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JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. - ADR Depositary

Filed: 14 Apr 15, 8:00pm
 
As filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 15, 2015
 
 Registration No.  333-


SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
____________________
 
FORM F-6
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
For Depositary Shares Evidenced by American Depositary Receipts
___________________

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
(Exact name of issuer of deposited securities as specified in its charter)
 
n/a
(Translation of issuer's name into English)

England and Wales
(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization of issuer)

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
(Exact name of depositary as specified in its charter)

4 New York Plaza, Floor 12, New York, New York 10004
Telephone (800) 990-1135
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of depositary's principal executive offices)
____________________
 
CT Corporation System
111 Eighth Avenue, 13th Floor
New York, New York 10011
Telephone: (212) 894 8440
 (Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
 
Copy to:
Scott A. Ziegler, Esq.
Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates LLP
570 Lexington Avenue, 44th Floor
New York, New York  10022
(212) 319-7600
 
It is proposed that this filing become effective under Rule 466
 ximmediately upon filing 
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on (Date) at (Time)
 
 
If a separate registration statement has been filed to register the deposited shares, check the following box. o

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
Title of each class of
Securities to be registered
Amount
to be registered
Proposed maximum aggregate price per unit (1)
Proposed maximum
aggregate offering
price (2)
Amount of
registration fee
American Depositary Shares evidenced by American Depositary Receipts, each American Depositary Share representing one ordinary share of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
50,000,000
American
Depositary Shares
$0.05
$2,500,000
$290.50
(1)
Each unit represents one American Depositary Share.
(2)
Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee.  Pursuant to Rule 457(k), such estimate is computed on the basis of the maximum aggregate fees or charges to be imposed in connection with the issuance of American Depositary Receipts evidencing American Depositary Shares.
        
Pursuant to Rule 429, the Prospectus contained herein also relates to American Depositary Shares registered under Form F-6 Registration Statement No. 333-131695
 
 
 

 
 
PART I
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS
 
The Prospectus consists of the proposed form of American Depositary Receipt (“ADR” or “American Depositary Receipt”) included as Exhibit A to the Second Amended and Restated Deposit Agreement filed as Exhibit (a) to this Registration Statement, which is incorporated herein by reference.
 
CROSS REFERENCE SHEET
 
Item 1.  DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES TO BE REGISTERED
 
Item Number and Caption
 
Location in Form of American Depositary
Receipt Filed Herewith as Prospectus
     
(1)
Name and address of Depositary
 
Introductory paragraph and bottom of face of American Depositary Receipt
    
(2)
Title of American Depositary Receipts and identity of deposited securities
 
Face of American Depositary Receipt, top center
    
 
Terms of Deposit:
  
     
 (i)
Amount of deposited securities represented by one unit of American Depositary Shares
 
Face of American Depositary Receipt, upper right corner
     
 (ii)
Procedure for voting, if any, the deposited securities
 
Paragraph (12)
     
 (iii)
Collection and distribution of dividends
 
Paragraphs (4), (5), (7) and (10)
     
 (iv)
Transmission of notices, reports and proxy soliciting material
 
Paragraphs (3), (8) and (12)
     
 (v)
Sale or exercise of rights
 
Paragraphs (4), (5) and (10)
     
 (vi)
Deposit or sale of securities resulting from dividends, splits or plans of reorganization
 
Paragraphs (4), (5), (10) and (13)
     
 (vii)
Amendment, extension or termination of the Deposit Agreement
 
Paragraphs (16) and (17)
     
 (viii)
Rights of holders of ADRs to inspect the transfer books of the Depositary and the list of Holders of ADRs
 
Paragraph (3)
     
 (ix)
Restrictions upon the right to deposit or withdraw the underlying securities
 
Paragraphs (1), (2), (4), and (5)
     
 (x)
Limitation upon the liability of the Depositary
 
Paragraph (14)
    
(3)
Fees and Charges
 
Paragraph (7)
 
 
 

 
 
Item 2.  AVAILABLE INFORMATION

Item Number and Caption
 
Location in Form of American Depositary
Receipt Filed Herewith as Prospectus
    
(b)Statement that InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is subject to the periodic reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and accordingly files certain reports with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and that such reports and other information may be inspected and copied through the Commission’s EDGAR system or at public reference facilities maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
Paragraph (8)
 
 
 

 
 
PART II
INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS
 
Item 3.  EXHIBITS
 
 (a)
Form of Second Amended and Restated Deposit Agreement. Form of Second Amended and Restated Deposit Agreement dated as of                         , 2015 among InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as depositary (the “Depositary”), and all holders from time to time of ADRs issued thereunder (the “Deposit Agreement”), including the Form of American Depositary Receipt, is filed herewith as Exhibit (a).
 
