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Operating Rules of the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation  CH

Amended Date: 2018.10.04
Article 43-1     Where any issuer sells its own call (put) warrants, public announcement shall be made on the date of the sale. The public announcement shall include the issuance terms of the call (put) warrant, numbers issued, issuing price, location of sale, period of sale, projected listing date, date of premium payment, issuance date of call (put) warrant, credit rating information of the issuer, the required particulars as specified in Article 8 of the TWSE Operation Guidelines Governing Liquidity Providers for Call (Put) Warrants, and other particulars required to be disclosed to protect the public and the investor.
    After the TWSE has approved an application for listing of call (put) warrants by an Issuing Company, and the Agreement for Listing has been signed and taken effect, such company shall be a listed company. In addition to the payment of listing fees in accordance with the Agreement for Listing, upon receipt of the notice of the TWSE, 2 days prior to the date it has set with the TWSE for commencement of listing of such securities, the Listing Company shall enter information related to the listing into the Internet information reporting system designated by the TWSE, and deliver the downloaded material to the TWSE. In the case of an application for a follow-on issue, the information entry shall be completed on the business day before the scheduled date for commencement of listed trading.
    The public announcement referred to in the preceding paragraph shall include the following particulars:
  1. (deleted)
  2. Date of issuance and period of validity.
  3. Detailed information on the underlying or basket of underlyings.
  4. Type of call (put) warrants, volume, and total issuance price. In the case of an issue of extendable callable bull contracts or extendable callable bear contracts, the word "extendable" shall be specified in the type of the call (put) warrants. In the case of a follow-on issue of call (put) warrants, the total number of units already issued shall additionally be specified.
  5. Terms of issuance (including issuance price, strike price or point, exercise period; issuance of capped call or put warrants or callable bear or bull contracts shall be explained using prominent lettering).
  6. A description of the calculation of the issue price, including the price or point of the underlying, strike price or point, term, interest rate, volatility and other reference factors used in the calculation, and a table of comparison with the warrants with the same underlying in the past year shall be provided. In the case of issuance of callable bull contracts or callable bear contracts, the issuance price shall be calculated in compliance with Article 11, subparagraph 8, item E of the TWSE Rules Governing Review of Call (Put) Warrant Listings. However, this shall not apply to a follow-on issue of call (put) warrants.
  7. (deleted)
  8. The required particulars as specified in Article 8 of the TWSE Operation Guidelines Governing Liquidity Providers for Call (Put) Warrants
  9. Procedures for exercising the option, and procedures for canceling exercised call (put) warrants.
  10. Planned strategy on offsetting risks.
  11. Stipulations regarding the adjustment of the call (put) warrant strike price and related matters when the Issuing Company of the underlying securities distributes dividends or bonuses, increases or decreases capital, or undergoes a stock split, merger or consolidation, or conducts other related matters; when a SITE or FTE distributes dividends on an underlying ETF or conducts other related matters; or when an offshore fund institution distributes dividends on an underlying offshore ETF or conducts other related matters. If an issuer does not adopt the TWSE reference adjustment formula, it shall explain the matter in the public offering prospectus using prominent lettering. If the underlying is a foreign security, the issuer shall itself determine the formula for adjustment.
  12. Methods for handling the matter in the event of any merger or consolidation, placement of stock under an altered trading method, halting of trading, suspension of trading, or delisting of the stock of the Issuing Company of the underlying securities; the delisting of an underlying ETF due to the dissolution, bankruptcy, or voidance of approval of the SITE or FTE; or the beneficial certificates of an underlying offshore ETF are delisted by announcement of the TWSE; or the index provider announces suspension of the compilation of the index; or halting of trading, suspension of trading, or delisting of the underlying futures by announcement of the futures exchange.
  13. The procedures for listing of the call (put) warrants, and for handling when the stock exchange delists, suspends trading of, or halts trading of, the warrants.
  14. Definition of exercise value upon the expiration of the period of validity:
    1. For call (put) warrants with domestic securities, a domestic index or domestic futures as the underlying, there is exercise value if the simple arithmetic mean trade price of the underlying securities during the 60 minutes before market close, the settlement index of the underlying index, or the settlement price of the underlying futures, is higher (or lower) than the strike price or point of the call (put) warrant; if there is no trade price for the underlying securities during the 60 minutes before market close, then the calculation shall be based on the most recent trade price. If the circumstance under Article 58-3, paragraph 5 exists, the calculation shall also incorporate the trade price or index from during the postponement period. The foregoing settlement index of the underlying index and settlement price of the underlying futures shall be calculated in accordance with Article 11, subparagraphs 6 and 7 of the TWSE Rules Governing Review of Call (Put) Warrant Listings.
