Monday, December 2, 2019

Data Technical News #2019 - 26
CBS Corporation to Begin Listing and Trading Shares Of ViacomCBS Inc. on Nasdaq, Thursday, December 5, 2019

Markets Impacted:

Products Impacted:

  • All Nasdaq and UTP Data Feeds

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What you need to know:

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, CBS Corporation (CBS & CBS.A) and Viacom Inc. (VIA & VIAB) will merge, with CBS continuing as the surviving company. Trading of the Class A and Class B common stock of ViacomCBS Inc. will begin listing and trading on Nasdaq under the new ticker symbols "VIACA" and "VIAC” respectively.

The company will continue to be traded on NYSE through end of day Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

Nasdaq requests that market data redistributors retain historical data for CBS.A and CBS, prior to the merge date.

What are the issue details for the new Nasdaq listing??

The issue mapping for ViacomCBS Inc. is as follows:

Issue Name CUSIP NYSE Ticker through Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Nasdaq Ticker as of Thursday, December 5, 2019 Nasdaq Market Category
ViacomCBS Inc. 92556H206 (VIAC)
NASDAQ Global Select Market
ViacomCBS Inc. 92556H107 (VIACA)
NASDAQ Global Select Market

What database changes do Nasdaq market data redistributors need to make to accommodate the new listing?

Nasdaq asks that all market data redistributors update their database to reflect the new listing market for ViacomCBS Inc. after market close on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Nasdaq requests that market data redistributors retain historical data for CBS.A and CBS.

When the issues move from NYSE to Nasdaq, firms will see a change in the consolidated data source for ViacomCBS Inc. Please note that the consolidated market data for all Nasdaq-listed issues is disseminated via the UTP Quotation Data Feed (UQDF) and UTP Trade Data Feed (UTDF). Firms will begin to see quotation and trade data for ViacomCBS Inc. on UQDF and UTDF beginning in the pre-market trading hours on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

For firms that report end-usage numbers by the query, Nasdaq reminds them that the Level 1, Nasdaq Basic and Nasdaq Last Sale (NLS) counts should include quote and trade queries for ViacomCBS Inc. (VIAC/VIACA) beginning on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

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