Depositary Receipts are also known as Certificates of Shares. When a share is transferred to a foundation (in the Netherlands a STAK), this foundation then issues a certificate of a share. This certificate gives entitlement to several things, for instance dividend that comes in on the underlying share or the value increase at a moment of sale of the underlying share and sometimes even the voting rights. Trust Conditions stipulate which rights are attached to the certificate. Briefly put, a certificate is a guarantee that gives you rights that derive from a share.