Bahrain’s Bourse launched a public consultation on a proposed administrative fines framework. The consultation was launched on 24 November and ended on 5 December 2019. The proposed framework is being introduced in line with the Bourse’s Listing Rules which relate to their powers to impose administrative fines on issuers in the event of non-compliance with the Listing Rules and any other applicable rules, regulations and directives.
To ensure this power is used appropriately, the Bourse is proposing establishing a framework to impose administrative fines for non-compliance with the applicable rules, regulations and directives. The fines will vary depending on the impact and frequency of the violation. They will range between 500 and 10,000 Dinars for each violation and can be up to 100,000 Dinars for cross-listed companies exceeding 30% of an issuer’s share capital for each secondary market they are listed on. All cases will be assessed and reviewed by an Issuer Violation Committee which will be established by the Bourse.