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Cboe Europe Equities: Launch of Netherlands Venue Postponed and Production Saturday Dress Rehearsal Test Cancellation

April 11, 2019 15:47:50

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Further to the previous announcement, as an extension to Article 50 has now been agreed between the UK and EU, the additional Production Dress Rehearsal test day on Saturday 13th April 2019 will no longer take place.

Additionally, as per the previous announcement Cboe Europe will not launch trading, including its Approved Publication Arrangement (APA) and Systematic Internaliser (SI) quoting services, on its Netherlands venue until later in 2019.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe: Participant Readiness for a No-Deal Brexit - ACTION REQUIRED

April 08, 2019 15:59:31

Dear Cboe Europe Participants

In the event of a 'No-Deal' Brexit on Friday 12th April 2019 and launch of the Cboe Netherlands venue on Monday 15th April 2019, Cboe Europe Equities (Cboe) would like to draw Participant attention to the following:

* FIX and BOE Port Jurisdictional Separation

If the Cboe Netherlands venue is launched (currently targeted to be effective Monday April 15th 2019), submission of Orders and Exchange Trade Reports (ETRs) over ports that do not match the jurisdiction of the traded market will be rejected. It is strongly recommended that Participants begin to route their flow down ports that match the jurisdiction (EU or UK) of the traded market as soon as possible this week. The full list of current Participant ports is available via the Logical Ports Dashboard. In the event you require more ports than you currently have available please urgently submit a new port request via the Logical Port Order form.

* Trusting relationship approvals and application of Risk Limits

In order for Participants to avoid setup issues impacting their multi-party and 3PB ETR flow under new entities related to Brexit, participants are advised to approve their trusting relationships as soon as possible via the Cboe Trusting Relation Management Tool. Once these relationships have been approved Participants must then set appropriate risk controls via the Risk Management Tool for each new relationship. Please note that Risk Limits for any new setups must be enabled by Participants at least 1 day prior to go-live, in order to avoid unwanted rejections impacting ETR flows.

* MiFID II RTS 24 Order Record Keeping (ORK) registration

Please note that MiFID II Order Record Keeping (RTS 24) short code/long code mappings for new Brexit entities must be registered by Participants, as required by Cboe Rule Book paragraph 11.9. Participants must ensure that the relevant short code mappings for any new entities are uploaded to the secure MiFID II Identifier Management portal as soon as possible. Cboe is urging Participants to register MiFID II identifiers in advance of order submission under any new entity, failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.

Participants should review the Brexit readiness checklist here to ensure they are fully prepared for Brexit go-live.

Please contact your Account Manager or the Trade Desk team if you have any questions.

Trade Desk

Cboe Europe Equities

11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF

T. +44 207 012 8901

E. [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe - Netherlands Venue Update

March 28, 2019 16:36:44

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants,

Further to our notice last week regarding the launch of our Netherlands-based venue, Cboe continues to discuss launch timing with our regulators and customers.

We will provide a further update by the end of next week.
Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions.
Trade Desk,
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 20 7012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >
* Cboe Europe Limited is a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

UPDATE: Cboe Europe Equities: ESMA transparency update and Tick Size changes, effective Mon 1st April, 2019

March 28, 2019 15:04:07

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants
Further to the Exchange Notice published yesterday, errors have been identified in the calculation used to determine the new tick sizes - as such Cboe Europe Equities (Cboe) has now corrected and re-generated all of the referenced static data.

Participants are advised to please disregard the static data provided yesterday and instead re-download the updated data from the following URLs:

* Certification (UAT) symbol reference files: http://certification.bats.com/europe/equities/support/reference_data/

* CXE Production symbol file reflecting the Monday 1st April 2019 symbol data: https://www.batstrading.co.uk/cxe/market_data/symbol_listing/csv/?selectedDate=2019-04-01

Also, please find attached an Excel sheet summarizing the tick size changes per symbol expected to take effect on Monday 1st April 2019.

