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Continuing obligations for listed companies


Public listed companies have continuous obligations to maintain their compliance with the UK Listing Rules. These continue obligations requirements are set out in Chapter 9 of the Listing Rules.

These obligations include the following:

  • To avoid a false market in the company's shares
  • To give notice of the date of a board meeting at which the directors will decide on payment of dividends and their decision;
  • To announce preliminary profits and losses for the year once the board has given approval for the figures,
  • To publish information about certain acquisitions and realisations of assets including the purchase by the company of its own shares;
  • To comply with the detailed provisions of The Listing Rules as to the content of the company's annual report and accounts which includes the obligation to prepare half yearly accounts and
  • To give details of any change in the board of directors, as well as adopting rules on dealings by the directors in the companies' shares which contained in the Model Code on directors' dealings as spell out in The Listing Rules.

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