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LR 8.5 Responsibilities of listed companies

Notifications to FCA

LR 8.5.1RRP

A listed company or applicant must ensure that1 the FCA is informed 1promptly of the name and contact details of any 2sponsor appointed in accordance with the listing rules (either by the listed company or applicant or by the sponsor itself)1.

LR 8.5.2RRP
  1. (1)

    A listed company or applicant must notify the FCA in writing immediately of the resignation or dismissal of any sponsor that it had appointed.

  2. (2)

    In the case of a dismissal, the reasons for the dismissal must be included in the notification.

  3. (3)

    The notification must be copied to the sponsor.

Listed company appoints more than one sponsor

LR 8.5.3RRP

Where a listed company or applicant appoints more than one sponsor to provide a sponsor service4, the company must:

  1. (1)

    ensure that one sponsor4 takes responsibility for contact with the FCA in respect of administrative arrangements for the sponsor service4; and2

  2. (2)

    inform the FCA promptly4, in writing, of the name and contact details of the sponsor taking responsibility under (1).4

LR 8.5.4R


LR 8.5.5G



Cooperation with sponsors

LR 8.5.6RRP

3In relation to the provision of a sponsor service, a company with or applying for a premium listing of its equity shares must cooperate with its sponsor by providing the sponsor with all information reasonably requested by the sponsor for the purpose of carrying out the sponsor service in accordance with LR 8.