Malta Public Limited Company
The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) acts as the Central Securities Depository (CSD) in Malta. MSE is linked with Clearstream Banking AG allowing easy access for international investors wishing to hold securities issued by a Malta Public Limited Company.
Investors interested in primary market subscriptions of dematerialised securities issued by a Malta Public Limited Company, or interested in transferring dematerialised securities issued by a Malta Public Limited Company on the secondary market, can benefit from the Clearstream link.
Investors who already hold accounts with Clearstream Banking AG in Frankfurt or in Luxembourg, or with any other securities depositary liked with Clearstream, may subscribe for, purchase, sell and otherwise transfer dematerialised securities issued by a Malta Public Company using their Clearstream or other linked CSD account without any further formality in Malta.
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This naturally renders dematerialised securities issued by a Malta Public Limited Company substantially more liquid since they can be actively transferred in a secure manner anywhere in the world through Clearstream’s global reach. The Malta Public Limited Company need not be listed on any exchange to derive this benefit, but may be so listed on any recognised exchange both in and outside Malta.
Malta dematerialisation of shares
We are proud to mention that we assisted with the first dematerialisation process in Malta of a Malta Public Limited Company using the Clearstream link (not listed), and we have also assisted with the dematerialisation process of a Malta Public Limited Company listed on a recognised exchange (Frankfurt).
The process of dematerialisation includes structuring of the company’s memorandum and articles of association to cater for having its shares in an electronic format through the dematerialisation of its securities, issuing the shares in a dematerialised format and applying for access to the MSE – Clearstream clearing and settlement link.
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We assist our clients with every step necessary in the process of dematerialising securities issued by a Malta Public Limited Company and have an excellent relationship with the Malta Stock Exchange and its Central Securities Depository branch.
For information regarding the dematerialisation of Malta PLC Shares please contact us.