the issuer's name;
a clear explanation of the background and reasons for the request;
the date on which the issuer requests the suspension or cancellation to take effect;
for a suspension, the time the issuer wants the suspension to take effect;
if relevant, evidence of any resolution required under LR 5.2.5 R;
if the issuer is making a conditional request, a clear statement of the applicable conditions;
if the cancellation is to take effect after the completion of the compulsory acquisition procedures under Chapter 3 of Part 281 of the Companies Act 20061, a copy of the notice sent to dissenting shareholders of the offeree together with written confirmation that there have been no objections made to the court within the prescribed period;11
for a cancellation referred to in LR 5.2.10 R or LR 5.2.11A R5 an extract from, or a copy of, the offer document or relevant circular clearly showing the intention to cancel the offeree’s listing and a copy of the announcement stating the date on which the cancellation was expected to take effect; and
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Cancellations will only be specified to take effect when the market opens on a specified day. An issuer should therefore ensure that all accompanying information has been provided to the FCA well before the date on which the issuer wishes the cancellation to take effect and at the very latest by 3 p.m. on the business day before it is to take effect. If the information is received after 3:00 p.m. on the day before the issuer wishes the cancellation to take effect, it will normally be specified to take effect at the start of the business day following the next day.
If an issuer requests the FCA to suspend or cancel the listing of its securities, it may withdraw its request at any time before the suspension or cancellation takes effect. The withdrawal request should initially be made by telephone and then confirmed in writing as soon as possible, with an explanation of the reasons for the withdrawal.
If an issuer has published either a statement or a circular that states that the issuer is, or intends, to seek a suspension or cancellation and the issuer no longer intends to do so, it should, as soon as possible, notify a RIS with a statement to that effect.
4If an issuer requests the FCA to suspend or cancel the listing of its securities under LR 5.3.1 R and the FCA agrees to do so, the notification given by the FCA to the issuer will include the following information: