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DTR 8 Annex 2 Headline codes and categories

DTR 8 Annex 2R

Headline code

Headline Category

Description

Urgent priority

SUS

Temporary Suspension

Submitted to indicate that a security has been temporarily suspended from the Official List

SRS

Statement re. Suspension

Statement regarding the suspension of listing/trading of a company’s listed securities

REN

Restoration of Listing

Submitted to indicate that a security has been restored to3 the Official List

NOT

Official List Notice (UKLA use only)3

Submitted to indicate that a security has been admitted to/cancelled from the Official List

3LIS

Initial admission to the Official List

Statement regarding the initial admission of securities to the Official List

MSCU3

Miscellaneous – Urgent Priority3

Miscellaneous urgent priority announcements

High priority

QRF

1st Quarter Results

First quarter financial results

QRT

3rd Quarter Results

Third quarter and nine months financial results

ACQ

Acquisition

Statement regarding an acquisition of a company or assets

AGM

AGM Statement

Statement made at a company’s AGM

ACS

Annual Financial Report

Publication of a company’s annual financial report

CAR

Capital Reorganisation

Notification of the restructuring of a company’s existing share capital

CON

Conversion of Securities

Notification of the details of a conversion of securities (e.g. warrants/convertible loan stock)

TAB

Disclosure Table (POTAM use only)3

Notification of companies currently in offer period

DIS

Disposal

Statement regarding the disposal of a company or assets

DRL

Drilling/Production3 Report

Report given by mineral, oil and natural gas companies

GMS3

GM3 Statement

Statement made at a company’s general meeting, other than at an AGM3

FR

Final Results

Announcement of full year/4th quarter financial results

FEE

Form 8 (OPD) [Insert name of offeree or offeror]

Opening position disclosure by a party to an offer

FEO

Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI)

Opening position disclosure/dealing disclosure by an exempt principal trader without recognised intermediary (“RI”) status or where RI status is not applicable

FER

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)

Dealing disclosure by an exempt principal trader with recognised intermediary (“RI”) status dealing in a client-serving capacity

3

FUR

Further re (insert appropriate text)

Announcement made following an initial, related announcement

IR

Half-year Report

Announcement of half-year/second quarter financial results1

IOD

Issue of Debt

Notification of an issue of debentures, debenture or loan stock, bonds and notes, whether secured or unsecured

IOE

Issue of Equity

Notification of an issue of equity shares e.g. offer for subscription/offer for sale/rights issue

LOI

Letter of Intent Signed

Statement regarding a letter of intent, memorandum of understanding or heads of terms3 signed between entities

MER

Merger Update(CMA use only)3

Statement regarding a3 decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to refer3 a takeover/merger to a CMA Inquiry Group3

OFB

Offer by [add offeror’s name]

Statement giving details of an offer announced by the offeree

OFF

Offer for [add offeree’s name]

Statement giving details of an offer announced by the offeror

OLA

Offer Lapsed

Statement declaring that the required acceptances for an offer to be successful have not been obtained and that the offer has lapsed

ORE

Offer Rejection

Statement that an offer has been rejected

OTT

Offer Talks Terminated

Statement that a company’s offer discussions have been terminated without an offer being made

OUP

Offer Update

Statement giving an update on an offer e.g. offer acceptances/offer extension/offer becoming wholly unconditional

PNM

Prior Notice of Merger (CMA use only)3

Statement by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)3 regarding a proposed merger3

PRL

Product Launch

Statement regarding the launch of a new product by a company

AGR

3Agreement

Statement regarding an agreement3 between entities

ALL3

3Alliance

Statement regarding an alliance or collaboration3 between entities

CNT

3Contract

Statement regarding a contract entered into/awarded3

JVE

3Joint Venture

Statement regarding a joint venture between entities

RAP

Regulatory Application

Application by a company to a regulatory body for a product or service (e.g. approval to market a pharmaceutical product)

REA

Regulatory Approval

Approval from a regulatory body for a company’s product or service (e.g. approval to market a pharmaceutical product)

RES

Research Update

A statement giving an update on research (e.g. clinical trials)

RSP

Response to (insert appropriate text)

Statement submitted in response to a previous statement made by3 another entity/body3

REP

Restructure Proposals

Statement regarding the proposed operational3 restructuring of a company

RAG

Result of AGM

Notification of the result of any voting at an AGM

3

ROI

Result of Equity Issue

Notification of the result of an issue of equity shares e.g. offer for subscription/offer for sale/ rights issue

ROM

Result of Meeting

Notification of the results of any voting at a general meeting, other than at an AGM3

RTE

Result of Tender Offer

Notification of the result of a tender offer

DCC

Form 8 (DD) - [Insert name of offeree or offeror

Dealing disclosure by a party to an offer or person acting in concert (including for the account of discretionary investment clients)

RET

Form 8.3 - [Insert name of offeree or offeror]

Opening position disclosure/dealing disclosure by a person with interests in relevant securities representing 1% or more

