Extension of temporary restriction in short selling: Liberbank, S.A

The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) would like to draw the industry’s attention to the announcement by the Spanish Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) which extends the restriction of transactions under Article 20 (2) (a) and (b) of Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2012.

This applies to transactions in the following shares as well as to related instruments relevant for the calculation of the net short position:

·         Liberbank, S.A (ISIN: ES0168675090)

This measure is effective immediately until the end of trading on 12 September 2017.

The exact scope of this measure is specified in the statement issued by CNMV here.