All current and historical Cboe Europe Equities notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

From: Trade Desk EU >
Sent: 27 March 2019 16:20
To: Trade Desk EU >
Subject: Cboe Europe Equities: ESMA transparency update and Tick Size changes, effective Mon 1st April, 2019

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants
Following the ESMA publication of the results from the annual transparency calculations for equity and equity-like instruments, please be advised that as these take effect Monday 1st April 2019, tick sizes will effectively change for approximately 1000 Cboe Europe Equities (Cboe) instruments on this date.

Please find attached an Excel sheet summarizing the tick size changes per symbol expected to take effect on Monday 1st April 2019.

Also, a sample Cboe CXE Production symbol file reflecting the Monday 1st April 2019 symbol data is already accessible at the following URL: https://www.batstrading.co.uk/cxe/market_data/symbol_listing/csv/?selectedDate=2019-04-01, however, participants are strongly advised to download the most up to date data from 07:00am UK time on Monday, 1st April 2019 in order to ensure that any updates provided by ESMA over the weekend are not missed.

Certification (UAT) Testing:
These changes will be made available in the certification symbol reference files for the Cboe BXE, CXE and LIS UAT environments effective Thursday, 28th March 2019. The same changes will be reflected in the Production environments from 07:00am UK time on Monday, 1st April 2019.

All current and historical Cboe Europe Equities notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe Equities: ESMA transparency update and Tick Size changes, effective Mon 1st April, 2019

March 27, 2019 16:20:24

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants
Following the ESMA publication of the results from the annual transparency calculations for equity and equity-like instruments, please be advised that as these take effect Monday 1st April 2019, tick sizes will effectively change for approximately 1000 Cboe Europe Equities (Cboe) instruments on this date.

Please find attached an Excel sheet summarizing the tick size changes per symbol expected to take effect on Monday 1st April 2019.

Also, a sample Cboe CXE Production symbol file reflecting the Monday 1st April 2019 symbol data is already accessible at the following URL: https://www.batstrading.co.uk/cxe/market_data/symbol_listing/csv/?selectedDate=2019-04-01, however, participants are strongly advised to download the most up to date data from 07:00am UK time on Monday, 1st April 2019 in order to ensure that any updates provided by ESMA over the weekend are not missed.

Certification (UAT) Testing:
These changes will be made available in the certification symbol reference files for the Cboe BXE, CXE and LIS UAT environments effective Thursday, 28th March 2019. The same changes will be reflected in the Production environments from 07:00am UK time on Monday, 1st April 2019.

All current and historical Cboe Europe Equities notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

UPDATE: Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit Certification (UAT) Testing - Weekly Availability Schedule

March 22, 2019 16:50:47

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Further to the previous notice below, please note that the Certification (UAT) change related to validation of cross border trading for transaction reporting has now been postponed until further notice.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

From: Trade Desk EU >
Sent: 14 March 2019 15:32
To: Trade Desk EU >
Subject: UPDATE: Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit Certification (UAT) Testing - Weekly Availability Schedule

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Further to the previous notice regarding Certification (UAT) environment testing schedule, Cboe Europe (Cboe) will be amending the schedule for configuration of the BXE, CXE and APA Certification (UAT) environments going forward. Specifically, starting from Monday 18th March 2019, the UAT environments will be configured as separate UK and EU venues (Brexit-mode) and will remain so going forward. This means that UAT will no longer be reverted to a single combined venue (pre-Brexit mode).

Additionally, effective Monday 25th March 2019 Cboe will enforce Transaction Reporting validation on order and ETR flow on Participants who conduct cross border trading. Participants who have not elected for a transaction reporting solution may find they receive rejections. Full details of trading activity in scope and Transaction Reporting solutions can be found here. Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions

Participants are encouraged to review the Brexit readiness checklist here to ensure they are fully prepared for Brexit go-live.

