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Supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the format, content, scrutiny and approval of the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market


Item 5.1Conditions, offer statistics, expected timetable and action required to apply for the offerItem 5.1.1Conditions to which the offer is subject.Category CItem 5.1.2The time period, including any possible amendments, during which the offer will be open and a description of the application process together with the issue date of new securities.Category CItem 5.1.3A description of the possibility to reduce subscriptions and the manner for refunding amounts paid in excess by applicants.Category CItem 5.1.4Details of the minimum and/or maximum amount of application (whether in number of securities or aggregate amount to invest).Category CItem 5.1.5Method and time limits for paying up the securities and for delivery of the securities.Category CItem 5.1.6A full description of the manner and date in which results of the offer are to be made public.Category CItem 5.1.7The procedure for the exercise of any right of pre-emption, the negotiability of subscription rights and the treatment of subscription rights not exercised.Category CItem 5.1.8

Total amount of the issue/offer; if the amount is not fixed an indication of the amount of securities to be offered (if available) and a description of the arrangements and time for announcing to the public the definitive amount of the offer.

Where the maximum amount of securities to be offered cannot be provided in the prospectus, the prospectus shall specify that acceptances of the purchase of subscription of securities may be withdrawn for not less than two working days after the amount of securities to be offered to the public has been filed.

Category CItem 5.2Plan of distribution and allotmentItem 5.2.1Process notifying applicants of the amount allotted and an indication whether dealing may begin before notification is made.Category CItem 5.3PricingItem 5.3.1
  1. an indication of the price at which the securities will be offered; or
Category C
  1. a description of the method for determining the price and the process for its disclosure.
Category B
  1. Indication of the amount of any expenses and taxes charged to the subscriber or purchaser. Where the issuer is subject to Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 or Directive 2014/65/EU and to the extent that they are known, include those expenses contained in the price.
Category CItem 5.4.Placing and underwritingItem 5.4.1Name and address of the coordinator(s) of the global offer and of single parts of the offer and, to the extent known to the issuer or to the offeror, of the placers in the various countries where the offer takes placeCategory CItem 5.4.2Name and address of any paying agents and depository agents in each country.Category CItem 5.4.3Name and address of the entities agreeing to underwrite the issue on a firm commitment basis, and name and address of the entities agreeing to place the issue without a firm commitment or under best efforts arrangements. Indication of the material features of the agreements, including the quotas. Where not all of the issue is underwritten, a statement of the portion not covered. Indication of the overall amount of the underwriting commission and of the placing commission.Category CItem 5.4.4When the underwriting agreement has been or will be reached.Category C
Item 1.1Identify all persons responsible for the information or any parts of it, given in the securities note with, in the latter case, an indication of such parts. In the case of natural persons, including members of the issuer’s administrative, management or supervisory bodies, indicate the name and function of the person; in the case of legal persons indicate the name and registered office.Category A
Item 1.2

A declaration by those responsible for the securities note that to the best of their knowledge, the information contained in the securities note is in accordance with the facts and that the securities note makes no omission likely to affect its import.

Where applicable, a declaration by those responsible for certain parts of the securities note that, to the best of their knowledge, the information contained in those parts of the securities note for which they are responsible is in accordance with the facts and that those parts of the securities note make no omission likely to affect their import.

Category A
Item 1.3

Where a statement or report attributed to a person as an expert is included in the Securities Note, provide the following details for that person:

  1. name;
  2. business address;
  3. qualifications;
  4. material interest if any in the issuer.

If the statement or report has been produced at the issuer’s request, state that such statement or report has been included in the securities note with the consent of the person who has authorised the contents of that part of the securities note for the purpose of the prospectus.

Category A
Item 1.4Where information has been sourced from a third party, provide a confirmation that this information has been accurately reproduced and that as far as the issuer is aware and is able to ascertain from information published by that third party, no facts have been omitted which would render the reproduced information inaccurate or misleading. In addition, identify the source(s) of the information.Category C
Item 1.5

A statement that:

  1. this [securities note/prospectus] has been approved by the [name of competent authority], as competent authority under Regulation (EU) 2017/1129;
  2. the [name of competent authority] only approves this [securities note/prospectus] as meeting the standards of completeness, comprehensibility and consistency imposed by Regulation (EU) 2017/1129;
  3. such approval should not be considered as an endorsement of the quality of the securities that are the subject of this [securities note/prospectus];
  4. investors should make their own assessment as to the suitability of investing in the securities; and
  5. that the [securities note/prospectus] has been drawn up as a simplified prospectus in accordance with Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129.
Category A
Item 2.1

A description of the material risks that are specific to the securities being offered and/or admitted to trading, in a limited number of categories, in a section headed Risk Factors.

Risks to be disclosed shall include:

  1. those resulting from the level of subordination of a security and the impact on the expected size or timing of payments to holders of the securities under bankruptcy, or any other similar procedure, including, where relevant, the insolvency of a credit institution or its resolution or restructuring in accordance with Directive 2014/59/EU;
  2. in cases where the securities are guaranteed, the specific and material risks related to the guarantor to the extent they are relevant to its ability to fulfil its commitment under the guarantee.

In each category the most material risks, in the assessment of the issuer, offeror or person asking for admission to trading on a regulated market, taking into account the negative impact on the issuer and the securities and the probability of their occurrence, shall be set out first. The risks shall be corroborated by the content of the securities note.

