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11. For section 103 (interpretation of Part 6), substitute—
102A—(1) This section applies for the purposes of this Part.
(2) “Securities” means (except in section 74(2) and the expression “transferable securities”) anything which has been, or may be, admitted to the official list.
(3) “Transferable securities” means anything which is a transferable security for the purposes of the investment services directive, other than money-market instruments for the purposes of that directive which have a maturity of less than 12 months.
(4) “Financial instrument” has the meaning given in Article 1.3 of Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2003 on insider dealing and market manipulation.
(5) “Non-equity transferable securities” means all transferable securities that are not equity securities; and for this purpose “equity securities” has the meaning given in Article 2.1(b) of the prospectus directive.
(a)in relation to an offer of transferable securities to the public or admission of transferable securities to trading on a regulated market for which an approved prospectus is required as a result of section 85, means a legal person who issues or proposes to issue the transferable securities in question,
(b)in relation to anything else which is or may be admitted to the official list, has such meaning as may be prescribed by the Treasury, and
(c)in any other case, means a person who issues financial instruments.
102B—(1) For the purposes of this Part there is an offer of transferable securities to the public if there is a communication to any person which presents sufficient information on—
(a)the transferable securities to be offered, and
(b)the terms on which they are offered,
to enable an investor to decide to buy or subscribe for the securities in question.
(2) For the purposes of this Part, to the extent that an offer of transferable securities is made to a person in the United Kingdom it is an offer of transferable securities to the public in the United Kingdom.
(3) The communication may be made—
(a)in any form;
(b)by any means.
(4) Subsection (1) includes the placing of securities through a financial intermediary.
(5) Subsection (1) does not include a communication in connection with trading on—
(a)a regulated market;
(b)a multilateral trading facility; or
(c)a market prescribed by an order under section 130A(3).
(6) “Multilateral trading facility” means a multilateral system, operated by an investment firm (within the meaning of Article 1.2 of the investment services directive) or a market operator, which brings together multiple third-party buying and selling interests in financial instruments in accordance with non-discretionary rules so as to result in a contract.
102C In this Part, in relation to an issuer of transferable securities, the “home-State” is the EEA State which is the “home Member State” for the purposes of the prospectus directive (which is to be determined in accordance with Article 2.1(m) of that directive).
103—(1) In this Part, save where the context otherwise requires—
“disclosure rules” has the meaning given in section 73A;
“inside information” has the meaning given in section 118C;
“listed securities” means anything which has been admitted to the official list;
“listing” has the meaning given in section 74(5);
“listing particulars” has the meaning given in section 79(2);
“listing rules” has the meaning given in section 73A;
“market operator” means a person who manages or operates the business of a regulated market;
“offer of transferable securities to the public” has the meaning given in section 102B;
“the official list” means the list maintained by the competent authority as that list has effect for the time being;
“Part 6 rules” has the meaning given in section 73A;
“the prospectus directive” means Directive 2003/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading;
“prospectus rules” has the meaning given in section 73A;
“regulated market” has the meaning given in Article 1.13 of the investment services directive;
“supplementary prospectus” has the meaning given in section 87G;
“working day” means any day other that a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 (c. 80) in any part of the United Kingdom.
(2) In relation to any function conferred on the competent authority by this Part, any reference in this Part to the competent authority is to be read as a reference to the person by whom that function is for the time being exercisable.
(3) If, as a result of an order under Schedule 8, different functions conferred on the competent authority by this Part are exercisable by different persons, the powers conferred by section 91 are exercisable by such person as may be determined in accordance with the provisions of the order.”
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