Article 212-4 into force from to
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The obligation to publish a prospectus does not apply to public offers of the following financial securities:
Shares issued in substitution for shares of the same class already issued, if the issuing of such new shares does not involve an increase in the issuer's capital;
Financial securities offered in connection with an offre publique d'échange or an equivalent exchange procedure under foreign law, provided that a document, subject to AMF scrutiny and containing information equivalent to that of the prospectus, is made available by the issuer;
Financial securities offered, allotted or to be allotted in connection with a merger, demerger or spin-off, provided that a document, subject to AMF scrutiny and containing information equivalent to that of the prospectus, is made available by the issuer;
Dividends paid out to existing shareholders in the form of shares of the same class as the shares in respect of which such dividends are paid, provided that a document containing information on the number and nature of the financial securities and the reasons for and details of the transaction is made available by the issuer;
Financial securities offered, allotted or to be allotted to directors, to company officers referred to in II of Article L. 225-197-1 of the Commercial Code, or to existing or former employees by their employer or by an affiliate, provided that a document containing information on the number and nature of the securities and the reasons for and details of the offer is made available by the issuer and provided that:
The issuer has its head office or registered office in a European Union Member State;
Or the issuer, if its head office or registered office is in a non-Member State of the European Union, has its financial securities admitted to trading:
either on a regulated market;
or on the market of a third country, provided that adequate information, particularly the aforementioned document, is available in at least one language customary in the sphere of finance and provided that the European Commission has adopted an equivalent decision in relation to the market of the third country in question.
Financial securities for which an approved prospectus is valid under the conditions set out in Article 212-24 and provided that the issuer or the person responsible for preparing said prospectus gives written consent to its use.
Where appropriate, an AMF instruction shall stipulate the nature of the information referred to in this article.
Head of publications: The Executive Director of AMF Communication Directorate. Contact: Communication Directorate – Autorité des marches financiers 17 place de la Bourse – 75082 Paris cedex 02