Taiwan Stock Exchange - Rules & Regulations Directory

Amendments

Title:
Operating Rules of the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation(2008.12.31)

Article 43-1
Where any issuer sells its own call (put) warrants, public announcement shall be made on the date of the sale. The public announcement shall include the issuance terms of the call (put) warrant, numbers issued, issuing price, location of sale, period of sale, projected listing date, date of premium payment, issuance date of call (put) warrant, credit rating information of the issuer or guarantor, the required particulars as specified in Article 8 of the TWSE Operation Guidelines Governing Liquidity Providers for Call (Put) Warrants, and other particulars required to be disclosed to protect the public and the investor.
Upon the approval of the TWSE for listing of call (put) warrants by an Issuing Company, and the approval of the Competent Authority of the Agreement for Listing, such company shall be a listed company. In addition to the payment of listing fees in accordance with the Agreement for Listing, upon the notice of the TWSE, such Issuing Company shall provide the prospectus to the TWSE for its distribution to securities firms. Further, two days prior to the listing of such securities, the Listing Company shall enter information related to the listing into the Internet information reporting system designated by the TWSE, and deliver the downloaded material to the TWSE.
The public announcement referred to in the preceding paragraph shall include the following particulars:
1. Reference number of Listing Agreement approval
2. Date of issuance and period of validity.
3. Detailed information on the underlying index, underlying securities, or basket of underlying securities.
4. Type of call (put) warrants, volume, and total issuance price.
5. Terms of issuance (including issuance price, strike price or strike index, exercise period. Issuance of Knock-out Call Warrant (up and out with full rebate) or Knock-out Put Warrant (down and put with full rebate) shall be explained using bold lettering).
6. A description of the calculation of the issue price, including the price of the underlying securities or the underlying index, strike price or strike index, term, interest rate, volatility and other reference factors used in the calculation, and a table of comparison with the warrants with the same listed securities as underlying securities in the past year shall be provided.
7. Detailed information on guarantor, contents of the guaranty agreement or collateral.
8. The required particulars as specified in Article 8 of the TWSE Operation Guidelines Governing Liquidity Providers for Call (Put) Warrants
9. Procedures for exercising the option, and procedures for canceling exercised call (put) warrants.
10. Planned strategy on offsetting risks.
11. Policy of the issuer on the adjustment of the strike price of call (put) warrant and other related items upon the distribution of dividends and bonuses, increase of capitalization, decrease of capitalization, stock splits and consolidations, and handling of other related matters by the Issuing Company of the underlying securities, or upon distribution of dividends on an underlying exchange-traded fund or handling of other related matters by a securities investment trust enterprise; where the issuer is not following the reference adjustment formula promulgated by the TWSE, the prospectus shall explain the matter using bold lettering.
12. Procedures for handling in the case of merger, change of trading method, suspension of trading, or delisting of stock by the Issuing Company of the underlying securities, or delisting of an underlying exchange-traded fund for a reason such as dissolution, bankruptcy, or cancellation of permission of the securities investment trust enterprise.
13. The listing of the call (put) warrants, and procedures for handling when the stock exchange suspends trading of or delists the warrants.
14. Provision specifying that upon the expiration of the period of validity, in case the market price of the underlying securities or the closing index of the underlying index is higher than the strike price or strike index of the call warrant (or the strike price or strike index of put warrant is higher than the market price of the underlying securities or the closing index of the underlying index) and there is value in the exercise thereof, if the terms of exercise require cash settlement, then it shall be deemed that the call (put) warrant has been exercised and has given notice to that effect.
15. Provisions specifying that the issuer may not independently exchange the contracted call (put) warrant with another call (put) warrant or securities which has a longer period of validity.
16. Procedures for delivery when the holder exercises the option.
17. Provisions specifying that where the exercise of the option referred to in the preceding subparagraph is required via cash, the cash settlement amount shall be calculated on the basis of the closing price of the underlying securities or the closing index of the underlying index on the exercise date.
18. Provisions specifying that where the issuer has failed to satisfy its obligation by tendering the underlying securities or the cash differential, the procedures for handling the securities kept in a central securities depository as guaranty for performance.
19. Date of public announcement.
20. Address at which the public may review the prospectus.
21. Printing the following disclaimer (standard format): "The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation shall not be responsible for the contents of this public announcement, and expresses no opinion on its accuracy or completeness, and it is expressly stated that it shall not assume any liabilities arising out of all or a part of the contents of this public announcement or be liable for damages resulting from reliance on such contents."
22. Date of listing for call (put) warrant.
23. Other items required by the TWSE.
The approval for listing shall be revoked in case the issuer of the call (put) warrant fails to determine the date of listing with the TWSE within the business days from the date of approval of the Listing Agreement by the competent authority in charge.
Before the listing of call (put) warrants by an issuer, if it is discovered that, before or subsequent to the effectiveness of the Agreement for Listing, valid facts show that any of the circumstances enumerated in Articles 8 or 9 of the Rules Governing Examination of the Listing of Warrants has occurred, the TWSE may suspend the listing of the call (put) warrants, and conduct an investigation, and report to the Competent Authority. In the event the issuer refuses the investigation of the TWSE or refuses to supply the necessary information, or it is confirmed that it is inappropriate for listing, the TWSE may, upon approval of the Competent Authority, revoke its Agreement for Listing or delist the warrants. In the event it is shown that there are no inappropriate circumstances for listing, the TWSE may, upon report to and recordation with the Competent Authority, notify the company to resume the listing process.
Within twenty days prior to the expiration of the call (put) warrant, the issuer shall enter the following particulars into the Internet information reporting system designated by the TWSE, and deliver the downloaded material to the TWSE. Issuer of Knock-out Call (Put) Warrant may be exempt from the aforesaid provision regarding public announcement within twenty days prior to expiration of the call (put) warrant; provided that matters concerning public announcement shall be handled on the business day next to the date which is deemed as the last day of trading.
1. Date of expiration of call (put) warrant, last day of trading, and date of delisting.
2. Strike price and exercise ratio.
3. Method of settlement when the holder exercises the right.
4. Process for requesting fulfillment of contract.
5. Other information required by the TWSE.
Listed call (put) warrants shall be assigned by the TWSE a code number, and an abbreviated name for uniform usage.

