Termination of trading of securities of issuers without Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

Release date: 07 Jul 2021

053/2021 Termination of trading of securities of issuers without Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)Xetra Circular 053/21

1. Introduction

We hereby inform you about the upcoming termination of trading of securities of issuers which do not have a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) after the end of the last trading day 18 August 2021.

2.  Required action


3.  Details

Since 3 January 2018, trading venues are obliged to transmit daily reports of reference data of all traded securities pursuant to Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 on Market Abuse (“MAR”) and Regulation (EU) No. 600/2014 on Markets in Financial Instruments (“MiFIR”) (Art. 4 para. 1 MAR, Art. 25 para. 2, 27 para. 1 MiFIR). According to Art. 3 (2) in conjunction with Table 3 Field No. 5 (Annex) of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/585 (RTS 23), the LEI of the issuers of these securities is part of the required reference data within the meaning of Art. 27 (1) MiFIR.

Within the scope of a transitional solution for so-called "old cases" agreed with the supervisory authorities, securities of issuers that do not have a LEI have been traded on Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (FWB®, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange) up until now.

By resolution of the Management Board of Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the termination of inclusion in the Regulated Unofficial Market of Frankfurt Stock Exchange by Deutsche Börse AG (§ 14 para. 3 of the General Terms and Conditions of Deutsche Börse AG for the Regulated Unofficial Market on the Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse), trading in the affected securities will be terminated after the end of the last trading day 18 August 2021. The announcement of the discontinuation of trading will be published on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange website, as usual.

An up-to-date list of the affected securities can be found under the following link: 
Delisting Instruments List

The measure of Frankfurt Stock Exchange does not affect admission to or inclusion in trading or the trading of the securities concerned on other stock exchanges.

Further information


All Xetra® Members and Vendors, all users of the Member Section

Target groups:

Traders, Security Administrators, System Administrators





Authorised by:

Cord Gebhardt, Axel Schmidt

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