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Change of Company Name or Trading Symbol (or both)

Details

Companies can request a change of name and / or their trading symbol in DFM, subject to an official request submitted to DFM. The companies must submit to the DFM the details of the change via an official letter 10 working days prior to the change to come into force, in order to coordinate with DFM’s internal departments to execute the change on the designated date.


For more information on this service, please contact:
DFM Customer Services
T: +971 4 305 5555
E: customerservice@dfm.ae

Fees
AED 10,000 for each transaction

Procedures

The company should send an official correspondence indicating the details of the change, including:

  • If the company name is to be changed, both the old and new company names are to be specified in Arabic and English
  • If the trading symbol is to be changed, both the old and new symbols should be specified
  • Execution date
  • Necessary approvals should be enclosed
  • Payment of fees
  • DFM will notify all relevant departments to execute the change on the specified date
  • Brokers and custodians licensed with DFM will be notified of the change via email
  • A confirmation letter and Payment receipt is issued to the company

Required Documents
  1. Company correspondence
  2. Attaching a copy of the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) approval
  3. In case the name of the establishment was changed, a copy of the valid Commercial License and Commercial Registry with the new name must also be attached

How to Apply?
Online through DFM eServices or in person at the DFM Listing ands Disclosure Department, World Trade Centre, Dubai

FAQs

In order to change a name of a client under custody as a result of an official name change, the following must be submitted:
  • An official letter requesting the change of name identifying the investor's current / old name and Investor Number (NIN).
  • Global custodian’s letter / SWIFT instruction of the same.
  • Attach the official supporting document of the name change (stamped and signed by an authorized person).