Article 46-1
On the date when the issuing company of the underlying securities represented by a call (put) warrant commences to distribute dividends or bonuses, increase capitalization, or where the strike price or strike index has to be adjusted as it meets the criteria for resetting, or upon distribution of dividends on an underlying exchange-traded fund or handling of other related matters by a securities investment trust enterprise, such issuer or enterprise shall, by the deadline prescribed by the TWSE, enter the information listed below into the Internet information reporting system designated by the TWSE; if the issuing company of the underlying securities commences to duly carry out a capital reduction, stock split, or reverse stock split, the warrant issuer shall, by the deadline prescribed by the TWSE, shall enter the information listed below into the Internet information reporting system designated by the TWSE, and shall additionally deliver the downloaded material to the TWSE:
1. Name of the call (put) warrant.
2. Date of maturity for call (put) warrant.
3. Adjustments and changes to the strike price, exercise ratio, and other related matters in the call (put) warrant.
4. Effective date.
5. Other relevant information required by the TWSE.

Article 99
A securities dealer engaging in securities trading shall not quote the up-limit (or down-limit) of the daily trading limit as the purchase (sale) price.
For newly listed common stocks during the period when no price fluctuation limit is imposed, and for securities trades required for hedging in the issuance of call (put) warrants or in derivatives trading, and for liquidity providers of call (put) warrants where for purposes of providing liquidity for warrants, and for beneficial certificates for subscription or redemption of exchange-traded funds, all of these are free of the price restrictions in the preceding paragraph insofar as a separate segregated account may be established for the trading orders.
Where the TWSE discovers that the trading of securities by a securities dealer is sufficient to affect the normal market, the TWSE may report to the Competent Authority seeking its approval for limiting the trading volume of all or a part of the securities to be bought or sold by the securities dealer.

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