PLUS - Perma Link Upload Service

Incorporation by reference made easy

In response to the European Prospectus Regulation that came fully into effect on 21 July 2019, LuxSE is proud to offer PLUS – Perma Link Upload Service. PLUS is a tool that has been carefully built to address technical issues which issuers may face when incorporating by reference information from external documents into a prospectus. From June 2020, PLUS is available as self-service, allowing issuers to generate instant hyperlinks in a few, simple steps.

Guaranteed validity and storage

PLUS is the latest solution, built by LuxSE, to address the requirements surrounding the use and accessibility of hyperlinks within a prospectus as required by the EU Prospectus Regulation and its implementing acts in Luxembourg. 

By using PLUS, issuers can generate hyperlinks to the documents incorporated by reference required within the prospectus, which are then stored on LuxSE’s secure database. 

The EU Prospectus Regulation stipulates that any documents incorporated by reference into a prospectus must be referenced by a hyperlink. This hyperlink must be valid and accessible for a period of at least 10 years and must directly point to the document being incorporated. 

This is where PLUS comes to the assistance of the issuers by providing them with a service that guarantees the validity and accessibility of a link for a period of 10+1 years. 

"PLUS is a fast and efficient way to create permanent hyperlinks. This is particularly helpful for a base prospectus like ours, which includes multiple issuing entities and consequently multiple documents incorporated by reference."

Tobias Rischen

Equity and Debt Capital Markets, BMW Group

Advantages of using PLUS

Secures 10+ years hyperlink lifespan
Guarantees that any hyperlink included in a prospectus and stored via PLUS has a lifespan of 10+1 years

Streamlines prospectus creation
Eliminates complications for issuers surrounding the incorporation of documents by reference into a prospectus

Precise and direct access
Ensures that the hyperlink(s) remain operational, unique and direct during this period

Self-service & online payment
Issuers can generate and pay online for hyperlinks in a few clicks via the MyBourse portal to obtain the required links easily and instantly 

Fully compliant with all regulatory requirements

PLUS allows issuers to fully comply with hyperlink obligations for documents incorporated by reference as set out in the EU Prospectus Regulation.
 
PLUS-check.png Provides storage and access to issuers' selected documents for a period of 10+ years
PLUS-check.png Provides issuers with the ability to create hyperlinks and store the relevant documents
PLUS-check.png The hyperlinks will immediately open the document that has been admitted to PLUS and stored in LuxSE’s database

Taking the worry out of the incorporation of documents

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Ensuring that all hyperlinks contained within a prospectus are valid and live for at least 10 years is an eternity within the world of IT. 

To lessen the ongoing monitoring which would need to be performed by the issuer in order to ensure these hyperlinks remain active, PLUS stores the files associated to these hyperlinks in LuxSE’s secure database. Once the issuer has provided all the necessary information via MyBourse, a corresponding hyperlink is instantly generated and is valid for use within the relevant prospectus.

How to avail of PLUS

If you would like to take the stress out of incorporating documents needed within a prospectus via PLUS, you have the option of availing of a self-service feature using a MyBourse.lu or by reaching out to LuxSE’s team who will manually generate the hyperlinks for you. 

How to access PLUS in self-service mode

To access and use the PLUS self-service, a MyBourse account is required. If you do not have a MyBourse account, please contact Commercial Director Carlo Houblie at cho@bourse.lu or Relationship Manager Vincent Isetta at vis@bourse.lu to get started.

To activate PLUS, you must sign the Services Selection Sheet.

4 steps to get access to PLUS self-service mode:
 
1. Download and review the Services Selection Sheet
2. Sign the Services Selection Sheet and send a scanned copy of the sheet by email to plusservices@bourse.lu​
3. Send two originals of the signed sheet by mail to: Luxembourg Stock Exchange at B.P. 165, L-2011 Luxembourg
4. Once the scanned copy of the Services Selection Sheet has been received by email, you will get access to the PLUS online services

Once you have a MyBourse account, the process of link generation is intuitive and allows issuers to take the worry out of the incorporation of external information into their prospectus. Simply follow the instructions on-screen and once complete, your hyperlink will be generated and ready to use immediately.

How to avail of PLUS via email

For those who wish to take advantage of the PLUS team’s help, please fill in the below application form and send the completed and signed form together with your documents to plusservices@bourse.lu. LuxSE guarantees that you will receive your hyperlinks within 24 hours.

Contact us

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Carlo Houblie

Commercial Director

+352 47 79 36 471 cho@bourse.lu
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Vincent Isetta

Relationship Manager

+352 47 79 36 429 vis@bourse.lu