    2. For call (put) warrants with foreign securities or a foreign index as the underlying, there is exercise value if the most recent closing price of the underlying securities or the most recent closing value of the underlying index is higher (or lower) than the strike price or point of the call (put) warrant.
    3. If the terms of exercise require cash settlement, then it shall be deemed that the call (put) warrant has been exercised and has given notice to that effect.
  15. Provisions specifying that the issuer may not independently exchange the contracted call (put) warrant with another call (put) warrant or securities which has a longer period of validity.
  16. Procedures for delivery when the holder exercises the option.
  17. Provisions specifying that where the exercise of the option referred to in the preceding subparagraph is required to be done in cash, the cash settlement amount shall be calculated on the basis of the closing price of the underlying securities on the exercise date. If the exercise date is the expiration date of the warrants, the cash settlement amount shall be calculated on the basis of the simple arithmetic mean price trade price of the underlying securities during the 60 minutes prior to market close, the settlement index of the underlying index, or the settlement price of the underlying futures; if there is no trade price for underlying securities during the 60 minutes prior to market close, then the calculation shall be based on the most recent trade price. If the circumstance under Article 58-3, paragraph 5 exists, the calculation shall also incorporate the trade price or index from during the postponement period. The foregoing settlement index of the underlying index and the settlement price of the underlyng futures shall be calculated in accordance with Article 11, subparagraphs 6 and 7 of the TWSE Rules Governing Review of Call (Put) Warrant Listings. However, when the underlying is a foreign security or foreign index, the exercise shall be handled in accordance with the TWSE Guidelines for the Exercise of Call (Put) Warrants.
  18. Provisions specifying that where the issuer has failed to satisfy its obligation by tendering the underlying securities or the cash differential, the procedures for handling the securities kept in a central securities depository as guaranty for performance.
  19. Date of public announcement.
  20. Address at which the public may review the prospectus.
  21. Printing the following disclaimer (standard format): "The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation shall not be responsible for the contents of this public announcement, and expresses no opinion on its accuracy or completeness, and it is expressly stated that it shall not assume any liabilities arising out of all or a part of the contents of this public announcement or be liable for damages resulting from reliance on such contents."
  22. Date of listing for call (put) warrant.
  23. Other items required by the TWSE.
    The letter of approval for listing shall be revoked in case the issuer of the call (put) warrant fails to determine the date of listing with the TWSE within 10 business days from the date of issuance of the warrants.
     If it is discovered that any of the circumstances enumerated in Article 7 of the Regulations Governing the Issuance of Call (Put) Warrants by Issuers as promulgated by the competent authority or in any of the subparagraphs of Article 12 of the TWSE Rules Governing Review of Call (Put) Warrant Listings has occurred to an issuer in the preceding paragraph before the commencement of listing of its call (put) warrants, the TWSE may suspend the listing of the call (put) warrants, and conduct an investigation, and report to the Competent Authority. In the event the issuer refuses the investigation of the TWSE or refuses to supply the necessary information, or it is confirmed that it is inappropriate for listing, the TWSE may revoke its Agreement for Listing or delist the warrants, and report to the Competent Authority for recordation. In the event it is shown that there are no inappropriate circumstances for listing, the TWSE may notify the company to resume the listing process, and report to the Competent Authority for recordation.
    Except in the case of an application for extension, the issuer, within 20 days prior to the expiration of the call (put) warrant, shall enter the following particulars into the Internet information reporting system designated by the TWSE, and deliver the downloaded material to the TWSE; however, in the case of issuance of capped call or put warrants or callable bull or bear contracts issued under the conditions of Article 11, subparagraph 8 of the TWSE Rules Governing Review of Call (Put) Warrant Listings, public announcement of the following matters shall be made on the business day following the date that is deemed the last day of trading under the aforesaid Rules, and the above-stated restriction need not apply.
  1. Date of expiration of call (put) warrant, last day of trading, and date of delisting.
  2. Strike price or point and exercise ratio.
  3. Method of settlement when the holder exercises the right.
  4. Process for requesting fulfillment of contract.
  5. Other information required by the TWSE.
    Listed call (put) warrants shall be assigned by the TWSE a code number, and an abbreviated name for uniform usage.