The section on matters of special note shall set forth the important contents of the application (registration statement), including:
1.General conditions of implementation of internal control system: Describing suggestions for improvement of internal control proposed by certified public accountants in the most recent three years and the status of improvement of material defects discovered by internal auditors.
A.Internal control statement.
B.Where a certified public accountant has been hired to carry out a special audit of the internal control system, provide the reason, the audit opinion of the certified public accountant, and the company's corrective actions, and describe how the deficiencies have been corrected.
2.For those who entrust credit rating institutions recognized or approved by the FSC for rating, the rating report issued by such credit rating institutions shall be disclosed.
3.Securities underwriter's evaluation report.
4.Attorney's legal opinion.
5.Collective opinion stated in the case checklist schedule written by the issuer and reviewed by the certified public accountant.
6.The improvement status of the items notified by the FSC to be corrected by the company when the company's report of the previous offering and issuance of securities becomes effective (or the company's application is approved).
7.Items to be supplemented and disclosed as notified by the FSC when the current offering and issuance of securities becomes effective (or the application is approved).
8.The status of any sanctions imposed due to violations of laws or regulations in the most recent two years, and the major deficiencies and status of their improvements, shall be disclosed in accordance with the following principles, in the case of a financial holding company, including its subsidiaries:
A.Disclose any indictment of a responsible person or employee by a prosecutor for an offense related to the occupation.
B.Disclose any fine imposed by the FSC for violation of a law or regulation, severe correction imposed by the FSC for deficiencies, penalties imposed by the FSC in accordance with Article 61-1 of the Banking Act, Article 54 of the Financial Holding Company Act, or Article 51 of the Act Governing Bills Finance Business, or penalties imposed by the company on its internal personnel for violation of the internal control system. Where the results of the penalty may have material impact on shareholder equity or securities prices or meet criteria in Article 2 of the Regulations Governing Public Disclosure by the Financial Supervisory Commission of Material Enforcement Actions for Violations of Financial Legislation, the contents, main deficiencies, and improvement status shall be specified.
C.Disclose any security incident arising from employee infidelity or material contingencies (e.g. fraudulent acquisition, theft, misappropriation, or robbery of assets; forgery of documents or securities; acceptance of a bribe; losses from natural disaster; losses from external causes; hacker attack, data theft, or leak of trade secrets or customer data; or other such material incidents) or failure to faithfully abide by the Directions for Maintenance of Security at Financial Institutions. If actual losses, whether singly or in aggregate, exceed NT$50 million in any given year, disclose the nature and amount of the loss.
D.Other matters that must be disclosed pursuant to FSC designation.
9.The statement or undertakings disclosed in the prospectus by the company at the initial public offering to the stock exchange or OTC market, or in previous report (application) for offering and issuance of securities or the report (application) for offering and issuance of securities in the most recent three years, and the current implementation status.
10.The written undertaking of the subsidiary(ies) for not subscribing the new shares or convertible corporate bonds issued for the current cash capital increase.
11.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 year up to the date of publication of the prospectus.
12.For the most recent fiscal year or during the current fiscal year up to the date of publication of the prospectus, disclose any penalties imposed in accordance with the law upon the company or its internal personnel and any penalties imposed by the company upon its internal personnel for violations of internal control system provisions. Note the principal deficiencies and describe any efforts to make improvements.
13.Statements issued by securities underwriters, issuers and their directors, supervisors, general manager, financial or accounting officer, and managerial officers involved in the offering and issuance of securities applied for this time, undertaking that they will not refund or collect underwriting related fees.
14.For a case where an issuer carries out cash capital increase or offers equity-related corporate bonds or financial bonds and makes public offering through book building, the statement issued by securities underwriters and issuer undertaking that the bonds will not be sold to related parties or insiders.
15.Other necessary items to be supplemented and explained.
If the issuer, based on the nature of its operations, appoints the experts with professional knowledge and abundant experience in the field of business and finance to make comparison, analysis and issue opinions in connection with the issuer's current operation status and the future development after the current issue of securities, the opinions of the appraisal of such experts shall be disclosed.
Disclosures made under paragraph 1, subparagraph 8, shall comply with the provisions of Article 48, paragraph 2 of the Banking Act in connection with confidentiality of customers' names, identification numbers (uniform numbers), and accounts.