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Regulations Governing Book-Entry Operations for Centrally Deposited Securities  CH

Amended Date: 2021.03.29 

Title: Regulations Governing Book-Entry Operations for Centrally Deposited Securities(2003.07.07)
Date:
   CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1  
These Rules of Book-Entry Operation of Securities in Centralized Custody (the "Rules") Regulations have been prescribed pursuant to Paragraphparagraph 2 of Article 43 of the Securities and Exchange Law.
Article 2 Securities in the custody of the Centralized Securities Depository Enterprise (the "CSDE") and eligible for book-entry transfer shall be limited to the following:
 1. securities listed on the stock exchange;
 2. securities traded over the counter of securities firms; or
 3. other securities approved by the Securities and Futures Commission (the "SFC").
Article 3 Centralized settlement of securities as referred to in the preceding Article by stock exchanges, Over-The-Counter Securities Exchanges ("OTCSE"), securities firms, and securities finance enterprises shall be conducted by book entry.
 In order to conduct book-entry settlement as referred to in the preceding Paragraph, stock exchanges, OTCSE, securities firms and securities finance enterprises shall open accounts with the CSDE, and thus become participants of the CSDE.
 Where the securities referred to in the preceding Article are pledged, participants may deliver the pledged securities by book-entry transfer.
 An issuer that delivers non-physical securities by book-entry transfer shall open an account with the CSDE and thus become a participant of the CSDE
Article 4 Deposit or withdrawal of securities by a customer of a participant ("Customer"), and book-entry settlement or creation of pledges of the deposited securities shall be conducted in the name of the participant.
 An issuer delivering non-physical securities by book-entry transfer, and its shareholders carrying out account transfer procedures, shall do so in the name of the participant.
   CHAPTER II OPENING AND ADMINISTRATION OF ACCOUNTS
Article 5 To open a new account with the CSDE, an applicant shall submit an application and other relevant documents to the CSDE.
Article 6 The CSDE shall set up "Participant's Account Books."

 The account books as referred to in the preceding Paragraph shall record, in addition to the participant's name, office address, reference number of profits-seeking enterprise registration certificate, the following information regarding securities deposited by the participant:

 1. the respective portions owned by participants, customers, as well as the respective portions pending settlement, and under pledge;

 2. types and quantities of securities, and the name of the issuing company;

 3. any increase or decrease in the quantity of deposited securities, and reasons for such changes; and

 4. other matters necessary to be recorded.

 The portion of securities pending settlement referred to in Item 1 of the preceding Paragraph shall refer to those deposited securities to be delivered to other participants and/or customers in performing settlement.
Article 7 A Customer intending to have securities deposited with the CSDE in the name of a participant shall prepare and submit a completed account opening application together with a chop/signature specimen card, to the participant for new account application.
 The participant, upon accepting a Customer's application for new account opening, shall enter into a contract with and provide a passbook to the Customer.
 The contents of the contract referred to in the preceding Paragraph shall be determined by consultation among the Securities Dealers' Associations, and shall be filed with the SFC for approval.
 The passbook as referred to in Paragraph 2 of this Article shall not be transferable nor be used as collateral.
Article 8 Where the securities of a Customer have been deposited with the CSDE by a participant in compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and the said Customer has not opened an account referred to in the preceding Article with the said participant, the Customer shall apply to open an account in accordance with the procedures prescribed in the preceding Article prior to withdrawal or sales of such securities, or creating a pledge of such securities.
Article 9 Where securities of a Customer have been deposited with the CSDE in the name of a participant with which the Customer holds an account, the withdrawal and book-entry of such securities shall be conducted through the same account.
Article 10 Upon accepting a Customer's account opening application and having the Customer's securities deposited with the CSDE in the participant's name, the participant shall set up Customer Account Books recording the following information:

 1. the Customer's name, identification card number, company uniform number, tax withholding number, and residence or domicile;

 2. types and quantities of securities, and name of the issuers;

 3. any increase and decrease in the quantity of securities and reasons for such changes; or

 4. other necessary matters.
Article 11 The CSDE may cancel the account of a participant, if one of the following situations occurs:

 1. the participant has lost the necessary qualification of a participant;

 2. the participant has not used the account for a certain period of time; or

 3. other matters causing cancellation of the account occur.

 A participant whose account has been canceled in accordance with the preceding Paragraph shall undertake the account-closing matters pursuant to the rules and regulations prescribed by the CSDE.
Article 12 A Customer's account may be canceled by a participant when the consignment contract for securities transactions between the parties has been terminated.
Article 13 The CSDE shall verify daily with a participant the quantities of securities deposited, withdrawn, and the net balance recorded on the participant's account books.