Functionally this will result in the following behaviour (changes highlighted in yellow):

Functionality

Every Day
(UAT BXE, CXE and APA - Separate UK and EU venues)

Order and ETR entry

FIX and BOE session jurisdiction will be enforced.
Orders and ETRs will be rejected if the jurisdiction of the symbol differs from that of the FIX or BOE session.

UK and EU Venue MICs in LastMkt and ExecVenue fields

UK venue MICs will be supplied in the LastMkt field in Execution messages and ExecVenue field on Multicast and TCP PITCH on London and Swiss symbols, whereas EU venue MICs will be supplied for all other symbols. See Section 4 of the Guidance note for more details.

Trading Venue flagging for trade reports (APA)

The regulatory jurisdiction (UK or EU) of the bank code used for trade reporting into the Cboe APA will be used to denote whether the trade report is targeting the UK or EU APA. The resulting Cboe APA will then be reflected on market data via the Cboe Trade Flags field. See Section 5 of the Guidance Note for more details.

Trading Venue flagging for trade reports (BXE/CXE)

The value published in the Cboe Trade Flags field will be dependent on the jurisdiction of the symbol. See Section 5 of the Guidance Note for more details.

ODROP session filtering

ODROP session jurisdiction will be enforced. An ODROP will receive flow only for symbols in line with its jurisdiction (UK vs EU venue).

FIXDROP session filtering

FIXDROP session jurisdiction will be enforced. A FIXDROP will receive flow only for symbols in line with its jurisdiction (UK vs EU venue).

Transaction Reporting

Effective Monday 25th March 2019 Order handler validation of cross border trading for transaction reporting as per the website

Participants who encounter erroneous behavior or rejections at trade submission are encouraged to ensure their configuration is in line with our Brexit mode setup. For example, when submitting an order with correct symbol information as per the Reference Data files and the order is rejected with 'No symbology for Symbol' or similar, it is likely the connected session does not support the jurisdiction of the symbol. Symbols on the Cboe EU venue are not supported on Cboe UK Venue FIX, BOE, FIXDROPs and ODROPs session. The jurisdiction of a session can be identified through the Cboe Participant Portal's Logical Ports page and the jurisdiction of a symbol can be identified through the Certification Reference Data files.

Participants without EU venue FIX, BOE or drop copy sessions should urgently provide a completed Logical Port Order Form to the Trade Desk.

Please refer to the Guidance Note for specific detail on each Brexit-related change. All Participants are required to review the Guidance Note and ensure adherence to the timelines in Section 11 (page 17) for each of the upcoming mandatory changes.

In addition, Cboe's Brexit microsite resource should be checked regularly by Participants for upcoming updates regarding Brexit. All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe Announces Delay of Netherlands Venue Launch

March 22, 2019 16:09:26

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants,

In light of the decision last night by European Union (EU) leaders to grant the UK an extension to Article 50, Cboe Europe Equities is planning to delay the launch of its Netherlands-based venue, previously scheduled to launch on 1st April 2019.

Cboe is closely monitoring the political discussions and will provide customers with an update on the launch date next week.

The delay will allow customers the opportunity to further enhance their transition capabilities, as well as enable Cboe to on-board additional participants, conduct further operational testing, and ensure full customer readiness for launch.

While we are delaying the launch of the Netherlands venue, customers with EU27 entities can connect to and trade on our UK exchange until the new venue launches.

Additionally, as previously announced, the Liquidity Provision Incentive Scheme (LPS) will become effective on the CXE Lit Order Book on 1st April 2019 and will operate in conjunction with the updated Trading Price List available here.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk

Cboe Europe Equities

11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF

T. +44 207 012 8901

E. [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe First Alert - Cboe LIS issue - Resolved

March 01, 2019 08:11:22

Please be advised that all Cboe LIS issues at Cboe Europe have been resolved

Trade Desk,
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 20 7012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >
* Cboe Europe Limited is a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Cboe Europe First Alert - Cboe LIS issue

March 01, 2019 07:56:46

Please be advised that Cboe Europe is currently investigating an issue with Cboe LIS and will advise.

Trade Desk,
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 20 7012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >
* Cboe Europe Limited is a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

REMINDER: Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit Mandatory Technical Changes, effective Friday 15th Feb 2019

February 11, 2019 12:44:38

Dear Cboe Europe Participants,

Cboe Europe (Cboe) would like to highlight the following technical changes coming to the Cboe Europe Equities platforms, in preparation for the UK's impending withdrawal from the European Union (EU) in March 2019.

The Cboe Europe Equities Brexit Technical Guidance Note details the technical interface changes required for all Cboe Europe Equities interfaces, which are summarised below:

* Market Data Interfaces:

o Changes going live effective start of day this Friday 15th February 2019:

* Redistribution of Symbols between Matching Units: Symbols are distributed across Matching Units by a market and alphabetical symbol distribution. From 15th February 2019, in preparation for the creation of separate UK and EU venues, some markets will be migrated to a different Matching Unit in the BXE, CXE, SIS and APA environments. This will result in changes in the subscription details for receiving Multicast PITCH market data for these markets. In addition, on the effective date, the matching_unit column in the symbol reference data files will be updated to reflect the new unit to which symbols from these markets will be allocated.

* Trading Venue Segregation for Multicast PITCH: From 15th February 2019, for the BXE and CXE environments, new UK and EU venue Multicast PITCH feed infrastructure will be established to which Participants will need to migrate to, which will run alongside the existing legacy feeds. From this point onwards, Participants are urged to begin migrating over to the new feeds. On 27th September 2019 the legacy Multicast PITCH feeds will no longer be available. These changes will impact all current consumers of BXE and CXE Multicast PITCH, and Participants will be required to subscribe to a new set of multicast feeds as well as connect to new GRP and SPIN ports.

* Multicast PITCH Transaction Markers: From 15th February 2019, Market Data Transaction Markers will be added to Multicast PITCH in BXE and CXE. This functionality adds a Transaction Begin message to the protocol to indicate that any subsequent messages up to the accompanying Transaction End message, are all part of the same transaction block.

* Microseconds on TCP PITCH: All messages currently sent on TCP PITCH contain a Timestamp field representing the number of milliseconds since midnight. From 15th February 2019, these messages will be updated to begin sending the number of microseconds since midnight. In order to facilitate the structural change, all existing messages will be replaced with new message types. The existing messages will cease to be sent from go-live.

o Changes going live on Brexit date:

* EU Venue MIC Codes: From 1st April 2019, new MICs for the EU venue will be published in the Execution Venue field of the Trade Message - Extended Form message type on Multicast and TCP PITCH feeds in BXE and CXE environments.

* Trade Reporting to the UK and EU APAs: From 1st April 2019, the existing Cboe Trade Timing Indicator field will be renamed to the Cboe Trade Flags field and will also convey the Cboe Regulated Entity (UK or EU) to which a trade report was submitted. This change will apply to the Trade Message - Extended Form and Trade Message - Unknown Symbol message types on Multicast and TCP PITCH feeds in the BXE, CXE and APA (TRF) environments.

* Order Entry, Trade Entry & DROP Interfaces (all going live on Brexit date):

o EU Venue MIC Codes: From 1st April 2019, new segments MICs for the EU venue will be supplied in the LastMkt (FIX tag 30) field in the Execution Report, Trade Cancel/Correct, Trade Capture Report messages on FIX, BOE ODROP & FIXDROP interfaces in BXE, CXE and Cboe LIS environments.

o Trade Reporting to the UK and EU APA: From 1st April 2019, the regulatory jurisdiction (UK or EU) of the bank code used for trade reporting into the Cboe APA will be used to denote whether the trade report is targeting the UK or EU APA. Depending on the post Brexit plans of each firm using the APA, firms may need to request new EU and/or UK bank codes and then populate the relevant bank code in the PartyID (FIX tag 448) field of the Trade Capture Report message on FIX and BOE interfaces. The resulting Cboe APA will then be reflected on market data via the Cboe Trade Flags field. Cboe will be reaching out to firms using it's APA to understand each firm's plans, in order for the correct regulatory jurisdiction to be applied to each bank code referenced above.

o UK and EU ODROP and FIXDROP Sessions: As part of the Brexit Migration process, Participants will be allocated new ports to interface with the EU venue. All existing ports will remain allocated to the UK venue. It should be noted that effective immediately ODROP sessions will be configured to monitor ports and only replicate flow that will be part of the same jurisdiction (EU or UK venue) from 1st April 2019. FIXDROP ports will also only provide flow relating to their respective venue from 1st April 2019, but will provide trades on all symbols prior to that point. Participants should therefore cater for receiving trades for all symbols down both their existing and future EU venue FIXDROP port until 1st April 2019. From 1st April 2019 the FIXDROP ports will only provide trades for symbols on their respective venues.

* Transaction Reporting Obligations:

o As part of its Brexit programme, Cboe would like to remind Participants of their Transaction Reporting obligation when conducting cross border trading. Cross border trading in this context is defined as trading activity conducted on a Cboe venue that is outside of the jurisdiction that the Participant entity is registered. Further information regarding the transaction reporting obligation can be found here.

o To ensure continuity of access in the event of a hard Brexit, impacted Participants need to certify for a transaction reporting solution by Friday 15th March 2019.

Please also note that Cboe will hold three Brexit Saturday Dress Rehearsal dates occurring on Saturday 16th February, Saturday 2nd March and Saturday 16th March 2019, with attendance on at least one of these dates being mandatory, as per the Dress Rehearsal Testing Guide.

Please refer to the Guidance Note for specific detail on each change. All Participants are required to review the Guidance Note and ensure adherence to the timelines in Section 11 (page 17) for each of the upcoming mandatory changes.

In addition, Cboe's Brexit microsite resource should be checked regularly by Participants for upcoming updates regarding Brexit. All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T. +44 207 012 8901
E. [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit Certification (UAT) Testing - Weekly Availability Schedule

February 05, 2019 16:38:35

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

In preparation for Brexit, Cboe Europe (Cboe) will be fully configuring the BXE, CXE and APA Certification (UAT) environments as UK and EU venues on Wednesday and Thursday of each week going forward. This configuration will be reverted to a single UK venue in the Certification environments on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. This schedule will be extended in the coming weeks with such change being communicated through a follow up Trade Desk notice. Functionally this will result in the following behaviour:

Functionality

Wednesday & Thursday
(UAT BXE, CXE and APA - Separate UK and EU venues)

Monday, Tuesday and Friday
(UAT BXE, CXE and APA - Single UK venue)

Order and ETR entry

FIX and BOE session jurisdiction will be enforced.
Orders and ETRs will be rejected if the jurisdiction of the symbol differs from that of the FIX or BOE session.

FIX and BOE session jurisdiction will not be enforced.
Orders and ETRs for either jurisdiction can be entered via a UK or EU FIX or BOE session.

UK and EU Venue MICs in LastMkt and ExecVenue fields

UK venue MICs will be supplied in the LastMkt field in Execution messages and ExecVenue field on Multicast and TCP PITCH on London and Swiss symbols, whereas EU venue MICs will be supplied for all other symbols. See Section 4 of the Guidance note for more details.

Only UK venue MICs will be supplied in the LastMkt and ExecVenue field for all symbols.

Trading Venue flagging for trade reports (APA)

The regulatory jurisdiction (UK or EU) of the bank code used for trade reporting into the Cboe APA will be used to denote whether the trade report is targeting the UK or EU APA. The resulting Cboe APA will then be reflected on market data via the Cboe Trade Flags field. See Section 5 of the Guidance Note for more details.

