On 1 September 2010, the National Storage Mechanism ("NSM") replaced the Financial Services Authority's Document Viewing Facility ("DVF").

The NSM will store all regulatory announcements plus all information currently forwarded to the FSA for publication on the DVF.

The NSM does not replace the Regulatory Information Service ("RIS") regime as the mechanism for making information public and documents appearing on the NSM do not fulfil an issuer's obligation to publish information via an RIS.

The NSM is located at http://www.hemscott.com/nsm.do, where users can access the regulated information provided by listed entities. Users will be able to search all announcements and documents via company name, headline code, type of document or date and then view and print the document for free.

For further information see: www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/ukla/nsm.pdf