 Should any discrepancies be discovered in such verification, the participant shall cooperate immediately with the CSDE to examine the reasons for such discrepancies and to make corrections accordingly.
Article 14 The "Participant's Account Books", the "Customer's Account Books" and the entry vouchers shall be maintained for a period of at least fifteen years since the entry date.
   CHAPTER III DEPOSIT AND WITHDRAWAL OF SECURITIES
Article 15 Securities eligible for deposit with the CSDE shall be limited to those actually owned by a participant or its Customers.
 Stocks whose owners are entitled to defer the payment of tax as provided for in Articles 16 and 17 of the Statute for Upgrading Industries in force prior to the 31 December 1999 amendment, or in Article 13 of the Statute for Encouragement of Investment in force prior to the end of 1990, shall be calculated in the annual income of the CSDE for assessment of income tax.
 In order to verify whether a Customer has actual ownership of the securities, a participant shall request the Customer to submit a purchase-sale confirmation slip or other supporting documents.
 Where a Customer is appointed, pursuant to applicable laws or regulations, to sell securities that he or she does not own, the relevant participant shall, after the said securities sale transaction is made, verify the ownership supporting documents and power of attorney submitted by the owner. The limitations placed by the preceding three Paragraphs shall not apply.
Article 16 Securities deposited with the CSDE by a participant shall be endorsed in blank by the owner, with an "Application Form for Ownership Transfer Registration" attached.
Article 17 A participant, upon receiving a Customer's delivery of securities for custody, shall record immediately such information including types and quantities of securities and other necessary matters on the Customer's passbook and account books, and shall prepare and deliver to the Customer a list of the serial numbers of relevant security certificates.

 The securities referred to in the preceding Paragraph shall be deposited with the CSDE on the date of delivery by the Customer. Securities to be deposited by a participant located outside Taipei city or Taipei county may, however, be deferred until the next business date.
Article 18 In depositing the securities with the CSDE, a participant shall prepare a list specifying the serial numbers of the relevant security certificates and the total quantity of securities, and deliver the same to the CSDE within the business hours set by the CSDE.

 The list as referred to in the preceding Paragraph shall be prepared separately identifying the portions owned by the participant and the Customer respectively.
Article 19 The CSDE, upon accepting securities deposited by a participant, shall record immediately necessary information on the Participant's Account Books.

 Where the CSDE believes that securities delivered by a participant are either defective in rights, or subject to legal dispute or any other dispute regarding validity of such securities, the CSDE may refuse to accept such securities. If such defects are discovered after the securities are deposited, the CSDE may either return such securities to the participant or notify the said participant to replace with non-defective securities.
Article 20 The securities deposited with the CSDE shall be safeguarded on a common basis without distinguishing the ownership of participants or of Customers, and will be returned with the same type and the same quantity of securities upon its withdrawal.

 The securities deposited with the CSDE on a common basis as referred to in the preceding Paragraph shall be separately owned according to the respective quantities of securities deposited by the participant and its Customer(s).
Article 21 A Customer, upon withdrawing securities deposited with the CSDE, shall present to the participant the passbook and a withdrawing slip which has been properly affixed with a specimen chop or signature.

 A participant shall, upon receiving a Customer's request for withdrawal as referred to in the preceding Paragraph, notify the CSDE by keying into the computer such information as to types and quantities of securities to be withdrawn, and submit an application for withdrawal to the CSDEOD the same date.
Article 22 In applying to withdraw securities from the CSDE, a participant shall prepare separate withdrawal schedules for securities owned by the participant and Customer respectively, and record thereon such information including types and quantities of securities and other necessary matters, and deliver to the CSDE during the time period specified by the CSDE.
Article 23 A CSDE shall, upon receiving the withdrawal schedules as referred to in the preceding Article, on the following business day return to the participant the requested securities accompanied with a list specifying the serial numbers of the securities, and make necessary record entries on the Participant's Account Books.
Article 24 A participant, upon receiving from the CSDE those securities owned by a Customer, shall return immediately to the Customer the same securities accompanied with a list specifying the serial numbers of the said securities, and make necessary record entries on the Customer's Account Books.
Article 25 A participant shall administer the securities deposit and withdrawal procedures separately. Securities to be deposited and withdrawn shall not be offset off against each other.
Article 26 The deposit and withdrawal of securities by a participant for settlement of the current sale and purchase transaction shall be made in accordance with the rules prescribed by the CSDE. This Chapter shall not apply thereto.
Article 26-1 Where an issuer of securities of the same class delivers securities by book-entry transfer without printing physical certificates of such securities, withdrawal procedures for its Customers shall be in accordance with the rules prescribed the CSDE.
   CHAPTER IV THE BOOK-ENTRY OF SECURITIES
Article 27 Unless provided otherwise, Customers, while making book-entry settlement of deposited securities, shall present the passbook as well as the specimen chop or signature for settlement confirmation. The said participant shall then make necessary record entries on each relevant Customer's passbook and account book and notify the CSDE of the total amount of securities which the Customers are required to deliver to the participant in the transaction.

