WISeKey International Holding Ltd announces the appointment of BNY Mellon as Depositary Bank for its forthcoming sponsored Level II ADR program on a U.S. Stock Exchange
Zug, Switzerland, December 8, 2017 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd (SIX: WIHN) (“WISeKey”), a leading cybersecurity and IoT company, announced today that it has appointed BNY Mellon as Depositary Bank for its forthcoming sponsored Level II American Depositary Receipt (“ADR”) program. It is anticipated that the ADR program will go effective during the second quarter of 2018. Subject to implementation of the program, including the making of the required U.S. securities filings, the ADRs are expected to trade on a U.S. stock exchange such as the NASDAQ, whereby each ADR would represent one or several Class B Share(s). No new Class B Shares would be issued in connection with the program.
“Our ADR listing will help to further progress WISeKey’s strategic vision for growth and expansion,” says Carlos Moreira, Founder, Chairman and CEO of WISeKey. “Working with BNY Mellon to develop a strong ADR program with high visibility and liquidity will strengthen our brand in new markets throughout the world.”
WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of on-line transactions among objects and between objects and people.
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Company Contact: Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
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Contact: Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
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