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LR 1.5 Standard and Premium Listing

Standard and premium listing explained

LR 1.5.1GRP
  1. (1)

    1Under the listing rules each issuer must satisfy the requirements in the rules that are specified to apply to it and its relevant securities. In some cases a listing is described as being either a standard listing or a premium listing.

  2. (2)

    A listing that is described as a standard listing sets requirements that are based on the minimum EU directive standards. A listing that is described as a premium listing will include requirements that exceed those required under relevant EU directives.

  3. (3)

    Premium listing exists for equity shares 2of commercial companies, closed-ended investment funds and open-ended investment companies. Any other listing will be a standard listing.

  4. (4)

    In one case, for equity shares 2of a commercial company, an issuer will have a choice under the listing rules as to whether it has a standard listing or a premium listing. The type of listing it applies for will therefore determine the requirements it must comply with.

  5. (5)

    LR 5.4A provides a process for the transfer of the category of listing of equity shares.2

  6. (6)

    In one case, for further classes of equity shares of an investment entity, the equity shares may be admitted to a standard listing provided that, and only for so long as, the issuer has a premium listing of equity shares.


Misleading statements about status

LR 1.5.2RRP

An issuer that is not an issuer with a premium listing of its equity shares2 must not describe itself or hold itself out (in whatever terms) as having a premium listing or make any representation which suggests, or which is reasonably likely to be understood as suggesting, that it has a premium listing or complies or is required to comply with the requirements that apply to a premium listing.