I read on https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/10/24/what-is-an-adr-and-how-does-it-differ-from-regular.aspx:

ADRs are subject to additional fees that traditional stocks don't carry. These are periodic service fees or "pass-through fees" that compensate the depositary bank for providing custodial services. These charges generally run from $0.01 to $0.03 per share, but you'll be able to find the specifics in the ADR prospectus.

Where can I find prospectuses for American depositary receipts? E.g., given the ADR AXAHY, where can I find its prospectus?

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Answer from https://ibkr.info/node/1185:

While the amount of this fee will generally range from $0.01 - $0.03 per share, the amounts may differ by ADR and it is recommended that you refer to your ADR prospectus for specific information. An on-line search for the prospectus may be conducted through the SEC's EDGAR Company Search tool.

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    SEC Form F-6 is the registration document for all ADRs. SEC Form 20-F is the annual filing by Level II and Level III ADRs. SEC Form F-1 is filed by Level III ADRs. These filings are available on SEC EDGAR.
    – Flux
    Jul 31, 2020 at 3:11
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    @Flux Thanks, I wish the question was open so that you could post it as answer. Jul 31, 2020 at 3:13
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    There is a meta question discussing whether or not this question should be reopened.
    – Ben Miller
    Aug 8, 2020 at 17:06

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I found some tidbits of info from a quick Google (but not an answer):

The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol CS (ISN FR 0000120628 – Bloomberg: CS FP – Reuters: AXAF.PA).

AXA’s American Depository Share is also quoted on the OTC QX platform under the ticker symbol AXAHY.

BNY Mellon is the transfer agent.

I'd suggest that you check the company's web site, the Edgar filings and look for a filing at the French equivalent to our SEC (USA).

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