To issue new shares as stock dividends or carry out a capital reduction, a public company shall submit for registration to the FSC a registration statement, (Attachments 32 and 33) specifying all required particulars, and the required documents.
Registration under the preceding paragraph shall become effective when the number of business days specified in the subparagraphs below has elapsed from the date upon which the FSC and FSC-designated institutions receive the registration statement:
The provisions of Article 5, paragraph 2 of Article 12, Article 15, and Article 16 shall apply mutatis mutandis to cases handled under paragraph 1.
- 3 business days for issuance of new shares as stock dividends.
- 12 business days for capital reduction by an exchange-listed or OTC-listed company.
- 7 business days for capital reduction by an emerging stock company, or a company whose shares are neither listed on an exchange nor traded at the business places of securities firms.
- 12 business days for a registration case by a financial holding, bank, bills finance, credit card, or insurance enterprise.
If, after effective registration, any circumstance in Article 11, paragraph 1, subparagraphs 4 to 7, the FSC may revoke or void the effective registration.