Companies subject to the FCA Disclosure and Transparency Rules, Listing Rules or Prospectus Rules are required, in a range of circumstances, to make announcements to investors. For an announcement obligation to have been properly fulfilled, that announcement must be made via one of the newswire services we have officially designated as a ‘Regulatory Information Service’. An announcement to any other news organisation is regarded as selective disclosure. Companies making announcements can choose from a range of providers who have been approved to act as a Regulatory Information Service.
The definitive list of services we have designated ‘regulatory information services’ for the purpose of our rules is set out in LR Appendix 3 and is reproduced below. Issuers have a choice of service providers and the FCA does not recommend any one particular RIS.
|Business Wire Regulatory Disclosure||Provided by Business Wire
Contact: Kim Deonanan: 020 7626 1982
|ONE||Provided by Hugin AS, part of NASDAQ OMX
Contact: Brian Reynolds on 020 7542 1865
ONE e-mail: Brian.L.Reynolds@nasdaqomx.com
Helpdesk: 020 7065 8333
|News Release Express||Provided by Marketwire
Contact: Roy Jacques, Director of Sales - UK: 020 7220 4501
Or contact General Customer Services: 020 7220 4500
|PR Newswire Disclose||Provided by PR Newswire
Contact: Main switchboard (ask for 'PRNewswire Disclose') 020 7490 8111
|RNS||Provided by the London Stock Exchange
Contact: RNS Customer Services 020 7797 4400
|marCo - Market Communication Office||Provided by Tensid Ltd of Switzerland
Contact: web: www.tensid.ch, phone: +41 41 763 00 50
|DGAP IR.COCKPIT||Provided by EQS Group AG
Contact: Newsroom hotline +49 (0)89 21 02 98 - 50
It is important for all issuers to ensure that, when making a regulatory announcement, they employ the correct headline code and category.
All announcements required under the LRs, DTRs and PRs have a headline code that should be used. The list of headline codes and categories is set out in Appendix 1 of the FCA’s RIS Criteria document.
Having made an announcement via an RIS, issuers do not have to re-submit it to the NSM. All regulatory announcements that are required to be published via the RIS regime are automatically received by Morningstar via regulatory feeds stored within the NSM.
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