Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. announces delisting from the NYSE
26th August 2011
Following previous announcements on 4 August and 16 August 2011, Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. (“AIB") [NYSE: AIB] announces that its American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) have now been deemed to be delisted and have ceased to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Following delisting, AIB intends to terminate the ADS facility by terminating the ADS deposit agreement between AIB and the Bank of New York Mellon as depositary (the “Depositary”). The Depositary will contact ADS holders in due course with further information, including with regard to any further action to be taken. Following delisting and prior to termination of the Deposit Agreement, AIB’s ADS will trade over the counter in the United States.
In due course, AIB also intends to deregister its securities and terminate its obligations under the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) by filing a Form 15F.
Information required to be made available pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Exchange Act will be made available on AIB’s website at www.aibgroup.com.
AIB’s ordinary shares will continue to trade on the Enterprise Securities Market of the Irish Stock Exchange.
For further information, please contact:
Director of Corporate Affairs & Marketing
Tel: +353-1-6600311 Ext: 12162
Group Press Officer
Tel: +353-1-6600311 Ext: 14651
This announcement may contain "forward-looking statements", which can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements and speak only as of the date of this announcement. AIB expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any announcements or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained in this announcement with regard to any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
AIB is a registered business name of Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. Registered Office: Bankcentre, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Registered in Ireland: Registered No. 24173. Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
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