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Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation Procedures for Verification and Disclosure of Material Information of Companies with Listed Securities  CH

Amended Date: 2019.04.24 (Articles 4 amended,English version coming soon)
Current English version amended on 2017.12.28 
Article 6     A TWSE listed company shall input the material information or explanations into the Internet information reporting system designated by the TWSE within the filing time limits of the following subparagraphs:
  1. When any circumstance in any of the subparagraphs of Article 4, paragraph 1 of these Procedures applies to the TWSE listed company, except for subparagraph 40, where the material information shall be input within an hour after the TWSE announces the suspension, halt or resumption of dealings in the securities, in the event of any of the circumstances in the remaining subparagraphs, the material information shall be input two hours before the beginning of trading hours on the trading day following the date of occurrence of the event. However, if a press release is issued earlier, the information shall be input simultaneously with the press release.
  2. If the TWSE listed company discovers mass media reportage of any circumstance under Article 4, paragraph 1, or reportage sufficient to affect the market price of its listed securities, or any reportage that diverges from facts, the company shall immediately input an explanation of the material information no later than two hours after the discovery.
  3. When the circumstances of any subparagraph under Article 11, paragraph 1 apply to a TWSE listed company, information on the event shall be input on the date of occurrence of the event or on the same day as the media reportage, and in any event within two hours after the press conference, except under the circumstances of paragraph 1, subparagraph 7, in which case the information shall be input at the time of the press conference or within two hours after the press conference.
    The date of occurrence of the event referred to in subparagraph 1 of the preceding paragraph means the date of agreement, date of contract signing, date of payment, date of execution of a trading order, date of title transfer, date of a resolution of the board of directors or a committee established by it, or other date that can confirm the counterparty and monetary amount of the transaction, whichever date is earlier; however, for any investment requiring the approval of the competent authority, the earliest of the above dates or the date of receipt of approval by the competent authority shall apply.
     The filing time limits under the subparagraphs of paragraph 1 shall be based on Taiwan time, and the filings shall be made in Chinese, provided that they may also be simultaneously made in English. In addition, when foreign laws or regulations impose time constraints concerning material information that, under these Procedures, a TWSE listed company must report on behalf of a foreign enterprise, the TWSE may accommodate the time constraints on the foreign enterprise and make a simultaneous disclosure.
     If a TWSE listed company issues securities outside of the ROC, and during the duration of those securities, undergoes any event in Article 4, paragraph 1, it shall simultaneously input the information or explanations in English into the Internet information reporting system designated by the TWSE, or, if it undergoes any material event that requires immediate reporting under the laws, regulations, or securities exchange rules of the country of listing or the country of the company's registration, it shall simultaneously input that information into the Internet information reporting system designated by the TWSE. If it receives a written inquiry from the securities regulatory agency or securities exchange of the country of listing or the country of the company's registration with respect to any matter with a material effect on shareholder equity or the price of securities, it shall immediately forward to the TWSE a copy of the content of the written enquiry and any response to it.
     If any circumstance under Article 5 applies to a TWSE secondary listed company, it shall file a report within the time limits under paragraphs 1 to 4. However, the circumstance under Article 5, paragraph 1, subparagraph 18 shall be handled no later than the date of discovery, and as promptly as possible within the time period allowed for the filing of material information under the laws or regulations of the home country or the country of listing of the secondary listed company.
     If the circumstance under the preceding paragraph falls within the purview of laws or regulations of the company's home country or country of listing, then the company, within the time limit prescribed by such laws or regulations, shall simultaneously input information into the TWSE-designated information reporting website in Chinese.