Section 80 (1) of the Act (general duty of disclosure in listing particulars) requires listing particulars submitted to the FCA to contain all such information as investors and their professional advisers would reasonably require, and reasonably expect to find there, for the purpose of making an informed assessment of:
The listing particulars must contain a summary that complies with the requirements in section 87A(5) and (6) of the Act and PR 2.1.4 EU to PR 2.1.7 R (as if those requirements applied to the listing particulars).
Paragraph (1) does not apply:
for an issue of bonds including bonds convertible into the issuer's shares or exchangeable into a third party issuer's shares or derivative securities1, irrespective of the denomination of the issue, the minimum information required by the schedules applicable to debt and derivative securities with a denomination per unit of at least 100,000 euros;11
the additional information required by the underlying share building block where relevant;
for an issue of asset-backed securities, irrespective of the denomination per unit of the issue, the minimum information required by the schedules and building blocks applicable to asset-backed securities with a denomination per unit of at least 100,0001 euros;1
for an issue of certificates representing shares, irrespective of the denomination per unit of the issue, the schedule applicable to depositary receipts over shares with a denomination per unit of at least 100,0001 euros (except that item 13.2 (relating to profit forecasts) in Annex 10 and Annex 282 is not to apply);1
for an issue of securities by the government of a non-EEA State or a local or regional authority of a non-EEA State, the schedule applicable to securities issued by third countries and their regional and local authorities; and
for all issues that are guaranteed, the information in the guarantee building block.
Listing particulars must be in English.
A request to the FCA to authorise the omission of specific information in a particular case must:
Part 3 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Official Listing of Securities) Regulations 2001 (SI 2001/2956) sets out the persons responsible for listing particulars. In particular, in those regulations:
other persons may state in the listing particulars that they accept responsibility for all or part of the listing particulars and in that case the statement by the issuer or directors may be appropriately modified.
An issuer that is the government of a non-EEA State or a local or regional authority of a non-EEA State is not required under paragraph (1)(a) to state that it accepts responsibility for the listing particulars.