‘Politically Exposed Persons’ includes the following natural persons who are or have been entrusted with prominent public functions in the Republic of Cyprus or any other country and their Immediate Family Members or Persons Known to be Close Associates of Such Persons:
i. heads of State, heads of government, ministers and deputy or assistant ministers,
ii. members of parliaments,
‘Immediate Family Members’ includes the following:
iii. members of supreme courts, of constitutional courts or of other high-level judicial bodies whose decisions are not subject to further appeal, except in exceptional circumstances,
iv. members of courts of auditors or of the boards of central banks,
v. ambassadors, chargés d'affaires and high-ranking officers in the armed forces,
vi. members of the administrative, management or supervisory bodies of State-owned enterprises.
vii. the spouse or the person with which cohabit for at least one year,
‘Persons Known to be Close Associates’ includes the following:
viii. the children and their spouses or the persons with which cohabit for at least one year,
ix. the parents.
x. any natural person who is known to have joint beneficial ownership of legal entities or legal arrangements, or any other close business relations, with a person referred to in point (i) to (vi) above,
xi. any natural person who has sole beneficial ownership of a legal entity or legal arrangement which is known to have been set up for the de facto benefit of the person referred to in point (i) to (vi) above.