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Frequently asked questions about ADRs
What is an American Depositary Receipt (ADRs)?
An ADR is a negotiable U.S. certificate representing ownership of shares in a non-U.S. corporation. ADRs are quoted and traded in U.S. dollars in the U.S. securities market. Also, the dividends are paid to investors in U.S.dollars. ADRs were specifically designed to facilitate the purchase, holding and sale of non-U.S. securities by U.S. investors, and to provide a corporate finance vehicle for non-U.S. companies.
What types of companies issue ADRs?
ADRs issuers are typically large multinational corporations. Any non-U.S. company seeking to raise capital in the U.S. or increase their base of U.S. investor can issue ADRs.
Is it easy to get information and updates on an ADR company?
Investors receive annual reports and proxy materials in English. ADR issuers generally have full information in English about themselves on their websites, as well as on the main depositary bank websites, and are better tracked by the main U.S. financial websites. ADRs listed on U.S. exchanges provide holders with the same level of information as any other U.S. security. Trading information is readily available, financials are reconciled to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and the SEC regulates the Company's disclosure to investors.
Where are Gold Fields’ ADRs traded?
The ADRs are listed and traded on the NYSE Stock Market. The trading code is GFI. The CUSIP number is 38059T106. The ratio between the ordinary share and the ADR is 1:1.
Who is Gold Fields’ depositary for ADRs?
The Bank of New York Mellon. The depositary bank plays a key role in the process of issuance and as cancellation of ADRs. It also maintains the ADR holder register and distributes the dividends in US dollars. For additional information, please visit The Bank of New York Mellon’s website at www.adrbny.com or contact the shareholder services department:
The Bank of New York Mellon
Shareholder Relations Department
Church Street Station
PO Box 11258
New York, NY 10286-1258
United States of America
Call Shareholder Relations at 1-888-BNY-ADRS
What is the difference between a registered holder and a beneficial ADR holder?
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 in the name of a broker, bank or nominee.
How are ADR dividends paid and taxed?
Dividends are paid in U.S. dollars and are generally taxable, just like dividends on U.S. shares. In addition, taxes may be withheld by the ADR company's local government. Depending on individual circumstances, foreign taxes withheld might be applied as a credit against U.S. taxes, or tax reclaim opportunities may be offered.
How can I find out dividend and corporate action information on Gold Fields?
For dividend and corporate action information, please visit www.adrbny.com. Go to the "Investors" button and click on "DR Corporate Actions" and then enter company name, CUSIP or symbol.
How can I buy ADRs via a US broker?
You can buy an ADR through a broker, just as you would U.S. securities. You can purchase Depositary Receipts through BNY Brokerage, Inc. BNY Brokerage Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Company and provides professional trade execution to meet all of your investing needs. BNY Brokerage, Inc. is a member NASD/SIPC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Company, Inc. Securities are not FDIC insured and may lose value.
BNY Brokerage, Inc.
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How can I buy an via a direct purchase or dividend reinvestment plan?
Global BuyDIRECT, a Direct Sale/Dividend Reinvestment Plan sponsored by The Bank of New York Mellon, offers investors the opportunity to purchase Depositary Receipts at commissions that are typically less than a retail broker. The Global BuyDIRECT Plan is a dividend reinvestment and direct purchase plan open to existing shareholders and new investors. Through the programme, participants can buy initial and additional ADSs, sell ADSs and reinvest dividends all at commissions that are typically less than a retail broker.
For information on the Global BuyDIRECT plan, please visit www.adrbny.com. Go to the “Investors” section and then click on “How to Buy DRs”, followed by “Global BuyDIRECT”. To request plan brochures and enrolement forms for companies offering Global BuyDIRECT, please call +1.800.345.1612
Toll Free Telephone for U.S. Global BuyDIRECT participants: +1.888.BNY.ADRS
Telephone for International Callers: +1.212.815.3700
How can I convert ordinary shares in Gold Fields into Gold Fields ADRs?
A shareholder wishing to convert Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed ordinary shares in to ADRs should follow below issuance process:
General issuance process for DTC eligible ADRs:
*Your local custodian may need to email or call the BNY Mellon Custodian to accept the delivery
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Shareholder Correspondence should be mailed to:
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Gold Fields Limited
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
Registration number 1968/004880/06
Share code: GFI
Issuer code: GOGOF
ISIN – ZAE 000018123
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