The RNS ensures that company announcements are seen by the international financial community and helps them comply with regulations around transparency of information. This makes it easier for companies to communicate with potential investors internationally. RNS announcements are transmitted to financial markets around the world through news outlets, including Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Dow Jones and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) website.
Many companies publish their own news and results via an RNS feed on their website. This helps ensure the information published is independent, secure and up-to-date.
Investors rely on RNS information to make more accurate decisions. They can easily find information using a company’s name or a Legal Entity Identifier code (LEI). This can also be done by looking for a particular source. Investors can use the RNS to identify investment opportunities. It can also alert them to news that may positively or adversely affect the value of any shares they own.