Bermuda Stock Exchange issues emergency period guidance
The Bermuda Stock Exchange and its markets will remain open during the Covid-19 emergency. Its office will be open for BSX personnel only, and will be manned with a minimum of staff.
The BSX said all meetings will be conducted via electronic communications.
Listed issuers can continue to file all documents required to be filed with the Exchange per the requirements of Chapter 6 of the relevant Section of the BSX Listing Regulations their listing falls under.
However, during the Covid-19 emergency, where normally there is a requirement to file original versions of certain documents, the Exchange will accept filings made in electronic form submitted by e-mail or documents sent via facsimile from listed issuers, and this will be deemed to meet obligations under the BSX listing regulations.
The BSX said all documents that are required to be submitted with a signature should still be signed whenever possible, and all documents required to be submitted as certified copies will continue to be required to be submitted as such whenever possible.
The Exchange said that if a listed issuer is unable to submit a document in signed or certified form as required by regulations, it must give notice in writing prior to or at the time of the filing.
Listed issuers must keep a log of all documents filed with the Exchange during the period of the Covid-19 emergency that would normally have been filed in original, or signed or certified form. Once this emergency has passed, they will be required to deliver to the Exchange the original copies, signed and or certified as needed, of all documents that they had previously filed during the emergency in electronic or facsimile form along with a copy of their log of the documents they filed.
Listed issuers with any questions about filing documents should contact the Exchange via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.