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Operating Rules of the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation  CH

Amended Date: 2022.08.11 (Articles 79-2 amended,English version coming soon)
Current English version amended on 2021.05.11 
Categories: Basic Laws and Regulations

Title: Operating Rules of the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation(2003.07.18)
Date:
Article 50-1 Where any listed company satisfies any of the following conditions, this Corporation shall, in accordance with Article 144 of the Securities and Exchange Law, report to and obtain the approval of the Competent Authority to de-list such securities:
 1. Any conditions specified in Article 9, Article 10, Article 11, Paragraph 2 of Article 17, Subparagraphs 1 through 7 of Paragraph 1 of Article 315, or Article 397 of the Company Law or Article 21 or Article 54 of the Financial Holding Company and a relevant competent authority has revoked its company license, ordered its dissolution, or voided its approval.
 2. Any conditions specified in Article 251 or Article 271 of the Company Law or the relevant authority has revoked its approval for other reasons.
 3. Confirmation of bankruptcy by any court.
 4. Confirmation of reorganization by any court, or denial of reorganization motion issued in accordance with Subparagraph 2 of Paragraph 3 of Article 285-1 of the Company Law.
 5. The scope of the business of the company has changed substantially, and this Corporation believes that it is no longer appropriate for listing.
 6. The total amount of its listed preferred shares is less than 200 million New Taiwan Dollars.
 7. The trading of its securities has been suspended pursuant to any subparagraph of Paragraph 1 of the preceding Article, and after six months, conditions described in any subparagraph of Paragraph 1 of the preceding Article still exists; or, where trading of the securities is resumed after having been suspended pursuant to Subparagraph 2 of Paragraph 1 of the preceding article for less than six months, and, within six months from the resumption of trading, trading is again suspended pursuant to Subparagraph 2 of Paragraph 1 of the preceding article, and the aggregate period of suspension of trading exceeds six months.
 8. Record of refusal of financial institutions to transact with the company or of the circumstances referred to in Subparagraph 9 of Paragraph 1 of the preceding Article where the company has failed to carry out remedial procedures as set forth in Subparagraph 9 of Paragraph 2 of Article 49 and submit relevant evidentiary documentation within six months of the trading day next following the date of suspension of trading. However, if the negotiable instrument is retrieved by means of a settlement, an application may be filed with this Corporation for re-calculation of the duration of the period of suspension of trading as from a date approved by this Corporation. Such application shall be accompanied by the settlement document, a photocopy of the negotiable instrument, and other relevant materials. Only one such extension may be granted.
 9. The latest financial report publicly announced and registered in accordance with Article 36 of the Securities and Exchange Law or the consolidated financial report of an investment holding company or financial holding company shows a negative net worth.
 10. The business of the company has completely stopped and cannot commence quickly, or there is no business revenue; provided such provisions shall not be applicable to a company, listed in accordance with Article 6-1 of Criteria for Review of Securities Listings, which has no business income during the period of construction under the concession contract.
 11. Any conditions specified in Article 156 of the Securities and Exchange Law exists and the Competent Authority has ordered the suspension of trading of all of its securities for at least three months.
 12. Upon merger with another company, and the resultant combination does not satisfy the continual listing requirements of Article 51.
 13. Material breach of the Agreement for Listing.
 14. Final confirmation by a judicial authority that the listed company satisfies any of the following:
 i. The financial reports, accounting books, etc. provided by the company during the application for listing contain false and concealed items, and upon discounting for such false and concealed items, its profitability does not conform to the listing requirements; provided, the above shall not be applicable if five years have passed between the listing date and the date of confirmation by a judicial authority.
  ii. Satisfies the proviso of the preceding sub-item, and the false and concealed items still exists at the time of the final confirmation of judgment, and upon discounting for such false and concealed items, its current revenue generating ability does not conform to the listing requirements.
 15. Over 70 percent of its total issued shares or total capital is held by another listed (or OTC) company.
 16. Circumstances set forth in Paragraph 1, Subparagraph 12 of the preceding article and inability to achieve compliance with Paragraph 2, Subparagraph 12 of the same article within six months from the trading day next following the suspension of trading.
 17. Other events requiring de-listing.
Where de-listing of a listed company's listed securities has been publicly announced by this Corporation for reason of circumstances specified in Subparagraphs 7 or 8 of the Preceding Paragraph but the de-listing has not yet been implemented, this Corporation may waive the de-listing, following approval by the Competent Authority, where all of the following conditions are met and no circumstances specified in any other Subparagraphs of the preceding paragraph exist, and where the application for such waiver, accompanied by relevant facts and evidence, has been submitted to this Corporation at least eight trading days prior to the implementation date:
 1. Where, after public announcement of de-listing for reasons in Subparagraph 7 of the Preceding Paragraph, regular financial reports that had not been submitted on time are submitted, or relevant financial reports are corrected or rewritten in compliance with regulations.
 2. Where, after public announcement of de-listing for reasons in Subparagraph 8 above, the record of refusal of transaction by a financial institution or the dishonor of a negotiable instrument because of insufficient funds on deposit has been resolved by carrying out remedial procedures as set forth in Subparagraph 9 of Paragraph 2 of Article 49 and submitting relevant evidentiary documentation.
