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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
Article 42

Article 42 — Submission of an application for approval of a draft prospectus or filing of a universal registration document or of amendments thereto

  1. All drafts of a prospectus shall be submitted to the competent authority in searchable electronic format via electronic means.

    When submitting the first draft of the prospectus, the issuer, offeror or person asking for admission to trading on a regulated market shall provide the competent authority with a contact point for the competent authority to submit all notifications in writing and by electronic means.

  2. The following information shall also be submitted to the competent authority in searchable electronic format via electronic means:
    1. the list of cross references, where requested by the competent authority in accordance with Article 24(5) of this Regulation, or when submitted on own initiative;
    2. where no list of cross reference is requested, a document that identifies any items set out in the Annexes to this Regulation that, due to the nature or type of issuer, securities, offer or admission to trading, have not been included in the draft prospectus;
    3. any information that is incorporated into the prospectus by reference as referred to in Article 19 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, unless such information has already been approved by or filed with the same competent authority in searchable electronic format;
    4. any reasoned request to the competent authority to authorise the omission of information from the prospectus as referred to in Article 18 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129;
    5. any request to the competent authority to make a notification as referred to in Article 25(1) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129;
    6. any request to the competent authority to make a notification as referred to in Article 26(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129;
    7. an appendix where required by Article 26(4) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, unless no summary is required pursuant to the second subparagraph of Article 7(1) of that Regulation;
    8. a confirmation that, to the best of the knowledge of the issuer, all regulated information which was required to be disclosed under the national provisions transposing Directive 2004/109/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council(1), where applicable, and under Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council(2), has been filed and published in accordance with those acts over the last 18 months or over the period since the obligation to disclose that regulated information commenced, whichever is the shorter, where the issuer is submitting for approval a draft universal registration document or filing a universal registration document without prior approval and seeks to obtain the status of frequent issuer;
    9. where a universal registration document is filed without prior approval, an explanation as to how a request for amendment or supplementary information as referred to in the second subparagraph of Article 9(9) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 has been taken into account in the universal registration document;
    10. any other information requested by the competent authority for the purposes of the scrutiny and approval of the prospectus or the scrutiny, review and approval of the universal registration document.
  3. Where a universal registration document that is filed without prior approval is annotated in the margin in accordance with Article 24(6), it shall be accompanied by an identical version without annotations in the margin.
  4. Where a universal registration document is filed without prior approval or where a universal registration document is amended, the information referred to in points (a), (b), (c), (d), (h) and (i) of paragraph 2 shall be submitted at the time when the universal registration document is filed with the competent authority whilst the information referred to in point (j) of paragraph 2 shall be submitted during the review process. In all other cases, the information referred to in paragraph 2 shall be submitted together with the first draft of the prospectus submitted to the competent authority or during the scrutiny process.
  5. Where a frequent issuer informs the competent authority that it intends to submit an application for approval of a draft prospectus in accordance with the second sentence of the first subparagraph of Article 20(6) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, that frequent issuer shall do so in writing and by electronic means.

    The information referred to in the first subparagraph shall indicate the Annexes to this Regulation relevant for that draft prospectus.