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LR 12.6 Treasury shares

Prohibition on sales or transfers of treasury shares

LR 12.6.1R

Subject to LR 12.6.2 R, sales for cash, or transfers for the purposes of, or pursuant to, an employees' share scheme, of treasury shares must not be made during a prohibited period.

Exemptions

LR 12.6.2R

LR 12.6.1 R does not apply to the following sales or transfers by a listed company of treasury shares:1

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  1. (1)

    transfers of treasury shares in connection with the operation of an employees' share scheme where the transfer facilitates dealings that do not fall within the provisions of the Model Code; or1

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  2. (2)

    sales or transfers by the company of treasury shares (other than equity shares) of a class whose price or value would not be likely to be significantly affected by the publication of the information giving rise to the prohibited period.1

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Notification of capitalisation issues and of sales, transfers and cancellations of treasury shares

LR 12.6.3RRP

If by virtue of its holding treasury shares, a listed company is allotted shares as part of a capitalisation issue, the company must notify a RIS as soon as possible and in any event by no later than 7:30 a.m. on the business day following the calendar day on which allotment occurred of the following information:

  1. (1)

    the date of the allotment;

  2. (2)

    the number of shares allotted;

  3. (3)

    a statement as to what number of shares allotted have been cancelled and what number is being held as treasury shares; and

  4. (4)

    where shares allotted are being held as treasury shares, a statement of:

    1. (a)

      the total number of treasury shares of each class held by the company following the allotment; and

    2. (b)

      the number of shares of each class that the company has in issue less the total number of treasury shares of each class held by the company following the allotment.

LR 12.6.4RRP

Any sale for cash, transfer for the purposes of or pursuant to an employees' share scheme or cancellation of treasury shares that represents over 0.5% of the listed company's share capital 2 must be notified to a RIS as soon as possible and in any event by no later than 7:30 a.m. on the business day following the calendar day on which the sale, transfer or cancellation occurred. The notification must include:

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  1. (1)

    the date of the sale, transfer or cancellation;

  2. (2)

    the number of shares sold, transferred or cancelled;

  3. (3)

    the sale or transfer price for each of the highest and lowest prices paid, where relevant; and

  4. (4)

    a statement of:

    1. (a)

      the total number of treasury shares of each class held by the company following the sale, transfer or cancellation; and

    2. (b)

      the number of shares of each class that the company has in issue less the total number of treasury shares of each class held by the company following the sale, transfer or cancellation.