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Our how-to guide explains the steps to investing in Depository Receipts
If paid, dividends will be automatically paid as an electronic bank transfer to your nominated bank account. Dividends will be converted from euros to sterling and will be subject to the euro-sterling exchange rate.
The UK Branch of Triodos Bank is only registered to sell Depository Receipts to UK residents and UK domiciled organisations, whose beneficial owners and associated parties are also UK residents.
Please be aware that as a result of the UK’s planned withdrawal from the European Union we have had to reluctantly conclude that we will need to discontinue the sale of new Depository Receipts to UK residents, which includes the issue of new Depository Receipts as part of the stock dividend scheme.
The last date to start an application for new Depository Receipts is 1 February 2019, with a correctly completed application form and cleared funds required by 11 February 2019. Existing Depository Receipt holders will continue to be able to sell their Depository Receipts through Triodos UK.
However, Triodos Bank has branches across Europe, so please contact your local Triodos branch to enquire about applying for Depository Receipts if you are a non-UK resident.
If you would like buy more Depository Receipts you first need to complete an Appropriateness Assessment, as due to the complex nature of Depository Receipts you must complete an Appropriateness Assessment each time you apply.
The form can be downloaded below.
If you can't print out a declaration, please call us on 0330 355 0355 and we'll send you one.
Please note: The last date to start an application for new Depository Receipts is 1 February 2019, with a correctly completed application form and cleared funds required by 11 February 2019. Any potential future dividends will be paid in cash rather than stock.
Depository Receipts are traded in euros and dividends, if paid, are in euros. Your total return is therefore subject to the euro-sterling exchange rate. This may adversely affect the sterling value of any investment in Triodos Bank or the amount of dividends you receive.
In order to complete your application form, please contact us on 0330 355 0355 so that we can provide you with the current British Pounds (GBP) price for Depository Receipts and confirm the total amount payable for the number of Depository Receipt’s you wish to buy.
Depository Receipts are priced in euros, and the euro price for Depository Receipts is set by our head office in the Netherlands each Tuesday. Triodos Bank UK convert the euro Depository Receipt price into GBP daily, using the prevailing exchange rate published on www.XE.com.
When deciding if Depository Receipts are right for you, it is important that you understand the risks associated with investing in Depository Receipts. An overview of the specific risks can be found in the DR Important Information document, and a comprehensive list can be found in the Prospectus, both documents can be downloaded below.
Please send completed application forms to our freepost address (please note this is treated as second class post):
Freepost TRIODOS BANK
Or you can post as usual in a stamped addressed envelope to:
We must receive a correctly completed application form and cleared funds by 11 February 2019 at the latest.
A GBP Depository Request quote is valid for 14 calendar days and your application needs to be received within this time or you will need to request an up to date quote. However, should the price of Depository Receipts change or the euro-GBP exchange rate fluctuate significantly within this 14 day period, we reserve the right to issue you with a new price.
If this happens we will buy as many whole Depository Receipts as possible, and refund any difference to the account the payment came from.
Please note that we are unable to accept applications where there is no valid quote so please contact us before you send us your application.
No. The UK offering is a sterling offering only and Depository Receipts purchased in the UK can only be purchased in pounds sterling.
You will receive a contract note in the post to confirm your Depository Receipts have been purchased. Depository Receipts trade on a weekly basis and we submit all applications to buy and sell every Tuesday to our head office in the Netherlands. Trades are then confirmed by our head office in on Wednesday, with contract notes confirming the price and trade date sent the business day after the trade has completed, which is typically each Monday or the next business day in the case of a bank holiday.
We charge 0.5% with a minimum charge of £5 to buy and sell Depository Receipts. This charge is either paid up front when buying Depository Receipts or collected from your sales proceeds if selling. There are no other charges applicable to Depository Receipts.
Depository Receipts represent shares in Triodos Bank and are designed to protect the mission and independence of Triodos Bank.
Triodos Bank believes that it is crucial that its mission and independence is protected so all of Triodos Bank’s ordinary shares are held in a special trust called the Foundation for the Administration of Triodos Bank Shares, or SAAT to use its Dutch abbreviation.
To finance the shares, the Foundation or SAAT issue Depository Receipts. Both Triodos Bank’s ordinary shares and Depository Receipts are not listed on a stock exchange.
Depository Receipt holders are entitled to the economic rights associated with these shares, such as the right to any dividends that may be paid. However, Depository Receipt holders are not entitled to vote at the General Meeting and these rights are vested with SAAT to protect Triodos Bank’s mission and independence.
Triodos Bank and SAAT are keen to engage with Depository Receipt holders, and holders will receive periodic invitations to attend meetings with the senior management team of Triodos Bank and members of SAAT. Depository Receipts holders are also invited to attend and vote at the meeting of Depository Receipt holders which is held in conjunction with our Annual General Meeting in the Netherlands. Triodos Bank UK also hold an annual meeting at which we run a sperate meeting for our Depository Receipt holders to provide an update on the UK Branch and provide holders with an opportunity to meet our senior management team and discuss any questions they may have.
No. As you are buying a direct asset in Triodos Bank your investment in Depository Receipts is not covered by any investment or deposit guarantee scheme.
The minimum investment is one Depository Receipt; there is no maximum investment although no one person or organisation can hold more than 10% of the whole Depository Receipt holding in Triodos Bank at any one time.
Applications for Depository Receipts are currently only made by post, there is no online application form.
Yes, you can choose to receive dividends paid in cash or reinvested as further Depository Receipts (stock dividend).
We write to Depository Receipt holders who currently elect to receive cash dividends in May each year to give them the opportunity to elect to receive a stock dividend.
You can also download a Stock Dividend Scheme Mandate below.
Triodos Bank is a values driven pioneering bank, in terms of our mission and what we do. To help you understand our protection of the values better, this is a brief explanation of the Bank’s ownership structure.
Triodos Bank believes that it is crucial that its mission and independence is protected. So all the Bank’s ordinary shares (‘Shares’) are held in a special trust called the Foundation for the Administration of Triodos Bank Shares, or SAAT to use its Dutch abbreviation.
Depository Receipts represent shares in Triodos Bank. SAAT issues these Depository Receipts for Triodos Bank Shares to the public and institutions. If you choose to invest you will own Depository Receipts representing Shares issued by SAAT.
As well as issuing them, SAAT exercises all of the voting rights for Triodos Bank Shares. Triodos Bank Depository Receipts are not listed on any stock exchange.
Depository Receipts give you voting rights in the Meeting of Depository Receipts Holders. Depository Receipts do not give you any voting rights in the Annual General Meeting of shareholders but they do give you the rights to receive dividend payments subject to the performance of the bank.
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