If you want to have a supplement approved by the AFM, you can submit an application for approval. You have to send us the following documents in searchable electronic format by email:
- a signed request to approve the supplement
- a completed and signed statement ‘Application for approval of supplement’
- the draft supplement.
If applicable, also send us the following documents:
- all documents incorporated by reference in the supplement, unless this information has already been approved by or filed with the AFM
- a passport request.
Secure transmission via Cryptshare
Mail your documents via Cryptshare to email@example.com. Mailing via Cryptshare means that confidential data is sent with an encryption. More information about Cryptshare you can find on our website. Within a few days, you will receive a confirmation of receipt and the contact details of the supervision officers assessing the application. If you have not received a confirmation of receipt, then please contact us.
Supplements under the (old) Prospectus Directive
If you wish to publish a supplement that relates to a prospectus that has been approved under the (old) Prospectus Directive 2003/71/EC, then the supplement has to meet the requirements of the Prospectus Directive. Read more in the ESMA Q&As on the Prospectus Regulation.
As of 21 July 2019, the AFM will no longer offer its service of approving a supplement (that relates to prospectuses approved under the Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2019/1129) within one day if certain conditions are met (known as the ‘same day supplement’). It is still possible to make use of the same-day approval for supplements that have been approved under the (old) Prospectus Directive 2003/71/EC. You can find information about this procedure on our website.
Amending advertisements after publication of supplement
If the publication of a supplement mentions a significant new factor, material mistake or material inaccuracy that also renders the information included in an advertisement materially inaccurate or misleading, then Article 15(1) of the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/979 requires that the concerned advertisement must also be amended. The amended advertisement must state that the original advertisement has been amended and specify how the information has been amended. With the exception of oral advertising, all amended advertisements must be published without undue delay in the same manner as the original advertising.