Following the consultation announced in October 2009 (see our October 2009 e-bulletin article: FSA publishes changes to the Listing Rules and further minor consultation), the FSA has published further changes to the Listing Rules. These include the final rule requiring overseas Premium Listed issuers to offer pre-emption rights to shareholders unless they have received shareholder approval to disapply such rights. The changes set out in the FSA paper take effect from 6 April 2010, subject to certain transitional arrangements.

View the FSA's feedback on the consultation (including changes to the Listing Rules) (58 page pdf).