When a holder of employee stock warrants requests for exercising of stock option, the holder shall fill out an exercise request form and submit it to the issuer or its agent. After receiving the said request and collecting full payment for the stocks, in the case of exercise with already issued shares, the issuer or its agent shall deliver the stocks on the next business day; in the case of exercise by issuing new shares, the issuer or its agent shall enter the name of the holder into the shareholder register and deliver the new stocks or the certificates of payment for exercise of the stock option to the holder within 5 business days.
The aforesaid stocks or the certificates of payment for exercise of the stock option issued by an exchange-listed, OTC-listed, or emerging stock company in accordance with the preceding paragraph may be traded in the stock exchange market or in the business places of securities firms from the day of delivery to shareholders.
An issuer delivering stocks pursuant to the paragraph 1 shall announce the number of newly-issued additional shares in the preceding quarter within 15 days after the end of that quarter.
For new stocks issued in accordance with paragraph 1, the year, month, and day of the FSC notice of effectiveness may be taken as the year, month, and day of incorporation or amendment of registration for issuance of new shares set forth in Article 162, paragraph 1, subparagraph 2 of the Company Act. After the issuance of new shares, the issuer shall also apply to the competent authority governing company registration at least once per quarter to amend registration of paid-in capital, attaching the original FSC letter of approval for issuance of employee stock option certificates.
For issuance of certificates of payment for the exercise of stock warrants in accordance with paragraph 1, the issuer shall, before the end of each fiscal year, present the consent letter from the FSC which previously approved the issuance of employee stock warrants and photocopy of the certificates of payment for exercise of the stock option, and apply to the competent authority in charge of the corporate registration to register the change in its capital, as well as issuance of new shares.