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Temporary Prohibition of Short Selling

Released 08:07 17-Mar-2020

RNS Number : 4212G
Financial Conduct Authority
17 March 2020


17 March 2020

The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") notifies that it temporarily prohibits short selling in the following instruments and transactions under Articles 23 (1) and 26 (4) of Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2012.

Nature of measure:

a)  short sale prohibition for shares


a)  Please see Annex 1 below for the instruments concerned

b)  all UK trading venues on which the instruments are traded

c)  any person irrespective of their country of residence (subject to the exemption below)

Entry into force of the measure and duration:

a)  Date: 17 March 2020 

b)  Time: immediately

c)  Duration: Until the end of the trading day on 17 March 2020

Reasons for imposing measure and evidence:

Following the action taken by Authorite Des Marches Financiers (AMF) in the instruments below, the FCA is satisfied that it is necessary to take the action set out in this notice to assist AMF, taking into account:

a)  a similar price fall in the instruments on UK trading venues

b)  the volume of trading in the UK


Exemptions to the measure:

This measure does not extend to transactions undertaken by market makers who have notified the FCA of their intention to employ the market maker exemption in this financial instrument and who are included on the list maintained by ESMA of market makers permitted to use the exemption. This exception only extends to those transactions that market makers undertake as part of their market making activities.



 Annex 1

·      AXA (ISIN: FR0000120628)

·      BNP PARIBAS (ISIN: FR0000131104)

·      CAPGEMINI (ISIN: FR0000125338)

·      CREDIT AGRICOLE (ISIN: FR0000045072)

·      DASSAULT SYSTEM (ISIN: FR0000130650)

·      RENAULT (ISIN: FR0000131906)

·      SAFRAN (ISIN: FR0000073272)

·      SAINT-GOBAIN (ISIN: FR0000125007)

·      SOCIETE GENERALE (ISIN: FR0000130809)

·      VALEO (ISIN: FR0013176526)

·      VINCI (ISIN: FR0000125486)

·      ADP (ISIN: FR0010340141)

·      AIR FRANCE - KLM (ISIN: FR0000031122)

·      ALD (ISIN: FR0013258662)

·      ALTEN (ISIN: FR0000071946)

·      BOLLORE (ISIN: FR0000039299)

·      CGG (ISIN: FR0013181864)

·      CNP ASSURANCES (ISIN: FR0000120222)

·      COVIVIO (ISIN: FR0000064578)

·      DASSAULT AVIATI (ISIN: FR0000121725)

·      EDF (ISIN: FR0010242511)

·      EIFFAGE (ISIN: FR0000130452)

·      ELIOR GROUP (ISIN: FR0011950732)

·      ELIS (ISIN: FR0012435121)

·      ERAMET (ISIN: FR0000131757)

·      EURAZEO (ISIN: FR0000121121)

·      EUROPCAR MOBIL (ISIN: FR0012789949)

·      FAURECIA (ISIN: FR0000121147)

·      FNAC DARTY (ISIN: FR0011476928)

·      GENFIT (ISIN: FR0004163111)

·      GETLINK (ISIN: FR0010533075)

·      IMERYS (ISIN: FR0000120859)

·      INGENICO GROUP (ISIN: FR0000125346)

·      IPSOS (ISIN: FR0000073298)

·      KLEPIERRE (ISIN: FR0000121964)

·      LAGARDERE S.C.A. (ISIN: FR0000130213)

·      MAISONS DU MONDE (ISIN: FR0013153541)

·      MERCIALYS (ISIN: FR0010241638)

·      M6-METROPOLE TV (ISIN: FR0000053225)

·      NATIXIS (ISIN: FR0000120685)

·      NEXANS (ISIN: FR0000044448)

·      NEXITY (ISIN: FR0010112524)

·      SCOR SE (ISIN: FR0010411983)

·      SOLOCAL GROUP (ISIN: FR0012938884)

·      SPIE (ISIN: FR0012757854)

·      TECHNICOLOR (ISIN: FR0010918292)

·      VALLOUREC (ISIN: FR0000120354)

·      WENDEL (ISIN: FR0000121204)

·      WORLDLINE (ISIN: FR0011981968)

·      ADEUNIS (ISIN: FR0013284627)

·      ADL PARTNER (ISIN: FR0000062978)

·      ADOMOS (ISIN: FR0013247244)

·      ADVENIS (ISIN: FR0004152874)

·      AMOEBA (ISIN: FR0011051598)

·      ANEVIA (ISIN: FR0011910652)

·      BALYO (ISIN: FR0013258399)

·      BOURSE DIRECT (ISIN: FR0000074254)

·      CARMAT (ISIN: FR0010907956)

·      CATERING INTL SC (ISIN: FR0000064446)

·      CLARANOVA (ISIN: FR0013426004)

·      EASYVISTA (ISIN: FR0010246322)

·      EMOVA GROUP (ISIN: FR0013356755)

·      ENENSYS (ISIN: FR0013330792)

·      FERMENTALG (ISIN: FR0011271600)

·      FOUNTAINE PAJOT (ISIN: FR0010485268)

·      FRANCE TOURISME (ISIN: FR0010823724)

·      FREELANCE.COM (ISIN: FR0004187367)

·      GROUPE OPEN (ISIN: FR0004050300)

·      HIPAY GROUP (ISIN: FR0012821916)

·      INNELEC MULTIMED (ISIN: FR0000064297)

·      KERLINK (ISIN: FR0013156007)

·      LEXIBOOK LINGUIS (ISIN: FR0000033599)

·      M2I (ISIN: FR0013270626)

·      MAKHEIA GROUP (ISIN: FR0000072993)

·      MAUNA KEATECH (ISIN: FR0010609263)

·      MBWS (ISIN: FR0000060873)

·      MECELEC COMPOSIT (ISIN: FR0000061244)

·      MEDINCELL (ISIN: FR0004065605)

·      MILIBOO (ISIN: FR0013053535)

·      O2I (ISIN: FR0010231860)

·      OSMOZIS (ISIN: FR0013231180)

·      PARAGON ID (ISIN: FR0013318813)

·      PLANET MEDIA (ISIN: FR0010211037)

·      PRISMAFLEX INTL (ISIN: FR0004044600)

·      RECYLEX SA (ISIN: FR0000120388)

·      SENSORION (ISIN: FR0012596468)

·      SOGECLAIR (ISIN: FR0000065864)

·      TIVOLY (ISIN: FR0000060949)

·      VALBIOTIS (ISIN: FR0013254851)

·      WE CONNECT (ISIN: FR0013079092)

·      WEDIA (ISIN: FR0010688440)

·      YMAGIS (ISIN: FR0011471291)


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