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Article NO. Content

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Regulations Governing Information to be Published in Public Offering and Issuance Prospectuses  CH

Amended Date: 2021.03.29 
Article 31     The section on "special items to be included" shall set forth the important contents of the registration statement, including:
  1. Summary of the internal control system: The prospectus shall set forth the CPA's suggestions for improving the internal control system and improvements to major flaws discovered through internal auditing in the most recent 3 fiscal years, and shall also disclose the following items:
    1. Internal control statement.
    2. Where the company has retained CPAs to exclusively review its internal control systems, the prospectus shall set forth the reason for doing so, the CPAs' review opinions, measures the company has taken for improvement, and the condition of improvement on lacking items.
  2. Those who have retained an FSC-approved or -recognized credit rating institution to conduct a credit rating/evaluation shall disclose the credit rating/evaluation report issued by the credit rating institution.
  3. Summary opinion from the securities underwriter's assessment.
  4. Attorney's legal opinion.
  5. Summary opinion stated in the case checklist schedule written by the issuer and reviewed by a CPA.
  6. The improvement status of the items notified to be corrected, if at the time the company registered (or applied for approval of) the previous offering and issuance of securities the FSC had notified it to make self-correction on certain items.
  7. The items notified to be further disclosed, if at the time the company registered the current offering and issuance of securities the FSC had notified it to make supplemental disclosure on certain items.
  8. The statement or undertakings disclosed in the prospectus by the company at the initial public offering for its listing on the TWSE or TPEx, or in its previous registration (application) for offering and issuance of securities, or the registration (application) for any offering and issuance of securities in the most recent 3 fiscal years, and the current state of fulfillment.
  9. The major content of any dissenting opinion of any director or supervisor regarding any material resolution passed by the board of directors, where there is a record or written statement of such opinion, for the most recent fiscal year and up to the prospectus publication date.
  10. If there has been any legal penalty against the company or its internal personnel, or any disciplinary penalty by the company against its internal personnel for violation of the internal control system, during the most recent fiscal year or during the current fiscal year up to the prospectus publication date, where the result of such penalty could have a material effect on shareholder equity or securities prices, the prospectus shall disclose the penalty, the main shortcomings, and the condition of improvement.
  11. The statement issued by the securities underwriter, the issuer, and the issuer's directors, supervisors, general manager, financial or accounting officer, and the managerial officers involved in the current registration for public offering and issuance of securities, specifying that no underwriting related fees will be refunded or collected.
  12. For a case that involves the issuer conducting a cash capital increase or an offering of corporate bonds with equity characteristics and adopting book building and public underwriting, the statement issued by the securities underwriter and issuer, specifying that allocation to related parties and insiders is prohibited.
  13. Other necessary items to be supplemented and explained.
    If the issuer, in consideration of the nature of the business engaged in, has retained experts with special professional knowledge and experience in technical, operational, or financial areas to undertake an analytical comparison of the issuer's current business operational status against the future development after the current issuance of securities, and to provide an opinion regarding said issuance, the evaluation and opinion of such experts shall be disclosed.