Why Jersey for listing vehicles

The greatest number of FTSE 100 companies registered outside the UK

6 companies listed on the FTSE 250

The greatest number of AIM companies registered outside the UK

37 companies listed on the Main Market of the LSE

Advantages of using Jersey Holding Companies as Listing Vehicles
0% corporation tax
Free of withholding tax on dividends, interest and royalties
Shares in Jersey incorporated Holding Companies are free of stamp duty in Jersey
Three CREST enabled share registrars
Ability to trade shares directly through CREST (the UK share settlement system)
Mind and management can be based on island
Efficient management of share capital via treasury shares
A Jersey Public Holding Company is comparable to a UK PLC
Incorporatedand Protected Companies
Examples of Jersey Holding Companies as Listing Vehicles:
Upland Resources Limited

An oil and gas company actively building a portfolio of attractive upstream assets in Tunisia, South East Asia and the UK.

Yellow Cake

A specialist company operating in the uranium sector, created to purchase and hold uranium, oxide.

Wentworth Resources Plc

A London AIM and Oslo listed full cycle Exploration and Production Company with Gas production and exploration assets in the onshore Rovuma Basin of Southern Tanzania and Northern Mozambique.Assets listed on the AIM on 2 November 2018.

Bigdish Plc

A company which is a yield management platform, for the restaurant industry. Through smart and dynamic discounts, it helps restaurants in Asia and the UK to fill up their spare capacity and optimise their revenues. Assets listed on the Main Market on 2 August 2018.

Jersey Listed Companies on Global Exchanges (as at 30 September 2019)
TerritoryExchangeMarketNumber of CompaniesMarket cap (£bn)
UKLSEUK Main Market37109.988
LuxembourgEuro MFT10.00
AsiaHKExHK Stock Exchange25.877
North AmericaNASDAQNASDAQ38.585
NYSENew York Stock Exchange262.667
TSXToronto Stock Exchange20.066
Approved stock exchanges in Jersey for listing purpose include:*

■ New York Stock Exchange
■ Chicago Stock Exchange
■ NYSE Euronext Paris
■ Toronto Stock Exchange
■ Luxembourg Stock Exchange

■ Johannesburg Stock Exchange
■ Cyprus Stock Exchange
■ Stock Exchange of Mauritius
■ The International Stock Exchange
■ Irish Stock Exchange
■ London Stock Exchange (including Main Market, AIM and SFS)

*Pursuant to the Companies (Transfer of Shares – Exemptions) (Jersey) Order 2014 (as amended) and/or the Companies (Uncertificated Securities) (Jersey) Order 1999 (as amended). In the case of the latter, Euroclear UK & Ireland Limited is a ‘recognised operator’.