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To flag or not to flag – A few thoughts regarding the new obligation to flag ad hoc announcements under the Listing Rules of SIX Swiss Exchange AG

Issuers listed on SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX) are, as a matter of principle, required to inform the market of any price-sensitive facts which have arisen in their sphere of activity (ad hoc publicity). SIX announced a revision of the Listing Rules as well as the Directive on Ad Hoc Publicity and the Directive on Corporate Governance, which will enter into force on 1 July 2021. Among other changes, the revision affects the way ad hoc disclosures need to be communicated and published by introducing a flagging obligation for communication deemed to be price sensitive and therefore an “ad hoc disclosure”. This article sets out certain considerations that issuers should bear in mind when making a determination on whether or not to flag corporate communication as an “ad hoc announcement”. 

By Rashid Bahar / Thomas Reutter (Reference: CapLaw-2021-48)