ADR information

J Sainsbury plc has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program for which The Bank of New York Mellon acts as Depositary. The Level 1 ADR program trades on the US over-the-counter (OTC) markets under the symbol JSAIY (it is not listed on a U.S. stock exchange). Each ADR represents 4 J Sainsbury Ordinary Shares.

If you have any enquiries regarding J Sainsbury ADRs please contact The Bank of New York Mellon.

By post

BNY Mellon
Shareowner Services
PO Box 30170
College Station
TX 77842-3170

By telephone

If calling from within the USA: (888) 269 2377 (toll-free)

If calling from outside the USA: +1 201 680 6825

By email


Frequently Asked Questions

What is an American Depositary Receipt?

An ADR is a negotiable US certificate representing ownership of shares in a non-US corporation. ADRs are quoted and traded in US dollars in the US securities market. Dividend payments are also paid in US dollars. ADRs were specifically designed to facilitate the purchase, holding and sale of non-US securities by US investors and to provide a corporate finance vehicle for non-US companies.

What are the benefits of ADRs to US investors?

US investors generally prefer to purchase ADRs rather than ordinary shares in the issuer's home market because ADRs trade, clear and settle according to US market conventions. One of the main advantages is the facilitation of diversification into foreign securities. ADRs allow easy comparison to securities of similar companies, as well as access to price and trading information. ADR holders also appreciate US dollar dividend payments (if declared) and receiving corporate action notifications.

Where are J Sainsbury ADRs traded?

J Sainsbury ADRs are traded on the US over-the-counter (OTC) markets:
Symbol: JSAIY
CUSIP: 466249208
Platform: OTC
Ratio: 1:4
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Food & Drug Retailers
Depositary: BNY Mellon (Sponsored)
Effective Date: May 2, 2005
Underlying SEDOL: B019KW7
Underlying ISIN: GB00B019KW72
US ISIN: US4662492085

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, as registrar; the registered holder is considered the owner of record. A beneficial holder is one whose holdings are held in another name, such as a broker, bank or nominee.