Citi Appointed Depositary for OJSC PhosAgro’s GDR Programme
London, Moscow - July 21, 2011 – Citigroup today announced that its Global Transaction Services business, acting through Citigroup Global Markets Deutschland AG., has been appointed by OJSC “PHOSAGRO”. (“PhosAgro”), – the Russian-based vertically-integrated global leader in the phosphate fertiliser industry – as the Depositary Bank for its London Stock Exchange-listed Global Depositary Receipt (GDR) programme.
PhosAgro’s GDR programme was established through a US$538 million offering, originally priced at US$14.00 per GDR. The GDRs are listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “PHOR”. Each GDR represents 1/30 ordinary shares; and the underlying ordinary shares have been listed in Russia on the RTS and MICEX Exchanges under the symbol PHOR.
Dirk Jones, Global Head of Securities and Fund Services Client Sales Management at Citi said, “We’re very pleased that PhosAgro has chosen Citi as its Depositary Bank. We look forward to helping PhosAgro attain higher program visibility and brand recognition, and to working diligently with them to craft a successful programme with broad appeal in the global marketplace.”
For more information on Citi’s Depositary Receipt Services, visit www.citi.com/dr.
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About OJSC PhosAgro
PhosAgro is a vertically integrated global leader in the phosphate fertiliser industry. The Group focuses on the production of phosphate-based fertilisers, feed phosphate and high-grade phosphate rock, as well as ammonia and nitrogen-based fertilisers. In 2010, the Group was the largest phosphate-based fertiliser producer in Europe, the largest producer of high-grade phosphate rock worldwide and a leading producer of MAP/DAP in the world according to Fertecon.
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