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There are various circumstances forcing you to disclose major shareholdings beyond your own home competent authority. As a rule of thumbs the issuer's country of incorporation is the first country you may think to disclose within. In any case it is recommended to liaise with the respective financial authority or the investors relations department of the issuer.
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Major shareholding disclosure regimes in some countries allows companies to stipulate additional notification thresholds. Those are commonly set in the bylaws or articles of association. You should watch out for thresholds which can be lower than the ones set by the countries disclosure regime. Those may have the same or comparable implications like the ones set by the local disclosure regime. The details assembled within thresholds may be a starting point of your evaluation.
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There are various sources where you find the correct denominator to be used in major share holding disclosures. Some jurisdictions require that you use the total voting rights made public by the issuer in form of a notification to the public. To be sure it is recommended to liaise with the financial authority or the investors relations department of the issuer. watchingstock.com is happy to provide the link to the issuers web site. Our intention is to streamline your search for the issuers investors relations department and contacts as much as possible.