Article 1 Subject matter

This Regulation lays down detailed rules to specify:

  1. (a)

    the method of calculating any percentage threshold applying for the purposes of rule 5.1.3 of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules sourcebook;

  2. (b)

    the method for calculating the number of voting rights in the case of financial instruments referenced to a basket of shares or an index;

  3. (c)

    the methods for determining delta for the purposes of calculating voting rights relating to financial instruments which provide exclusively for a cash settlement;

  4. (d)

    the cases in which the exemptions laid down in rules 5.1.3, 5.4.1, 5.4.2 and 5.8.6 of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules sourcebook apply to financial instruments held by a person fulfilling orders received from clients or responding to a client’s requests to trade otherwise than on a proprietary basis, or hedging positions arising out of such dealings.