A firm must:
replace the indications between square brackets with the corresponding information;
wherever the words “where applicable” are indicated:
if it deletes an entire section, adjust the numbering of the ESIS sections accordingly;
provide the ESIS in a single document;
ensure that the font used is clearly readable;
use bold font, shading or larger font sizes for the information elements to be highlighted; and
highlight all applicable risk warnings.
[Note: article 14(2) and Annex II, Part A, preamble of the MCD]
The ESIS can contain page numbers and other references that aid understanding, record keeping and identification of a particular ESIS, such as the date and time it is produced or a unique reference number, provided these do not detract from the content of the ESIS.
Firms are reminded of their general obligation for communications to consumers to be clear, fair and not misleading. Sections of the ESIS may be split across pages where it is impractical to do otherwise. When splitting sections, firms should split the section at an appropriate place, for example at the end of a sub-section, and not split tables or risk warnings.