11 May 2007
WHITE ENERGY COMPANY TO BOOST ITS US INVESTOR PRESENCE WITH ADR PROGRAM
White Energy Company today announced that it has initiated a Level 1 American Depository Receipt (ADR) program. This is now effective with Receipts tradeable in the over-the-counter (OTC) market.
The ADR program will enable White Energy shares to be more accessible to US private Investors and institutions, including those only permitted to buy US based securities.
The Bank of New York will operate the White Energy ADR program and act as the depositary bank. An ADR is created when a broker purchases White Energy shares on the Australian Stock Exchange and delivers those to the Bank of New York’s local custodian bank, which then instructs the depositary bank to issue Depositary Receipts. These Depositary Receipts may trade freely, like any other security, in the OTC market.
In accordance with normal ADR practice, shares are consolidated into larger value parcels. In White Energy’s case each ADR represents 5 ordinary White Energy Shares. White Energy’s ADR ticker symbol is WECFY.
This initiative forms part of White Energy’s strategy to expand its US investor base and provide increased international liquidity.
For Further Information Call:
White Energy Company Limited
(02) 9251 1311