The Capital Markets Act (CMA), which entered into force on 1 January 1992, entrusted Oesterreichische Kontrollbank with the function of the notification office (§12 CMA).
The Notification Office administrates the New-Issue Calendar for planned issues of securities and investments as defined in §13 Capital Markets Act to provide an insight into extent and manner of the expected capital market utilization.
Furthermore the Notification Office acts as a depository for the prospectuses to be issued in compliance with the Capital Markets Act and the investment fund acts. The safekeeping of the prospectuses, for a period of 15 years from the date of submission of the prospectus, ensures preservation of evidence in case of possible future compensation claims.
The Notification Office has to answer inquiries regarding compliance with the formal publication regulations according to the Capital Markets Act and provides copies of the prospectuses filed upon request.