The 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 27 January 2014 concerning Banco Popolare.
Scopea) Financial instrument(s) concerned: Banco Popolare (ISIN code: IT0004231566)
b) Trading venue concerned: NYSE Arca Europe
Nature of the emergency measureShort sale prohibition
Who is concerned: every natural person and legal entity.
Reasons for the measureFollowing CONSOB’s short sell measure.
Exemptions to the measureMarketing activities, as determined in Article 2(1)(k) of the Short Selling Regulation.
Entering into force of the measure and durationDate: 27 January 2014
Duration: until the end of 28 January 2014
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