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Revised Transparency Directive: the transposition continues

Published on June 10, 2015

Transposition of the revised Transparency Directive, provided for by the DDADUE law, is ongoing. Certain provisions have already entered into force and others will be transposed by 27 November 2015. Until 15 July 2015, the AMF will be consulting on the first amendments to be made to Book II of its General Regulation in order to ensure compliance with the DDADUE law. Another public consultation will be launched in the second half of the year, particularly regarding sanctions and notification and disclosure of major shareholdings.

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General meetings: publication of a decree modifying the cut-off time and criteria for establishing the list of persons authorised to participate

Published on December 16, 2014

The AMF wishes to draw the public's attention to the modification, by decree, of the cut-off time and rules for establishing the list of persons authorised to participate in a general meeting (record date) as share- or bondholders of a French company whose securities are traded on a regulated market. The cut-off time for an investor to include a resolution on the agenda has also been modified.

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Financial Statements 2014: publication of the AMF recommendations

Published on December 9, 2014

Further to the publication by ESMA of its priorities, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers is publishing its recommendations for financial statements 2014. The document is referenced DOC-2014-13.

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Abolition of the requirement to produce quarterly financial information: the AMF publishes a draft recommendation

Published on November 4, 2014

In order to allow issuers to prepare for the abolition of the obligation to produce quarterly financial information, planned for 2015, the AMF is publishing a draft recommendation on the subject. This new measure is included in the revised Transparency Directive, which is being transposed into national law via the draft law bringing a number of provisions into line with European Union economic and financial law, currently being examined by the Senate.

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The AMF updates its position on profit estimates

Published on January 2, 2014

The AMF has updated Position-Recommendation DOC-2004-04 on profit estimates to reflect changes to European regulations, notably a revised definition of those estimates.

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The AMF publishes its recommendations for 2013 financial statements

Published on November 29, 2013

The AMF is publishing its recommendations regarding financial statements for 2013. In addition to the priorities announced by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the AMF wishes to draw attention this year to themes relating to the new consolidation standards, which may be applied early from 2013, and to tax-related items, which are especially important for financial analysts to understand in the current setting.

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AMF publishes the list of Euronext Paris-listed companies who are behind on their reporting requirements

Published on August 27, 2013

AMF publishes the list of Euronext Paris-listed companies that have not fulfilled their duty to disseminate and/or file with the AMF their annual or half-year financial reports due from 30 June 2012 to 30 April 2013.

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Certification of Japan Credit Rating Agency by the AMF (14 january 2011)

Published on July 3, 2013

The Autorité des marchés financiers certifies the Japan Credit Rating Agency, following the conclusion of cooperation agreement with the Japan Financial Services Authority.

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Prospectus Directive revised and transposed

Published on December 3, 2012

The revision of the “Prospectus” Directive by Directive 2010/73/EU of 24 November 2010 introduced or amended a number of provisions with which issuers must now comply. These provisions have been transposed at both legislative (order) and regulatory (decrees and AMF General Regulation) levels. This transposal was carried out in two stages, with first an amendment of the AMF General Regulation in July 2012 and then amendments to the law (by order) and decrees in November 2012. The latest amendments to the General Regulation further to this law are currently under approval.

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Law on simplification of the law and administrative procedures ("Warsmann IV" Law)

Published on March 30, 2012

The Law of 22 March 2012 on simplification of the law and administrative procedures aims to simplify the legal environment and daily operations of French SMEs in a wide range of areas, several of which concern the stock market sector. It also enhances threshold crossing transparency to fight more effectively against creeping takeovers.

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