First U.S.-listed American Depositary Receipt by a Malaysian company; Thirtieth depositary receipt IPO from Asia in 2014, up from 26 in all of 2013
BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed by MOL Global, Inc. as depositary bank for its American depositary receipt (ADR) program, the first exchange-listed ADR program from Malaysia. Each MOL Global ADR represents one (1) ordinary share and trades on NASDAQ under the symbol "MOLG."
An e-commerce leader in Southeast Asia, MOL Global develops online media platforms and operates online payment systems. According to Frost & Sullivan, MOL Global is the largest alternative e-payment facilitator for online digital goods and services by payment volume in Southeast Asia.
"MOL Global's ADR listing on NASDAQ is a critical part of our strategy to expand our business globally," said Ganesh Kumar Bangah, group chief executive officer of MOL Global. "BNY Mellon's platform will support our efforts to build a strong and visible ADR program and to access global investors."
"This offering from MOL Global continues the trend of international technology firms using ADRs to list in the U.S. and demonstrates to other ASEAN companies that an ADR listing on a U.S. exchange can create fresh opportunities," said Neil Atkinson, head of BNY Mellon's Depositary Receipts business in Asia-Pacific. "After Alibaba's historic ADR listing, we expect to see more IPO activity from the Asia-Pacific region from companies looking to access global markets."
So far this year, companies have raised more than $36 billion via 53 transactions using ADRs in U.S. markets, up from 51 transactions that brought in $10.4 billion in all of 2013.
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