Announcement for the Referral of a Suspicion of Violating Article (49) of the Capital Market Law and Article (2) of the Market Conduct Regulations to the Public Prosecution
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 5:09 PM
In line with the Capital Market Authority’s (CMA) responsibilities to protect the citizens and investors from unfair or unsound practices, and aiming to achieve fairness, efficiency and transparency in securities transactions, the CMA informs investors and participants in the capital market that a CMA Board resolution has been issued regarding the referral of a suspicion of a violation to the Public Prosecution. The suspicion is regarding the violation of Article (49) of the Capital Market Law and Article (2) of the Market Conduct Regulations, by an investor for carrying out practices that involved manipulative and deceptive acts, where the suspicion case was regarding a number of violating behaviors including the entry of purchase orders that aims to influence the share price (some of them are related to sell orders), and the entry of purchase orders in the closing auction with the aim of achieving a high closing price (some of them are related to sell orders), while trading on shares of a number of listed companies on the Saudi Stock Exchange.
The CMA is committed to apply the Capital Market Law and its Implementing Regulations, and protect the market from illegal practices. It is worth noting that the General Secretariat of Committees for Resolution of Securities Disputes will announce to the public the identities of convicted violators on its website upon the issuance of final decisions by the Committees for Resolution of Securities Disputes. Moreover, any person affected by these violations is entitled to file a compensation claim, after conviction, against the violators before to the Committee for the Resolution of Securities Disputes as per Article 57 of the Capital Market Law, provided that such claim is preceded by a complaint filed to the CMA (via this link) in this regard.
(To view the dates of trading and the securities in relation to the violation, click here)