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Q2 2019 FMA Report on Supervision of Capital Markets Prospectuses: FMA approved 24 prospectuses and 32 supplements

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The Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) approved 24 capital market prospectuses during the 2nd Quarter of 2019, four more than in the 2nd Quarter of 2018 (+20%). The number of supplements to be approved on the other hand fell during this period from 43 to 32 (-25.6%). The number of final terms files in relation to approved base prospectuses fell from 1,880 (Q2 2018) to 1,175 (-37.5%). These findings have emerged from the Report on the Supervision of Capital Market Prospectuses for the 2nd Quarter of 2019, which was published today by the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA).

168 prospectuses were notified to the FMA from the European Economic Area (EEA) during the 2nd Quarter of 2019 for marketing interest-bearing securities in Austria; this was an increase of +40% compared against the corresponding period in the previous year, when 120 prospectuses were notified. The number of notified supplements increased slightly by 5 to 265 during the 2nd Quarter 2019). The FMA in turn notified 15 prospectuses and 20 supplements to sister authorities within the EEA during this period; during the 2nd quarter of 2018 it notified 11 prospectuses and 16 supplements.

Furthermore, during the reporting period, the FMA imposed 3 administrative penalties for breaches against the Capital Market Act (KMG) and made three submissions to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in relation to justified suspicions of breaches of regulations under criminal law.

The full quarterly report can be found (in German only) on the FMA website

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