ATHEXCSD, in the context of its Foreign Securities Transaction Services, supports all corporate actions resulting to distribution of monies or securities (dividends, capital returns, reinvestments, SCIs, splits/reverse splits, mergers, etc.).
ATHEXCSD supports the performance of corporate actions effected on foreign securities that are registered in the DSS as of the record date.
ATHEXCSD is constantly informed by its Providers about new corporate actions and changes in ongoing corporate actions that are in progress, processes the relevant information and, where necessary, enriches or confirms it through other sources of information and then distributes it to the ATHEXCSD Participants who have been registered in the Foreign Securities Transaction Services.
Depending on the corporate transaction, the preferences of the investors regarding the options of the corporate transactions are collected through their Participants, which are then forwarded for implementation to the ATHEXCSD Providers.
The execution of corporate actions can be divided into two stages:
1. The Provider implements the corporate action in the omnibus account held by ATHEXCSD in the foreign market.
2. As a result of the first stage, ATHEXCSD implements the corporate action in the Cash Settlement Accounts of the Participants of the investors (in case of cash distributions) and/or the Securities Accounts of the investors in the DSS (in case of changes in the securities' balances).
It is noted that ATHEXCSD distributes the proceeds (in cash or securities) resulting from a corporate action only after it has received the respective proceeds in its accounts held with the Provider.