B. Further duties to provide information
1 Upon listing and continually at the beginning of each financial year, the issuer is obliged to produce a corporate calendar covering at least the current financial year, and to keep it up to date.
2 The corporate calendar must give information on the dates in the issuer's year that are of major importance to investors, specifically the annual general meeting and the publication dates of the annual and interim financial statements.
3 The issuer is obliged to send the corporate calendar and any changes to it in electronic form to SIX Exchange Regulation on an ongoing basis. It may publish the data received.
Obligation to disclose potentially price-sensitive facts
1 The issuer must inform the market of any price-sensitive facts which have arisen in its sphere of activity. Price-sensitive facts are facts which are capable of triggering a significant change in market prices.
2 The issuer must provide notification as soon as it becomes aware of the main points of the price-sensitive fact.
3 Disclosure must be made so as to ensure the equal treatment of all market participants.
Postponement of disclosure
1 The issuer may postpone the disclosure of a price-sensitive fact, if:
- the fact is based on a plan or decision from the issuer; and
- its dissemination might prejudice the legitimate interests of the issuer.
2 The issuer must ensure that the price-relevant fact remains confidential for the entire time that disclosure is postponed. In the event of a leak, the market must be informed about the fact immediately, in accordance with the rules on disclosing price-sensitive information.
Notification of changes in the rights attached to securities
1 The issuer must provide notification of each and every change in the rights attached to the listed securities, in good time prior to the entry into force of that change, so that investors' ability to exercise their rights is safeguarded.
2 In addition it must, by suitable means, draw the attention of investors to any planned changes in the rights attached to securities, so that investors may exercise their rights.
Disclosure of management transactions
1 The disclosure of management transactions promotes the provision of information to investors, and contributes to the prevention and prosecution of market abuse.
2 An issuer whose equity securities have their primary listing on SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd must ensure that the members of its board of directors and its executive committee report transactions in the issuer's equity securities, or in related financial instruments, to the issuer no later than the second trading day after the reportable transaction has been concluded. Transactions undertaken on a stock exchange must be reported to the issuer no later than the second trading day after they are executed.
3 Transactions which have a direct or indirect effect on the assets of a person who is subject to the reporting obligation are subject to the reporting obligation. Transactions whose execution the person subject to the reporting obligation is unable to influence are not subject to the reporting obligation.
Transactions carried out by related parties must be reported if such transactions are carried out under the significant influence of a person who is subject to the reporting obligation.
4 The notification to the issuer must contain the following information:
name of the person subject to the reporting obligation;
capacity of the person who is subject to the reporting obligation, as an executive member of the board of directors or member of the executive committee, or as a non-executive member of the board of directors;
in the case of reportable transactions carried out by related parties, information on whether the transaction was concluded by a natural person or a legal entity;
type of transaction;
type, total amount and ISIN of the equity securities and financial instruments or, if no ISIN exists, the principal terms of the financial instruments;
total value of transaction;
date of the transaction that is subject to the reporting obligation or, in the case of stock exchange trades, the date of execution;
date of the notification to the issuer from the person who is subject to the reporting obligation.
5 The issuer must report the information listed under para. 4 to SIX Exchange Regulation within three trading days of receiving the notification itself. With the exception of para. 4 point 1 and point 8, this information will be published.
6 SIX Exchange Regulation maintains a database of the notifications that it has received. The notifications that are published can be accessed by the public for a period of three years.