On 27 April 2022, RUS CB limited foreign depository receipt share sales.
- RUS CB confirmed, that to maintain financial stability, it ordered professional depository participants to use separate accounting for shares from foreign depository receipts.
- Follows RUS CB April 2022 explanation ban on foreign depository receipts.
- The rules require shares of Russian issuers received as a result of the conversion of foreign depository receipts to limit write-offs of such securities to 0.2% during a day.
- The restrictions will apply to both exchanges and to all over-the-counter transactions.
- The prescribed measures do not apply to cases where foreign depository receipts were acquired before 1 March 2022, or if the owner has permission of RUS GVT commission.
- RUS CB noted a tendency for residents to acquire depository receipts from non-residents from unfriendly countries for conversion into shares and sale, at organized auctions.
- This may lead to a disproportionate increase in the supply of local shares on the market, which will have a significant impact on pricing and provoke a drop in quotations.
- In turn, this will entail negative revaluation of assets by Russian investors and pose a threat to financial market stability. These measures aim at stabilizing the situation.