When this Corporation intends to conduct any acquisition or disposal of real property from or to any of its affiliated enterprises, or to conduct an acquisition or disposal of assets other than real property from or to any of its affiliated enterprises in which the transaction amount is furthermore 20 percent or more of this Corporation's paid-in capital, 10 percent of its total assets, or NT$300 million or more, with the exception of the purchase or sale of government bonds, repo or reverse repo bond transactions, or subscription to or redemption of domestic money market funds, it shall have the following matters approved by the board of directors and recognized by the supervisors before it may enter into a contract for the transaction and pay the required monies:
When the amount of the transaction under the preceding paragraph is 20 percent or more of this Corporation's paid-in capital, 10 percent of its total assets, or NT$300 million or more, this Corporation shall obtain an appraisal report issued by a professional appraiser. If the discrepancy between the appraisal result and the transaction amount is 20 percent or more of the transaction amount, this Corporation shall additionally request a CPA to provide a specific opinion regarding the reason for the discrepancy and the appropriateness of the transaction price, and it shall be approved by a majority of the directors in attendance at a board of directors meeting attended by two-thirds or more of the directors.
- An appraisal issued by a professional appraiser as required by regulations, or a CPA opinion.
- The purpose, necessity, and projected benefits of the acquisition or disposal of real property.
- The reason for choosing the affiliated enterprise as a trading counterparty.
- Information relating to appraisal of the reasonableness of the preliminary transaction terms when acquiring real property from an affiliated enterprise.
- The date and price at which the real property was originally acquired by the affiliated enterprise, the trading counterparty, and the trading counterparty's relationship with this Corporation and its affiliated enterprises.
- Monthly cash flow forecasts for a full year commencing from the scheduled month of contract signing, and an evaluation of the necessity of the transaction and the reasonableness of the utilization of funding.
- Any restrictions on the transaction and other important stipulations.
- An opinion issued by a CPA engaged to review whether the transaction with the affiliated enterprise conforms with ordinary commercial terms and whether it is not damaging to the interests of this Corporation and its minority shareholders.
In an acquisition of real property from an affiliated enterprise, if the actual transaction price is higher than the appraised transaction cost, and no objective evidence can be presented and no concrete opinion that the transaction is reasonable can be obtained from a professional appraiser and a CPA, the board of directors shall thoroughly review the transaction and determine whether it may prejudice the rights and interests of this Corporation and its shareholders, and when necessary, shall refuse to enter into the transaction. The supervisors shall also exercise their supervisory powers in respect of such a transaction, and when necessary shall notify the board of directors to stop the transaction.
When a transaction as described under the preceding paragraph has been approved by the board of directors and recognized by the supervisors, this Corporation shall set aside a special reserve against the difference between the transaction price and the appraised cost, and may not distribute the difference or use it for capital increase or for issuance of bonus shares. In addition, this Corporation shall report the handling of the above transaction to the shareholders meeting and shall disclose the details of the transaction in the annual report and any prospectus.
When [any of] the following circumstances is present in a transaction with an affiliated enterprise, after passage by the board of directors, the matter shall also be submitted to the shareholders meeting for passage of a resolution, and neither the affiliated enterprise nor any persons connected with the affiliated enterprise may participate in the voting:
- There is a discrepancy of 20 percent or more between the amount of the transaction and the appraised amount.
- The amount or the terms of the transaction will have a material effect on this Corporation's operations.
- The transaction will have a material effect on shareholder equity.
- Other circumstances in which the board of directors deems that the matter should be submitted for a resolution by a shareholders meeting.