Category A
Item 3.1

Interest of natural and legal persons involved in the issue/offer

A description of any interest, including a conflict of interest that is material to the issue/offer, detailing the persons involved and the nature of the interest.

Category C
Item 3.2 (Retail only)Reasons for the offer to the public or for the admission to trading if different from making profit and/or hedging certain risks. In case of an offer to the public, disclosure of the estimated total expenses of the issue/offer and the estimated net amount of the proceeds. These expenses and proceeds shall be broken into each principal intended use and presented in order of priority of such uses. If the issuer is aware that the anticipated proceeds will not be sufficient to fund all the proposed uses, then state the amount and sources of other funds needed.Category C
Item 3.3 (Wholesale only)Reasons for the issuance if different from making profit and/or hedging certain risksCategory C
Item 4.1
  1. a description of the type, class and amount of the securities being offered to the public and/or admitted to trading;
  2. the international security identification number (ISIN) of the securities being offered to the public and/or admitted to trading.

Category B

Category C

Item 4.2Currency of the securities issue.Category C
Item 4.3In the case of new issues, a statement of the resolutions, authorisations and approvals by virtue of which the securities have been or will be created and/or issued.Category C
Item 4.4A description of any restrictions on the transferability of the securities.Category B
Item 4.5 (Retail only)

A warning that the tax legislation of the investor’s Member State and of the issuer’s country of incorporation may have an impact on the income received from the securities.

Information on the taxation treatment of the securities where the proposed investment attracts a tax regime specific to that type of investment.

Category A
Item 4.6If different from the issuer, the identity and contact details of the offeror, of the securities and/or the person asking for admission to trading including the legal entity identifier (LEI) where the offeror has legal personality.Category C
Item 4.7The relative seniority of the securities in the issuer’s capital structure in the event of insolvency, including, where applicable, information on the level of subordination of the securities and the potential impact on the investment in the event of a resolution under Directive 2014/59/EU.Category A
Item 4.8A description of the rights attached to the securities, including any limitations of those rights.Category B
Item 4.9
  1. The nominal interest rate;
Category C
  1. the provisions relating to interest payable;
Category B
  1. the date from which interest becomes payable and the due dates for interest.
Category C
  1. the time limit on the validity of claims to interest and repayment of principal.
Category B
Where the rate is not fixed:
  1. a statement setting out the type of underlying;
Category A
  1. a description of the underlying on which the rate is based and of the method used to relate the rate with the underlying;
Category C
  1. in the case of retail non-equity securities, an indication where information about the past and the future performance of the underlying and its volatility can be obtained;
Category C
  1. a description of any market disruption or settlement disruption events that affect the underlying;
Category B
  1. any adjustment rules with relation to events concerning the underlying;
Category B
  1. the name of the calculation agent;
Category C
  1. in the case of retail non-equity securities, if the security has a derivative component in the interest payment, a clear and comprehensive explanation to help investors understand how the value of their investment is affected by the value of the underlying instrument(s), especially under the circumstances when the risks are most evident,.
Category B
Item 4.10
  1. Maturity date.
Category C
  1. Details of the arrangements for the amortisation of the loan, including the repayment procedures.

    Where advance amortisation is contemplated, on the initiative of the issuer or of the holder, it shall be described, stipulating amortisation terms and conditions.

Category B
Item 4.11
  1. An indication of yield.
Category C
  1. In the case of retail non-equity securities, description of the method of how the yield is calculated in summary form.
Category B
Item 4.15Representation of debt securities holders including an identification of the organisation representing the investors and provisions applying to such representation. Indication of the website where the public may have free access to the contracts relating to these forms of representation.Category B
Item 4.16Where there is no offer, the issue date of the securities.Category C
Item 6.1An indication as to whether the securities offered are or will be the object of an application for admission to trading, with a view to their distribution in a regulated market, other equivalent third country markets or an SME Growth Market with an indication of the markets in question. This circumstance must be set out, without creating the impression that the admission to trading will necessarily be approved. If known, the earliest dates on which the securities will be admitted to trading.Category B
Item 6.2 (Retail only)All the regulated markets, equivalent third country markets or SME Growth Markets on which, to the knowledge of the issuer, securities of the same class of the securities to be offered or admitted to trading are already admitted to trading.Category C
Item 6.3 (Retail only)The issue price of the securities.Category C
Item 6.4 (Wholesale only)An estimate of the total expenses related to the admission to trading.Category C
Item 6.5Name and address of any paying agents and depositary agents in each country.Category C
Item 7.1If advisors connected with an issue are referred to in the securities note, a statement of the capacity in which the advisors have acted.Category C
Item 7.2An indication of other information in the securities note which has been audited or reviewed by statutory auditors and where auditors have produced a report. Reproduction of the report or, with permission of the competent authority, a summary of the report.Category A
Item 7.3 (Retail only)Credit ratings assigned to the securities at the request or with the cooperation of the issuer in the rating process. A brief explanation of the meaning of the ratings if this has previously been published by the rating provider.Category C
Item 7.3.a (Retail only)Where the summary is substituted in part with the information set out in points (c) to (i) of paragraph 3 of Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014, all such information must be disclosed to the extent it is not already disclosed elsewhere in the securities note.Category C
Item 7.4 (Wholesale only)An estimate of the total expenses related to the admission to trading.Category C
Item 7.5 (Wholesale only)Credit ratings assigned to the securities at the request or with the cooperation of the issuer in the rating process.Category C