 (b)
Any other agreement to which the Depositary is a party relating to the issuance of the American Depositary Shares registered hereunder or the custody of the deposited securities represented thereby.  Not Applicable.
 
 (c)
Every material contract relating to the deposited securities between the Depositary and the issuer of the deposited securities in effect at any time within the last three years.  Not Applicable.
 
 (d)
Opinion of Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates LLP, counsel to the Depositary, as to the legality of the securities being registered.  Filed herewith as Exhibit (d).
 
 (e)
Certification under Rule 466.  Filed herewith as Exhibit (e).
 
Item 4.  UNDERTAKINGS
 
 (a)The Depositary hereby undertakes to make available at the principal office of the Depositary in the United States, for inspection by holders of the American Depositary Receipts, any reports and communications received from the issuer of the deposited securities which are both (1) received by the Depositary as the holder of the deposited securities, and (2) made generally available to the holders of the underlying securities by the issuer.
 
 (b)If the amounts of fees charged are not disclosed in the prospectus, the Depositary undertakes to prepare a separate document stating the amount of any fee charged and describing the service for which it is charged and to deliver promptly a copy of such fee schedule without charge to anyone upon request.  The Depositary undertakes to notify each registered holder of an American Depositary Receipt thirty days before any change in the fee schedule.
 
 
 

 
 
SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. on behalf of the legal entity created by the Deposit Agreement, certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that all the requirements for filing on Form F-6 are met and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of New York, State of New York, on April 15, 2015.
 
 
Legal entity created by the form of Deposit Agreement for the issuance of ADRs evidencing American Depositary Shares
 
    
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Depositary
 
    
    
 By:/s/ Gregory A. Levendis 
  
Name: Gregory A. Levendis
 
  
Title:   Executive Director
 
    
 
 
 

 
 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that all the requirements for filing on Form F-6 are met and has duly caused this Registration Statement on Form F-6 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned in England, thereunto duly authorized, on April 15, 2015.
 
 InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
  
 By:/s/ Richard Solomons
  Name: Richard Solomons
  Title:   Director and Chief Executive Officer
  
KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Richard Solomons and Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson, and each of them, his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, each with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any or all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement and any and all related registration statements pursuant to Rule 462(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or their substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
 
Under the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons on April 15, 2015, in the capacities indicated.
 
SIGNATURES
 
Signature Title
   
/s/ Patrick Cescau Non-Executive Chairman
Patrick Cescau
  
   
/s/ Richard Solomons Chief Executive Officer and Director
Richard Solomons
  
   
/s/ Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson Chief Financial Officer and Director
Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson
  
 
 
 

 
 
   
  Director
Tracy Robbins
  
   
/s/ Ian Dyson Non-Executive Director
Ian Dyson
  
   
/s/ Jo Harlow Non-Executive Director
Jo Harlow
  
   
/s/ Jennifer Laing Non-Executive Director
Jennifer Laing
  
   
/s/ Luke Mayhew Non-Executive Director
Luke Mayhew
  
   
/s/ Jill McDonald Non-Executive Director
Jill McDonald
  
   
/s/ Dale Morrison Non-Executive Director
Dale Morrison
  
   
/s/ Ying Yeh Non-Executive Director
Ying Yeh
  
 
 
 

 
 
SIGNATURE OF AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE REGISTRANT
 
Under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the undersigned, the duly authorized representative in the United States of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC has signed this Registration Statement in the City of Atlanta, State of Georgia, on April 15, 2015.
 
 Authorized U.S. Representative
  
 By:
/s/ Gina Speck
  
Name: Gina Speck
Title:   SVP & Chief Financial Officer,
  The Americas, Intercontinental Hotel Group PLC
 
 
 

 
 
INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit
Number
 
  
(a)Form of Deposit Agreement.
  
(d)Opinion of Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates LLP, counsel to the Depositary, as to the legality of the securities to be registered.
  
(e)
Rule 466 Certification