Regardless of the jurisdiction configuration of the bank code used for trade reporting into the Cboe APA, the Cboe Trade Flags field will contain UK values.

Trading Venue flagging for trade reports (BXE/CXE)

The value published in the Cboe Trade Flags field will be dependent on the jurisdiction of the symbol. See Section 5 of the Guidance Note for more details.

All trade reports will be published with UK values in the Cboe Trade Flags field.

ODROP session filtering

ODROP session jurisdiction will be enforced. An ODROP will receive flow only for symbols in line with its jurisdiction (UK vs EU venue).

ODROP session jurisdiction will not be enforced. Flow for either jurisdiction will be received down an ODROP.

FIXDROP session filtering

FIXDROP session jurisdiction will be enforced. A FIXDROP will receive flow only for symbols in line with its jurisdiction (UK vs EU venue).

FIXDROP session jurisdiction will not be enforced. Flow for either jurisdiction will be received down a FIXDROP.

Participants who encounter erroneous behavior or rejections at trade submission on Wednesday and Thursday are encouraged to ensure their configuration is in line with our Brexit mode setup. For example, when submitting an order with correct symbol information as per the Reference Data files and the order is rejected with 'No symbology for Symbol' or similar, it is likely the connected session does not support the jurisdiction of the symbol. Symbols on the Cboe EU venue are not supported on Cboe UK Venue FIX, BOE, FIXDROPs and ODROPs session. The jurisdiction of a session can be identified through the Cboe Participant Portal's Logical Ports page and the jurisdiction of a symbol can be identified through the Certification Reference Data files

Participants without EU venue FIX, BOE or drop copy sessions should provide a completed Logical Port Order Form to the Trade Desk.

Please refer to the Guidance Note for specific detail on each change. All Participants are required to review the Guidance Note and ensure adherence to the timelines in Section 11 (page 17) for each of the upcoming mandatory changes.

In addition, Cboe's Brexit microsite resource should be checked regularly by Participants for upcoming updates regarding Brexit. All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

REMINDER: Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit - Production Saturday Dress Rehearsal Tests - Q1 2019

February 05, 2019 11:39:18

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

As previously communicated, Cboe Europe (Cboe) will hold three Brexit Saturday Dress Rehearsal dates occurring on Saturday 16th February, Saturday 2nd March and Saturday 16th March 2019, the Dress Rehearsal Testing Guide for these days is now available.

Furthermore, please note that the trading schedule for these Dress Rehearsal days has now been added to the Testing Guide:

Expected Schedule on the day:

Time (UK time)

Activity

06:30

Logical ports available for connectivity

07:00

NOC & Trade Desk available

07:15

Off-Exchange APA and SI platforms open for trade reports and quotes

07:50

On-Exchange BXE and CXE platforms open for auction orders and trades

08:00

Start of trading, simulated load commences

13:00

End of trading - End of Dress Rehearsal

Please also note that Participants should ensure that any software they intend to connect to the EU venue has previously been certified. Participants can perform a self-certification and provide sign-off indicating such by sending an email into [email protected].

All Participants are required to review the Guidance Note and ensure adherence to the timelines in Section 11 (page 17) for each of the upcoming mandatory changes.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit - Production Saturday Dress Rehearsals - Testing Guide Now Available

January 18, 2019 15:29:43

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Further to the previous Exchange Notice announcing that Cboe will hold three Brexit Saturday Dress Rehearsal dates occurring on Saturday 16th February, Saturday 2nd March and Saturday 16th March 2019, the Dress Rehearsal Testing Guide for these days is now available. This document contains the full detail of activities and requirements for these Production Saturday Dress Rehearsals.

**NB: Participants who intend to connect to the EU Venue must complete and submit any outstanding paperwork as soon as possible. For further information please refer to our Brexit Microsite.

