SEDAR SUBSCRIBER UPDATE
SEDAR RELEASE 5.0
Release 5.0 (R5.0) of the SEDAR software is planned for implementation on the weekend of October 3-4, 1998. It will be accessible to SEDAR users on the morning of Monday, October 5, 1998.
The Other Issuer profile now includes a Stock Symbol field that is mandatory when the reporting issuer's securities are listed on a Canadian stock exchange. Pre-release 5.0 profiles created but not submitted must be updated to include the stock symbol before you can submit the profiles.
Users can now search for a company using the stock symbol.
SEDAR R5.0 offers enhanced installation facilities to eliminate the need for a password reset and enable the migration of profiles and filings. The upgrade saves your user information, allowing you to bypass Startup, whereas reinstallation erases everything and requires that you run Startup again.
PAYMENT OF SUBSCRIBER SERVICES CHARGES AND CDS FILING FEES
Unpaid subscriber service charges and CDS filing fees have been a growing concern of both CDS INC. and the Canadian Securities Administrators. To address this problem, a letter (dated August 24, 1998) was sent to subscribers with overdue payments, informing them that payment must be received by CDS INC in order to deliver the new SEDAR Release 5.0 software packages and related information materials. As noted above, this release is scheduled for implementation on Monday, October 5, 1998.
In order to ensure a smooth transition to Release 5.0, CDS INC. urges all subscribers with outstanding charges to send full payment for overdue charges. SEDAR customer support representatives will be available to assist with any queries to facilitate speedy resolution.
SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION CHANGES
REMEMBER to notify us of any subscriber information changes.
A new SEDAR Form 1 must be completed and signed in section 5 whenever there is a change to any of these sections since the previous SEDAR Form 1 was filed with us:
Section 1: Subscriber Information
Section 2: Subscribers Contacts
Section 3: Filing Service Options
Section 4: Electronic Payment Information
SEDAR Form 2 and the SEDAR software licenses can only be assigned with the prior written consent of CDS INC. Assignments might arise for example on the sale of a business or on a corporate reorganization. See section 14 of SEDAR Form 2. If the assignment is consented to, a new SEDAR Form 1 and SEDAR Form 2 must be completed and signed. An original SEDAR Form 2 must be mailed or delivered to us. We cannot accept fax copies.
Please refer to Appendix N in your SEDAR Filer Manual for copies of Forms 1 & 2. These forms are also available on the Internet Web site operated by CDS INC. at www.sedar.com.
SEDAR Form 1 may be sent to us by facsimile or mailed to:
CDS INC. (SEDAR)
SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO YOUR CDS INC. (SEDAR)