR Programs listed so far, including five listed on the London Stock Exchange and eight listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange” said Dirk Jones, Global Head of Citi’s Issuer Services.
“Citi’s cross-regional capabilities, global network, the ability to enhance investor access, and our experience gained from the previous Connect GDR Programs will serve this issuer well. We expect to see more issuers raise capital and participate through the Connect Scheme in the future,” he added.
Citi is a leading provider of depositary receipt services. With depositary receipt programs in 67 markets, spanning equity and fixed-income products, Citi leverages its global network to provide cross-border capital market access to issuers, intermediaries and investors.
For more information about Citi’s Depositary Receipt Services, please visit www.citi.com/dr.
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