SOA

Scheme of Arrangement3

Statement giving details of a scheme of arrangement

STR

Statement re (insert appropriate text)

Statement regarding a particular issue

STC

Statement re (insert appropriate text) (CMA use only)3

Statement by the Competition and Markets Authority3 regarding the outcome of its investigation of a takeover/merger

OFD

Statement re Possible Offer

Statement that a company is in discussions which may or may not lead to an offer being made

SPC

Statement re Press Comment

Statement regarding press comment

SPM

Statement re Share Price Movement

Statement regarding a movement in the price of a company’s listed securities

SYR

Syndicate Results

Statement of results submitted by Lloyd’s

TEN

Tender Offer

Notification of a tender offer

TVR

Total Voting Rights

Notification of a change in the total number of voting rights

TST

Trading Statement

Statement regarding a company’s trading performance (e.g. profit warning)

POS

Transaction in Own Shares*

Notification of a transaction involving own shares, including a purchase, sale, redemption, cancellation, transfer or allotment2

2PGR

Report on Payments to Governments3

Publication of report on payments to governments

3UPD

Strategy/Company/ Operations Update

Statement regarding strategy, company or operations update, which is not a trading statement (TST)

3IRS

Industry Regulator Statement

Statement from an industry regulator (for example a regulatory body listed in DTR 8 Annex1), unless there is a specific headline code for the information in question

MSCH3

Miscellaneous – High Priority3

Miscellaneous high priority announcements

Medium priority

ARI

Announcement re: Rights Issue

Announcement by an issuer confirming the commencement of a Rights Issue period

ALS3

Additional Listing

Notification by an issuer of the admission to the Official List of further securities of a class already admitted to listing3

3

BRC

Base Rate Change

Announcement of a change in bank base rate

BLR

Block listing Interim Review*

Six monthly notification by a company issuing securities on a regular basis. Notification of a company’s annual report & accounts

CMC

Compliance with Model Code

Statement by a closed-ended investment fund under LR 15.5.1 R confirming it is satisfied that all inside information has been previously notified.

CAS

Compulsory Acquisition of Shares

Statement regarding the compulsory acquisition of shares

DSH3

Director/PDMR Shareholding*

Notification of issuers, persons discharging managerial responsibilities and their connected persons in respect of transactions conducted in their own account in shares of the issuer or derivatives or any other financial instrument relating to those shares3

BOA

Directorate change

Notification of any change to a company’s board e.g. appointments/resignations/changes to important functions or executive responsibilities of a director

DIV

Dividend Declaration

Declaration of a dividend issued by a company

RC

FRN Variable Rate Fix

Update of interest rate for a floating rate note

GEO

Geographical Distribution

Notification by an investment company/trust of the geographical distribution of its assets

HOL

Holding(s) in Company*

Notification of major interests in shares/financial instruments3

NAV

Net Asset Value(s)

Notification by an investment company/trust of its Net Asset Value

PFU

Portfolio Update

Periodic notification by an investment company/trust of its investment portfolio 3

PDI

Publication of a Prospectus3

Publication of a prospectus in accordance with the Prospectus Rules3

3PSP

Publication of a Supplementary Prospectus

Publication of a supplementary prospectus in accordance with the Prospectus Rules

3PFT

Publication of Final Terms

Publication of final terms in accordance with the Prospectus Rules

RTT

Rule 2.10 Announcement

Announcement by an offeree company at the beginning of an offer period regarding details of all relevant securities issued by the company together with the numbers of such securities in issue as required by the Takeover Panel.

TAV

Total Assets Value

Notification by an investment company/trust of its Total Asset Value

TRS

Treasury Stock

Notification of the rate of interest payable on treasury stocks

3ITF

Intention to Float

Notification of an intention to apply for the admission of shares to trading on a securities market

MSCM3

Miscellaneous – Medium Priority3

Miscellaneous medium priority announcements

Low priority

CAN

Change of Name

Notification of a company’s change of name

CIR

Circ re. [insert appropriate document title]

Notification that a document issued to holders of listed securities (including notices of meetings but excluding listing particulars, annual report and accounts, interim reports, proxy cards and dividend or interest vouchers) is available for public inspection

COS

Company Secretary Change

Notification of the appointment/resignation of a company secretary

RDN

Director Declaration

Notification regarding any of the matters in LR 9.6.13R3

DOC

Doc re. [insert appropriate document title]

Notification that a document issued to holder of listed securities is available for public inspection

NAR

New Accounting Ref Date

Notification of a change in a company’s accounting reference date

NOA

Notice of AGM

Notification of a company’s annual general meeting

NOG3

Notice of GM3

Notification of a company’s general meeting, other than an AGM3

NOR

Notice of Results

Notification of the date financial results will be published

ODP

Offer Document Posted

Statement that offer document has been posted to holders of a company’s listed securities

MSCL3

Miscellaneous – Low Priority3

Miscellaneous low priority announcements

TSM

Test Message

Message submitted to test announcement system but not published

* Headline category is associated with a standard form, which is available on the FCA's website.