Please refer to the Guidance Note for specific detail on each change. All Participants are required to review the Guidance Note and ensure adherence to the timelines in Section 11 (page 17) for each of the upcoming mandatory changes.

In addition, Cboe's Brexit microsite resource should be checked regularly by Participants for upcoming updates regarding Brexit. All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit - Production Saturday Dress Rehearsal Tests - Q1 2019

January 14, 2019 18:36:20

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Brexit: Production Saturday Dress Rehearsal Tests - 16th February, 2nd March & 16th March 2019

Further to the previous Exchange Notice and Guidance Note regarding Mandatory Technical changes relating to Brexit dated Friday 2nd November 2018, Cboe Europe (Cboe) is planning Brexit Production Dress Rehearsal test dates, which will allow participants and vendors to simulate Brexit-like system behaviour in Production in advance of Monday 1st April 2019. In order to align with other pan-European venues, Cboe will hold three Brexit Saturday test dates occurring on Saturday 16th February, Saturday 2nd March and Saturday 16th March 2019, with attendance on at least one date being mandatory. The scope of these tests will include the Production BXE, CXE, CboeLIS, TRF (APA) and SIS environments.

Participants should note the following:

* Change Freeze - Participants wishing to take part in any of the test Saturdays must submit any outstanding requests for new ports by 16:00 UK time of the Thursday prior. No new port requests will be processed on the Friday before any Saturday test.
* Production Data - Please ensure that your Production systems are configured not to send Production trade reports when Cboe systems come up on the Saturday test dates, as all data from these days will be discarded as test data. Cancellation or Amendment of Trade Reports will not be allowed on these test dates.
* Mandatory participation - Attendance on at least one of the published test Saturdays is mandatory. Only Participants and Vendors planning on connecting to the new EU venue are required to attend. Trading Participants and Vendors will be required to establish logical connectivity to at least 1 EU FIX, BOE, FIXDROP, ODROP, GRP or SPIN session, and submit an order or trade report using either real or test EU symbols. Market data vendors and ISVs will be required to establish logical connectivity to at least 1 EU FIXDROP, ODROP, GRP or SPIN session, and confirm success or failure back to [email protected]
* Brexit Saturday Dress Rehearsal - Test Schedule of Activities - To be confirmed in due course

Key contacts on the day

* The standard Cboe support contacts will be available on the day from 07:00 until 13:00 UK time:

o NOC: [email protected] +44 20 7012 8905

o Trade Desk: [email protected] +44 20 7012 8901

Documentation

* Brexit Guidance Note

Certification (UAT) Testing

* In preparation for these Brexit Production Dress Rehearsals, the UAT environment is already available for testing some Brexit functionality - please review the Brexit Guidance Note for specific detail. All Brexit functionality will be rolled out in UAT well in advance of the first dress rehearsal - the date for this will be confirmed in due course.

**NB: Participants who intend to connect to the EU Venue must complete and submit any outstanding paperwork as soon as possible. For further information please refer to our Brexit Microsite.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/release_notes/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
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Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit - Production Saturday Dress Rehearsal Tests - Q1 2019

January 14, 2019 13:06:18

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Brexit: Production Saturday Dress Rehearsal Tests - 16th February, 2nd March & 16th March 2019

Further to the previous Exchange Notice and Guidance Note regarding Mandatory Technical changes relating to Brexit dated Friday 2nd November 2018, Cboe Europe (Cboe) is planning Brexit Production Dress Rehearsal test dates, which will allow participants and vendors to simulate Brexit-like system behaviour in Production in advance of Monday 1st April 2019. In order to align with other pan-European venues, Cboe will hold three Brexit Saturday test dates occurring on Saturday 16th February, Saturday 2nd March and Saturday 16th March 2019, with attendance on at least one date being mandatory. The scope of these tests will include the Production BXE, CXE, CboeLIS, TRF (APA) and SIS environments.

