The Etteplan Oyj Board of Directors has approved insider regulations for the Company. The regulations are based on the Finnish Securities Markets Act, and they comply with the standards of Financial Supervision and the Guidelines issued by the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd, which took effect on 9 October 2009. In accordance with the Finnish Securities Markets Act, Etteplan Oyj's insiders are defined to consist of insiders with the duty to declare their interests, permanent company-specific insiders, and project-specific insiders.
Because of the nature of their position, also among Etteplan’s statutory insiders are the members of the Board of Directors, the CEO, and the Chief Auditor from the chosen auditing firm (a company of independent public accountants). Moreover, the members of the Management Group are entered in the public insider register.
The Company maintains a permanent company-specific insider register, which includes front-line managers for business operations, financial administration personnel, and those working for the Company on the basis of an employment or other contract who receive insider information.
A project-specific insider register is created by decision of the Board of Directors, the CEO, or the Management Group.
The Company's insider guidelines direct insiders to restrict their trading in the Company's shares to times when the markets have as precise information as possible on the factors influencing the value of shares in the Company. Consequently, persons included in Etteplan's insider registers are always prohibited from trading with company securities during 28 days before the publication of interim reports and financial statement release, including the day of publication (the closed window). During other times i.e. as of the day following the publication of interim reports and financial statement release there is an open window during which permanent insiders are allowed to trade. Even then it is provided that they do not possess insider information.
Maintenance of the public insider register of Etteplan Oyj is the responsibility of the Chief Financial Officer, who is responsible for compliance with insider regulations and fulfilment of duties to report. Etteplan Oyj’s insider registers are maintained by the Company’s head office, which updates the information that, as required by law, is entered in the public insider register for Euroclear Finland Ltd pertaining to insiders with the duty to declare.
Information on insider holdings
Information about the holdings of Etteplan Oyj insiders with the duty to declare is retained at the company’s webpage at www.etteplan.com. The insider registers of issuers are on public display at Euroclear Finland Ltd (previously Finnish Central Securities Depository), Urho Kekkosen katu 5 C, FI-00100 Helsinki, Finland.