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Status: Please note you should read all Brexit changes to the FCA Handbook and BTS alongside the main FCA transitional directions. Where these directions apply the 'standstill', firms have the choice between complying with the pre-IP completion day rules, or the post-IP completion day rules. To see a full list of Handbook modules affected, please see Annex B to the main FCA transitional directions.

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Status: In this content, we have included all amendments made by EU exit-related instruments up to end September 2020. There will be more amendments to be made later this year, further to the September QCP.

Article 8 Reporting for the purpose of publication on the public rating database

  1. (1)

    Credit rating agencies shall report data on all credit ratings or rating outlooks pursuant to Article 11a(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 each time it issues or endorses a credit rating or a rating outlook that is not exclusively disclosed to investors for a fee.

  2. (2)

    Credit ratings and rating outlooks referred to in paragraph 1, issued between 20:00:00 Central European Time (CET) on one day and 19:59:59 CET on the following day shall be reported until 21:59:59 CET on the following day.

  3. (3)

    For each credit rating or rating outlook reported in accordance with paragraph 1, the accompanying press release referred to in point 5 of Part I of Section D of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 shall be reported at the same time. Where that press release is firstly issued and submitted in a language other than English, an English version may also be submitted where and at the time that it becomes available.

  4. (4)

    For the ratings referred to in points (a), (b) and (c) of Article 6(1), the accompanying research report referred to in point 1 of Part III of Section D of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 shall be reported. Where that research report is firstly issued and submitted in a language other than English, an English version may also be submitted where and at the time that it becomes available.