Finanstilsynet is the competent prospectus authority and responsible for the operative control and approval of EEA prospectuses.
The new Prospectus Directive (EU) 2017/1129) came into effect in Norwegian legislation on 21 July 2019, with certain implications for prospectus requirements.
Public offers for subscription or purchase of transferable securities, cf. STA §7-2, and admission to trading on a regulated market, cf. STA §7-3, trigger requirement for a prospectus for issuers.
The issuer shall prepare a prospectus pursuant to the Norwegian Securities Trading Act Chapter 7 of the regulations, or in accordance with the equivalent rules and other EEA member state that can be used cross-border, acc. STA §7-9, first paragraph.
An issuer who is to submit an EEA prospectus for approval must send this to e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospectuses and final terms which are to be passported into Norway must be sent to email@example.com.
See "Guideline on prospectus approval process" for further information on the approval process, procedural deadlines, requirement for completeness and more.
For cover notes when submitting a prospectus for approval, please see:
- Cover note equity (word, updated 26.05.2016)
- Cover note equity (electronic, updated 26.05.2016)
- Cover notes bond (word, updated 17.10.2018)
- Cover notes bond (electronic, updated 17.10.2018)