March 31, 2017
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed a new UK TR-1 form to replace the current major shareholdings notification form.
The new TR-1 form implements the standard form for notification of major holdings published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on 22 October 2015, with some amendments to the content of the ESMA form, including:
- a new box to identify non-UK issuers
- a new box to indicate the date on which issuer was notified (to reflect the current TR-1 form requirement)
- an email address to which the form and annex should be sent to the FCA
Guidance notes on how to complete the new TR-1 form are also contained within the form.
The new form will come into force on 30 June 2017. This will give shareholders enough time to make any necessary adjustments to their current notification procedures.