ADRs are a negotiable US dollar denominated certificate representing ownership of shares in a non-US company. H. Lundbeck's ADRs represent H. Lundbeck's ordinary shares deposited with the depositary bank, to underlie such certificates and carry the rights attached to them as detailed in the Depositary Agreement. Holders of ADRs receive dividends in US dollars (if applicable) and have the right to vote on shareholders resolutions. The term ADR and ADS are often used interchangeably. ADRs were specifically designed to facilitate the purchase, holding and sale of non-U.S. securities by US investors.
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