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Q: How many EU Firms are listed in the US? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: How many EU Firms are listed in the US?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: timstammers-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 02 May 2005 15:04 PDT
Expires: 01 Jun 2005 15:04 PDT
Question ID: 516943
How European companies are listed on US stock exchanges and so must
comply with the US Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002?
Subject: Re: How many EU Firms are listed in the US?
Answered By: markj-ga on 02 May 2005 18:14 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
timstammers --

As of late January 2004, there were "approximately 300 companies
headquartered in EU countries that are listed on U.S. exchanges,"
according to SEC Chairman William Donaldson.  Here is a link to the
text of a speech in which he made this statement, which discusses the
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance issue in detail:

U.S. Mission to the EU: Speech by William Doanldson

Search Strategy:

The following Google search led to the information:

eu OR "european union" companies "listed on us stock exchanges"

I also conducted various other searches to confirm that the
information was accurate and complete.

I am happy to be able to give you a prompt response.  If anything is
unclear, please ask for clarification before rating the answer.


Request for Answer Clarification by timstammers-ga on 03 May 2005 07:00 PDT
Thanks. I did same search, missed it.

Clarification of Answer by markj-ga on 03 May 2005 09:22 PDT
timstammers --

Thanks for the five stars and the tip.  Glad to be of help.

timstammers-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00

Subject: Re: How many EU Firms are listed in the US?
From: krampic-ga on 04 May 2005 14:51 PDT
Actually, companies subject to the Sarbanes Oxley Act are those
registered with the SEC, not just those which are listed on a US Stock
Exchange (a subtle distinction, but which can be important).

A summary of companies registered with the SEC by country can be found

A quick calculation shows that as of Dec 31, 2003 there were 296 EU
companies registered with the SEC, and so subject to Sarbanes Oxley,
in 17 countries.

To see how many EU companies are actually listed in the US, go to

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