American depositary receipts

United Utilities Group has established a sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program for which Deutsche Bank perform the role of depositary bank.  The Level 1 ADR program trades on the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) markets under the symbol UUGRY (it is not listed on a U.S. stock exchange).  Each United Utilities Group ADR represents two United Utilities Group Ordinary Shares.

Ticker: UUGRY

Structure: Level I ADR

Exchange: OTC

Ratio (ADR : ORD): 1 ADR : 2 Ordinary Shares

DR ISIN: US91311E1029

CUSIP: 91311E102

Contact details for institutional ADR investors and brokers:

Deutsche Bank ADR broker services desks

New York:  +1 212 250 9100

London: +44 (0)20 7547 6500

Contact details for registered ADR holders:

Deutsche Bank Shareholder Services,

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company,

Operations Center 6201 15th Avenue,

Brooklyn, NY 11219


Toll free number (if calling from within the U.S.): (866) 249 2593

Direct Dial (if calling from outside the U.S.): +1 718 921 8124

Deutsche Bank, as the depositary bank for United Utilities Group’s sponsored Level I ADR program, performs the following roles for ADR holders.

  • Records and maintains the register of ADR holders    
  • Is the stock transfer agents    
  • Distributes dividends in U.S. dollars (when dividends have been declared by the Board of Directors)    
  • Issues and cancels United Utilities Group ADRs

For those holders who are not registered because their shares are held through a ‘street name’ (bank or broker nominee account), your nominee will receive company documents from time to time from Deutsche Bank to distribute to ADR holders.  You need to make arrangements with your nominee if you wish to receive such documents and to be able to exercise your vote through the depositary bank at general meetings (if applicable).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an American Depositary Receipt?

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

What are the benefits of ADRs to US investors?

U.S. investors generally prefer to purchase ADRs rather than ordinary shares in the issuer's home market because ADRs trade, clear and settle according to U.S. 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 U.S. dollar dividend payments (if declared) and receiving corporate action notifications.

How can I find dividend payment and corporate action information for United Utilities Group ADRs?

For dividend and corporate action information, please visit:

Please search the name United Utilities Group and then select the ‘Corporate Actions’ tab.  Alternatively, you may contact Deutsche Bank Shareholder Services at the following toll-free number (if calling from within the U.S.): (866) 249 2593 or Direct Dial: +1 (718) 921 8124

How are ADR dividends paid?

Dividends, when declared by United Utilities Group’s Board of Directors, are generally payable to ADR holders in U.S. dollars seven days after dividend payments are paid on United Utilities Group’s ordinary shares, to accommodate the payment process established by United Utilities Group and Deutsche Bank.

Where are United Utilities Group ADRs traded? United Utilities Group ADRs are traded on the US over-the-counter (OTC) markets.  They are not listed on a U.S. stock exchange:

Ticker: UUGRY

Structure: Level I ADR

Exchange: OTC

Ratio (ADR : ORD): 1 ADR : 2 Ordinary Shares

DR ISIN: US91311E1029

CUSIP: 91311E102

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 bank, 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.