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Corporate Governance Best Practice Principles for TWSE/TPEx Listed Companies  CH

Amended Date: 2020.02.13 
Categories: Corporate Governance
   Chapter VI Improving Information Transparency
      Section 1 Enhancing Information Disclosure
Article 55    Disclosure of information is a major responsibility of a TWSE/TPEx listed company. A TWSE/TPEx listed company shall perform its obligations faithfully in accordance with the relevant laws and the related TWSE and TPEx rules.
    A TWSE/TPEx listed company is advised to publish and report its annual financial report within two months after the end of a fiscal year, and publish and report its financial reports for the first, second and third quarters as well as its operating status for each month before the specified deadline.
    A TWSE/TPEx listed company shall establish an Internet-based reporting system for public information, appoint personnel responsible for gathering and disclosing the information, and establish a spokesperson system so as to ensure the proper and timely disclosure of information about policies that might affect the decisions of shareholders and stakeholders.
Article 56    In order to enhance the accuracy and timeliness of the material information disclosed, a TWSE/TPEx listed company shall appoint a spokesperson and acting spokesperson(s) who understand thoroughly the company's financial and business conditions and who are capable of coordinating among departments for gathering relevant information and representing the company in making statements independently.
    A TWSE/TPEx listed company shall appoint one or more acting spokespersons who shall represent the company, when the spokesperson cannot perform his/her duties, in making statements independently, provided that the order of authority is established to avoid any confusion.
    In order to implement the spokesperson system, a TWSE/TPEx listed company shall unify the process of making external statements. It shall require the management and employees to maintain the confidentiality of financial and operational secrets and prohibit their disclosure of any such information at will.
    The company shall disclose the relevant information immediately whenever there is any change to the position of a spokesperson or acting spokesperson.
Article 57    In order to keep shareholders and stakeholders fully informed, a TWSE/TPEx listed company shall utilize the convenience of the Internet and set up a website containing the information regarding the company's finances, operations, and corporate governance. It is also advisable for the company to furnish the financial, corporate governance, and other relevant information in English.
    To avoid misleading information, the aforesaid website shall be maintained by specified personnel, and the recorded information shall be accurate, detailed and updated on a timely basis.
Article 58    A TWSE/TPEx listed company shall hold an investor conference in compliance with the regulations of the TWSE and TPEx, and shall keep an audio or video record of the meeting. The financial and business information disclosed in the investor conference shall be disclosed on the Market Observation Post System and provided for inquiry through the website established by the company, or through other channels, in accordance with the TWSE or TPEx rules.