 The CSDE shall, upon receiving notification from the participant, immediately make book-entry transfer of the said securities from the "sub-account of Customers" to the "sub-account pending settlement" on such participant's account book.
Article 28 Where a Customer in the name of the participant directly deposits with the CSDE securities that the Customer has consigned to purchase and is entitled to receive, upon completion of the relevant settlement procedures, the participant shall record on the Customer's passbook such information including types and quantities of securities and other necessary matters, and notify the CSDE of the total amount of securities required to be transferred to Customers.

 After receipt by the CSDE of the said notification from the participant and the said purchased securities have been transferred to the participant's account, the CSDE shall transfer such securities from the "sub-account pending settlement" to the "sub-account of the Customers" on the participant's account book and notify such participant.
Article 29 While a participant is conducting the settlement for centralized securities which will be delivered by securities firms and securities finance enterprises to the stock exchange or OTCSE, the CSDE shall, in accordance with the "Calculation Table for Settlement" or the "Calculation Table for Delivery", transfer the said securities from the "sub-account pending settlement" on the relevant participants' account books to the accounts of the stock exchange or of the OTCSE within the prescribed time period for settlement.
 Where the balance in the account of a securities firm or securities finance enterprise is insufficient for settlement, the CSDE shall nevertheless transfer the existing balance to the account of the stock exchange or of the OTCSE, and notify the stock exchange or OTCSE to take appropriate action on this matter.
 For the securities to be delivered by the stock exchange or the OTCSE to securities firms or securities finance enterprises, the CSDE shall, in accordance with the notification of the stock exchange or OTCSE, transfer the said securities to the accounts of securities firms or securities finance enterprises.
 When a participant is conducting balance settlement for emerging stock transactions, for stocks that shall be delivered by securities firms to the CSDE, the CSDE shall, in accordance with the "Calculation Table for Delivery," transfer the stocks from the "sub-account pending settlement" on the relevant participants' account books to the account of the CSDE. For stocks that shall be received by a securities firm from the CSDE, the CSDE shall transfer the stocks from its account to the account of the securities firm.
 When participants conduct real-time gross settlement of emerging stock transactions, the CSDE shall, after receiving notice from both participants, transfer the stock from the selling participant's CSDE account into the buying participant's CSDE account, and shall notify the participants to make the necessary entries into their Customer Account Books.
Article 29-1 When a transfer of securities by a Customer, otherwise than on the centralized securities exchange market or over-the-counter market, is carried out by book entry transfer, the Customer shall submit the transfer information and relevant documentation to the participant along with its request to handle the transfer, in accordance with the provisions of the Criteria Governing the Processing of Securities Matters by Public Issuers. The participant, after making the necessary entries in the Customer Account Books, shall notify the CSDE of the securities that should be transferred and delivered from the Customer to the transferee and the relevant certification or other information.
 Upon receiving the notification from the participant, the CSDE shall submit the certification or information in the preceding paragraph to the issuer for verification. Once it has been verified as correct, the CSDE shall transfer such securities from the "sub-account pending settlement" on the transferor's participant account book to the "sub-account of the Customers" on the transferee's participant account book.
 The provisions of the preceding two paragraphs shall apply mutatis mutandis to transfers of securities by participants otherwise than on the centralized securities exchange market or over-the-counter market.
Article 30 Where a Customer requests to transfer the balance of securities from the Customer's account with one participant to the Customer's account with another participant, the Customer shall submit the account passbook and an application to the former participant and such participant shall notify the CSDE to transfer the balance to the Customer's account with the new participant; provided, this shall not apply where there are other regulatory restrictions regarding the securities for which the application for transfer is made.
 The CSDE shall, after making account transfer in accordance with the notification as referred to in the preceding Paragraph, record immediately on the relevant participants' account books, and notify such participants to record necessary information on the Customer's account books.
Article 30-1 While making book-entry delivery of pledged securities in centralized custody, a Customer shall present the passbook and affix its specimen chop or signature on the relevant accounts for the book-entry delivery confirmation. The relevant participant shall then record necessary information on the Customer's passbook and account book and notify the CSDE of the amount of securities which the Customer is required to deliver to the relevant pledgee.

 The CSDE shall, upon receiving the said notification from the said participant, transfer the securities from the "sub-account of the Customer" on the pledgor's participant account book to the "sub-account of pledged securities" on the pledgee's participant account book.

