Channel Islands ' TISE ' Listing PIK Notes

Published date24 November 2022
Subject MatterFinance and Banking, Tax, Financial Services, Income Tax
Law FirmWalkers
AuthorMr Nigel Weston and Grace Pickering


Walkers Capital Markets Limited ("WCML") is a Category 1 and 2 Listing Member of the International Stock Exchange Authority Limited (the ''Authority'') which means that we are able to act as a sponsor for all listing purposes, enabling all clients to achieve their goals. We are experienced in the provision of high quality and cost effective professional legal and listing services.

PIK Notes

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide information on the process and procedures of (the "Authority") for the listing of payment in kind notes ("PIK Notes") in lieu of payment of interest, also known as funding bonds.

This memorandum is also relevant to the listing of further bonds which are fully fungible with the existing listed bonds (ie they form a single series/the same class as the original bonds in issue) if the issue of such securities was pre-empted during the initial listing application stage.

Subject to a number of exceptions, a UK tax paying company is obliged to withhold tax from payments of interest. As The International Stock Exchange {''TISE'') is a recognised stock exchange by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs pursuant to section 1005 of the Income Tax Act (2007), qualifying bonds listed on TISE are eligible for the Quoted Eurobond Exemption which allows an issuer liable to pay UK tax to make payments of interest on the listed securities gross, without deduction of withholding tax.

Procedure for Listing PIK Notes

PIK notes are generally listed post-completion under their abridged procedure which is straightforward. Please note that for such procedure to apply, the initial listing application for listing the bonds should also include sufficient headroom for further PIK Notes to be issued from time to time. Therefore, the application should be made to list "an unlimited number of PIK Notes" or alternatively an "up to" amount of PIK Notes, so as to ensure that this is the case.

Each time PIK Notes are to be issued by way of satisfaction of an interest payment, notification should be provided...

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