Taiwan Stock Exchange - Rules & Regulations Directory

Amendments

Title:
Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation Procedures for Press Conferences Concerning Material Information of Listed Companies(2003.04.16)

Article 2
 "Material information" in "press conferences concerning material information" as used in these Procedures means the following particulars provided by a listed company of its own initiative or investigated and verified at the initiative of the Taiwan Stock Exchange:
 1. Dishonor of a negotiable instrument due to insufficient deposits, refusal by a financial institution to honor a transaction, or other loss of credit of a listed company or parent company or subsidiary thereof.
 2. Any serious effect on company finances or business resulting from any litigious or non-litigious matter, administrative disposition, or contentious administrative procedure.
 3. Serious decrease in output or complete stoppage of work.
 4. Any event set forth in Paragraph 1 of Article 185 of the Company Law.
 5. Court ruling prohibiting transfer of the company's shares pursuant to Subparagraph 5 of Paragraph 1 of Article 287 of the Company Law.
 6. Signing or rescission of an important memorandum of understanding or strategic alliance or plan for business cooperation with another company or important contract, or change to important content of a business plan, completion of development of a new product, or acquisition of another's enterprise.
 7. Resolution by the board of directors for capital reduction, merger or consolidation, cancellation of merger or consolidation, spin-off, acquisition, acquisition of shares, dissolution, establishment of or conversion into a financial holding company or investment holding company or subsidiary thereof; or inability to convene a subsequent shareholders' meeting of a company participating in a merger, consolidation, spin-off, acquisition, or acquisition of shares, or veto of the proposal for merger, consolidation, spin-off, acquisition, or acquisition of shares. "Subsidiary means a subsidiary as defined in Article 4, Subparagraph 4 of the Financial Holding Company Law.
 8. Failure to convene the regular shareholders' meeting within six months from the close of the fiscal year.
 9. The degree of change in operating revenue anticipated in the disclosed corrected or updated financial forecast reviewed by a certified public accountant (CPA) exceeds 20 percent or the degree of change in operating profits (losses) or pre-tax profits (losses) anticipated therein exceeds 40 percent.
 10. A change by resolution of the board of directors in a plan for capital increase by cash or offering of corporate bonds after such plan has become effective upon registration or been approved upon application, or such change in a plan for private placement of securities after recordation.
 11. After a plan for capital increase by cash or offering of corporate bonds has become effective upon registration or approved upon application, failure to input to the Internet within 10 days from the close of each quarter the statement of fund utilization and the appraisal opinion of the original lead underwriter.
 12. Transactions between the company and related parties: acquisition or disposal of long and short-term investments in securities, real property, and other fixed assets, where the monetary amount of the individual transaction, or of cumulative transactions with a same trading counterpart within one year, reaches 20 percent of the company's paid-in capital or not less than NT$300 million; acquisition or disposal of real property for operating use by construction enterprises, where the monetary amount of the individual transaction, or of cumulative transactions with a same trading counterpart within one year, reaches 20 percent of the company's paid-in capital or not less than NT$500 million.
 13. Issuance of a CPA audit report containing other than an unqualified opinion on the annual or semi-annual financial report of a listed company. However, this shall not apply where due to application of adjusted accounting standards set forth in the Financial Accounting Standards Gazette or, for the semi-annual financial report, where due to recognition of long-term equity investments and gains or losses on investments accounted for under the equity method based on an investee company's financial statement that has not been audited and certified by a CPA.
 14. Occurrence of a disaster, group protest, strike, environmental pollution event resulting in a disposition by a competent authority, where the anticipated insurance-indemnified loss exceeds 20 percent of the company's paid-in capital or NT$300 million or more.
 15. Bankruptcy procedures under relevant laws and regulations or court filing for reorganization of a listed company or the parent or a subsidiary thereof.
 16. Any significant effect from mass media reportage or information provided by investors.
 17. Provisional injunction ruling suspending the exercise of authority of office of more than one-half (inclusive) of directors or supervisors of the company.
 18. Where capital amendment registration has been carried out due to capital reduction, the effect of the capital reduction on the company financial report (including any discrepancy between the amount of paid-in capital and the number of shares outstanding and the effect on net worth per share) and planned share conversion operations, and any subsequent failure to execute such share conversion plan.
 19. Voidance of the permit of a financial holding company by the competent authority thereof, or penalization of a financial holding company by the competent authority thereof because of a violation of any applicable provision of the Financial Holding Company Law, or loss by a financial holding company of controlling shareholding (as defined in Subparagraph 1 of Article 4 of the Financial Holding Company Law) in a subsidiary thereof, where the competent authority has ordered remediation within a certain time limit.
 20. Resolution by the board of directors of a financial holding company in favor of a conversion of shares of a single or multiple company(ies) limited by shares to the financial holding company pursuant to Article 29 of the Financial Holding Company Law.
 21. Shortfall in the number of held companies of an investment holding company relative to the standard set forth in Article 3 of this Corporation's Criteria for Review of Securities Listings by Investment Holding Companies.
 22. Resolution by the board of directors or a shareholders' meeting of a listed company to apply for termination of listing for trading of its securities.
 23. Forfeiture by the directors and supervisors as a whole of subscription rights to shares in a number reaching one-half or more of subscribable shares upon cash capital increase of a listed company, and opening of the shares for subscription by a specific person or persons through negotiation.
 24. Any other circumstance with a material effect on shareholders' equity or securities prices, or other major policy resolutions of the board of directors of the company.
 
 The existence of any circumstance set forth in any subparagraph of the preceding paragraph in respect of any held company or subsidiary of a listed company that is an investment holding company or financial holding company, or in respect of a listed company that is a subsidiary of a non-listed domestic parent company, shall be deemed material information of the listed company.

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