As part of the Foreign Securities Management Services, ATHEXCSD 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 Providers both as to new corporate actions and as to changes in corporate actions that are in progress, processes the relevant information and, where necessary, enriches or confirms the same also through other sources of information and then forwards it to Participants who have been registered in the Foreign Securities Management Services.
Depending on the corporate action, Investor preferences are collected through Participants, with regards to the corporate actions options, which are then forwarded for implementation to Providers.
The corporate actions execution can be divided in two stages:
1. The Provider implements the corporate action in the omnibus account held with ATHEXCSD in the foreign market through them.
2. As a result of Step 1 above, ATHEXCSD implements the corporate action in the Cash Settlement Accounts of the Participants of the investors (in case of cash distributions) and/or the investor share in the DSS (in case of securities balances changes).
It is noted that ATHEXCSD distributes the proceeds (in cash or securities) resulting from a corporate action only after it has received in its accounts held with the Provider, the respective proceeds.