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Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation Procedures for Review of Securities Listings  CH

Amended Date: 2020.03.30 (Articles 11, 12 amended,English version coming soon)
Current English version amended on 2019.12.23 
Categories: Primary Market > Review
   Chapter 14 Rejection of Initial Stock Listing Applications and Reconsiderations
Article 26    Where an initial stock listing applications has been rejected by the Review Committee, or has been rejected by a resolution of the administering department pursuant to Article 7, paragraph 6 or Article 7-2, or where the applicant company has failed to process or supplement relevant items within the time period specified in official notices from the TWSE or in the provisions of these Procedures, the applicant company shall, upon signed approval, be notified in writing and the listing application and all relevant documents returned.
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Article 27    Reconsideration of Initial Stock Listing Applications
  1. In cases where the Review Committee has decided to reject the application or in cases where the application has been rejected by a resolution of the administering department pursuant to Article 7, paragraph 6 or Article 7-2, the applicant company may, within 20 days of the date of receipt of the TWSE's rejection notice, submit its reasons for requesting reconsideration and relevant materials to the TWSE for reconsideration.
  2. An applicant company's reasons for requesting reconsideration shall be limited to whether the grounds for the original rejection decision were erroneous.
  3. After the administering department has rendered a specific opinion on the application for reconsideration, the application shall be resubmitted to the Review Committee for review. During the review, the administering department shall compile the items discussed during the previous review's question and answer session for the reference of committee members. Following the Review Committee's review of the application for reconsideration, where there are determined to be no grounds for reconsideration or where according to relevant information the applicant is still unsuitable for listing, the signed consent of the TWSE's president shall be obtained and the application returned. Where there are determined to be grounds for reconsideration, the application shall be re-submitted to the TWSE's board of directors for ratification. In cases where the application was rejected in accordance with Article 7(6) or 7-2, the case shall be reviewed again by the administering department. If it holds that there are no grounds for reconsideration of the application or that relevant materials indicate there are still circumstances making listing unsuitable, it shall reject the application subject to signed approval from the president of the TWSE. Only where it deems there are grounds for reconsideration shall it submit the listing case for the review of the Review Committee based on the nature of the case, or submit the application for ratification by the board of directors.
  4. Where the Review Committee or the administering department has resolved that there are no grounds for reconsideration or that based upon the relevant materials the applicant is still unsuitable for listing, the applicant company may not make another application for reconsideration.
  5. Where an application for reconsideration is ratified by the board of directors, the company's stock shall be approved for listing.
  6. Where an applicant company withdraws its application for reconsideration during the reconsideration process, it shall be deemed not to have applied for reconsideration.
  7. The content to be reviewed in applications for reconsideration shall be strictly limited to whether the grounds for the original rejection decision were erroneous and whether any other conditions have subsequently arisen rendering the applicant unsuitable for listing. Apart from the provisions regarding solicitation of opinions in the listing review, the provisions of these Procedures shall apply mutatis mutandis to the reconsideration process and the period for reconsideration.
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Article 28    Where the applicant company's initial stock listing application is voluntarily withdrawn by the applicant or rejected by the TWSE after resolution, if the reasons for the voluntary withdrawal or rejection the have been rectified or extinguished, and the recommending securities firm finds no impediment to listing after a thorough assessment, the company may apply for listing again only after filing with the TWSE a complete underwriter's assessment report and a financial report. Notwithstanding the above, if the company's application is voluntarily withdrawn or rejected by a resolution of the TWSE due to the circumstances under Article 8, paragraph 1, subparagraphs 8 or 9, then after the reason for the voluntary withdrawal or rejection has been rectified or extinguished, the company may immediately re-apply for listing without being subject to the restrictions of paragraph 2.
    The financial report referred to in the preceding paragraph shall mean, if the voluntary withdrawal or rejection by the TWSE occurs in the first half of the fiscal year, the financial report for the second-quarter of that fiscal year that has been submitted to the board of directors and reviewed by the CPAs, or, if the voluntary withdrawal or rejection by the TWSE occurs in the latter half of the fiscal year, the financial report for that fiscal year that has been passed by the board of directors, audited and attested by the CPAs, and recognized by the audit committee.
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