The Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX] and its markets will remain open during the Covid-19 Emergency with a minimum of staff members and physical access by nonexchange persons will be prohibited.
A spokesperson said, “Please be advised that the Bermuda Stock Exchange and its markets will remain open during the Covid-19 Emergency. The Exchange’s Office will be kept open with a minimum of staff members. Physical access by nonexchange persons will be prohibited. All meetings will be conducted via electronic communications.
“Listed Issuers are to continue to file all documents required to be filed with the Exchange per the requirements of Chapter 6 of the relevant Section of the BSX Listing Regulations their listing falls under.
“However, for the duration of the Covid-10 Emergency, where normally there is a requirement for the filing of original versions of certain documents, the Exchange will accept filings made in electronic form submitted by email or documents sent via facsimile from Listed Issuers. The Exchange will allow that a Listed Issuer who submits documents in either of these manners has, by doing so, met their obligation to the Exchange under the BSX Listing Regulations.
“All documents that are required to be submitted to the Exchange under signature should still be signed whenever possible. All documents required to be submitted as certified copies will continue to be required to be submitted as such whenever possible. If a Listed Issuer is unable to submit a document in signed or certified form in compliance with the requirements of the BSX Listing Regulations, it must give notice to the Exchange accordingly in writing. Such notice must be made prior to or at the time of the filing.
“All Listed Issuers shall keep a log of all documents filed with the Exchange during the period of the Covid-19 Emergency that would normally have been filed in original, or signed or certified form. Once this emergency has passed, all Listed Issuers will be required to deliver to the Exchange the original copies, signed and or certified as needed, of all documents that they had previously filed during the emergency in electronic or facsimile form along with a copy of their log of the documents that they had filed.
“Should a Listed Issuer have any questions about filing documents that they are required to file with the Exchange per Chapter 6 of the relevant Section of the BSX Listing Regulations that their listing falls under, they should contact the Exchange via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.”