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Operating Rules of the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation  CH

Amended Date: 2020.05.05 
Categories: Basic Laws and Regulations
Article 53-19     If a TWSE listed company that has carried out a demerger of one or more departments capable of operating independently pursuant to applicable law wishes to continue listed trading of its TWSE listed securities, or if the existing company or newly incorporated company that acquired the business of the aforesaid department(s) after the demerger (the "transferee company of the demerger") wishes to list its securities for trading, the company shall without exception comply with the provisions of this Article, and shall carry out applicable procedures for a company demerger and for TWSE listing.
    The provisions of the preceding paragraph shall also apply where a single TWSE listed company demerges simultaneously into multiple transferee companies of the demerger, or multiple TWSE listed companies carry out demergers simultaneously to a single transferee company of the demergers.
    A TWSE listed company to which any circumstance set forth in paragraph 1 or paragraph 2 applies shall apply to the TWSE at least 30 business days before the record date of the demerger. Where the TWSE has inspected all the documents submitted by the company for completeness and its administering department has examined them and found them to be free of all of the [negative] criteria set out in the subparagraphs below, the company may continue to be listed:
  1. The pro forma operating revenue (including discontinued operations) or pro forma operating income (including discontinued operations) as shown on the pro forma financial statements for each of the most recent 2 accounting years excluding the financial data for the demerged department(s) and audited by a CPA, is down by 50 percent or more from the operating revenue or the operating income shown on the financial statements for the same period.
  2. The pro forma operating loss (including discontinued operations) as shown on the pro forma financial statements for each of the most recent 2 accounting years excluding financial data for the demerged department(s) and audited by a CPA, is greater than the operating loss shown on the financial statements for the same period.
    When a TWSE listed company to which any circumstance set forth in paragraph 1 or paragraph 2 applies files an application for continuation of listing, it shall submit an opinion of an independent expert on the share exchange ratio for the demerger, the reasonableness of the acquisition price, and the effect on the shareholders' equity of the TWSE listed company.
    Except under any of the circumstances listed below, a TWSE listed company to which any circumstance set forth in paragraph 1 or 2 applies shall file to carry out the procedures for the demerger and the capital reduction and issuance of new securities certificates as a consolidated case. The trading of its listed securities shall be suspended two trading days prior to the book closure date and such suspension shall continue until the expiration of the book closure period, during which period the company shall have completed the procedures for issuing the new securities certificates in accordance with Article 45 and points 1, 2, and 3 of the Procedures for the Exchange of Securities Certificates by Listed Companies:
  1. Where a TWSE listed company demerges but does not carry out a capital reduction, and issue of replacement shares is unnecessary.
  2. Where the demerger of the TWSE listed company does not involve subsequent confirmation of the shareholder register, or there is no difference in shareholder equity before and after the record date of the share transfer book closure, and suspension of margin purchase and short sale or compulsory covering of short sale positions are unnecessary.
     The financial reports referred to in the subparagraphs of paragraph 3 mean parent company only financial reports, or if the company does not have any subsidiary, mean individual financial reports.