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Article NO. Content

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Operating Rules of the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation  CH

Amended Date: 2020.12.17 (Articles 138 amended,English version coming soon)
Current English version amended on 2020.05.05 
Categories: Basic Laws and Regulations
Article 45     Where the name, type of securities, price per unit, outstanding shares, or other contents are changed, the changes shall be processed in accordance with the laws, and further the "Application for Amending the Listed Securities Registers," and the "Plan for Exchange of Securities Certificates" shall be sent to the TWSE to apply for change of content of the listed securities. The listed company shall send the required documents to the TWSE and file a report on the Internet information reporting system designated by the TWSE during the time period specified by the TWSE, and before the last day the shareholders list may be changed. In the case of change of the company name, within 3 years from the approval date of such change, all the issued securities and other information to be published as required shall be disclosed in the new name as well as the old name. For 3 consecutive months after the company name change, the said information shall be publicly announced on the Internet information reporting system designated by the TWSE. In the case of capital reduction registration, the procedural provisions for delivering the new replacement securities by scripless book-entry transfer shall be carried out within 3 months from the date on which the exchange plan in the "Plan for Exchange of Securities Certificates" submitted to the Competent Authority is approved. Thereafter, the said exchange plan shall be actually implemented. If the issuance of new replacement shares resulting from capital decrease is likely to fall behind schedule or there might be any abnormal situation, the TWSE shall be notified in writing in advance; provided, however, that issuance of new replacement shares may be waived in the case of buy back of treasury stocks and cancellation of shares under Article 28-2 of the Securities and Exchange Act.
    The Plan for Replacement of Share Certificates referred to in the preceding paragraph shall be adopted in accordance with the Procedures for Replacement of Securities Certificates by Listed Companies prescribed by the TWSE.
    Where the volume of the total newly replaced stocks has reached 30 percent of its total listed shares, the listed company may designate the listing date of the new shares (identical with the last day of trading of old shares), and submit an application to the TWSE, for public announcement and implementation after review and approval by the TWSE.
    Where the volume of the total newly replaced stocks has not reached 30 percent of total listed shares of the listed company, if the listed company makes a written undertaking that starting from the date the new shares are traded, the replacement procedures will be commenced and any old shares received will be replaced with new shares on the same date, the procedures enumerated in the preceding paragraph shall apply. If it does not issue the written undertaking, the designation of the listing date of the new shares (identical with the last day of trading of old shares) shall not at the latest be later than 30 days after the first date on which the old shares are replaced with new shares. Further, commencing from the above date, it shall continue with the replacement procedures and issue new replacement shares on the same date on which it receives the old shares.
    The provisions of this article shall apply mutatis mutandis to any change in connection with stocks issued by a secondary listed company or securities of a foreign company represented by Taiwan Depositary Receipts issued by a foreign issuer and its depositary institution.