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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 admitted/cancelled from the Official List

NOT

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

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

Notification of companies currently in offer period

DIS

Disposal

Statement regarding the disposal of a company or assets

DRL

Drilling Report

Report given by mineral, oil and natural gas companies

EGM Statement

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

FON

Formal Notice

Notification of the issue of a debt instrument programme and publication of relevant listing particulars

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

MER

Statement regarding decision whether a takeover/merger has been referred for investigation to the Competition Commission/Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

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

Statement regarding proposed mergers

PRL

Product Launch

Statement regarding the launch of a new product by a company

AGR

Re Agreement

Re Alliance

CNT

Re Contract

Statement regarding a contract entered into/awarded/signed

JVE

Re Joint 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)

REP

Restructure Proposals

RAG

Result of AGM

Notification of the result of any voting at an AGM

REG

Result of EGM

Notification of the results of any voting at an EGM

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

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

Statement giving details of a scheme of arrangement

STR

Statement re (insert appropriate text)

Statement regarding a particular issue

STC

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 governments

Publication of report on payments to governments

Medium priority

ARI

Announcement re: Rights Issue

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

Additional Listing

Notification of any addition to a company’s existing share capital

AIU

Annual Information Update

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

Director/PDMR Shareholding*

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*

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 as required by LR 15.4.10 R

PDI

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

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

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

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

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.