Premium Listing

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London Stock Exchange.

A Premium Listing on the London Stock Exchange is only available to equity shares issued by trading companies and closed and open-ended investment entities.

Issuers with a Premium Listing are required to meet the UK’s super-equivalent rules, which are higher than the EU minimum requirements for a Standard Listing.

A Premium Listing means the company is expected to meet the UK’s highest standards of regulation and corporate governance.

As a consequence the company may enjoy a lower cost of capital, through greater transparency and through building investor confidence.

Climate risk disclosures
"The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) implemented a new Listing Rule applicable to premium listed commercial companies designed to help users understand how they are managing climate-related risks.
The new Rule (LR 9.8.6(8)) does this by requiring disclosures in annual reports consistent with the recommendations and recommended disclosures of the Task Force on Climate-related Disclosures (TCFD).
The Rule will apply to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021 with the first annual financial reports under the new rule published in the spring of 2022."
ACT blog, 19 February 2021 - Naresh Aggarwal, Associate Director, Policy & Technical.

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