NEW YORK, July 29, 2013 — BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed by SM Investments Corporation as depositary bank for its sponsored American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. Two SM Investments Corporation ADRs represent one ordinary share and trade on the over-the-counter market under the ticker symbol "SMIVY." The company's ordinary shares trade on the Philippine Stock Exchange under the symbol "SM."
SM Investments Corporation is the holding company of the Philippines-based SM Group, with principal activities of retailing and wholesaling merchandise. It is engaged in shopping mall development and management, retail store operations, real estate development, banking and finance, and tourism.
"We are delighted to partner with BNY Mellon in establishing a sponsored ADR program," said Corazon P. Guidote, senior vice president for investor relations at SM Investments Corporation. "We are encouraged by the recent credit upgrade of the Philippines to investment grade and the corresponding increased attention that Filipino companies are attracting from global investors. We look forward to expanding our visibility and investor base in the global capital markets via this ADR program."
"We'll work closely with SM Investments Corporation to broaden its outreach to the U.S. investment community," said Christopher M. Kearns, CEO of BNY Mellon's Depositary Receipts business. "Our team of experts looks forward to providing a comprehensive suite of support services, allowing the company to unlock the full potential of its new DR program."
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