Shareholder FAQs

How do I purchase GW equity shares?

Shares in GW Pharmaceuticals are traded as American Depositary Receipts or ADRs on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol: GWPH. 

What is an American Depositary Receipt (ADR)?

An ADR is a negotiable U.S. certificate representing ownership of shares in a non-U.S. corporation. ADRs are quoted and traded in U.S. dollars in the U.S. securities market. ADRs were specifically designed to facilitate the purchase, holding and sale of non-U.S. securities by U.S. investors.

How do I contact GW's Depositary Bank?

Citibank Capital Markets Solutions contact information:

New York:
Jason Zoppel/Michael Woods/Scott H. Pollak

Michael O’Leary
Group Email:

What does a depositary bank do?

A depositary is a bank that facilitates cross-border trading of an issuer’s shares. Among other things, depositary banks provide ADR issuance and cancellation services, and associated stock transfer services such as maintaining the register of holders, distributing dividends in U.S. dollars, providing annual meeting services and executing corporate actions. So, in practice, the depositary bank maintains records of the holders of ADRs and manages the conversion of Ordinary Shares into ADRs

How can I buy an ADR?

You can buy an ADR through a broker, just as you would any other U.S. securities.

Can UK shareholders invest in GWs ADRs?

Yes, it is permissible for UK shareholders to purchase ADRs directly or to convert their UK ordinary shares into ADRs. We would advise that UK shareholders seek advice from their broker and/or tax adviser.  

Are holders of ADRs entitled to vote at GW's annual general meeting?

Holders of ADRs may authorize Citibank, GW's Depositary, to act as a proxy in exercising voting rights according to the number of ordinary shares represented by their respective ADRs.

How can I keep up to date with latest developments at GW?

You can register to receive updates announced by GW by submitting your email address in Email Alerts on the Investor Relations section of our website.

Who is GW's independent registered public accounting firm?

Deloitte LLP
Chartered Accountants and Statutory Auditor
2 New Street Square

How do I obtain a copy of the company's annual report?

GW’s annual reports can be downloaded here.

When is the company's financial year end?

GW's financial year ends on 30 September.