A listed company that makes full supplementations or corrections before the implementation date after its listed securities have been publicly announced for de-listing shall be eligible for a waiver of implementation of de-listing only if such listed company has never previously been granted a waiver of de-listing based on the same reasons.
A listed company applying for de-listing of its securities in accordance with Article 145 of the Securities and Exchange Law shall process the application in accordance with "Procedures for Handling Applications for De-Listing by Listed Companies."
Where a listed company de-lists in accordance with Paragraph 1, Subparagraph 15, said listed parent company shall undertake to unconditionally purchase the remaining outstanding shares of the company to de-list.
Article 51-3 Where a single listed company, pursuant to Article 31 of the Business Mergers and Acquisitions Law, converts its shares to another newly established or already-listed existing company, and becomes a 100 percent held subsidiary of such newly established or already-listed existing company, after this Corporation has reported and obtained approval from the Competent Authority, the securities of the newly established or already-listed existing company shall be listed after completion of applicable listing procedures, and the listing of the securities of the original listed company shall be terminated on the record date of the share conversion.
The provisions of the preceding paragraph shall also apply in cases where a single or multiple company(ies) limited by shares convert shares into a newly established or already-listed existing company; provided that where the shares are converted into a newly established company, at least one of such company(ies) whose shares are being converted is a listed company, and any company(ies) among such company(ies) that are unlisted (non-OTC) company(ies) shall conform to the provisions of all the following subparagraphs:
 1. Profitability shall conform to Subparagraph 3 of Paragraph 1 of Article 4 of this Corporation's Criteria for Review of Securities Listings.
 2. There shall not exist any circumstance specified in Subparagraphs 1, 4, 5, 8, 10, or 13 of Paragraph 1 of Article 9 of this Corporation's Criteria for Review of Securities Listing.
 3. The financial report for the most recent fiscal year shall have been audited by a certified public accountant approved by the Competent Authority to audit public companies and issued an unqualified opinion from such certified public accountant.
If any unlisted (non-OTC) company included in a conversion as set out in the preceding paragraph is a foreign company, the provisions of Article 51, Paragraph 2, Subparagraph 4 shall apply mutatis mutandis to its financial information and matters requiring analysis and explanation.Where an investment holding company is established by means of share conversion in accordance with Paragraph 1 or Paragraph 2, such investment holding company shall comply with the provisions of Subparagraphs 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 of Paragraph 1 of Article 4 of this Corporation's Criteria for Review of Listing Applications by Investment Holding Companies before it may be listed.
Where circumstances in Paragraph 1 or 2 apply to a company limited by shares, the listed company whose converted shares are anticipated to account for the greatest proportion of the anticipated issued shares of the newly established or already-listed existing company shall carry out with this Corporation the various procedures set forth in the subparagraphs hereinbelow on behalf of all the companies whose shares are being converted, and, where this Corporation has inspected all the documents submitted by the company for completeness and its Administration Department has examined them and found them in compliance with regulations, after approval has been applied for and obtained from the Competent Authority, the trading of such company's(ies') originally listed securities shall be suspended two trading days prior to (and non-inclusive of) the record date of the share conversion.
 1. An Application for Listing of Shares of a Newly Established Company or Listed Company Receiving a Conversion of Shares shall be completed and filed, along with all specified attachments, with this Corporation no later than 15 trading days prior to (and non-inclusive of) the record date of the share conversion.
 2. An Application for Suspension of Share Transfers shall be completed and this Corporation shall directly make an announcement to the market of suspension of amendments to entries in the shareholder rosters of the listed company(ies) among the companies participating in the share conversion.
Where pursuant to Article 27 of the Business Merger and Acquisition Law a listed company makes a general assignment to an investment holding company incorporated under Article 185, Paragraph 1, Subparagraph 2 of the Company Law and such investment holding company complies with Subparagraphs 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 of Paragraph 1 of Article 4 of this Corporation's Criteria for Review of Listing Applications by Investment Holding Companies, and [the listed company] holds 100 percent of the assignee company's shares, [the listed company] shall apply to this Corporation for amendment of content of listed securities pursuant to Article 45. However, the provisions of Subparagraph 5 of Paragraph 1 of Article 50-1 shall not apply to any change in business scope.
Under the circumstances set forth in Paragraphs 1, 2, or the preceding paragraph, where before the conversion the company is a listed company, those shares already duly placed in centralized custody by directors, supervisors, and major shareholders thereof at the time of initial listing (or OTC listing) shall remain in centralized custody after the conversion until the expiration of the custody period; if before the conversion the company was an unlisted (non-OTC) company, and it is anticipated that the company's converted shares will account for 10 percent or more of the shares anticipated to be issued by the investment holding, the directors, supervisors, and major shareholders of such unlisted (non-OTC) company shall still place in centralized custody the shares they hold in the company that received the conversion of shares pursuant to applicable provisions of this Corporation's Criteria for Review of Securities Listings.