Requirements

Procedures for Printing of Securities


1. “Securities”, as defined in the “Regulation on the Terms and Conditions for Printing and Control of Securities”, shall mean all sample documents, forms and templates, which

– are used to collect state revenues; or
– are printed in the form of paper tickets, subscription cards and prepaid travel cards for passenger transport, whenever their issue is mandatory under a law or regulation; prepaid parking tickets for the designated parking areas under Article 99(1) of the Road Traffic Act; tickets, fiches, coupons, or other identification marks intended for use in gambling games as specified in the Gambling Act, which shall have permanently printed face value and at least two security features placed on the paper and/or incorporated in the product during the printing process, or
– are related to exercising of state sovereignty, or
– are issued by a governmental authority and serve to certify the exercising of powers by that authority.

 

2. Securities shall be printed under the control of the Ministry of Finance in specialized printing works, which are in full compliance with the provisions of the Regulation on the Terms and Conditions for Printing and Control of Securities.

Sample documents, forms, templates and identification marks other than those mentioned in the above Regulation may be printed at the same terms and conditions as provided in the Regulation by request of the publisher made in writing.

Securities shall be printed in accordance with the established standards or the approved samples. If there are no such standards or samples, securities may be printed in accordance with the publisher’s design.

 

3. An entity willing to print lottery tickets, fiches, coupons, or other identification marks intended for use in gambling games as specified in the Gambling Act, and holding a license for launching such gambling game issued by the State Gambling Commission, shall file to the Minister of Finance a written application for printing, which shall contain:

– A detailed description of the total number, the series and the face value of each type of ticket, fiche, coupon or other identification mark intended for use in a gambling game;
– The applicant’s full name, its unified identification code assigned by the Registry Agency, the applicant’s place of registration and head office address, its mailing address, the reference number and date of the State Gambling Commission’s Decision to grant the entity license for launching a gambling game, as well as the number and date of the license to launch a gambling game.

 

4. An entity willing to print tickets, subscription cards, prepaid travel cards for passenger transport and prepaid parking tickets for the designated parking areas under Article 99(1) of the Road Traffic Act, or sample documents, forms, templates and identification marks other than those mentioned in the Regulation on the Terms and Conditions for Printing and Control of Securities, shall file to the Minister of Finance a written application for printing, which shall state the type of securities, the applicant’s full name, its unified identification code assigned by the Registry Agency, the applicant’s place of registration and head office address, as well as its mailing address.

The application shall be accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s license (permit, certificate of registration, etc.) authorizing the applicant to carry out the particular business, where applicable.

 

5. The entities willing to print securities under Clauses 3 and 4 above, whose applications have been approved by the Ministry of Finance, shall submit to Printing Works of the Bulgarian National Bank JSC a letter identifying the type, quantity and face value of the securities, as well as the other requirements concerning the securities to be printed, if any. A copy of that letter, with sample(s) (design(s)) of the security(ies) attached to it, shall be submitted to the Ministry of Finance as well. It shall mandatorily state the publisher’s name.

 

6. The cost calculations concerning the finished products shall be made by Printing Works of the Bulgarian National Bank JSC. The publisher shall pay a financial control fee over the final price so determined under Tariff No. 12 on the fees collected by the Ministry of Finance in accordance with the State Fees Act.

Requirements for the Design and Printing of Share Certificates


The Publisher shall submit:

  1. An engagement letter for development of a graphic design/printing of share certificates addressed to the Executive Director of Printing Works of the Bulgarian National Bank JSC
  2. A copy of the Minutes of the Meeting of the General Shareholders Assembly/the Supervisory Board/the Board of Directors, where the decision for share certificates printing was taken
  3. A fail containing the wording of the particular share certificate(s) prepared by a legal advisor
  4. Share certificates’ date and ID number of the issue

  1. A depositary receipt
  2. Dividend coupons (for payment of dividends within 5, 10 or 20-year period), as well as the year, when the first dividend coupon is going to become payable
  3. Share certificates’ denomination
  4. The names either of the Chairman of the Board, or of the Executive Director
  5. Notarized power of attorney authorizing a company representative to order the share certificates printing