30 July 2007 14:04 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--BASF plans to delist its shares from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to reduce costs, the German chemicals major said on Monday.?xml:namespace>
The delisting would become effective on 6 September although BASF planned to maintain its American Depositary Receipts (ADR) programme, enabling investors to retain their ADRs and to facilitate over-the-counter trading.
“Our decision to delist from the NYSE underlines BASF’s continuous efforts to reduce complexity and costs,” said BASF chairman Jurgen Hambrecht.
“BASF’s senior management remains committed to maintaining an open dialogue with US investors,” he added.
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