The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) announces that it has implemented a measure on the basis of Article 23 of the European Short Selling Regulation in order to temporarily prohibit short selling in shares Banco Popolare.
The AFM is implementing this measure because the price of Banco Popolare decreased significantly on a trading platform in a single trading day when compared with the closing price of the previous trading day.
This was done pursuant to the announcement of CONSOB dated 26 February 2013 concerning Banco Popolare.
a) Financial instrument(s) concerned: Banco Popolare (ISIN code: IT0004231566)
b) Trading venue concerned: NYSE Arca Europe
2. Nature of the emergency measure
Short sale prohibition
Who is concerned: every natural person and legal entity.
3. Reasons for the measure
Following CONSOB’s short sell measure.
4. Exemptions to the measure
Marketing activities, as determined in Article 2(1)(k) of the Short Selling Regulation.
5. Entering into force of the measure and duration
Date: 27 February 2013
Duration: until the end of 27 February 2013
The AFM is committed to promoting fair and transparent financial markets.
As an independent market conduct authority, we contribute to a sustainable financial system and prosperity in the Netherlands.