Participants should note the following:

* Change Freeze - Participants wishing to take part in any of the test Saturdays must submit any outstanding requests for new ports by 16:00 UK time of the Thursday prior. No new port requests will be processed on the Friday before any Saturday test.
* Production Data - Please ensure that your Production systems are configured not to send Production trade reports when Cboe systems come up on the Saturday test dates, as all data from these days will be discarded as test data. Cancellation or Amendment of Trade Reports will not be allowed on these test dates.
* Mandatory participation - Attendance on at least one of the published test Saturdays is mandatory. Only Participants and Vendors planning on connecting to the new EU venue are required to attend. Trading Participants and Vendors will be required to establish logical connectivity to at least 1 EU FIX, BOE, FIXDROP, ODROP, GRP or SPIN session, and submit an order or trade report using either real or test EU symbols. Market data vendors and ISVs will be required to establish logical connectivity to at least 1 EU FIXDROP, ODROP, GRP or SPIN session, and confirm success or failure back to [email protected]
* Brexit Saturday Dress Rehearsal - Test Schedule of Activities - To be confirmed in due course

Key contacts on the day

* The standard Cboe support contacts will be available on the day from 07:00 until 13:00 UK time:

o NOC: [email protected] +44 20 7012 8905

o Trade Desk: [email protected] +44 20 7012 8901

Documentation

* Brexit Guidance Note

Certification (UAT) Testing

* In preparation for these Brexit Production Dress Rehearsals, the UAT environment is already available for testing some Brexit functionality - please review the Brexit Guidance Note for specific detail. All Brexit functionality will be rolled out in UAT well in advance of the first dress rehearsal - the date for this will be confirmed in due course.

**NB: Participants who intend to connect to the EU Venue must complete and submit any outstanding paperwork as soon as possible. For further information please refer to our Brexit Microsite.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/release_notes/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe First Alert - Vienna Primary Exchange Issue Resolved

January 08, 2019 15:03:05

Dear Cboe Europe Participants

Please be advised that technical issues reported by the Vienna Primary Exchange have been resolved. Peg orders and Dark Pool orders on Vienna instruments have been re-enabled.

Regular trading was not impacted during this issue and all systems continue to operate normally.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have further questions.

Current and historical Cboe status alerts and updates are available online at https://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
P: +44 20 7012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com

Cboe Europe has enabled routing to Vienna

January 08, 2019 15:01:01

Technical issues identified with Vienna have been resolved. Cboe Europe has re-enabled all routing to Vienna as of 15:00:44 London time.

Support for peg order functionality, price collars and Dark Pool orders for Vienna instruments has been restored.

Regular trading and routing to other venues is not impacted.

All Cboe Europe systems continue to operate normally.

You can view Cboe Global Markets status online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/system/

Regards,

Trade Desk, Cboe Europe Limited
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 20 7012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >
* Cboe Europe Limited is a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Cboe Europe First Alert - Primary Exchange Issue - Vienna

January 08, 2019 14:14:38

Dear Cboe Europe Participants

Please be advised that due to issues identified with Vienna , Cboe Europe Equities (Cboe) is unable to support peg order functionality and all Dark Pool orders on Vienna instruments.

Regular trading is not impacted and all systems are operating normally.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have further questions.

Current and historical Cboe status alerts and updates are available online at https://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
P: +44 20 7012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com

Cboe Europe has disabled routing to Vienna

January 08, 2019 14:11:12

Due to technical issues identified with Vienna, Cboe Europe has suspended all routing to Vienna as of 14:10:47 London time.

Also be advised that due to technical issues identified with Vienna, quality market data is unavailable. Therefore, Cboe Europe will not support peg order functionality, price collars and Dark Pool orders for Vienna instruments until the issue is resolved.

Regular trading and routing to other venues is not impacted.

All Cboe Europe systems continue to operate normally.

You can view Cboe Global Markets status online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/system/

Regards,

Trade Desk, Cboe Europe Limited
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 20 7012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >
* Cboe Europe Limited is a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.