Investor Relations

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does Yara have a credit rating?
  2. Does Yara have a bond?
  3. Does Yara have an ADR program?
  4. Does Yara pay a dividend on its stock?
  5. How can I buy Yara stock?
  6. How many Yara shares are there in Yara?
  7. On what stock exchanges does Yara stock trade?
  8. Since when has Yara been listed as a separate stock?
  9. What are the tax implications for an American citizen holding Yara ADRs/shares?
  10. What is a registrar and how do I contact the registrar?
  11. What is the par value of the Yara share?
  12. What is the tax basis of the Yara shares linked to the Norsk Hydro demerger?
  13. What is the ticker symbol for Yara?
  14. Where can I find Yara’s share price?
  1. Yes, more information on Yara's ratings can be found in the Ratings section.

  2. Yes, Yara has several bonds. More information can be found in the Bonds section.

  3. Yara has a sponsored Level I ADR (American Depositary Receipts) program. An ADR is the physical certificate that evidences any number of American Depositary Shares (ADS). The American Depositary Shares are not listed.

  4. Normally, Yara will pay a yearly dividend. Dividends are paid as and when decided by Yara's Board of Directors and General Meeting. More details can be found in the Dividends section.

  5. Yara stock is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol YAR. Yara does not have a direct share purchase plan. To buy shares in the company, contact any brokerage firm.

  6. The number of shares outstanding can be found in the Shareholders section.

  7. Yara stock is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is included in the OBX index.

  8. Yara was spun off from Norsk Hydro and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange as a separate company on March 25, 2004.

  9. US Treasury regulations require each shareholder to attach to his or her federal income tax return a signed statement setting forth certain prescribed information about the demerger of Norsk Hydro ASA.

    You should consult your own tax adviser as to the specific tax consequences of the distribution to you, including the application and effect of foreign, state and local tax laws as well as the apportionment of your cost basis in Norsk Hydro ASA between Norsk Hydro ASA and Yara International ASA.

  10. The registrar or transfer agent keeps a record of every outstanding stock certificate and the name of the person to whom it is registered. When registered stock changes hands, the registrar transfers the ownership of the stock from the seller’s name to the buyer’s name. The registrar reconciles all transfer records and makes sure that the number of shares debited is equal to the number of shares credited. Yara's registrar in Norway is DNB Bank while JP Morgan Chase is the depository bank in the US.

  11. The par value ("pålydende") of the Yara share is NOK 1.70.

  12. The Yara share received 8.5 percent of the book value of the Norsk Hydro share. Correspondingly, the tax basis for the new Yara share was 8.5 percent of what the Hydro share originally was acquired for. (The new Hydro share after the demerger had a tax basis of 91.5 percent of the original purchase price.) Example: If a Hydro share was purchased for NOK 400 before the demerger, the tax basis for the corresponding Yara share became NOK 34 while the tax basis for the new Hydro share became NOK 366.

  13. Yara is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol YAR.

  14. On the front page of Yara's web site you will find a current share price quote from the Oslo Stock Exchange, subject to a 15-minute delay.