Taiwan Stock Exchange - Rules & Regulations Directory

Amendments

Title:
Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation Procedures for Press Conferences Concerning Material Information of Listed Companies(2012.11.13)

Article 1
    These Procedures are promulgated pursuant to Article 2 of the Securities Listing Contract signed between the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE) and listed companies and Article 3 of the Foreign Stock Listing Contract signed between the TWSE and primary listed companies.

Article 2
    The term "listed company" as used in these Procedures means TWSE listed companies and TWSE primary listed companies as specified in Article 43 of the TWSE Operating Rules; "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 TWSE:
  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 with respect to a listed company or a responsible person thereof.
  3. Serious decrease in output or complete stoppage of work.
  4. Any event set forth in paragraph 1 of Article 185 of the Company Act of the Republic of China.
  5. Resolution by the board of directors of a listed company or parent or subsidiary thereof to petition a court for bankruptcy or reorganization, or a petition by a third party to a court for bankruptcy or reorganization; or a court ruling prohibiting transfer of the company's shares pursuant to relevant laws and regulations.
  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, or completion of development of a new product.
  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, participation in the 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; provided, this shall not apply to cases under the following two circumstances:
    1. A merger conducted under Article 18, paragraph 6 of the Business Mergers and Acquisitions Act, where the non-surviving enterprise is a company not listed on the TWSE or the GreTai Securities Market (GTSM) and has paid-in capital of less than NT$1 billion, or a merger/acquisition conducted in accordance with Article 19 of the Business Mergers and Acquisitions Act. If the merged/acquired enterprise is a foreign issuer with shares having no par value, or a par value other than NT$10, for the above-mentioned calculation of paid-in capital, shareholders's equity shall be substituted.
    2. Cases of capital reduction by a major subsidiary, or by a subsidiary of an investment holding company or a financial holding company as specified in Article 2-1, paragraph 1 of the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation Procedures for Verification and Disclosure of Material Information of Companies with Listed Securities.
  8. Occurrence of a material event of internal control-related malpractice, non arms-length transaction, or defalcation of assets.
  9. Finalization of negotiation results of a negotiation meeting called between the listed company and a creditor bank.
  10. (This subparagraph is deleted.)
  11. (This subparagraph is deleted.)
  12. Transactions between the listed company and related parties: acquisition or disposal of real property or other assets, where the monetary amount of the individual transaction, or of cumulative transactions with a same trading counterpart within 1 year, reaches 20 percent of the company's paid-in capital, 10 percent of its total assets, or not less than NT$300 million. In the case of a foreign issuer with shares having no par value or a par value other than NT$10, for the above-mentioned calculation of 20 percent of paid-in capital, 10 percent of shareholders' equity shall be substituted. However, this requirement shall not apply to transactions between the above-mentioned TWSE listed company and related parties in any of the following circumstances:
    1. Trading of government bonds, or repo/reverse repo trades of bonds.
    2. A financial holding company, banking enterprise, insurance enterprise, securities enterprise, or any subsidiary thereof, acquiring or disposing of publicly offered domestic open-end funds issued by its affiliate companies, or engaging in bill or bond transactions.
    3. Transactions with a parent company or a subsidiary.
  13. (This subparagraph is deleted.)
  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. In the case of a foreign issuer with shares having no par value or a par value other than NT$10, for the above-mentioned calculation of 20 percent of paid-in capital, 10 percent of shareholders' equity shall be substituted.
  15. (This subparagraph is deleted.)
  16. Any mass media reportage or information provided by investors that would be sufficient to affect the market price of the listed company's securities.
  17. (This subparagraph is deleted.)
  18. (This subparagraph is deleted.)
  19. Voidance of the permit of a financial holding company by the competent authority thereof or loss by a financial holding company of statutory controlling shareholding in a subsidiary thereof, where the competent authority has ordered remediation within a certain time limit.
  20. (This subparagraph is deleted.)
  21. (This subparagraph is deleted.)
  22. Resolution by the board of directors or a shareholders' meeting to apply for termination of listing for trading of its securities.
  23. (This subparagraph is deleted.)
  24. Where a listed company holds more than 70 percent of the total issued shares or total capital of a TWSE (or GTSM) listed subsidiary thereof; or where 70 percent of the total issued shares or total capital of a listed company is held by another TWSE (or GTSM) listed company.
  25. 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.
    If any subsidiary of a listed company meets a standard in Article 2-1 of the TWSE Procedures for Verification and Disclosure of Material Information of Listed Companies, or if a listed company is a subsidiary of a domestic parent company listed neither on the TWSE nor the GTSM and that parent company experiences any circumstance in the subparagraphs of paragraph 1 hereof, it shall be deemed material information of the listed company, and the listed company shall hold a press conference.

Article 8
    Any imposition of penalty on a TWSE listed company because of a violation of these Procedures shall be disclosed in the "Section Designated for Violations by TWSE Listed Companies of Rules Governing Information Reporting, Material Information, and Press Conferences" on the Market Observation Post System.

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