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404. Is the term "new equity" in Directive 1 limited to equity that is issued by an SSI entity after the sanctions effective date or would equity purchased or acquired by an SSI entity from a third party after the sanctions effective date be considered new equity?


The equity prohibitions in Directive 1 pertain to equity issued directly or indirectly, by an SSI entity on or after the sanctions effective date. Directive 1 does not prohibit U.S. persons from dealing with an SSI entity as counterparty to transactions involving equity issued by a non-sanctioned party.

Date Released
September 12, 2014