Conversion deadline of Russian ADR into original shares extended
Today, 11 August 2022, we are once again informing you about the very important conversion option of Russian ADRs into original shares, as Clearstream’s deadline has now been extended from 14 August to 15 October 2022 in agreement with the Russian NSD. The Russian NSD will not charge any fees for the conversion until 15 October.
So it is still worthwhile for you to open an account free of charge with the broker Freedom Finance online now, but again, be quick as the transfer of your ADR/GDR from your bank/broker to Freedom Finance may take a few weeks.
Freedom Finance is a broker listed on NASDAQ in New York but also has access to the Moscow Stock Exchange. Freedom Finance (web; www.freedom24.com) also has a branch in Berlin on Kurfürstendamm.
If your bank/broker has problems converting the ADR/GDR into original Russian shares, please use the following link, https://freedom24.com/invite/?utm_source=referral&utm_medium=invite&utm_campaign=pfu2952896, to register with the broker Freedom Finance and open an account there. The account opening is then done online (preferably with a smartphone).
You will need a passport or ID card, a recent bill with your address on it (e.g. electricity or water bill) and then you will go through a verification process online via video/photo.
The following Russian ADR/GDR can then be converted into original Russian shares and held in custody (the list can possibly be extended):
ISIN Short Name Type
US29268L1098 PJSC ENEL RUSSIA REGS GDR GDR
US61954Q2093 MOSENERGO – OAO – REGS GDR GDR
US0373763087 MOSENERGO AO (SEC REG ADS) – LEVEL 1 ADR
US50218G2066 LSR GROUP PJSC REG S GDR
US6708482095 JSC OGK-2 – GDR REGS GDR
US69338N2062 PIK GROUP-GDR GDR
US5838407071 MECHEL PAO GDR
US69343R2004 AEROFLOT – RUSSIAN AIRLINE GDR REG S GDR
US00501T2096 PJSC ACRON – REGS GDR GDR
US1641452032 CHERKIZ-GDR REGS GDR
US3682872078 GAZPROM-ADR ADR
US48122U2042 SISTEMA PJSC-GDR GDR
US55315J1025 MMC NORILSK ADR ADR
US55953Q2021 MAGNIT PJSC-SPON GDR
US5838406081 MECHEL, PAO – ADR ADR
US6074091090 MOBILE TELESYSTEMS PJSC ADR ADR
US67011E2046 NOVOLIPETSK STEEL (NLMK)(REGS GDR) GDR
US69343P1057 LUKOIL PJSC-ADR ADR
US69343X2071 ROSSETI PJSC-GDR GDR
US73181M1172 POLYUS PJSC-G GDR
US73181P1021 POLYUS P-SP ADR ADR
US7821834048 RUSHYDR PJSC-ADR ADR
US8688611057 SURGUTN-ADR PREF ADR
US8688612048 SURGUTNEFTEG-ADR ADR
US67812M2070 PJSC ROSNEFT OIL COMPANY-GDR GDR
US45835N2045 INTER RAO-GDR GDR
US29355E2081 EN+ GROUP IPJSC DR
US8766292051 TATNEFT-ADR ADR
US71922G2093 PHOSAGR0-GDR GDR
US7496552057 ROS AGRO-GDR REG GDR
The broker Freedom Finance does have access directly to the Moscow Stock Exchange. However, after conversion due to the sanctions, they still have no means to buy or sell the original Russian shares on the Moscow Stock Exchange as foreigners. So initially it is only a matter of converting and holding the converted ADR/GDR. But you can then also receive dividends and “park” them in roubles. It will probably only be possible to trade the original Russian shares after some sanctions have ended. However, you will then also receive the dividends in roubles. If required, an account can also be opened in Russia on a rouble basis.