Depositary

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Depositary

An agent appointed for a Tender or Exchange Offer who accepts certificates from shareholders, processes them and assures that the appropriate cash or new securities are properly remitted to the tendering party.

Depositary

1. A person entrusted with something of value, especially an agent in an exchange offer. The depositary in this sense acts as a go-between for the persons or firms making a transaction, ensuring that all securities and/or cash are given to the appropriate recipients.

2. A person or firm who keeps assets or securities on behalf of a client; for example, a bank. See also: Depository.