Request a new ISIN

1.

 

With the "ISIN Request screen" displayed, select NEW from the Request Type field.

2.

 

Enter or select the relevant information. Refer to the sections below for the type of data to enter in each field.

Request Information section

Issuer Information section

Instrument Information section

 

3.

 

Click the I'm not a robot checkbox.

4.

 

Select the applicable images and then click the VERIFY button.

Note: The reCAPTCHA will expire after 2 minutes of inactivity.

5.

 

Read the 'terms and conditions' by clicking the Acknowledgements hyperlink  and then click the Acknowledgements checkbox. Please take note that there is a cost involved with requesting an ISIN.

6.

 

Click the SUBMIT button.

Note: The "Submit ISIN Request dialog box" is displayed.

7.

 

Click the PROCEED button.

Note: The system will perform various validations and duplication checks.

§     If all checks are valid, a second pop-up dialog box is displayed.

§     If errors or duplications are identified, an error message is displayed and you will be required to fix the errors before proceeding.

8.

 

With the second "Submit ISIN Request dialog box" displayed, click the OK button to return to the "ISIN Request screen".

Note: You will receive an email confirming your 'Add ISIN Request'. This email will display your reference number.

9.

 

All supporting documents must be sent to [email protected] Please ensure that you include your reference number.

 

 

IMPORTANT:

The NNA is responsible for collecting and validating the registration data, including Issuer information, Instrument Type, Instrument Terms, and countries where the Instrument is traded. We would therefore request the relevant supporting documents, where applicable, in order for the NNA to verify the Issuer and Instrument. These documents include:

  • Copies of the CIPC document confirming the registration details of the Company, and

  • Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) - Only copies of the pages referring to the type of instruments (for example, Ordinary, A-ordinary, Preference, etc.) which are authorised to be listed under the Registered Company, and

  • Draft prospectus/memorandum or Pre-listing statement - Only copies of the pages verifying the name of the Instrument, or

  • Offering Circular, or

  • Applicable Pricing Supplement (APS).

 

 

Note: You will receive a follow up email once the request has been approved by the NNA.

 

 

 

Fields in the ISIN Request screen

Request Information section

Field

Description

Request Type field

This is a <drop-down> field. Select NEW.

Requested on behalf of field

This is a <drop-down> field. Indicate on whose behalf you are requesting the new ISIN.

  • 4AX Exchange

  • ZAR X Exchange

  • A-Z Exchange

  • Private Company (OTC)

Requested By field

This is a <drop-down> field. Select the company or representative requesting a new ISIN.

  • STRATE

  • CSDP

  • Company Representative

  • 4AX Exchange

  • ZAR X Exchange

  • A-Z Exchange

Requestor Name field

Enter your name in this field.

You can enter a maximum of 255 characters.

Note: You will be contacted should the NNA require any additional information in order to complete this request.

Requestor Contact Number field

Enter your telephone number in this field.

The following format must be used:

Country Code (5 alphanumeric characters) - Area Code (10 alphanumeric characters) - number (15 alphanumeric characters)

Example: +27 11 5207000

Requestor Email Address field

Enter your email address in this field. You can enter a maximum of 128 characters.

 

Issuer Information section

Field

Description

Existing field

Select either YES or NO.

Select YES to indicate that the Issuer exists. The Issuer Long Name field will automatically be pre-populated with a list of all existing Issuers from the NNA's database.

Select NO to indicate that the Issuer does not exist. You will then be required to enter the name of the Issuer.

Issuer Long Name field

Existing field = YES

If you selected YES from the Existing field, you can select the name of the Issuer from the <drop-down> list box.

You can use the <down> arrow to search for the Issuer, or you can enter a 'wild-card' search, for example, AC*, to view all Issuers whose name starts with AC.

If the Issuer is not found, you must select NO from the Existing field and then enter the name of the Issuer in this field.

Existing field = NO

If you selected NO from the Existing field, you must enter the name of the Issuer in the Preferred Issuer Long Name field.

Preferred Issuer Long Name field

This is a text box. Ensure that you use sentence-case. You can enter a maximum of 111 alpha-numeric characters.

The Issuer Long Name is in most instances the registered company name.

