Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited Appoints Citigroup Depositary for NYSE Listed ADR Program
October 15, 2004 – Citigroup Depositary Receipt Services, the leading depositary bank, announced today that it has established an American Depositary Receipt (ADR) Program for Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (Hutchison Telecom), a leading provider of mobile and broadband communications services in growth markets. This is an initial public offering of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) in the U.S. market, and is part of a global offering with the ordinary shares listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
The ADSs are now listed on the NYSE under the symbol HTX (CUSIP
#44841T107). Each NYSE-traded ADS represents 15 ordinary shares
trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
“We look forward to supporting Hutchison Telecom as the company gains visibility with its public offering and builds investor interest in the United States,” said Sanjeev Nanavati, Managing Director of Citigroup Depositary Receipt Services.
“We expect the NYSE listed ADR program will help us build visibility and broaden the opportunity to appeal to a wider investor base,” said Tim Pennington, Chief Financial Officer of Hutchison Telecom.
Hutchison Telecom is a leading provider of mobile telephony in emerging and growth markets. To date, the Company has operations in eight countries and territories, and is controlled by a central management team that is responsible for setting the overall business strategy, managing the business, and looking at further opportunities for growth.
With over 11 million customers worldwide, Hutchison Telecom currently provides mobile telecom services in Hong Kong, Macau, India, Israel, Thailand, Paraguay, Sri Lanka and Ghana. In addition, the company was the first provider of 3G (third generation) mobile services in Hong Kong, where it also provides broadband fixed-line services. Hutchison Telecom operates common brands across its business including “Hutch”, “3” and “Orange”. A subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa Group, Hutchison Telecom is dedicated to providing superior telecommunications services in markets with high growth potential.
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