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Article 1 Data to be reported

  1. (1)

    Credit rating agencies shall report data on all their issued or endorsed credit ratings or rating outlooks in accordance with Articles 8, 9, and 11. Credit rating agencies shall report all credit ratings and rating outlooks issued at rated entity level and on all their issued debt instruments, where applicable.

  2. (2)

    Credit rating agencies shall ensure the accuracy, completeness and availability of the data reported to the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) and shall ensure that reports are submitted in accordance with Articles 8, 9 and 11 using appropriate systems developed on the basis of technical instructions provided by the FCA.

  3. (3)

    Credit rating agencies shall notify the FCA immediately of any exceptional circumstances that may temporarily prevent or delay their reporting in accordance with this Regulation.

  4. (4)

    For groups of credit rating agencies, the members of each group may mandate one member to submit reports required under this Regulation on their behalf. Each credit rating agency on whose behalf such a report is submitted shall be identified in the data submitted to the FCA.

  5. (5)

    For the purposes of Article 11(2) and Article 21(4)(e) of Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009, a credit rating agency reporting on behalf of a group may include data on credit ratings and rating outlooks issued by third-country credit rating agencies belonging to the same group and not endorsed. Where a credit rating agency does not report such data it shall give an explanation in its qualitative data report, in Fields 9 and 10 of Table 1 of Part 1 of Annex I to this Regulation.

  6. (6)

    Credit rating agencies shall disclose the solicitation status of each reported credit rating or rating outlook by specifying whether it is unsolicited with participation or unsolicited without participation in accordance with Article 10(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 or solicited.