Managing your shares - ADS holders
A BP American Depositary Share (ADS) is a US dollar-denominated form of equity ownership in BP, representing ordinary shares on deposit in the United Kingdom.
An ADS carries significant rights arising out of those ordinary shares. For example, it confers the right to receive dividends in US$, the right of registered ADS holders to attend BP shareholder meetings and the right to vote on all matters before the company.
An American Depositary Receipt (ADR) is a physical certificate evidencing ownership of ADSs. The term is sometimes used to refer to ADSs themselves.
Every BP ADS represents six BP ordinary shares. Ordinary shares trade primarily in the UK and pay dividends in pounds sterling. They do not trade on a US exchange.
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