On 2 May 2014 we published the final rules resulting from our work to enhance the effectiveness of the Listing Regime. In this PS we provide those rules and also provide feedback on the responses received to CP13/15 - Feedback on CP12/25: Enhancing the effectiveness of the Listing Regime and further consultation.
Who is this Policy Statement aimed at?
This PS should be read by:
- UK and overseas issuers with UK-listed securities or considering a UK listing of their securities.
- Firms advising on the issuance of UK-listed securities.
- Firms or persons investing in or dealing in UK-listed securities.
- Consumers who deal or invest in UK-listed securities either directly or indirectly through institutions. The rules that we are publishing in this PS are designed to strengthen the protection of investors.
What are the next steps?
On May 1, the FCA Board made the rules set out in CP13/15 as amended following consultation. These rules are set out at Appendix 1 and come into effect, including relevant transitional provisions, on May 16 2014.
We would advise any listed companies that believe that any current or planned transactions or corporate arrangements may be affected by the new rules to contact us as soon as practicable to discuss their individual circumstances.