The BSX Is The Exclusive CUSIP/ISIN Numbering Agent For Bermuda for the issuance of CUSIP/ISIN numbers for securities/issues registered and or domiciled in Bermuda.

The CUSIP Servicing Bureau, operated as a division of Standard & Poors, has been created for the purpose of identifying issuers of securities and other financial instruments within a standard nine-character framework and for disseminating this information to the financial marketplace. In Bermuda the BSX in cooperation with the CUSIP Servicing bureau is the EXCLUSIVE contact for the issuance of an identification number for those securities/issues registered or domiciled in Bermuda.

Details outlining the procedure for the creation of an ISIN number for Bermuda issuers are set out below.

In general, a CUSIP number refers to issues that are typically of a North American origin whereas ISIN numbers typically refers to all other/International issues. Standardized numbers such as CUSIP/ISIN numbers are essential for securities that are traded and settled through global securities markets and clearing institutions. CUSIP/ISIN numbers for securities registered/domiciled in Bermuda are identified by the prefix “BMG“ and followed by 9 digits, for example: BMG123456789.

To obtain more information in respect of the issuance of CUSIP/ISIN numbers please contact the Operations Department of the BSX by emailing



Application Procedures for a CUSIP/ISIN Number

To apply for a CUSIP/ISIN number, each issuer is required to provide the following to the BSX:

  • An electronic copy of the final prospectus or offering document.
  • A cheque payable to the BSX, a Wire Transfer, or an electronic transfer in the amount of $300 per class or security.

Please note:

The electronic copy of the prospectus may be forwarded by emailing,

Wire or electronic transfer details are available on request by emailing

Applications will only be processed following receipt of both of the prospectus or offering document and the fee.

Following the successful completion of the application, the BSX will notify the applicant by email of their new CUSIP/ISIN identification number

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