Britvic plc Joins OTCQX
Apr 6, 2010
Pink OTC Markets News Service
Britvic plc Joins OTCQX
NEW YORK – April 6, 2010 – Pink OTC Markets Inc. (OTCQX: PINK), the financial information and technology services company that operates the leading electronic quotation and trading system in the U.S. OTC securities market, today announced that Britvic plc (OTCQX: BTVCY, LSE: BVIC), a leading British soft drink manufacturer, has chosen to list its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on OTCQX®.
Britvic’s ADRs began trading today on the OTC market’s highest tier, OTCQX International Premier. Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcqx.com and www.otcmarkets.com.
“We are pleased to welcome Britvic to OTCQX,” said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of Pink OTC Markets. “OTCQX provides Britvic with the highest level of visibility and access to U.S. investors possible in the OTC Market.”
The Bank of New York Mellon, which acts as Depositary for Britvic’s ADR program, will serve as Britvic’s Principal American Liaison (“PAL”) on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on listing requirements.
About Britvic plc
(OTCQX: BTVCY, LSE: BVIC) Britvic’s ADRs will trade in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol “BTVCY”, where each ADR will represent 2 ordinary shares. Britvic’s ordinary shares are also listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol BVIC. Britvic is one of the two leading branded soft drinks businesses in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, with clear ambitions to expand internationally. Many of Britvic’s powerful brands are either first or second in their respective categories, and a strong track record of innovation and market execution has delivered enviable results since the 2005 flotation. A long-standing successful relationship with PepsiCo through Gatorade, Pepsi, 7UP and Lipton Ice Tea puts Britvic in great shape for future growth.
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