Existing field = NO

If you selected NO from the Existing field, you will be required to enter the preferred Issuer long name.

The system will perform a duplication check, to ensure that there is no existing 'preferred issuer long name, once the SUBMIT button is clicked.

Issuer Short Name field

Existing field = YES

If you selected YES from the Existing field, this field is pre-populated with the Issuer's short name. You cannot edit this field.

Existing field = NO

If you selected NO from the Existing field, you will be required to enter the preferred Issuer short name.

Preferred Issuer Short Name field

This is a text box. You can enter a maximum of 55 alpha-numeric characters.

Ensure that you use sentence case.

Existing field = NO

If you selected NO from the Existing field, you will be required to enter the preferred Issuer short name.

The system will perform a duplication check, to ensure that there is no existing 'preferred issuer short name, once the SUBMIT button is clicked.

 

Instrument Information section

Field

Description

Instrument Description field

Select the applicable Instrument. Once you select the instrument, various other fields will be displayed. You will then be required to select the correct applicable attribute.

Note: The combination between Instrument Type (Description) and Instrument Long Name will always have a unique ISIN and Alpha Code.

Example:

ACME Corporation (Pty) Ltd

A Ordinary Shares

NNA assigns unique ISIN and Alpha Code

 

ACME Corporation (Pty) Ltd

B Ordinary Shares

NNA assigns unique ISIN and Alpha Code

 

Attribute 1 field

Select the applicable attribute. This is based on the Instrument that you selected. Refer to the CFI Attributes section for a list of applicable options.

Attribute 2 field

Select the applicable attribute. This is based on the Instrument that you selected. Refer to the CFI Attributes section for a list of applicable options.

Attribute 3 field

Select the applicable attribute. This is based on the Instrument that you selected. Refer to the CFI Attributes section for a list of applicable options.

Attribute 4 field

Select the applicable attribute. This is based on the Instrument that you selected. Refer to the CFI Attributes section for a list of applicable options.

Interest Rate field

This is a text field. You can enter a maximum of 10 numeric characters.

This field will only be displayed if the following formula applies:

Instrument Category = "D = Debt"

and

'Attribute 1' of the CFI (Type of Interest) =  "F - Fixed Rate".

Maturity Date field

This is a date field. The date will be displayed in the following format: YYYYMMDD.

This field will only be displayed if the following formula applies:

Instrument Category = "D - Debt"

and

'Attribute 3' of the CFI (Redemption / Reimbursement) =  any of the following options:

F - Fixed Maturity

G - Fixed Maturity with Call Feature

C - Fixed Maturity with Put Feature

D - Fixed Maturity with Put and Call

A - Amortization Plan

B - Amortization Plan with Call Feature

T - Amortization Plan with Put Feature

L - Amortization Plan with Put and Call

R - Perpetual with Put Feature

E - Extendible

 

This field will also be displayed if the following formula applies:

Instrument Category = "Listed Options"

and

'Attribute 3' of the CFI (Delivery) =  any of the following options:

P - Physical

C - Cash

N - Non-deliverable

E - Elect at Exercise

X - Not Applicable / Undefined

Preferred Instrument Alpha code

This is a text field.

This field will be pre-populated with a prefix of the selected Exchanges short code (Requested On Behalf Of field) . You cannot edit the prefix, however, you can enter the preferred alpha code.

The system will perform a duplication check, to ensure that there is no existing Alpha Code, once the SUBMIT button is clicked.

IMPORTANT:

Exchange 4AX: Prefix 4A + 3 or 4 characters.   Example: 4ALTL or 4ALTL1

 

Exchange ZAR X: Prefix ZX + 3 or 4 characters. Example: ZXLTL or ZXLTL1

 

Exchange A-Z: Prefix AZ plus 3  or 4  characters. Example: AZLTL or AZLTL1

 

OTC Unlisted: Prefix U plus 1 - 8 characters. Example:  ULTL or ULTLTRAIN

Preferred Instrument Long Name

You can enter a maximum of 24 alpha-numeric characters. You must use sentence case.

Example: Acme Corporation (Pty) Ltd

Preferred Instrument Short Name

You can enter a maximum of 14 alpha-numeric characters. You must use sentence case.

Example:

  • Acme

  • JSmith