Securities administration - Slovak Republic
|Market Record date||Ex-date period||Basis for entitlement||Standard interest calculation rule|
|Government bonds: Payment Date -1|
|1 to 30 days a||Settled position|
on Record date
|30E/360, Actual/360, Actual/Actual|
|Not applicable b||Not applicable b||Settled position|
on Record date
a. The ex-date period is usually 10 to 30 days in connection with corporate and bank bonds.
b. The concepts are not recognised in the market. The General Meeting (GM) at which the dividend payout is approved decides the entitlement date, which is determined as not earlier than the 5th and not later than the 30th day following the day of the GM.
Most common corporate events
The most common corporate events in the Slovak market are subscriptions, tender offers, mergers, ISIN/name changes.
Issuers may also decide to re-materialise securities, following an approval at the General Meeting. Companies whose shares are traded on the BSSE must perform a tender offer to buy back shares from the shareholders that either voted against the materialisation or did not take part in the General Meeting.
Organisation of AGM/EGMs
AGMs are normally held by companies during the months of March, April, May and June in order to close the previous year by approving the statement of finances and the annual report.
The announcement of the ordinary AGM as well as of an EGM is published in the national periodical economic press according to legal requirements no less than 30 days before the GM. This applies to all issuers whose shares are listed on the BSSE.
Other market specifics
Voting is performed either by the physically present beneficial owner or through a proxy representative (empowered person) at the GM. No other method of voting is applicable in the Slovak Republic.
According to market practice, the underlying stock is not blocked before the meeting and trading on the BSSE and settlement in CSD remain possible in that stock.