 Where a participant makes book-entry delivery of its own deposited securities for the pledge purpose, the participant shall notify the CSDE to transfer the same amount of securities from the "sub-account of participant's self-owned securities" to the "sub-account of pledged securities" on the pledgee's participant account book.
Article 30-2 Where the pledge created by the deposited securities by book-entry delivery is discharged, the participant representing the pledgee shall notify the CSDE to transfer the pledged securities from the "sub-account of pledged securities" on such participant's account book to the "sub-account of the Customer" or the "participant's self-owned securities sub-account" on the pledgor's participant account book. The participant of said pledgor shall also make necessary records entries on the Customer account book.
Article 30-3 Where the pledge of deposited securities is enforced by the court in accordance with compulsory execution procedures, the CSDE shall transfer the pledged securities from the "sub-account of pledged securities" on the pledgee's participant account book to the account designated by the court for auction or make physical delivery of the securities to the court-designated person.

 Where the pledge of deposited securities is enforced by the pledgee's withdrawal of securities or by the pledgee's self conducted auction,, the CSDE shall, upon receiving notification from the pledgee's participant, transfer the securities from the "sub-account of pledged securities" on such participant's account book or make book-entry transfer in accordance with the result of auction.
Article 30-4 Where the pledgee enforces its rights by acquiring the ownership of pledged securities, the CSDE shall, in accordance with the notice of the pledgee's participant, transfer the securities from the "sub-account of pledged securities" to the " sub-account of participant's self-owned securities" or the "sub-account of the Customer" on the pledgee's participant account book. The participant shall record necessary information on the Customer's account book.
Article 30-5 An issuer that delivers securities by means of book-entry transfer shall compile in a computer medium a list of the names of the securities to be delivered by book-entry transfer, and deliver it to the CSDE before the date of the book-entry transfer delivery, accompanied by the relevant certification for the securities of that issue.
 On the transfer date, the CSDE shall transfer the securities into the Customer's account with the participant in accordance with the content of the computerized list of the names of the securities to be delivered by book-entry transfer as referred to in the preceding paragraph. If the securities owner has not opened an account with the participant, the securities delivered by book-entry transfer shall be recorded in the "entry sub-account" of the CSDE's issuer account book.
 After carrying out delivery by book-entry transfer in accordance with the preceding paragraph, the CSDE shall make the necessary entries in the participant's account book, and notify each participant. Each participant shall then make the necessary entries in their Customer Account Books.
 A securities owner referred to paragraph 2 shall first open an account with the participant and carry out transfer of the securities to its account in accordance with CSDE rules prior to carrying out any book-entry transfer procedures for the withdrawal, sale, or pledge of such securities.
   CHAPTER V EXERCISE OF RIGHTS OF DEPOSITED SECURITIES
Article 31 A participant shall, wWithin two days after the commencement of the issuing company's publicly announced record date to period of suspendsion of the ownership account transfer registration due to convening of a shareholders' meeting or creditors' meeting, or declaration of dividends, bonuses or other profits, or repayment of principal and payment of interest, a participant shall prepare and submit to the CSDE a list of all securities owners whose securities have been deposited with the CSDE one business day prior to the record date. Such list shall record such information including the names, personal identification card numbers, or company government uniform invoice numbers, or tax withholding ID numbers, residence or domicile, and the quantities of securities held by each securities owner, and information relating to trust registrations.
 The provisions of the preceding paragraph shall apply mutatis mutandis to government bonds and other securities.
Article 32 The CSDE shall, wWithin three days after the commencement of the issuing company's publicly announced record date to period of suspendsion of the ownership account transfer registration due to convening of a shareholders' meeting or creditors' meeting, or declaration of dividends, bonuses or other profits, or repayment of principal and payment of interest, a CSDE shall compile such securities owner lists that have been prepared by the participant as referred to in the preceding article and notify the relevant issuing company of such information including serial numbers of the deposited securities, names of securities owners, securities owners' personal identification card numbers or company government uniform invoice numbers or tax withholding ID numbers, residence or domicile, and the quantities of securities held by each securities owner, and information relating to trust registrations.
 Information regarding the serial numbers and total quantities of the deposited securities as referred to in the preceding Paragraphparagraph shall be based upon the securities which have been deposited with the CSDE one day prior to commencement of the said record date period of suspension of account transfer.
 The provisions of the preceding two paragraphs shall apply mutatis mutandis to government bonds and other securities.
   CHAPTER VI SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
Article 33 A participant shall appoint the CSDEa CSDE to handle the matters regarding book-entry transfer of securities.
Article 34 Matters related to centralized depository, book-entry transfer, and other relevant matters which have not been provided for under these Rules shall be governed by the business operation rules prescribed by the CSDE.
Article 35 The effective date of these Rules shall be determined by the SFC.

The effective dates of amendments to these Rules shall take force from the date of promulgation. also be determined by the SFC.