Frequently Asked Questions - Corporate Actions

Corporate Actions

Frequently asked questions about corporate actions

What is a Corporate Action?

A Corporate Action, is an action performed by an issuer that can impact its activity and/or financials. Specific documents are required to perform a Corporate Action. They need to be processed by our Corporate Action team and transmitted to the market via a market notice. Corporate Actions are primordial to the proper functioning of the Euronext markets and all stakeholders, and help insure a transparent and fair marketplace. (For examples of Corporate Actions and required documentation, please see below.)

What are the document required for the most frequent operations for an issuer?

Dividend Distribution: The Issuer or Issuer Agent needs to send, 2 days before the ex-date at the latest, the Corporate Actions Form in Excel format (not applicable to the Portuguese market) and signed PDF.

Listing of Bonds:

  • New programme/Standalone:
  • Application Form both in Excel format and as a signed PDF
  • Technical Term Sheet (TTS) completed in Excel format and as a signed PDF
  • Prospectus or equivalent duly signed by issuer in PDF format
  • A copy of minutes from the relevant company body approving and authorizing the operation
  • A copy of the articles of association (By-laws) in PDF format

Deadline: 11:00 CET the business day before the targeted listing date for previously admitted issuers and at least 7 days before the targeted listing date for first time issuers.

Additional tranche:

  • Technical Term Sheet (TTS) completed in Excel format and as a signed PDF
  • Signed Final terms as a PDF ƒ Increase number of bonds:
  • Technical Term Sheet (TTS) completed in Excel format and as a signed PDF
  • Prospectus or equivalent duly signed by the issuer in PDF format

Rights Issue:

  • Board meeting minutes
  • General Assembly minutes
  • Press release announcing the opening of the offer period
  • Corporate Actions Form

Once the results are announced:

  • Capital Increase Form, Press release announcing the results of the offer

Capital Increase:

  • Capital Increase/Decrease form in both Excel and signed PDF format
  • The proper legal documentation which includes a Prospectus, Board Minutes etc. approving or authorizing the operation

Deadline: at least 2 business days before the targeted effective date for public offers and no later than 90 days after the operation for other cases like an exercise of options.

When should the documents required for a capital increase/decrease be submitted?

In order to perform a capital increase/decrease, the issuer or financial intermediary needs to complete and send the following documents to the Corporate Actions team:

  • Capital Increase/Decrease form in both Excel and signed PDF format;
  • The proper legal documentation which includes a Prospectus, Board Minutes etc. approving or authorizing the operation.

The complete application needs to be received at least 2 business days before the targeted effective date for public offers and no later than 90 days after the operation for other cases like an exercise of options.