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American depositary receipts (ADR)

Westpac’s ADR program has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since October 1989 and trades under code WBK (CUSIP 961214301), with The Bank of New York Mellon acting as the depositary bank and transfer agent.

Each ADR represents one Westpac ordinary fully paid share. Note: prior to 19 August 2013, 1 ADR represented 5 ordinary fully paid shares. Additionally:

  • An ADR carries the same corporate and economic rights as the underlying Westpac ordinary fully paid share
  • ADRs are quoted, and dividends paid in, US dollars. See The Bank of New York Mellon’s website for Westpac ADR price performance data

ADR dividends

  • ADR dividends are based on the 'entitlement' as ordinary shares
  • Westpac advises the depositary bank of the intention to pay a dividend and the date that it will be paid
  • The depositary bank announces to the market the ADR pay date, which is the date it will calculate and distribute the US dollar equivalent of the Westpac dividend
  • On the ADR pay date, The Bank of New York Mellon funds the Depositary Trust Company (DTC) and arranges for payment to registered holders.

More ADR information and contact details

The Bank of New York Mellon, our ADR transfer agent and depositary bank, maintains the records for registered ADR holders and can directly help with a variety of services, including:

  • Change of name or address
  • Consolidation of accounts
  • Duplicate mailings
  • Global BuyDirect (reinvestment plan)
  • Lost stock certificates
  • Transfer of stock to another person
  • Other administrative services

The Bank of New York Mellon

BNY Mellon Shareowner Services
PO Box 505000
Louisville, KY 40233-5000, USA

American Depositary Share holder enquiries:
Telephone: 1-888-269-2377 (toll free in USA)
International: +1 201 680 6825