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Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

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[F189ATransparency rulesE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)The [F2FCA] may make rules for the purposes of the transparency obligations directive.

(2)The rules may include provision for dealing with any matters arising out of or related to any provision of the transparency obligations directive.

(3)The [F2FCA] may also make rules—

(a)for the purpose of ensuring that voteholder information in respect of voting shares traded on a UK market other than a regulated market is made public or notified to the [F2FCA];

(b)providing for persons who hold comparable instruments (see section 89F(1)(c)) in respect of voting shares to be treated, in the circumstances specified in the rules, as holding some or all of the voting rights in respect of those shares.

(4)Rules under this section may, in particular, make provision—

(a)specifying how the proportion of—

(i)the total voting rights in respect of shares in an issuer, or

(ii)the total voting rights in respect of a particular class of shares in an issuer,

held by a person is to be determined;

(b)specifying the circumstances in which, for the purposes of any determination of the voting rights held by a person (“P”) in respect of voting shares in an issuer, any voting rights held, or treated by virtue of subsection (3)(b) as held, by another person in respect of voting shares in the issuer are to be regarded as held by P;

(c)specifying the nature of the information which must be included in any notification;

(d)about the form of any notification;

(e)requiring any notification to be given within a specified period;

(f)specifying the manner in which any information is to be made public and the period within which it must be made public;

(g)specifying circumstances in which any of the requirements imposed by rules under this section does not apply.

(5)Rules under this section are referred to in this Part as “transparency rules”.

(6)Nothing in sections 89B to 89G affects the generality of the power to make rules under this section.]

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F1Ss. 89A-89G and cross-heading inserted (8.11.2006) by Companies Act 2006 (c. 46), ss. 1266(1), 1300(1)(a) (with s. 1266(2))

F2Words in ss. 89A-97 substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 16(2)(3)(g), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3

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