NEW YORK, August 25, 2014 — BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed by Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. as the depositary bank for its American depositary receipt (ADR) program. Each ADR represents one ordinary share and trades on the over-the-counter market under the symbol ‘AKBIY.’ Akebono Brake’s ordinary shares trade on the Tokyo Stock Exchange under the code ‘7238.’
Founded in 1929, Akebono Brake is a world leader in advanced brake and friction material development and production. The company operates R&D centers in Japan, the U.S., France and the U.K, and has wholly-owned or affiliated manufacturing facilities worldwide. Akebono Brake employs more than 9,000 people worldwide on a consolidated basis. As a technology partner to the McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team, Akebono Brake has been supplying and jointly developing brake systems since 2007.
“Akebono Brake’s international business started with the United States, so we are delighted to establish our new sponsored ADR program with BNY Mellon to expand the opportunity for U.S. investors to invest in our company,” said Chairman, President and CEO Hisataka Nobumoto. “Using the new ADR program effectively, we would like to make further efforts to increase our visibility for U.S. investors with investor relations activities.”
“We look forward to partnering with Akebono Brake, a major force in the auto industry, as they unveil their new ADR program to the U.S. marketplace,” said Neil Atkinson, head of the Asia-Pacific Region for BNY Mellon’s Depositary Receipts business. “Our teams will work together diligently to ensure that their ADR program succeeds in attracting global investors and expanding visibility.”
BNY Mellon acts as depositary for more than 2,800 American and global depositary receipt programs, acting in partnership with leading companies from over 65 countries. BNY Mellon is committed to helping securities issuers access the world's rapidly evolving financial markets and delivers a comprehensive suite of depositary receipt services. Learn more at www.bnymellon.com/dr
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Joseph F. Ailinger Jr.