Trading in ADRs

You can purchase or sell BASF ADRs like any other OTC traded ADRs via your broker.

Our depositary bank is BNY Mellon, who provides the following services for ADR holders:

  • Recording and maintaining the register of ADR holders
  • Acting as transfer agent
  • Distributing dividends in US dollars
  • Facilitating the proxy voting process and exercising the voting rights on behalf of ADR holders

Registered ADR holders:

BASF registered ADR holders (not holding ADRs through a Brokerage account), can access their account information via the following contacts:

BNY Mellon Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 43006, Providence RI 02940-3078, USA

Overnight correspondence should be mailed to:

BNY Mellon Shareowner Services
150 Royall St., Suite 101, Canton, MA 02021, USA


If you are an individual but not a registered holder, please contact your broker directly.

Brokers and institutional investors who have a question about issuing or cancelling ADRs may directly contact BNY Mellon's ADR broker desk:

BNY Mellon's ADR broker desk - New York
BNY Mellon's ADR broker desk - Global

If you are interested in purchasing BASF ADRs please refer to the following link:

There you will get the following information:

  • Registered Shareholder Enrollment Form
  • New Account Application

For those holders who are not registered because their shares are held through a "Street name" (nominee account), your nominee will receive company documents from BNY Mellon to distribute to ADR holders. You need to make arrangements with your nominee if you wish to receive such documents and to be able to exercise your vote through the depositary bank at general meetings.

The exchange ratio between BASF ADRs to ordinary shares is 4:1, i.e. four BASF ADR represent one BASF ordinary share.

If you are a shareholder resident in the U.S. and experience any problems transferring BASF ordinary shares into ADRs, you may directly contact BNY Mellon:

New York
Irina Samoila
Richard J Maehr