Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as depositary bank for the non-capital raising sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt program of Aurizon Holdings Limited (“Aurizon”).
Aurizon (ASX: AZJ) is Australia’s largest rail freight operator. Aurizon transports more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities — connecting miners, primary producers, and industry participants with international and domestic markets. The company provides its customers with integrated freight and logistics solutions across an extensive national rail and road network, traversing Australia. Aurizon also owns and operates one of the world’s largest coal rail networks, linking approximately 50 mines with three major ports in Queensland. Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, Aurizon is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.*
“We are delighted to welcome Aurizon Holdings Limited as a new client of Deutsche Bank’s depositary receipts business,” said Naomi Flutter, Head of Global Transaction Banking − Australia & New Zealand. “Our appointment further demonstrates Deutsche Bank’s strength and commitment to ADR issuers in Australia and New Zealand, with a strong focus on investor connectivity. We look forward to partnering with Aurizon and providing the highest level of service for their sponsored ADR program.”
Deutsche Bank’s Depositary Receipts team is part of the Issuer Services business within the Bank’s Global Securities Services unit.
In addition to specializing in administering cross-border equity structures such as American and global depositary receipts, Issuer Services provides corporates, financial institutions, hedge funds and supranational agencies around the world with trustee, agency, escrow and related services. The Bank offers a very broad range of services for diverse products, from complex securitizations and project finance to syndicated loans, debt exchanges and restructurings.
* This information provided by Aurizon Holdings Limited (September 2016)
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