Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is a publicly traded company and has been listed on the JSE Limited Securities Exchange (JSE) since October 1997. It is listed in the Retail sector of the main board and is one of the top 40 companies listed on the JSE. The Group has an ADR (American Depository Receipt) programme in the United States with Bank of New York.
Registration number: 1929/001986/06
Share Code: WHL
Woolworths House, 93 Longmarket Street, Cape Town 8001
P.O. Box 680, Cape Town 8000
Bank of New York, ADR Department, 101 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10286, United States of America
Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd, 15 Bierman Avenue, Rosebank 2196, South Africa
PO Box 61051 Marshalltown 2107
Telephone: +27 11 370 5000
An ADR is a negotiable US certificate representing ownership of shares in a non-US corporation. ADRs are quoted and traded in US dollars in the US securities market. The dividends are paid to investors in US dollars. ADRs are specifically designed to facilitate the purchase, holding and sale of non-US securities by US investors, and to provide a corporate finance vehicle for non-US companies.
Every ADR is equivalent to one ordinary Woolworths share. Our ADR trades under the symbol WLWHY and under the CUSIP number 98088R505.
On 1 August 2014, the Group completed its acquisition of David Jones for A$2.15 billion (R21.6 billion). The Board gave due consideration to the enlarged Group’s capital structure, the continued implementation of the enlarged Group’s strategy and the execution of the initiatives with regard to David Jones. Further to these considerations, the Board believed it was in the best interest of the WHL shareholders to seek additional capital through a fully underwritten Rights Offer.